Vol. 67 Dec 2017 - Jan 2018 Newsletter

President’s List

RARE EXECUTIVE CHEF OPPORTUNITY FOR A LUXURY HOTEL IN CANADA

We currently have a fantastic opportunity in Canada to become the Executive Chef of a major, luxury Hotel brand. In this role, you will report directly to, and work with closely with, the Director of F&B and General Manager in implementing and driving the Culinary Concept and profitability for this busy, city-centre hotel.

You will be responsible for coordinating, supervising and directing Kitchen operations, while maintaining high quality products and service levels.  You will be required to market ideas to promote business, reduce employee turnover, maintain revenue and payroll budgets, and meet budgeted productivity while keeping quality consistently high.

Your recruitment efforts must reflect the vision for the Kitchen, you will lead an incredible team who will be motivated by your inspirational leadership and who all understand that they contribute to the overall success of the business.   

Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a positive attitude, and take ownership and responsibility of all aspects of your team’s work.
  • Provide strong leadership, communication skills, customer orientation, initiative and teamwork.
  • Responsible for the managing, training and recruiting of all kitchen staff.
  • Maintain the highest level of quality and service standards.
  • Grow the reputation of the hotel’s outlets and culinary vision.
  • Liaise with all our 3rd party partners to ensure smooth relationship and partnership
  • Train and develop staff and build a strong company culture and team bond
  • Maintain budgets and cost throughout all of the F&B operations
  • Control wastage by maintaining correct stock levels and rotation from dry stores and avoid the over production of food
  • Be aware of the required food cost percentages as set down by the budget and monitor the department to operate within these guidelines at all times.
  • Ensure all staff within your team are well aware of their responsibilities and the expectations of them. Provide constant supervision, support and motivation in all aspects of their work.

 

Experience Requirements:

  • Canadian Residency or Citizenship Preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years in Luxury hotels in an Executive Chef position
  • Proven track record in leading the operations and creating a culinary destination 
  • Must be Innovative in creating new dishes. Knowledge of modern cuisine will be an asset.
  • High level in English. Strong communication skills amongst your teams.
  • Ability to collaborate and amend direction as needed.

 

Salary:

  • A strong salary and bonus structure will be negotiated based on the qualifications, experiences and effectiveness of the successful candidate

GROUP DIRECTOR OF HOTEL OPERATIONS – UAE

UAE experience mandatory

We require the talents of a dynamic, youthful and passionate Group Director of Hotel Operations for one of the pioneer hotel groups of Dubai. This role will oversee their diverse portfolio of about a dozen 4 and 5 star hotels.

The ideal candidate must now hold a hotel Regional or VP of Operations title and have at least 5 years prior experience as a General Manager. Our client requested you must have experience in a cluster operations or development role within an international branded or well-known hotel company. He/she must be highly proactive and possess strong knowledge in areas including asset management, team handling & staff development, as well as financials. Our client would preferably like this individual to have extensive experience outside of the Middle East to complement their UAE work history.

This role will report to the Managing Director/COO/CEO of the group. The Group Director of Operations will act as a liaison and direct report for the General Managers of the various properties.

Qualifications

A degree in Hotel Management from an international recognized hotel school is preferred.

Responsibilities will include

  • Regular operational reviews and reports
  • Competition & market trend analysis
  • Board meetings – performance advisory
  • Senior staff selection, supervision and evaluation
  • Monitor marketing strategies and hotel costs
  • Seek new revenue sources as well as cost-saving initiatives
  • Establish medium and long term strategies in conjunction with hotel general managers
  • Asset protection, capital expenditure monitoring
  • Participate in renovation/refurbishment proposals
  • Revisit, analyze and develop operating plans, procedure and policies, including budgets
  • Assess and/or develop new policies for personnel hiring, training, retention as well as development for all levels of operations staff

 

Required Skills & Abilities

  • Advanced analytical, selling and leadership skills
  • Ability to lead, set priorities, plan and manage change and transition
  • Strong negotiation, time management and organizational skills
  • A focus on results whilst working in a dynamic, high-pressure environment
  • Knowledge of the local and regional competition/market

 

Compensation: 6 figures range plus excellent family expat benefits and performance-based bonus.

GENERAL MANAGER - CENTRAL EUROPE

We have been retained by our client, a beautiful 4/5 star deluxe boutique Resort in Austria with about 50 rooms and restaurants, whom requires a General Manager.

