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Guest Relations Manager
304 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ
ORA hiring Guest Relations Manager in Oradell, NJ

ORA hiring Guest Relations Manager in Oradell, NJ

ORAMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($60k - $70k)
Expired: May 2, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details

What makes ORA special and a great place to work?

We are bonded by family, friendship, deep roots in the community of Oradell, and a shared Italian heritage.  For more than 20 years, we have been dreaming about what it would be like to bring a new concept in dining to the community where we grew up.  In Italian, the word “ora” refers to the present time, translating to “hour” or “time” or “now.”  When guests walk into ORA, they will find the warmth of community, enhanced by the old world flavors of Italy, thoughtfully executed for the times we live in now. 

We're seeking passionate team members who share our work ethic, our sense of family, and a commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to our guests.

As Guest Relations Manager, you are the front line of communications with our cherished guests.  You will oversee the host and reservationist team members, providing guests with the best possible experience and creating a positive work culture by personally exemplifying our core values. You will also be responsible for assisting the General Manager to ensure a positive first impression, and lasting relationships are formed with all of our guests.

Responsibilities Include...

  • Maintaining positive relationships with all of our guests.  Following up on positive and negative guest feedback, and communicating guest feedback internally to appropriate parties
  • Managing the reservations inventory to ensure restaurant maximizes its cover potentials based on budgets, special events, holidays, and seasonal demands. 
  • Maintaining our restaurant and guest profiles across various tools and platforms. 
  • Providing reporting to prepare for pre-shift and weekly meetings including daily cover analysis, cover tracking and cover forecasting as well as aggregated, measurable guest feedback
  • Working with the Events team to manage restaurant availability and ensure proper communication is met. 
  • Coaching staff to deliver superior guest service at the front door, while driving and incentivizing the team with daily, weekly and monthly goals
  • Hiring, onboarding, and training within the department
  • Responding to all guest inquiry channels in a timely, friendly, and efficient manner.  Monitoring the general email inboxes for the restaurant
  • Building long-term relationships with guests and stakeholders, such as dining regulars, local concierge, and employees

The right candidate will have...

  • A minimum of two years of experience working as a front door lead or manager in a fast-paced, high volume, fine dining restaurant.
  • Extensive knowledge of front door, fine dining service
  • Extensive knowledge of various restaurant reservations software.
  • An unparalleled commitment to hospitality and customer service.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to motivate and manage staff
  • Ability to think critically and make sound decisions in a high-pressure work environment.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • General computer skills required.


  • Opportunities for growth
  • Insurance benefits offered in accordance with the ACA
  • Paid sick time/Vacation
  • 401K access
  • Employee Dining Discounts 

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($60,000.00 - $70,000.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts

Required Skills

Maintaining Positive Relationships With Guests

Following Up on Guest Feedback

Managing Reservations Inventory

Maintaining Restaurant and Guest Profiles

Providing Reporting for Pre Shift and Weekly Meetings

Coaching Staff for Superior Service

Hiring, Onboarding, and Training Within the Department

Responding to Guest Inquiries in a Timely Manner

Building Long Term Relationships With Guests and Stakeholders

Extensive Knowledge of Front Door, Fine Dining Service

Extensive Knowledge of Restaurant Reservations Software

Committed to Hospitality and Customer Service

Leadership and communication skills

Motivating and Managing Staff

Critical Thinking and Decision Making in High Pressure Environments

Time Management and Multitasking Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and General Computer Skills

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ORA is a new Italian restaurant located in the heart of Oradell, NJ. We are excited to bring this new concept to the town we all call home! We are a restaurant dedicated to a community that defined our heritage, and the love and respect we have for food and family.

At ORA we believe our business can only succeed when our team members feel successful every day. We know this requires great training, all the necessary tools, clear standards and expectations, and a consistent, open dialogue. That is our promise to our team.

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