Advantage Pet Care in Largo, FL is looking for a General Manager to join our team!
Advantage Pet Care offers premium doggie day care and luxury overnight boarding accommodations. Our guests enjoy a 5 star hotel experience for guests while their owners are on vacation. Our pet resort is just under one acre (0.94 acre) in size and was designed with the pet’s health, safety and comfort in mind. We always put the happiness and well-being of our guest above everything else. Our entire staff consists of people who are passionate about working with animals. Everyone who works at Advantage Pet Center has extensive dog, cat and pet care experience and provide only the best for your furry “kids”.
Advantage Pet Center has been in operation over 50 years. Our state-of-the art, modern facilities and extensive pet care experience ensures that every pet who comes through our doors enjoys a safe, healthy and happy boarding, daycare or grooming experience. We also provide comfort and support to pet parents who are nervous about leaving their furry children behind because we know it can be nerve-wracking, even for just a few hours. We offer all indoor and outdoor rooms and all day group play. We are the home away from home for many guests and customers.
We Are Located in the Heart of Pinellas County, which is approximatley 25 minutes outside of Tampa. It is only about a 5 minute drive from I-275 and is generally not more than a 30 minute drive from even the most peripheral Pinellas County locations. We are approximately 20 minutes from South Tampa and the Tampa International Airport. Largo Florida was established in 1905 and is now the 4th largest city in the Tampa Bay Area with more than 80,000 residents.
In Largo you will enjoy the parks, cultural facilities and shops that characterize the progressive community. Stop for dinner at one of the restaurants in our downtown corridor, browse some of the local antique shops, catch a show at the Central Park Performing Arts Center or take a peaceful stroll through Largo Central Park Nature Preserve. Largo Central Park hosts a wide variety of concerts, art shows and family events throughout the year right in the heart of Pinellas County. It's all right here in Largo. And the beach is just minutes away.
The General Resort Manager is a leader and an integral member of the General Resort management team. The General Resort Manager partners with the Regional Director to provide a smooth and profitable operation by driving revenue and managing costs while creating a resort culture based on high quality guest care and exceptional customer service.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Leadership and Planning
Creates the resorts schedule and manages labor costs to budget.
Participates in the weekly, monthly and annual planning and budget maintenance process.
Establishes goals for the resort and staff.
Acts as a champion for change and identifies, documents, shares, and promotes best practices.
Plans and leads employee meetings.
Oversees employee benefits program and resort insurance plans.
Educates employees on resorts financial policies and procedures, and client compliance program responsibilities.
Develops and implements resort policies
Performs quality checks and reviews of client files.
Manages vendor relationships.
Monitors computer systems and works with HelpDesk to resolve technical systems/equipment issues.
Oversees staffing needs including hiring, training, disciplining and terminating as required.
Recruits new employees and participates in the selection process.
Completes employee orientation, training and performance appraisals.
Coaches and mentors employees and identifies continuous learning and skill building needs.
Implements performance-based incentive and rewards and recognition programs.
Mediates conflict and maintains employee morale.
Manages front office staff including grooming and boarding staff.
Drives client visits through strategic client communication and local marketing efforts (i.e. Community).
Trains staff on client service initiatives and uses client visit growth best practices.
Demonstrates and reinforces the highest level of client service.
Manages client relationships; effectively resolves client issues and escalations.
Oversees client follow-up procedures, including reminders and call backs.
Utilizes client service initiative measurements to evaluate resort and staff performance.
Ensuring payroll is accurately completed and submitted for all resort staff.
Manages accounts receivable.
Reconciles daily cash and monitors the petty cash.
Continually drives revenue and manages costs to budget.
Performs invoice audit reviews.
Manages inventory and oversees the semi-annual inventory process.
Controls all facility and administrative costs.
Utilizes and implements the NVA Incentive Bonus Plan to meet hospital goals.
Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Supervisory and leadership experience.
Multi-functional operations including budget and labor management.
Customer service and marketing techniques.
HR policies and protocol development.
Staff management including: coaching, development, performance appraisals, and resolution management.
Customer service best practices.
General management skills including reporting and data analysis.
Problem solving and conflict management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Email, and practice management software knowledge preferred).
The ability to delegate responsibility and achieve results with resort team members.
Must be able to handle multiple tasks and remain flexible with assigned duties.
Capable of championing change and driving innovative programs in the resort.
Must be able to work well in team environment.
Capable of quality decision making.
The ability to coach, correct, develop and motivate employees.
Demonstrates excellent time and task management.
Demonstrates professional and courteous presentation with staff and clients.
Qualifications: Education/ Experience
3-5 years experience in a Manager role.
2-4 years customer service experience.
Experience in a pet resort/hospital setting in positions of increased responsibility a plus.
National Veterinary Associates (NVA™) is the largest private owner of individually branded veterinary hospitals in the United States. NVA owns over 460 companion animal veterinary hospitals and boarding facilities in 41 states, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. We have over 6,000 veterinary professionals that improve the well-being of patients by providing progressive and compassionate care.