The General Manager ensures all operational departments perform successfully to their maximum efficiency in accordance with resort standards and are individually profitable in accordance with resort budget guidelines. Highly energetic and dynamic with at least 4 years of experience in a management role. You must also be consistent and have progressive managerial experience in a 4/5 star Resort.

This person should also be goal orientated, a strong motivator and someone who believes that achievements only come through a strong team spirit. The General Manager is also responsible for the creation and implementation of the marketing plan.

This is a great opportunity for someone with previous experience of working in a resort and enjoys a pro-active, hands-on, visible role. Someone who is confident, creative with the ability to communicate exceptionally well at all levels is desired. Austrian experience an asset.

Salary Package:  115,000 Euros/annually gross plus bonus.

 

(We can only accept applications from EU nationals as the client is not in a position to make a work permit).

RESTAURANT GENERAL MANAGER – USA

We have been retained by our client a successful 5 star, large volume, Restaurant Operation now opening their 2nd Restaurant in Southern California and whom requires an exceptional General Manager. This is an excellent long-term career opportunity to work for a well-known expanding Restaurant Group.

PROFILE:

  • He/she will be responsible for overseeing the dining room and ensure that superior service standards are maintained at all times and that financial goals are met.  You must possess skills and abilities that enable you to run this operation from the start with experience in dining room concepts as well as a sound culinary knowledge.
  • Possess excellent service and revenue management knowledge and have a strong eye for detail.
  • Opening experience is an asset
  • Experience managing a team of 75-100
  • Multi-unit experience is an asset but not a necessity
  • You must effectively manage people, as well as sales and profits and have experience handling employee related issues.  A minimum of 3 years of current/recent experience in a quality restaurant operation in a 4 or 5 Diamond upscale market property is Mandatory.

 

This position provides progressive career development and growth within this expanding restaurant organization.

Salary:$110, 000-$120,000USD negotiable, plus bonus & benefit package

GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT FOR THE PHILIPPINES

5* Hotel located in the Philippines seeks an experienced professional to manage and supervise the labour, time, materials and resources for the maintenance of its Golf Courses.

The successful candidate must have 3 - 5 years’ experience in a similar operation with a thorough understanding and working knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel management and the grounds maintenance management required for the Philippines or similar location with comparable turf.

Requirements for the role:

  • Proficient in English communication both spoken and written
  • Ability to lead and motivate grounds maintenance team
  • Possesses effective organizational and communication skills
  • Considerable knowledge of recreational operations and maintenance work
  • Thorough knowledge of all methods used in the care and maintenance of turf grass in the Philippines and the landscaped grounds of the Golf Courses.
  • Competitive package and expat benefits for the successful candidate.

               
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER NEW HOTEL OPENINGS – CARIBBEAN

Our client is a highly respected USA hotel, resort & Casino Corporation with properties in the USA, Caribbean, and Europe. This Senior Project Manager position will be based in the Caribbean.

Our client’s objective is to expand their footprint throughout the Caribbean with super luxury all-inclusive resorts. They currently own and manage hotels in the USA in the Ritz Carlton Hotel standard.

This person will be totally responsible for directing, organizing and coordinating work between areas of hotel development and construction of the projects. This position is to meet the objectives of growth and continuous improvement of construction and opening processes. The Main objective of this role is to lead and develop a high performance team, delivering high quality projects, on schedule and within established budgeted guidelines.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills to be able to deal with all levels of senior development, construction management and principals of this organization and their peers.
  • Ensure proper management of work between all contractors on different hotel and resort projects.
  • Champion on methods, procedures and standards for the development of different construction activities, ensuring adherence to international standards and specifications.
  • Strong leadership skills to deal with all issues and works in compliance with national and international highest construction standards
  • Guarantee professional, timely and ongoing support for Corporate and Project Managers to ensure coordinated efforts
  • Ensure quality of construction, fixtures and finishes in accordance with international standards, through appropriate use of standards manuals, monitoring of Corporate Managers and Project Managers, and frequent visits to all site works, as well as monitoring specialized testing.
  • Oversee full compliance of approved projects in accurate accordance with characteristics of design, specifications and project budgets.

