The Grove

Duration: Full Time

The Porter will provide an unparalleled level of service in a professional, friendly, warm and engaging manner in order to exceed guest’s expectations.  Porters are direct liaisons who interact with guests answering questions, giving direction and picking up/delivering packages to specific locations.      
This position requires an understanding of property tenants, events, and services. The Porter will perform all responsibilities with professional enthusiasm and the highest regard for the true meaning of hospitality.

Qualifications required:

    • Ability to provide superb customer service skills, while maintaining a professional and friendly demeanor at all times.
    • Minimum of two years’ experience in a hospitality setting preferred but not required.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Professional and pleasant tone of service.
    • Must be flexible to work weekends, early morning, late nights and holidays to support the operation and entire Concierge team needs.

Essential functions and responsibilities:

    • Utilize all resources available to ensure full knowledge and understanding of Caruso property, in order to provide an exceptional 5-star service experience for our guests Fulfill guest services requests including, but not limited to, Package Delivery, Bell Cart Runs, as well as any additional legal requests to accomplish the “full service” commitment.
    • Coordinate guest needs with other department’s as required through lateral service, in order to ensure a seamless guest experience outcome.
    • Properly use and follow the Radio Etiquette guidelines and correct Radio Call codes to perform assigned tasks and communicate efficiently with appropriate departments.
    • Greet all guests with the Caruso Hospitality Standards and proper phone greeting.  This involves reading and being aware of the Daily Discussion, closing, and opening Concierge notes, adhering to Company mandated Hospitality Steps of Service and any other applicable guidelines provided by the Company.
    • Properly resolve resident or guest complaints through exercising “LEAP” from the Caruso Hospitality Standards.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Success factors/job competencies:

    • Employee shall work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. 
    • Must demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors
    • Follow the Steps of Service and be aware of all property information, events and provide 5-star services experience for all guests and residents.
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Must be timely, reliable and consistent with attendance and schedule requirements.
    • Proactive, approachable and solution-focused.
    • Able to present and maintain a business professional appearance daily in the mandatory uniform assigned to this role.

Physical Environment:

    • Ability to understand and communicate effectively in English
    • Able to push a Bell Cart or Flat Bed up to  60 pounds
    • Standing for up to 8 hours a day
    • Sitting up to 8 hours a day, walking up to 8 hours a day
    • Ability to climb stairs
    • Ability to stoop and bend
    • Equipment used: phone system, computer, Radio, Bell Cart or Flat Bed Cart
    • Must be cleanly shaven at all times
    • Uniform provided must be worn properly and in accordance to the uniform standards within the policies and procedures of this role.
Caruso is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.
Caruso considers all applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative.

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