Tuesday, 3 January 2012

General Manager - Kisumu, Kenya

Position: General Manager – Hotel

Location: Kisumu

Company profile: Our client is a hotel that offers first class accommodation combined with ultra-modern conference facilities and choice of top of the range bars and restaurants makes any guest's business and leisure a pleasure.

Reporting to: Directors

Main Purpose of the position:

To oversee all aspects of hotel in accordance with Company mission statement, including maximization of financial performance, guest satisfaction, and staff development within established quality standards.

Responsible for the hiring, training and discipline of all hotel staff

Main Responsibilities:
  • Creates an operating environment that assures consistent guest satisfaction.
  • Monitors the performance of the hotel through verification and analysis of guest satisfaction systems and financial reports. Initiates corrective action.
  • Maintains product and service quality standards by conducting ongoing evaluations and investigating complaints. Initiates corrective action.
  • Develops accurate and aggressive long and short-range financial objectives consistent with the Company's mission statement.
  • Prepares financial reports for management that clearly explain operational effectiveness, trends and variances.
  • Establishes and maintains a pro-active human resource function to ensure employee motivation, training and development, wage and benefits administration, and compliance with established labor regulations.
  • Maintains an appropriate level of community public affairs involvement.
  • Executes marketing, sales, and operational activities, producing results that meet or exceed the hotel’s business plan.
  • Ensures good safety practices of employees and guests, assisting in the maintenance of proper emergency and security procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains applicable preventive maintenance programs to protect the physical assets of the hotel.
  • Implements and maintains effective open-door communication system that crosses departmental lines in order to reach all employees.
  • Understands the government regulations affecting hotel’s operations, ensuring hotel is operated in compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and requirements of any local municipal authority.
  • Deals with the general public, customers, employees, union and government officials with tact and courtesy.
  • Plans and organizes the work of others.
  • Accepts full responsibility for managing an activity.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:

Typically, directly supervises all employees at the hotel, including all department heads.

Indirectly supervises all hotel personnel. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s policies, training programs, and applicable laws.

Responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and/or Experience:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree/Higher Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Must have not less than 3 years’ experience in a similar capacity
  • Knowledge of financial management
  • Good knowledge of the Hospitality industry
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Must show initiative, innovation and high level efficiency
  • Must be a person of high integrity with excellent PR and management skills
To apply for this position send your CV to mycv@myjobseye.com quoting the position in the subject line and preferred location.

Kindly also mention your current/ last salary and benefits.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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