 

Key Qualifications:

  • Strong track record with upscale branded hospitality groups
  • Dynamic and outgoing personality
  • Caribbean experience
  • Effective leadership skills and is solid team player
  • Fluent in English written and verbal
  • 6 to 10 Years of experience opening hotels or a similar position.
  • Experience in construction projects in hospitality industry.
  • Engineering knowledge and experience of MEP.
  • A university degree in hotel, similar or an Engineering degree
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to use design software
  • Solid career, NO job hoppers.
  • This Senior Project Management role will offer an excellent salary in the 6 figures range. This position reports directly to the CEO of the company.

 

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING – CARIBBEAN

North American experience (USA or Canada) and qualifications is mandatory!

We have been retained to find a very strong, hands on, highly skilled and a hard working Director of Engineering for a large “all-inclusive” resort located in the Caribbean.  This luxury resort consists of 200+ rooms and suites, 12 F&B outlets (restaurants and bars), as well as extensive indoor and outdoor recreational facilities for families to enjoy.

As a Director of Engineering (DOE) you are responsible for all matters related to the repairs and operation of the physical plant and engineering facilities within the resort.  You will also be responsible for maintaining all mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment including heating and ventilation, also the general maintenance of the resort complex.

In addition, you are required to organize and set up preventive maintenance programs for all electrical and mechanical equipment including general building works.  Supervise maintenance staff and contract employees who are carrying out minor building work, electrical and mechanical installations. Liaise with all contractors, write specifications for all electrical, mechanical and associated building works complying with the local Government Regulations.

Mandatory requirements for this role are:

At least 6-8 years of work experience as Director of Engineering in a similar large island resort or hotel with central plant and Building Management System.

Extensive knowledge of A/C, ventilation, refrigeration systems and related refrigerants, chilled/condenser water components.  While solid understanding of main/ secondary drainage (plumbing) systems; and electrical power distribution systems is very important.

A very strong leader who is ready to “dirty his hands” (as and when required) and not just sit in his office and delegate.

Someone who will take his responsibilities seriously and lead his team well.

It is also very important for the DOE to be well versed in hydraulics, including balancing in waterworks/tanks; prime/standby power generation equipment and associated switchgear.

The DOE will be financially responsible for their department, i.e. Budgeting, managing their costs and work well with the Accounting Department.

Solid Computer Skills; Excel, Adaco, Forecasting, Budgeting and Job Costings.

You should be able to oversee, schedule and manage his team of 15-20 staff.

Must have experience in sewage plants, generators, and water parks.

Island resort experience is mandatory.

Salary in the range of US$95-US$108K + benefits (open for negotiations and client will increase their budget for the right candidate).

MANDARIN SPEAKING VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS – CHINA

One of the industry’s most prestigious luxury hotel companies seeks a VP Operations in China.  

Our client would like us to surface a “seasoned pro”, with China Corporate know-how and who is now or has been with an International or luxury brand.

They are seeking a VP of Operations who understands branding standards and has been a multi-unit General Manager or Vice President role.  China is a challenging environment.  So, someone with familiarity of the terrain would be most suitable.  This is not a role for a “first time China Hotelier”.  The role may encompass being for a short time an opening General Manager, but within the future include development as well as operations for the group in Asia .

Mandarin language is a major plus and multi-unit experience is mandatory.    

He/she will be involved in the successful implementation of action plans, training and staff development, revenue and cost management.  You will supervise and direct all General Managers, as well as marketing and promotions, and maintaining excellent business relationships with business associates, government authorities, and owners. 

You must also have the ability to develop and establish business policies, playing a lead role in determining strategic goals and objectives for the group’s hotels in Asia. 

Proven track record in making sound business decisions, having solid leadership skills, as well as experience in creating and implementing processes that result in quality business performance are important requirements for this post. 

The company has more hotels in the pipeline.  So, if you have completed or supervised a hotel opening, it would reflect well on your application.

Requirements for this role are:

  • Mandarin language is a big plus.
  • years of China work history or supervision of hotels in China..
  • A high profile with extensive experience in hotel management in large scaled operations of 5 star hotels.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience as a General Manager.
  • Exposure to 5 star business and leisure hotels is an asset.
  • Current or recent history in multi-unit management is very important.
  • Diploma/Degree/Professional Qualifications in Hotel Management.
  • A proven track record with a stable career history.
  • Complete knowledge in the functions essential to operate hotels.
  • Thorough knowledge of hotel’s operating policies and standards.
  • Ability to co-ordinate functions into efficient and coherent operation.

