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Jembisa Private bush home requires: General Management Couple & Maintenance Assistant/Guide
GENERAL MANAGEMENT COUPLE:
A small exclusive lodge is looking for a live-in General management couple to manage a 14 bed lodge, plus 3 self-catering cottages, private game reserve and staff of 15. A minimum of 8 years' experience is required.
Description: The General Manager (GM) is responsible for the day-to-day management of the resort and its staff. They have commercial accountability for budgeting and financial management, planning, organising and directing all hotel services, including front-of-house (reception, concierge, reservations), food and beverage operations, and housekeeping.
While taking a strategic overview and planning ahead to maximise profits, the manager must also pay attention to the details, setting the example for staff to deliver a standard of service and presentation that meets guests' needs and expectations. Business and people management are equally important elements
Duties and responsibilities
Guard the efficiency/productivity and the company results:
Draw up plans and budget concepts (revenues, costs, etc. );
Safeguard the realization, tracing and adjustment of deviations;
Developing improvement actions, carry out costs savings;
Guard/ controlling of cost price
Delivering of data and proposals for the budgets and investments.
Safeguard quality of operations (internal & external audits)
Manage the various Department Heads
Coordinate planning of Department Heads and Assistant Managers with regard to time-tables, work schedules, employment of employees within the different services; solving of bottle necks;
Coordination of the execution of activities via instructions to the Heads of Departments/ Assistant Managers, supervision of the execution;
Determination of the workforce, recruitment and hiring of new staff, supervision of sufficient introduction, execution of performance reviews and training of staff.
Be accountable for responsibilities of department heads in their absence.
Implement the SOPs optimally in the resort and act as a flag ship establishment for the brand.
Prepare a monthly financial reporting. Ensure an adequate administration, for the outgoing and incoming invoices, for the payment of invoices and for drawing up periodical management data. Justify deviations and differences.
Leading various internal and external meetings and committees and required by the group and statutory regulations
Supervise the fulfillment of the regulations of the employment.
Responsible for preparation of property budget and forecasts.
Manages labour standards and property level expenses to achieve maximum flow through to the bottom line profit.
Explains and manages financial activities.
Participates and monitors monthly inventory of supplies and equipment. Ensures purchases made are within budget and by approved vendors. Sales
Works with Regional Director of Sales to manage all sales activities of the property and meet revenue objectives.
Identifies and seeks out potential business in local market.
Maintains relationships with local companies and key people to increase visibility within the local market.
Coordinates and implements sales and marketing activities of the property.
Ensure +85% guest satisfaction throughout property.
Ensures that all guest related issues are resolved in a manner consistent with the company's goals and objectives.
Recruits qualified applicants. Trains employees in accordance with company standards.
Motivates and gives direction to all employees.
Communicates all policies and procedures to entire staff. Conducts regular meetings to provide various information including company communications, policy reviews, local property activities, goals, etc.
Ensures that employee related issues are resolved in a manner consistent with company policies.
Perform other duties which are requested by the company.
Skills/Requirements: Qualifications, Experience and Competencies
- General education related to hospitality, on middle and higher management level.
- At least 3-5 years' experience within the hotel/lodge/ property industry in Hotel Management.
- Excellent written English and copy-writing skills.
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Experience with several hotel operation systems
- Skillful in project planning/ tasks and able to prioritize projects/ tasks.
- Highly managerial capacities
- Highly organized and efficient individual
- Pro-active and result driven Flexible
- Both team player and captain (hands-on)
- Ability to adapt vision and proven flexibility
- Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, leadership, and coordination of people and resources.
- Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Possible night shifts
Weekend, Sunday and public holiday shifts
· Reference: LS-75641-2002 · Salary: 35 000 - 45 000 · Country: South Africa · Province: Western Cape · Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 · Employer type: Hotel
We are looking for a Farm Sitter to look after our farm, when we are not here.
The duties will include: Dog sitting, House sitting, Making sure all fences are up and running and that problems are found and solved immediately. Making sure staff do their daily tasks (which will be given by us, to them before leaving the farm). Following the necessary procedure in any emergency situation.
Please Note** This is not a permanent or contract position. We need a couple or a single person, to be available 1 weekend a month / or every other month, as well as extended time periods for when we go on leave.
Important Date needed: 25 April to 2 May 2017.
No qualifications necesary, however Farm living experience, driver's licence and own vehicle is a must.
Experience on a Game Farm and Firearm competency would be a plus.
Be able to work with African staff
Experience with Dogs
Problem finding and solving on electrical fence
Basic knowledge of Game would be a plus
· Reference: LS-75606-1310 · Salary: R150 per day · Country: South Africa · Province: Limpopo · Date Posted: 13 Mar 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
A 5* Bush Lodge situated 15 minutes from Nelspruit. The Estate is home to 3 Cottages accommodating 14 Guests, a 5* Boutique Villa accommodating 12 Guests (6 Rooms) and the Homestead which accommodates 6 Guests (3 Rooms). The Owner of the lodge has major plans for the business and to expand and build a Yoga Retreat, an organic kitchen as well as additional Eco Tented Camp.
The Lodge Manager will oversee all Operations of this beautiful 4/5* Lodge situated just 15 minutes outside of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. The Lodge Manager must understand basic Bookkeeping and must have a good financial acumen together with 4/5 * Operations Management experience. This is ideally a long term role for a person who wants to grow with and develop and expand the business. As such this person must have tight controls in relation to stock and cost management. Person must also be able to interact well with Guests and Manage Staff effectively. Working operational knowledge of all departments of a lodge is required.
