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Concierge - Westfield Montgomery at WESTIELDCORP CORPORATION INC

Posted in Retail 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Job Description:

Join us and experience The Westfield Edge!


At Westfield, we have spent more than 50 years cultivating an environment that celebrates new ideas, dedication, and individual growth. We encourage our team members to re-imagine all aspects of our business and offer the tools and support needed to make those visions a reality. Westfield provides a full range of over 50 training, leadership development, and succession planning programs aimed to help employees achieve ongoing success. A career with Westfield fosters the chance to be part of a company that is transforming the digital and physical retail space. Start your career at Westfield and find a workplace you can call home.


A team centric organization with the Westfield Edge: “Achieves”, “Collaborates”, “Innovates”, and “Creates/Builds Community”.  The Edge is an essential part of how the company and each of its individual employees practice continual communications, integration and alignment. 


Position Summary


You are the primary point of personal contact for Customers who are seeking information, service, assistance and shopping & dining recommendations while visiting & shopping at a Flagship Center.  You are also the primary point of engagement for Customers who are seeking information to plan their shopping & dining, as well as the latest details to take advantage of upcoming in-center and retailer events.  You will demonstrate a passion for and understanding of providing service at a luxury level to include ensuring guest needs is met, and their experience is memorable.  You must be able to provide service in person, online and digitally through a variety of social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Internet, and Apps). 


This individual will:

• Work/partner with the General Manager and/or Assistant General Manager at a Flagship Center to achieve the goals within the Center.

• Define, communicate, and maintain high standards of customer service at all times.

• Inform & suggest opportunities to engage customers in center & retailer events, theatre, spas and restaurants available at Westfield Centers. 

•     Think out-of-the-box to resolve all customer concerns, and anticipate their interests in services, amenities, programs & events while at Westfield Centers.  


Job Responsibilities:


• Always appear polished and professional and consistently adhere to Westfield’s uniform and grooming guidelines.

• Provide a luxury lifestyle experience for all Westfield Customers as they visit the shopping center or reach out via Digital Channels.

• Provide information and resources by proactively identifying customers’ needs and desires; answer questions; give directions.

• Perform services requested including reservations for dining, travel, entertainment, rentals, gifts, sporting events, etc.  This may require running errands away from the Customer Services Desk at the Center.

• Sell Westfield Gift Cards and reconcile daily paperwork as required.

• Anticipate the service required by ascertaining the mood and style of the customer; identify solutions before being asked.

• Provide “shoulder to shoulder” service and assistance throughout the shopping center including valet, directories, Dining Terrace and beyond the Customer Services Desk.

• Act as a Brand and Service ambassador within the shopping center and local community to promote Westfield’s Services, Amenities and Events.

• Build relationships with retailers, restaurants, hotels and businesses within the community that can assist with customers’ needs.  Maintain an “inside track” to ensure Westfield is able to provide customers with services both expected and unexpected. 

• Build professional networks within the customer base and community to enhance knowledge and services currently being offered. 

• Respond to customer compliments, concerns, suggestions and questions whether in person or via digital channels. 

• Respond to customers via Facebook, Twitter, Trax and other social media outlets.

• Correspond with customers who have completed customer satisfaction surveys and that require follow up or solutions.

• Actively participates in and successfully completes all Westfield training programs.

• Maintain the ambiance, style and cleanliness of the Westfield Customer Services Desk.

• Assist Marketing team with event(s) activation & set-up & tear-down that could include providing customer services during the event(s).

• Attend to other administrative duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Skill Competency Requirements:

• Genuine passion for providing excellent customer service. 

• 2 or more years of previous retail, customer service/concierge or sales experience required.

• Prior experience with luxury hotel, retail or restaurant “front of house” guest service required.

• Previous community involvement or networking experience is preferred. 

• Comprehensive knowledge of the shopping center trade area and venues.

• Work in a fast paced environment that requires strong communication and follow up with all guests and employees.

• Strong communication and organizational skills, both written and verbal required.

• Strong working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Internet, App based programs and Microsoft Office required.

• Working knowledge of Apple iPad is preferred.

• Must be flexible and able to work days, nights, weekends and holidays.

• Able to work independently or with a team in a collaborative way.


Essential Functions:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the physical skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Able to work full-time & part-time hours as assigned to include weekdays & weekends & holidays.

• Required to frequently sit, talk and hear.

• Required to stand and walk up to 8 hours a day.

• Must be able to communicate verbally in person and on the phone throughout the day.

• Able to bend, stoop and reach up to 4 hours a day.

• Able to climb stairs several times a day.

• Able to use a computer, iPad, cell phone, access Facebook, Twitter, Trax, and Apps frequently each day.

• Lift and carry up to 35 lbs. for at least 15 minutes at a time.  

• Able to travel locally and the surrounding community where Flagship Center is located.

Westfield is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and skills. We offer a collaborative, innovative, achievement focused culture with unique opportunities for growth in a global company and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.