 

Salary is extremely competitive with full expat benefits and is reflective of the candidate’s experience

LIFESTYLE HOTEL MARKETING BRAND LEADER – HONG KONG

If you are a fresh “out of the box thinker” aiming for an opportunity to grow in your career and join an emerging exciting team of professionals in one of the most inspired “trendy” brands, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.  You must be familiar with brand strategy, architecture, innovation, naming, and visual identity. 

Due to the complexity of today’s challenging landscape in social networking and digital sales and marketing, our client prefers a millennial thinking person who has brand management experience in the hospitality business.  Experience in other products like retail in addition to hospitality would be an asset.

Additional requirements for this role also include (but not limited to):

  • The individual must have worked or have in-depth knowledge of smaller lifestyle boutique group or within major lifestyle brands like Jen, W, Salt, Lark, Cordis, etc.
  • You must be very hands on, self-sufficient and do not expect someone to bring you your coffee yet, with the ability to operate and deliver at speed.
  • Must be available to travel frequently within SE Asia and to other properties.
  • A degree in Marketing or equivalent is important.
  • This person must have had exposure to the markets in South East Asia with a preference to Hong Kong.
  • The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and self-motivated individual.

 

Salary: Negotiable dependent on applicant’s experience

HUMAN RESOURCES (HOTEL LIFESTYLE) – CHANGE MANAGEMENT, HONG KONG

A well-recognized “boutique lifestyle” brand, with about a dozen unique properties in SE Asia and with several new properties in the pipeline seeks a senior Human Resources professional who understands the complexities of “a change” management.  “Change happens. It happens often and it happens fast”…, and you must navigate through it. “Whether it’s a system or cultural change, companies and organizations need to react swiftly to maintain regular operations”.  Can you be that change agent in Human Resources?

This individual will be based at the Group’s corporate office in Hong Kong and will be responsible for setting up all the systems in the Human Resources department.  Our client prefers a fresh “out of the box thinker” who can understand and identify with millennials.  “Speed” is their motto, but our client also want all the I’s &T’s crossed.

SE Asian experience is preferred, while Hong Kong experience or both would be helpful.

He/she must have come from a hotel group where “hands on” is the norm and achieved results whilst preparing the organization for growth and implementing scalable systems.  This person should in their career also have worked with a company that was structured.

Important: You must have worked in an organization where you have made a difference and accomplished something that you can stand up and say “we made a positive change management” …and have given employees instantaneous support for every one of their new needs

Either a hotel degree or an extended degree in HR management would be desirable.

Travelling should not be an issue, as you will be required to travel within SE Asia or wherever other hotels are acquired in the near future.

Salary: Negotiable dependent on applicant’s experience

HOTEL GENERAL MANAGER WITH LUXURY MIDDLE EAST EXPERIENCE – ABU DHABI/DUBAI, UAE

A 5* hotel brand with properties from New York to Hong Kong seeks a veteran General Manager for their 400+ rooms 5* stylish Hotel in Abu Dhabi.  This is the company’s flagship property and so only General Managers from companies like Hyatt, Shangri-La, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, etc. will be acceptable to the company and their owners.    

The General Manager needs to be hands on and energetic, have a keen eye for quality and details, with F&B background as well as Marketing and Finance acumen.  The hotel has 6 outstanding outlets (restaurant and bars) plus meeting rooms and large banquet facilities, along with a pool, gym and spa.

You must be a self-motivated General Manager who will be responsible for the day to day operations of the Hotel, as well as delivering high-end hospitality and exceptional guest experience.  

Vast understanding of the Middle East with a global hotel group is a key asset.  Must have at least 8-10 years in the luxury market.

The ideal candidate should be creative and enthusiastic with diverse knowledge in Public Relations. Proven ability to move business forward through effective sales and marketing skills, and personal drive with a good proven track record to establish, develop, motivate and lead teams in the achievement of financial and operational targets.   

As in all hotels in the area, you must be sensitive to both management and owner’s decisions.  No loose cannons will be considered.  Only excellent politicians!  

To get this outstanding career opportunity, you must have a successful history of training staff, increasing revenues and profits by implementing aggressive marketing initiatives, improving productivity, customer service and teambuilding. 

Salary: AED50,000 per month net + excellent benefits for self and family.

