Sep 30, 2016
Duma works is recruiting a General Manager for one of our clients; the company is one of the best hotel resorts in Kenya.
- Sell and market the Hotel to potential and existing clientele in order to grow the business in addition to creating and maintaining a positive image of the hotel evidenced through return customers.
- Directs the work of the department heads under his/her supervision by coordinating the departmental objectives.
- Works with the Directors in developing and implementing long-term, annual plans and budgets.
- Approves budgets, general operating procedures and guidelines for the hotel. Monitor revenue, operating costs and overall budget.
- Receives, investigates and respond to complaints from guests and employees ensuring promptness and professionalism.
- Participates in hotel inspections to ensure cleanliness, staff safety and adherence to service and operating standards.
- Obtains all the business licenses required for the operation of the hotel and ensures operations are in conformity with all the statutory regulations in force.
- Preparation and execution of the annual sales and marketing plan together with the sales and marketing department
- Accomplishes a set of administrative duties such as leading and attending meetings, writing reports and memos and other specific duties related to the job function.
- Acts as the lead public relations officer of the unit by cultivating and maintaining good relationship with the local community, police, government officials and representatives of trade associations, etc.
- Promotes team work and cohesion amongst staff and ensuring that all members of staff are treated fairly at all times.
- Ensure proper training of staff and adherence to the Occupational Health & Safety, procedures, fire regulations and other legal requirements.
- Degree / Higher Diploma in Hotel Management from a recognised university/College
- At least 5 years progressive relevant experience in hospitality with preferably 2+ years as a head of a department within a 3 or 4 Star hotel.
- Good command of English both, spoken and written
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in computer packages (MS Office, Word and Excel)
- Experience with hotel operation systems
- Ability to plan and prioritise projects/ tasks.
- Strong management and leadership skills.
- Highly organised, proactive and result driven
- Strategic thinker, team player and hands-on.
- Ability to create a vision and mobilise staff towards its achievement
- Emotionally mature, socially engaged and passionate.
Key: F&B and/Housekeeping background will be an added advantage.
Cover Letter and detailed CV are to be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org marking the subject as “2367”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2367 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.
Deadline for receiving applications: 10th October 2016
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If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer. This is to save both you and the employer time and make sure you both find the best match.