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Director of Operations
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Property Name
Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
Job Title
Director of Operations
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Job Details

Req # 3847BR

Job Title Director of Operations

Position Type Full Time - Regular

Location Name Minneapolis Marriott Southwest

City Minnetonka

State MN

Why Us Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity with a great company who values its employees? Experience a re-energized hotel near Minneapolis offering an ideal location, nestled amongst walking paths and perfect for outdoor events, yet close to highways and attractions. The Minneapolis Marriott Southwest, a premier hotel in Minnetonka, MN, provides a haven for relaxing and socializing with an open lobby and our restaurant, Blue Birch, a perfect spot to eat, drink and gather.

Posting Overview

The Director of Operations reports to the General Manager. Responsible for leading various areas of the hotel. Achieves high guest, associate, corporate and owner satisfaction and quality service, while also achieving the hotels financial goals. Responsible for demonstrating excellent leadership that inspires others to succeed and promotes an open door of communication. Implements short term and long term strategies into daily operations. Supports the General Manager in the development and management of the hotels budget, marketing plan and objectives. Must be available to work primarily afternoon to evening shifts including some weekends to provide the guests and employees a balance of leadership.



Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.


Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Building Effective Teams

Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.


Requires advanced knowledge of the hospitality and business management fields.

Requires considerable working knowledge of other major areas and the skill to integrate and communicate that information.

Requires studying, analyzing and interpreting complex activities or information in order to improve known practices or develop new approaches.

Ability to make decisions with only general policies and procedures for guidance and keeping the General Manager informed of general direction.

Requires highly developed communication skills to frequently negotiate, convince, sell and influence other managerial personnel, hotel guests and/or corporate clients.

Excellent communication and written skills in order to communicate with managers, guests and employees.

Excellent literacy skills necessary for reports, policies and procedures. Must have vision ability in order to visually inspect hotel.


Must have vision ability in order to visually inspect hotel. Must have mobility to walk through the front and the back of the hotel. Climbing approximately 20-30 steps 10% of the week. Physically able to regularly inspect all areas of interior and exterior of facility.

Education/Formal Training

A four-year college degree or equivalent education/experience


Five to ten years of employment in a related position with this company or other organizations

Material/Equipment Used

Basic office equipment and materials


General office and hotel environment

EEO Statement

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Requirements

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