MULTI-UNIT FOOD & BEVERAGE OPERATIONS MANAGER / TRENDY RESTAURANTEUR – SINGAPORE

A broadly respected 5 star hotel and hospitality group in Singapore with properties in other countries and recognized as one of the best in Asia seeks an exceedingly talented and inventive “Restauranteur” who excels in Chic food concepts and design.  You will be responsible to establish world class standards of impeccable service, inspiration in your menus  and deliver an outstanding WOW factor concepts to your guests.

The ideal candidate will drive for perfection and championing change, turning vision into action and be a strategic thinker.  He/she should be able to manage a team to deliver fast, efficient, knowledgeable and professional service. 

Our client is looking for someone who is dynamic and enthusiastic with a lengthy background in managing and working with well-known celebrity chefs and hip outlets…with an entrepreneurial approach.  My client does not want the old traditional Italian, all day or Asian restaurant model.

You must have Food & Beverage, management and operation experience in recognized trency restaurants in SE Asia and Internationally.  Demonstrated knowledge in contemporary and  stylish cuisine from around the world is essential. 

Other important requirements include a good understanding of managing costs and being analytical, hands on training and leading by example, scheduling and forecasting around the business needs and a strong team leadership approach.

He/she must also have excellent operations skills, a solid financial knowledge, superb leadership and highly motivated and results driven. 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to work for an organization where promotion and rewards are based on results and achievements.

Salary: $10,000-15,000 Singapore dollars per month gross (all in)

DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) – WESTERN USA / HAWAII

An extremely knowledgeable and experienced IT professional is required for one of the most beautiful and award winning traditional resorts in Western USA and in Hawaii.  These resorts exude not only glamour, but also has multiple food & beverage outlets, as well as extensive outdoor and indoor recreational facilities, such as Spa, Golf, horse riding, swimming pools, etc. 

Our client’s first preference would be a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with certifications in; Security, ISC SCCP, ISC CISSP, ISC ISSAP. 

Other certification preferences include (but are not limited to):

GIAC Security Essentials Certification

GIAC Security Leadership Certification

ISACA Certified Information Security Manager 

Knowledge of hotel industry terminology, concepts and methodologies, along with extensive experience in enterprise security architecture design and management of both physical and logical information security systems is important for this role.   

The important skills/knowledge for this role include strong understanding of the PCI and HIPAA legislation, requirements and compliance, excellent time management, communication, organizational and decision-making skills.  You are also required to have demonstrated experience in security operations with respect to server and network systems, web applications and/or databases.     

To qualify for this role you must also have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to create and maintain formal written policies and procedures.  

Important IT related skills include; Microsoft Word / Excel / Powerpoint / Outlook / Project / Visio and Ms Windows environment.  Strong understanding of IP, TCP/IP, and other industry related standard network administration methodologies and tools. 

Salary: Negotiable

GENERAL MANAGER (CLUB) – SINGAPORE
 
A world class and highly regarded luxury hospitality property requires a General Manager with the following mandatory qualifications:

An excellent Food & Beverage background. Exposure preferably in SE Asia. Some yacht, hotels, or private club experience. Experience working in N. America, Canada or the USA.

He/she will have to manage a large team, so you are required to be highly adaptable with the ability to work in a fast paced environment. The General Manager will have the following responsibilities:

Responsible for the daily operations and management of the Club.
Ensuring Members and Guests are welcomed, given excellent service.
Activities in the Club and Management (guiding, managing and training) of all Department Heads.

Important requirements for this post are:

Strong Food & Beverage experience with a proven ability to drive service and culinary standards.
Minimum 10 year experience in senior management roles, with extensive hotels and private club experience.
Strong attention to detail, with the ability to relate with guests and staff across many cultures.
Possess strong business planning capabilities and have an excellent financial acumen.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including a strong competency in presentation skills.
College/University degree.

Salary: Negotiable for the right candidate

               
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING - OMAN

Our client, a five star deluxe resort in the Middle East requires a seasoned Director of Engineering with a minimum of 10 years of experience leading a team of more than 40 staff including an Assistant Chief Engineer, Supervisors etc.  Must have proven ability and experience to ensure the efficient operation of the engineering department by providing proper maintenance to the buildings, its equipment and surrounding environment. Managing the engineering and maintenance operations of the resort, including but not limited to diesel plants, air conditioning, plumbing, water treatment, preventive maintenance, resort villas, ice machines, swimming pools, lighting, kitchen equipment, switch rooms, housekeeping/laundry equipment, electrical substations and grounds.

