Sunday, 29 January 2012

Kenya Safari Lodges & Hotels Ltd - Head of Sales & Marketing, Group Executive Chef, F&B Manager and Head of Maintenance Jobs

Following the launch of a new logo and Service Charter, Kenya Safari Lodges & Hotels Ltd is seeking to fill the following key positions

Head of Sales & Marketing (KSLH)

To be in-charge of the corporate sales and marketing function responsible for growing the market share of the company in order to maximize occupancy levels at all business units.

Will lead sales team of sales manager and sales executives based in Nairobi and Mombasa in implementing innovative marketing strategies and programme to enhance current client relationships and establish new business accounts.

Reporting to General Manager and liaising with unit managers will develop and implement short and long-term marketing and sales strategies, plans and initiatives aligned to overall company business goals.

First Degree in hotel/hospitality management, marketing or business related field.

Post-graduate professional marketing qualification (ABE, CIM, and PRSK) will be an added advantage.

Proven direct supervisory experience over a sales team in busy environment.

5 to 7 years experience in a challenging hotel sales and marketing environment three of which at senior management.

Excellent hotel product knowledge, negotiation and presentation skills. Excellent communication skills. Highly computer literate.

Group Executive Chef

Based at Mombasa Beach Hotel with oversight responsibilities for lodge operations will be responsible for planning, coordination and supervision of high quality food production of international standard.

Duties include menu planning, developing recipes, analyzing costs/margins, training and development of a high quality kitchen brigade. Build customer loyalty and KSLH reputation by promoting consistent production of excellent quality food across the company.

Applicants should currently hold a similar position and preferably be in possession of a diploma in food production from a recognized international Hotel School.

7 years' experience with a proven background in preparation of international and local cuisine in a reputable high class hotel mandatory.

Have a creative approach to the production of high quality food. Have a business focused approach to managing a hotel kitchen.

Excellent interpersonal relations skills and leadership of the kitchen brigade.

F&B Manager (MBH)

Manage food and beverage operations by coordinating activities of all F& B outlets including banqueting & functions.

Will create new customer driven F&B products for all outlets; responsible for maintaining high standards of cleanliness, hygiene, safety, and compliance with F&B SOPs through continuous staff training in order to deliver high standards of food and service.

Will prepare budgets, control costs and ensure equipment is maintained in good working condition to achieve exceptional client/ guest experience.

F & B or business related management qualifications at degree or diploma level from a reputable Hotel /Hospitality College.

5 -7 years' experience in F & B management in a tourist class hotel with two years in a similar position.

International experience with a strong background in international cuisine, menu planning & costing advantageous. Excellent communication skills, energetic, out-going professional of high integrity.

Head of Maintenance (KSLH)

Overall responsibility for repair and maintenance operations of the hotel and lodges. Manage engineering/ maintenance operations of entire hotel facility, including guest rooms, building structure, all mechanical/electrical systems including AC. cold rooms , gensets, laundry machines and other plant, machinery and equipment in accordance with guest service, annual preventative maintenance schedules and energy conservation standards and programs.

Ensure the upkeep of guest and service areas to maintain them in proper working order and appearance. Coordinate all renovation, expansion, and special projects.

B.Sc in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized institution with minimum 7 years experience in service and maintenance of high class tourist hotel/lodge facilities. OR HMD in electrical engineering with a proven hospitality background of 10 years.

Applicants should currently hold a similar position and have a hands-on approach with excellent people management skills. Business focused approach to management including budgeting, forecasting, resource planning, and energy management. Proficiency in computers, practical knowledge of current Health & Safety Regulations.

Applicants to submit CVs under cover letter stating tire position, email address and mobile phone contacts, names of 2 referees, current and expected remuneration; enclosing copies of certificates and testimonials.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 17 February 2012.

General Manager (KSLH),
P.O Box 90414-80100,
Mombasa

Email: vacancy@kenya-safari.co.ke

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