Area Manager, Hospitality (Nashville, US)

Area Manager, Hospitality (Nashville, US)

LAZ Parking is one of the largest and fastest-growing parking companies in the country. We often say, “parking is our industry, but people are our passion”. Our mission is to “create opportunities for our employees and value for our clients.” When it comes to parking, we’re the experts!

The LAZ Hospitality silo is a unique team within LAZ Parking dedicated to growth through operational and financial excellence. The Hospitality team specializes in Hotel Partnerships across the country and excels at developing relationships through training, human connection, and career development for our employees and partners.

Salary: $65-75K

The Spirit of the Position

The Area Manager, of Hospitality supports the Regional Management with a complete oversight for financials, operational, safety, and service-related success at an assigned hotel location and operational oversight at other assigned hotels. The Area Manager acts as a Hospitality Manager at one dedicated hotel, while simultaneously supporting other hotels in the market.

Principal Job Duties

  • Responsible for the financial, operational, safety, and service success of their hotel(s).
  • Managing, planning, scheduling, training, and directing the activities of Hospitality Managers, Assistant Hospitality Managers, Supervisors, Shift Leads, and frontline staff.
  • Ensure that increased revenue, controlled expenses, and customer satisfaction are maximized by maintaining the highest level of safety & service thresholds and initiatives that are aligned with the expectations of our various clients.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Attend daily stand-up meetings and resume meetings scheduled by clients either personally or managed through Assistant Hospitality Managers / Supervisors / Shift Leads.
  • Ensure LAZ internal stand-up meetings (Pre-Shifts) are held each shift either personally or managed through Assistant Hospitality Managers / Supervisors / Shift Leads.
  • Assist with the management and development of the Hotel valet team to accomplish annual and periodic goals/initiatives, while embodying and using LAZ Parking’s culture as a guideline.
  • Identify high-potential employees to support the organization’s continued growth, both within your region and outside.
  • Actively participate in the recruiting and onboarding process for prospective.
  • Ensure all safety initiatives from the National Safety & Training Manager, Hospitality are rolled out to new and existing employees.
  • Any and all safety concerns are reported to the Hospitality Manager for review and suggestions on how to improve safety at your hotel.


  • Drive service results and establish goals by monitoring and responding to results from LAZ Service Shopper Reports and hotel internal service metrics.
  • Responsible for cultivating client relationships and business retention.
  • Implement and complete other projects, programs, and initiatives that may arise from the operation of the assigned hotel(s).
  • Understand, implement, and deliver all requirements that are outlined within the contractual agreement between LAZ Parking and our clients.
  • Responsible for planning and executing plans for the opening of new locations.


  • Responsible for claims and safety-related training, prevention initiatives, and claims processing including claims investigation, client and guest follow-up, and compliant reporting.
  • Responsible for overall financial success including audit compliance and ensuring the operation follows audit protocol.
  • Responsible for payroll processing; ensuring sign-off on hours in a timely manner; collaborating with the local payroll department to ensure payment data is completed properly; working with Human Resources Business Partner to ensure proper wage and hour compliance.
  • Responsible for ensuring LHIST data is entered daily and accurately.
  • Responsible for the financial management of assigned location ensuring adherence to budget and revenue enhancements as it relates to staffing, scheduling and operational expenses.
  • Daily, weekly, monthly, and annual financial and operational reports as required.
  • Preparation of budgets/monthly reviews of profit/loss for their assigned portfolio.
  • Monitor, review, and analyze the market rate structures.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.


  • 3+ years of Management experience.
  • MUST HAVE 2-year minimum management in hospitality OR 3-5 year progressive valet/parking management
  • Experience managing multi-site facilities.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment with high customer expectations.
  • Must have experience managing multiple P&Ls.
  • Ability to cultivate the client-LAZ relationship.
  • Must be willing to travel to different hospitality locations on a daily/weekly basis as needed to support operations.
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and General Microsoft Office Applications.


  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively.
  • Ability to speak, read, and comprehends the English language.
  • Must be open to feedback, differing opinions, and other points of view.
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and timeliness.
  • Demonstrate the ability to seek improvement.
  • Excellent team-building and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to produce and maintain an acceptable driving record and unrestricted driver’s license.

Physical Demands

  • Willingness to work in the elements – heat, wind, snow, rain, etc.
  • Ability to lift, push and pull at least 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, walk and run for extended periods of time.
  • Ability bend, stoop, squat and lift frequently throughout a shift.

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

FLSA Status: Exempt

LAZ Parking is an equal-opportunity employer. In all our employment practices, including hiring, we are firmly committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetics, Vietnam era, special disabled, recently separated and other protected veterans, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. No question in our application process is used for the process of limiting or excluding any applicant's consideration for employment on such grounds.

LAZ Parking participates in E-Verify.

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