The ideal candidate would have to meet the following requirements:

Educational Qualifications

Degree in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering or equivalent qualification is preferred.

Work Experience

Experience in a hotel or resort environment, with a five plus years at Chief Engineer level.

Knowledge

Knowledge of M&E new trends, able to bring and implement new ideas to enhance the maintenance of the resort.

 

Skills

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with General Manager, peers and other hosts.

Environment

Requires work outside or under heat, etc.

Salary Package:

A highly competitive salary package with accommodation, medical benefits and family status. Please note no school fees will be provided so family with no school going children is preferred.

CHINESE SPEAKING HOTEL LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – HONG KONG

A very well respected and successful luxury hotel company that has been established for a decade seeks a Chinese speaking Learning and Development Manager, who will be based in Hong Kong. 

This group is a leader in their specialized market segment and currently has properties in most Asian countries.  

The ideal candidate must have a Degree in Training, Hospitality Management, Human Resources, or equivalent education from a reputed Institute.  He/She should have at least 10 years of experience out of which 3-5 years of managerial experience of handling Learning and Development functions in Internationally recognized brands. 

The individual should have superior communication skills in English and in Chinese languages, including Cantonese and Putoghua, along with the natural ability to train and work in a diverse team.

To qualify for this role, you must also have strong organization skills, ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook is an important requirement.

This post will report to the Group Director of Operations.

Salary is in six figure range.

GROUP DIRECTOR OF HOTEL OPERATIONS - UAE

UAE experience mandatory

We require the talents of a dynamic, youthful and passionate Group Director of Hotel Operations for one of the pioneer hotel groups of Dubai. This role will oversee their diverse portfolio of about a dozen 4 and 5 star hotels.

The ideal candidate must now hold a hotel Regional or VP of Operations title and have at least 5 years prior experience as a General Manager. Our client requested you must have experience in a cluster operations or development role within an international branded or well-known hotel company. He/she must be highly proactive and possess strong knowledge in areas including asset management, team handling & staff development, as well as financials. Our client would preferably like this individual to have extensive experience outside of the Middle East to complement their UAE work history.

This role will report to the Managing Director/COO/CEO of the group. The Group Director of Operations will act as a liaison and direct report for the General Managers of the various properties.

Qualifications

A degree in Hotel Management from an international recognized hotel school is preferred.

Responsibilities will include

  • Regular operational reviews and reports
  • Competition & market trend analysis
  • Board meetings – performance advisory
  • Senior staff selection, supervision and evaluation
  • Monitor marketing strategies and hotel costs
  • Seek new revenue sources as well as cost-saving initiatives
  • Establish medium and long term strategies in conjunction with hotel general managers
  • Asset protection, capital expenditure monitoring
  • Participate in renovation/refurbishment proposals
  • Revisit, analyze and develop operating plans, procedure and policies, including budgets
  • Assess and/or develop new policies for personnel hiring, training, retention as well as development for all levels of operations staff

 

Required Skills & Abilities

  • Advanced analytical, selling and leadership skills
  • Ability to lead, set priorities, plan and manage change and transition
  • Strong negotiation, time management and organizational skills
  • A focus on results whilst working in a dynamic, high-pressure environment
  • Knowledge of the local and regional competition/market

 

Compensation: 6 figures range plus excellent family expat benefits and performance-based bonus.

OPENING” GENERAL MANAGER FOR LUXURY MEMBERS’ CLUB – SINGAPORE/MALAYSIA

An exciting new Members’ Club is opening in SE Asia and our client is looking for a top General Manager with working experience in similar Clubs in Hong Kong, China or Singapore.

The General Manager will lead the opening and overall concept and operations of the Clubs various F&B outlets that includes restaurants, bars and banquet facilities.

Opening and SE Asia experience is preferable, but not mandatory.

As the General Manager of this highly anticipated Luxury Club you will be responsible for directing the executive team and working with all F&B staff in turning the Club’s vision and concept into reality and exceeding the expectations of the members.

The General Manager will be responsible for anticipating, avoiding and rectifying potential challenges/issues in construction, design, operations and people management. Your previous experiences, wealth of knowledge and relationship development skills will be required in leading the club, its facilities and staff through a successful opening and into strong, long-term operations.

This role will draw upon your management abilities, operational knowledge and creative thinking; You will be the key player in establishing this Club as the place to be in SE Asia!