The Chef will head up the Fine Dining Cooking and kitchen management at the property. The Owner has the view to build a Farm Shop and Organic Garden where organic produce can be sold to Guests. The chef must be passionate about fine quality cuisine using fresh organic produce where possible.
Live In. 2 Bedroomed House on the premises. Salary for Lodge Manager is from R10 000 - R18 000 negotiable. Salary for Head Chef is R7000-R12000.
Vibrant, Proactive, Stable and driven individuals required. 5* Service Orientated. Strong Business Acumen. Creative yet practical and analytical. Lodge Manager must have basic Bookkeeping skills in order to do basic accounts and hand on to Outsourced Accountant.
Lodge Manager: Hospitality Management Qualifications are a strong advantage. Head Chef: Professional Cookery Diploma preferred.
· Reference: LS-75582-0801 · Salary: R17 000 - R30 000 as a couple · Country: South Africa · Province: Mpumalanga · Date Posted: 08 Mar 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Will be responsible for the management of the operational area in such a manner that customer satisfaction is achieved.
Assist with queries and guests complaints - management on duty.
Effective management of all staff
Create and maintain relationship with guests.
Responsible for the management of the entire establishment in the absence of the GM
Minimum of 3 years experience as a Duty Manager, as well as a minimum of 3 years experience in an Operations Management position in a 4/5 Star Hotel Should be experienced within all different areas of a Hotel Polite, friendly person with a strong personality that can think on their feet Well spoken and well presented individual Strong leader who have been in charge of employees before Must have grade 12 and be computer literate Previous experience on Opera and Micros would be an advantage Formal hospitality degree/diploma preferable
· Reference: LS-75532-0709 · Salary: Negotiable · Country: South Africa · Province: Limpopo · Date Posted: 07 Mar 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Highly experienced General Manager needed, with a proven managerial and leadership track record to take responsibility for the leadership of the hotel.
Skills/Requirements: Requirements: Must have Grade 12 with a qualification in Hotel Management; In depth knowledge of each department required; Must have at least 5-8 years experience in management of large 4/5 Star Hotel / Game Lodges; Highly computer literate and familiar with hotel systems (Opera, Micros, Pilot etc); Proficiency in financial reports and stock controls; Thorough knowledge of staff management and labour legislation; Must be a team player with strong leadership and organisational skills; Must have an eye for detail
· Reference: LS-75531-0709 · Salary: Negotiable (Live - In) · Country: South Africa · Province: Limpopo · Date Posted: 07 Mar 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
A large portfolio of 5* Lodges based 350km north of Durban - required to travel occasionally to the Lowveld.
Dealing with Day to Day Maintenance on a Large Portfolio of Lodges. Project Managing Refurbishments, Additions as well as Alterations. Current PM is retiring and has been with this large and prominent group for many years. Ideally someone to start soon to ensure that enough training and handover is done.
KEY OUTPUTS: Advise on all areas of maintenance in the lodges, staff villages and reserve - both preventative as well as the daily breakdown maintenance - in order for the lodges to be maintained in the highest possible group standard at all times. Budgeting processes for both the monthly maintenance budget as well as the CAPEX budgets. Communicate with lodge-managers daily. All admin and related tasks pertaining to maintenance. Training of plumbers, carpenters, wireman, painters and general maintenance staff. Employment of new staff members and carrying out any HR function that was required/instructed by the HR Manager. Negotiating with suppliers. All procurement and stock control of materials and tools. The deployment of the permanent maintenance staff of 19 at the lodge. The complete site-management of all building and renovation operations undertaken at the lodges and staff villages. This could mean that at stages an additional 50 - 90 casual contractors could be on-site. The design, construction and maintenance of water purification systems. The design, construction and maintenance of grey water treatment plants Plumbing, Electrical (domestic), Refrigeration and air conditioning, Building, carpentry and general maintenance, Building, carpentry and general maintenance. Maintain open communication channels with the lodge or operations managers and camp managers and ensure that clear feedback loops are in. Hold frequent meetings with camp managers and the operations manager. Morning meetings with the other maintenance staff and make ensuring that good team work exists within the team.
Accommodation, Food allowance, Company Car for work purposes only, Phone Allowance, Provident Fund and Medical Aid.
Must have at least 3 - 5 years' experience as a Maintenance Project Manager and/or project management in a similar sized operation with multiple leisure properties.
Must be experienced/qualified in at least one of the following disciplines - Electrical (single and three phase), Refrigeration and Air-conditioning and have some experience in some of the following - Plumbing, Sewage treatment systems, water treatment systems, building and general maintenance.
· Reference: LS-75510-0609 · Salary: R40 000 and R50 000 pm · Country: South Africa · Province: KwaZulu-Natal · Date Posted: 06 Mar 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
The Manager will be responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the operations and fiscal health of a business unit, division, department, or an operating unit within an organization. The manager is responsible for overseeing and leading the work of a group of people. Overseeing the entire operations to maintain the standard of the establishment.
Grade 12 certificate.
Proficiency in English.
Management of projects.
Experience in front office.
Experience in back office operations.
Fair understanding of creditors and debtors.
Excellent understanding of cashflow.
HTI ( system for operations) a must.
Excellent leadership skills.
Accuracy and attention to detail is crucial.
Not negotiable: Very strong administrative skills.
· Reference: LS-75508-0609 · Salary: R10 000 · Country: South Africa · Province: Mpumalanga · Date Posted: 06 Mar 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Responsible for the general management of the lodge, stock control, staff rosters, hostings and curioshop stock.
Well experienced couple required with strong leadership skills, excellent guest relations and inter personal skills.
· Reference: LS-75506-0609 · Salary: Negotiable · Country: South Africa · Province: Limpopo · Date Posted: 06 Mar 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
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