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Laundry Plant Manager - Loews Hotels

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Orlando
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Loews Hotels & Co co-owns and operates eight hotels in partnership with Universal Orlando. Each one is an attraction in itself with distinctively themed environments that range from an Italian seaside village to a Caribbean island paradise. Our Team Members deliver exceptional experiences and genuine guest service to provide the ultimate Universal Orlando Resort vacation. We offer competitive pay and benefits as well as numerous career and advancement opportunities across our growing campus of hotels, in addition to the Lakewood Regional Support Center, our heart-of-house facility supporting all Orlando hotels. Benefits include:

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Universal Orlando, Sea World Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay theme park access
  • One free meal per shift
  • Free uniforms
  • Team member travel benefits
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k) plan
  • Career growth opportunitiesThis position oversees all laundry operations, to include the coordination of production and the preparation of reports to ensure adequate response to respective hotels needs for Guest Room linen/terry; adherence to established operational budgetary guidelines and federal, state, and locally mandated safety and environmental regulations. Additional responsibilities include staffing, selecting, hiring, training, scheduling and supervising the personnel within the department. Essential Functions and Responsibilities
    • Maintains appropriate staffing levels through effective forecasting, recruiting, selection, hiring and training
    • Establishes procedures for the Laundry department, designed to ensure efficient operation and delivery of quality product in a timely manner
    • Develops/approves all departmental budgets, forecasts and schedules
    • Establishes and ensures adherence to all departmental guidelines, policies and procedures
    • Schedules personnel so as to ensure optimum performance of Laundry department, monitors daily payroll reports to ensure adherence to established budgetary guidelines for labor expense
    • Establishes production schedules designed to meet the requirements of the respective hotel operating departments and monitors activities to ensure that schedules are met
    • Oversees supervision of personnel, work assignments, and scheduling of product/equipment usage to maximize performance and productivity of available resources
    • Attends meetings as necessary in order to keep up to date on respective hotel related activities/information
    • Communicates frequently with hotel Executive Housekeeper/Guest Service manager to obtain information necessary to establish production schedules which address the current needs of the individual properties with regard to linen and terry
    • Coordinates inventory control and replacement purchase requisition for all guest room linen/terry
    • Maintains appropriate backup inventories for all guest room linen and terry
    • Communicates pertinent information to supervisors in order to maintain effective operation of the department
    • Conducts meetings as required to maintain communications with all department personnel
    • Controls chemical purchase and usage so as to maintain acceptable "per pound" production process costs
    • Monitors utility usage/rates, adjusts production activities to take advantage of best available rates where possible
    • Produces reports relating to employee/equipment productivity, linen and terry usage, damage/discard statistics necessary to evaluate department performance and assist in maintaining operating par stocks for all guest room linen and terry
    • Maintains preventive maintenance schedules, monitors performance of all recommended/required activities to ensure equipment performs safely, efficiently and that down time is kept to a minimum
    • Stays current with regard to changes in technology, and/or operational procedures that effect the operation of the Laundry/ Valet department
    • Interviews, selects, trains, appraises, coaches, counsels and disciplines departmental personnel according to Loews standards
    • Follows New Hire Training and ongoing Star Service Competency program in accordance with hotel policy
    • Determines need for, and conducts appropriate on-going training as required by Loews Hotels corporate training standards
    • Evaluates individual employee performance, determines areas where need for improvement or requirements for advancement exist, establishes goals, objectives and training needs required to achieve same
    • Evaluate changes in guest needs, the hotels guest mix and industry competitive set, to recommend appropriate product/service and operational changes necessary to ensure guest and employee satisfaction, while maintaining market dominance and exceptional financial performance
    • Other duties as assigned Supportive Functions and Responsibilities
      • Promotes and applies Teamwork skill at all times
      • Notifies appropriate individual promptly and fully of all problems and/or unusual matters of significance
      • Is polite, friendly, and helpful to all guests, management and fellow employees
      • Attends all appropriate hotel meetings and training sessions
      • Maintains cleanliness and excellent condition of equipment and work area
      • Executes emergency procedures in accordance with hotel standards
      • Complies with required safety regulations and procedures
      • Complies with hotel and departmental standards, policies and rules
      • Recycles whenever possible
      • Remains current with hotel information and changes
      • Complies with hotel uniform and grooming standards Qualifications
        • Extensive knowledge of modern laundry and dry cleaning equipment operation and production capabilities
        • Knowledge of laundry and dry cleaning chemicals, their use and MSDS safety related requirements
        • Effective managerial, leadership and organizational skills
        • Effective written and verbal and non-verbal communications skills,
        • Ability to work flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays Education:
          • High school degree preferred Experience:
            • Three to five years progressive management experience in a modern, full service laundry/dry cleaning operation, within the Hospitality industry or a commercial laundry dealing with hospitality clients

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Orlando , Laundry Plant Manager - Loews Hotels, Professions , Orlando, Florida

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