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Monday, October 4, 2010

Jobs in a Kenyan Five-Star Flagship Hotel in Nairobi

Our client, a fast growing chain of hotels in Kenya seeks to fill the following key executive positions for five-star flagship hotel in Nairobi which targets an international corporate and tourist clientele:

General Manager
Ref No: 112/CU/FN

The General Manager will manage this five-star hotel and key responsibilities will cover setting up the budgets and business strategies and ensuring that these are implemented effectively, supervising department heads, setting up targets for them and monitoring their work and performance.

Duties will include maintaining assets and financial interests as well as strict adherence to financial controls and records.

In addition, he/she will maintain the property to the best standards of cleanliness, sanitation, repair and safety, manage guest and employee relations.

Applications are invited from University graduates from recognized hotel schools. Candidates should have a minimum of five years general management experience gained in a reputable 5-Star Hotel with at least 150 rooms.

They should be computer literate with commanding presence, excellent managerial, communication and leadership skills. International experience will be an advantage and knowledge of finance and ability to develop marketing/ business plans is essential for this position

Food & Beverage Manager
Ref No: 473/AS/FN

The Food & Beverage Manager will manage the food and beverage department. Duties will include developing and implementing the entire food and beverage offer for all outlets, preparing annual income and expenditure budgets and business plans and carrying out costing.

He/she will ensure high standards of service etiquette and attitudes as well as quality cleanliness, sanitation, repair and safety through continuous training and staff development.

We invite applications from candidates who hold a Diploma in Hotel Management from recognized hotel training institutions.

Candidates should have over seven years experience in food and beverage management and should currently be holding similar position in a 5-star hotel. International experience and knowledge of international cuisine will be an added advantage.

Rooms Division Manager
Ref No: 472/AH/FN

The candidate will manage the rooms division department, supervise the Front Office Manager, Executive Housekeeper, Laundry Manager, Business Center Supervisor, Guest Relation Supervisor and ensure that their performance is up to 5-star hotel standards.

Guest Relationship Management will also be one of his/her core responsibilities, Major functions will be to lead, direct and implement quality controls, prepare yearly budgets and objectives, monitor strict adherence to agreed budgets.

Applicants should hold a Diploma in Hotel Management from recognized hotel training institutions. They should have over five years experience gained in rooms and front office management and should have risen to head position responsible for such additional services as housekeeping and laundry, business centre and guest relations

Director of Sales & Marketing
Ref No: 411/AI/FN

Assisted by a sales team and the Public Relations Manager, major functions will be to manage all sales and marketing functions in accordance with the hotel's policies and business plan.

Duties will include preparing department budget and strategic sales & marketing plans on short and long term basis, planning, coordinating and executing local sales calls to companies, travel agents, liaison offices, airlines, government agencies, NGOs, banks and diplomatic representatives

We invite applications from University graduates who have over five years experience in brand/product management or advertising, having risen to position of Head of Sales & Marketing, preferably in the travel/tourism industry.

Candidates should have proven ability to produce highly effective promotional/campaign materials. They should be assertive and result oriented team players with leadership/management qualities, pleasant personality, effective communication and excellent interpersonal and presentation skills,

Chief Finance Officer
Ref No: 211/HZ/FN

The Chief Finance Officer will install, maintain and update sound accounting systems, standards, policies, procedures and controls.

Duties will be to provide advice and guidance to the Management and the Board on the financial management of the hotel, prepare long-term business plans and corporate strategies, annual budgets and cash flows as well as reviewing performance against these.

He/she will prepare and analyse financial reports, establish an effective treasury management system, train and develop staff, coordinate external auditors and ensure compliance with tax and all statutory provisions,

Applicants should be University graduates with a fully qualified CPA (K), ACCA or equivalent qualifications. They should have over ten years' financial and accounting management experience and should have risen to the level of head of department.

Experience gained in the development and management of long-term strategies with evidence of change management will be an added advantage

Executive Chef
Ref No: 488/AM/FN

The Executive Chef will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of high quality food production to satisfy the needs of a diverse clientele used to the highest international standards.

Duties will include the development of recipes, analyzing costs/margins and undertaking menu budgeting and planning.

He/she will also be expected to carry out training and development of kitchen staff

We are interested in persons who currently hold a similar position and have a Diploma in Food Production from recognized high level, internationally acclaimed hotel school.

They should have over seven years' experience in the preparation of international and local cuisine in a 5-star hotel. Overseas working experience will be an added advantage.

Chief Engineer
Ref No: 520/AA/FN

The selected candidate will be involved in the installation of all engineering equipment and facilities at this 5-star hotel and subsequently supervise service and maintenance to the required standards and in accordance with regulations for maximum safety and security.

He/ she will be expected to design and oversee effective maintenance procedures for the facilities, continuously improve standards of the equipment, carry out periodic inspection for purposes of continuous maintenance and serviceability.

Duties will also be to supervise all engineering facilities to ensure timely implementation and prepare and maintain reports and records of status of all hotel equipment,

Candidates should hold a B.Sc degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering and should have minimum seven years experience in service and maintenance of 5-star hotel facilities.

Applicants should currently be holding a similar position and should be highly analytical in approach with hands on experience and the ability to get results through people

IT Manager
Ref No: 711/CM/FN

The IT Manager will be responsible for managing and maintaining the IT infrastructure, implementing IT policies and procedures and providing hands on internal support to the users on all hardware and software.

Duties will include the administration of the computer network, provision of IT solutions including training of staff and attending to guests on IT related needs.

We are interested in university graduates who hold B. Sc. degree in Technology, Computer Science or equivalent qualifications.

Applicants should have at least five years experience in a similar position with evidence of competence in hardware/software troubleshooting.

Those with excellent communication skills, knowledge of ICT packages used in the hotel industry and understanding of accounting will have an added advantage.

Selected candidates will be offered attractive remuneration packages with opportunities for further career growth within the company.

Send your application letter and CV- do not attach certificates/testimonials – and state how your experience matches the specification, quoting job ref no to

Hawkins Associates Ltd,
Human Resources Consultants,
215, Muthangari Rd, Lavington,
P.O. Box 30684, 00100
Nairobi Kenya

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