Requirements:

  • The candidate must have previous experience and familiarity with managing a Luxury Club or Hotel.
  • A strong track record of achievement in a similar environment.
  • Experience in managing Asian cuisine restaurants will be an added advantage.
  • Possess proven abilities in developing teams and implementing operational procedures that meet budget and exceed guest satisfaction.
  • Willing to be hands-on in execution on a day-to-day basis and ability to “see the big picture” and plan for the long-term.
  • Strong financial acumen in launching a new project.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills with professional dedication and a team-oriented attitude.
  • Outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal relations skills.

 
Salary Details: Singapore $120,000 per year, Gross (negotiable).

EXECUTIVE CHEF – Austria

We have been retained by our client, a beautiful 4 star deluxe boutique hotel in Austria with more than 50 rooms, whom requires a very creative, hands-on, Executive Chef who is able to lead brigade of 7-11. The ideal candidate should bring with him/her significant fine dining experience. (German language skills mandatory). The position should not be underestimated, as this is a top leading property in Austria used by high-end clientele, etc.

This Executive Chef position also carries the following responsibilities amongst others:

  • Manages the  kitchen staff ensuring proper food preparation and sanitation
  • Comply with all statutory and internal requirement in matter of hygiene and food safety
  • Plan and organize efficiently the work schedule to the most productive manner
  • Is responsible for the control of the food cost, purchasing and other expenses of the department
  • Create, develop, implement new recipes
  • Prepare the departmental budget, plan all new projects and other development in order to improve revenues and quality

 

Salary range 70,000 – 75,000 Euros gross per year based upon experience plus extensive benefits.

(We can only accept applications from EU nationals as the client is not in a position to make a work permit).

GENERAL MANAGER – USA

We have been retained by our client a successful 5 star, large volume, Restaurant Operation now opening their 2nd Restaurant in Southern California and whom requires an exceptional General Manager. This is an excellent long-term career opportunity to work for a well-known expanding Restaurant Group.

Profile:

He/she will be responsible for overseeing the dining room and ensure that superior service standards are maintained at all times and that financial goals are met.  You must possess skills and abilities that enable you to run this operation from the start with experience in dining room concepts as well as a sound culinary knowledge.

Possess excellent service and revenue management knowledge and have a strong eye for detail.

Opening experience is an asset
Experience managing a team of 75-100
Multi-unit experience is an asset but not a necessity

You must effectively manage people, as well as sales and profits and have experience handling employee related issues.  A minimum of 3 years of current/recent experience in a quality restaurant operation in a 4 or 5 Diamond upscale market property is Mandatory.

This position provides progressive career development and growth within this expanding restaurant organization.

Salary: $110, 000-$120,000USD negotiable, plus bonus & benefit package

 

GERMAN SPEAKING VICE PRESIDENT SALES & MARKETING – GERMANY

 “Please apply only if you have EU Passport”

A well known and respected four star full service Hotel group in Europe seeks a German speaking Vice President Sales & Marketing.  Working experience in Europe is mandatory and experience in a Corporate or equivalent Sales & Marketing role would be considered a valuable asset.  As the group has 75 hotels, experience overseeing a large number of properties would be mandatory.

Fluency in German and English is a mandatory requirement.

Based in the Corporate office (in Germany) the Vice President Sales & Marketing will be responsible for overseeing all sales and marketing functions in Europe.  This well established group is a leader in their market segment.

The primary responsibilities for this post include optimizing and directing the total sales resources within the group, as well as the hotel and cluster sales resources.  In addition, the VP Sales and Marketing will manage key international clients as well as the groups Global Tradeshow and Customer events participation.

Experience required for this post:

  • Experience in Europe (and especially in Germany) is mandatory.
  • Managed a senior sales leadership role in the European region across hospitality, travel or services.
  • Has led a sales team to success exceeding their revenue and market share targets.
  • Understands and has applied strategic sales management principles in managing resources and business outcomes.
  • Managed a Global Sales and Marketing organization for a hospitality, travel or services business.
  • International exposure to sales and customer management across Europe.
  • Excellent business contacts in MICE, Leisure and Consortia business segments.

 

Qualifications:

  • A Business Degree from a recognized University.
  • MBA or Masters in a related discipline include International business, Sales, Marketing or Promotions.

 

Salary: Above average salary and super incentive program.

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING – JAKARTA

ONLY those with solid experience in the TOP FIVE LUXURY International brands will be considered.

