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Reservations Agent

at Timbers Resorts

Posted: 2/21/2020
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

WE ARE:

Timbers Resorts is a developer and operator of exceptional boutique hotels, residence clubs and resort communities located in some of the most sought-after destinations in the world. Timbers Resorts is always looking for dynamic, driven people to join our team. We are passionate about exposing our Owners and guests to some of the most sought-after places on earth, and creating unparalleled experiences for families to make memories

YOU ARE:

An inspired, driven individual who believes in providing outstanding customer experiences and comes to work energized and ready to carry that spirit throughout the day.  You truly appreciate the opportunity to work with people who encourage, challenge, and support one another to be their best.

SUMMARY:

Responsible for performing a variety of duties related to property reservations; responds to communications from guests, travel agents, and referral networks concerning reservations; creates and maintains reservation records and promptly processes any cancellations and modifications.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Essential functions as defined are ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents within this classification.  Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Processes reservations by mail, telephone, fax or central reservation systems referral; processes reservations from the sales office, other departments, and travel agents; creates and maintains reservations records; prepares and distributes notifications of confirmation; processes advance deposits on reservations.
  • Maintains awareness of the type of rooms available as well as their location and layout; updates availability in the reservations system.
  • Maintains awareness of the selling status, rates, and benefits of all packages plans; communicates policy on guaranteed reservations and no-shows.
  • Maintains awareness of the credit policy and how to code each reservation.
  • Communicates reservation information to the front desk.
  • Processes cancellations and modifications and promptly relays this information to the front desk.
  • Tracks future room availabilities on the basis of reservations.
  • Prepares expected arrival list for front office use.
  • Assists in preregistration activities as required.
  • Responds to inquiries and makes reservations as needed.
  • Maintains accurate records and files related to the areas of assignment.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

  

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and/or skill required.

 

Education and Experience:

High School Diploma/GED; AND one (1) year of resort operations support experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Policies and procedures of the department.
  • Use of specified computer applications involving word processing, queries, data entry and/or standard report generation.
  • Use of specified computer applications involving the design and management of databases or spreadsheet files and the development of special report formats.
  • Office administrative practices and procedures.
  • Record keeping principles and practices.
  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
  • Experience in SMS or Opera preferred.

 

Skill in:

  • Performing office support duties.
  • Determining the nature of a call or visit and recommending appropriate actions or solutions.
  • Providing customer service.
  • Communicating effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Organizing, maintaining and researching office files.
  • Compiling and summarizing information and preparing activity reports.
  • Organizing own work, setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
  • Dealing successfully with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

 

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Mobility to work in an office setting, use standard office equipment; stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and computer screen; dexterity to utilize computer equipment; hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.