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general manager

JOB DESCRIPTION :  GENERAL MANAGER.

 

POSITION TITLE:  General Manager Safari Lodge / Hotel / Resort Manager.

 

REPORTS TO:  Managing Director / Area General Manager / Owner.

 

The General Manager is responsible for all aspects of operations at the hotel/lodge or resort, to day-to-day staff management and guests. He / She should be an ambassador for the brand. Provide leadership and strategic planning to all departments in support of our service culture, maximised operations and guest satisfaction. Work very closely with the owners and other stakeholders.

 

Responsible for managing the Hotels management team (HOD's) and overall hotel targets to deliver an excellent Guest experience. A General Manager would also be required to maintain between profitability and guest satisfaction measures.

 

GM DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Oversee the operations functions of the hotel, as per the Organisational chart.

 

Hold regular briefings and meetings with all head of departments.

 

Ensure full compliance with Hotel operating controls, SOP’s, policies, procedures and service standards.

 

Lead all key property issues including capital projects, customer service and refurbishment.

 

Handling complaints, and oversee the service recovery procedures.

 

Responsible for the preparation, presentation and subsequent achievement of the hotel's annual Operating Budget, Marketing & Sales Plan and Capital Budget.

 

Manage on-going profitability of the hotel, ensuring revenue and guest satisfaction targets are met and exceeded.

 

Ensure all decisions is made in the best interest of the hotels and management.

 

Deliver hotel budget goals and set other short and long-term strategic goals for the property.

 

Developing improvement actions, carry out costs savings.

 

A strong understanding of P&L statements and the ability to react with impactful strategies

 

Closely monitor the hotels business reports on a daily basis and take decisions accordingly. 

 

Ensure that monthly financial outlooks for Rooms, Food & Beverage, Admin & General, on target and accurate.

 

Maximising room yield and hotels/resort revenue through innovative sales practices and yield management programs.

 

Prepare a monthly financial reporting for the owners and stakeholders.

 

Draw up plans and budget (revenues, costs, etc.) for the owners.

 

Helping in the procurement of operating supplies and equipment, and contracting with third-party vendors for essential pieces of equipment and services.

 

Act as a final decision maker in hiring key staffs.

 

Coordination with HOD's for the execution of all activities and functions.

 

Overseeing and managing all departments and working closely with department heads on a daily basis.

 

Manage and develop the Hotel Executive team to ensure career progression and development.

 

Be accountable for the responsibilities of department heads and take ownership of all guest complaints.

 

Provide effective leadership to hotel team members.

 

Lead in all aspects of business planning.

 

Respond to audits to ensure continual improvement is achieved.

 

Corporate client handling and take part in new client acquisition along with the sales team whenever required.

 

Assisting in residential sales as and when required and development with strong sales prospects.

 

Responsible for safeguarding the quality of operations both (internal & external audits).

 

Responsible for legalisation, Occupational Health & Safety Act, fire regulations and other legal requirements.

 

The ideal candidate is a seasoned and highly intelligent hotel professional with outstanding, management skills and extensive hands-on experience. Available to work when needed, including weekends, holidays, and nights.

 

EDUCATION:

 

A university degree in hotel management or a related field with Experience in the opening, managing or re-positioning a hotel with a clear track record. Excellent computer system skills.

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

At least 8 to 10  years experience in the hospitality industry, with significant luxury and international experience, ideally including experience in remote locations. And 3 to 5 years of experience as a General Manager or Asst. General Manager in a similar product environment