International experience is very important and SE Asia experience is mandatory.

One of the most luxurious and award winning hospitality groups in Indonesia seeks a “dynamic” Senior Director of Sales & Marketing for their 5* luxury hotel in Jakarta.

This is a large hotel with more than 580 stunning rooms, several restaurants serving one of the best cuisines by top chefs, state of the art health and spa facilities, and large banquets/meeting rooms.

As this is a very busy city center hotel that caters to VIPs, dignitaries and influential guests, you must have extensive experience in similar large and luxury properties that are part of the top International luxury brands.

Our client will only consider those with exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills, along with solid knowledge of new market trends in Indonesia, SE Asia and Internationally.

You must have extensive client contact list in SE Asia and globally.

Presentable personality and fluent communication skills are very important.

Salary: Excellent salary + expat benefits for self and family.

VICE PRESIDENT HOTEL MAINTENANCE/ENGINEERING – GERMANY
“Please apply only if you have EU Passport”

An established European Hotel group, considered amongst one of the largest and most respected Hospitality Management Companies seeks a German speaking Vice President Maintenance. 

PS: “Hotel” Engineering and Maintenance experience is mandatory.

This is an excellent opportunity for an extremely hands-on maintenance professional to oversee the engineering and maintenance operations of their many hotel properties.  As this group owns and manages over 75 hotel properties, the VP Maintenance will be responsible for all matters related to the repairs, maintenance and operation of the engineering facilities for the group’s properties.    

Fluency in German and English is a mandatory requirement.

Working experience in Europe is mandatory and minimum 10 years of experience in a senior post would be considered a valuable asset.  You will also be responsible for maintaining all mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment including heating and ventilation.

In addition, you will have significant technical experience in engineering disciplines related to the hospitality industry, in order to support and guide your team.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organize and set up preventive maintenance programs for all electrical and mechanical equipment, including general building works.
  • Supervise and liaise with all contractors, write specifications for all electrical, mechanical and associated building works complying with the local government regulations and inspect and sign for contractor works upon satisfactory completion.
  • Oversee the general maintenance of all life safety systems throughout the hotel and report any major defects.
  • Ensure that all administration files are kept up to date including drawing prints, specifications and equipment, technical maintenance manuals, etc.
  • Recommend and evaluate energy conservation programs and ensure they are carried out as well as investigate the wastage.

 

Qualification: 
Ideally a degree in mechanical and electrical engineering with at least five years of regional experience within the hospitality industry is preferred and the ability to find fault and rectify subsystems is essential.

Salary: Euros 140,000 per year (range).

EXECUTIVE CHEF – USA

Our client in southern California is a 5 star, large volume restaurant currently expanding its brand nationwide requires an excellent Executive Chef. The ideal candidate should have a background with large volume free standing restaurants or combined with 5 star hotel restaurant experience.

Requirements:

  • High attention to quality both in ingredients and final presentation, ability to manage team of up to 100 including 3 Sous Chefs.
  • Large focus on kitchen management and not as much focus on creative culinary (although that is a portion of the position 80/20 roughly)
  • Strong financial background on food cost, labor cost etc.
  • Responsible for larger than normal menu size.
  • High energy and very good stamina
  • Eclectic menu choices and recipes
  • Salary $110,000-$130,000+USD gross negotiable plus bonus and benefits.

 

EXECUTIVE CHEF – GERMANY

We are looking for a very creative, energetic Executive Chef who is able to lead a large brigade for this 5 star Deluxe Hotel in Germany. The ideal candidate should bring with him a 5 star hotel background, have some international experience, fine dining & multi outlet and also high end large scale banqueting required (German language skills mandatory). The position should not be underestimated, as this is a top leading property in Germany used by dignitaries, etc.

This position also carries the following responsibilities amongst others:

  • Manages the entire kitchen and stewarding staff ensuring proper food preparation and sanitation
  • Comply with all statutory and internal requirement in matter of hygiene and food safety
  • Plan and organize efficiently the work schedule to the most productive manner
  • Liaise with HR on all employees matters including recruiting and interviewing
  • Is responsible for the control of the food cost and other expenses of the department
  • Develop and train a team
  • Create, develop, implement new recipes and creative ideas to stimulate the business
  • Prepare  the departmental budget, plan all new projects and other development in order to improve revenues and quality

Salary:  6,300 Euros /month gross plus extensive benefits

 

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