Vol. 65 November 2017 Newsletter

President’s List

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

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

CHIEF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & DIGITAL MARKETING OFFICER / TIMESHARE / HOTELS – MALAYSIA

Our client is a subsidiary of a multinational conglomerate with diversified businesses and regional offices all through Asia & Africa. In line with their long-term strategic growth plans, they seek a dynamic Head of Business Development & Online Marketing.

Reporting to the company Board of Directors, the Head of Business Development and Online Marketing is an integral part of the senior management team and will be overall responsible for:

Leading and directing all aspects of business development, marketing, customer experience, information technology, vacation club and resorts operations to achieve revenue and profit growth targets.
Devising strategies to drive online traffic.
Developing and managing digital marketing campaigns.
Overseeing the social media strategy for the company.
Directing and enhancing the company’s systems and procedures to achieve operational excellence and enhance customer satisfaction
Playing a critical role in helping to shape and guide the future growth and development of the organization.
Maintaining professional at all times while acting as a key brand ambassador.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Experience in Asia is mandatory. Our client prefers experience outside of Asia i.e. USA, Canada, Australia, and Europe as well.
  • Fluent written & spoken English.
  • Exceptionally presentable (look “sharp”) as you will be required to make presentations to the Board of Directors.
  • He/she will have a Bachelor’s degree in business management or equivalent with minimum 10 years of managerial level business development, product development, and travel or hospitality industry.
  • Strong understanding of current online marketing concepts, strategy and best practice.
  • Experience in ecommerce, SEO, PPC, Email marketing, and social media.
  • Driven, strategic, commercially savvy, strong understanding of finance and IT operations with excellent people skills are core competencies required.
  • The successful candidate can look towards a very competitive salary package, bonus and benefits programs and career progression opportunities within a fast-growing conglomerate.

 

Salary in Six-figure region + Expat Benefits.

HOTEL DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

*Must already have USA Citizenship or Green Card*

Our client, a luxury resort opening in Southern California is currently searching for Director of Human Resources. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of broad HR functions ensuring transactional processes, systems and services are effectively delivered to the operations partners, employees and other customers in a dynamic hospitality environment.

The ideal candidate should be an experienced human resources practitioner to oversee daily operations of the human resources main functions of identifying, developing, and retaining employees for peak performance. Management of the human resources department, including recruiting, employee relations, compensation, benefits, performance management, safety, developing and maintaining human resources information systems, and related administration. You would also be very internet savvy.

The successful candidates will help develop a culture for providing effective service delivery. He/she will implement efficient strategies to support talent development initiatives and help develop organizational capabilities. The individual will lead initiatives to strengthen employee communication, staffing and talent development.

This international hotel group is looking for a well-qualified individual who is a forward planner as well as having strong employee relations and team building skills. You will be assisting the hotel General Manager and Department Heads in attracting and retaining the best possible talent. Sound knowledge in developing recruitment and placement policies, systems and procedures including strategies and selection techniques. Plans, directs and administers, employee benefit programs such as medical insurance, employment insurance, workmen compensation insurance and other plans in accordance with procedures as regulated by the organization.

The salary being offered is outstanding and will offer an exceptional company benefit package.

Please note: Candidates must have hospitality experience and a formal Human Resources

education would be preferred for this position.

Opening Experience Preferred

TECHNICAL RESORT AND HOTEL PROJECT DIRECTOR/ ENGINEERING - LATIN AMERICA

Our client is a major and growing international resort and hotel real estate corporation that requires a Technical Resort and Hotel Project Director with an excellent background in hotel/resort construction. Must be fluent in Spanish and English with a refined proficient way of dealing with all levels of senior development, construction management and principals of this organization and their peers.  This key Technical position will be based in North/Latin America area of the world.

As Technical Resort and Hotel Project Director, you will be totally responsible for directing, organizing and coordinating work between technical 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 hotel and condominium projects, on schedule and within established budgeted guidelines

Ensure proper management of work between designers, Technical Area departments, Consultants and suppliers on different hotel and resort projects. Guarantee professional, timely and ongoing support for Corporate and Project Managers to ensure coordinated efforts

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

Lead and direct each employee of these to meet objectives and fulfills with assigned responsibilities. 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.

Ensure standards manuals, technical specifications, systems, methods and construction processes, which enable new projects development meet with established quality and features in all hotel and real estate where built.

Oversee full compliance of approved projects in accurate accordance with characteristics of design, specifications and project budgets.  You will be expected to travel from site to site up to 40% of the time working hand in hand with all levels of construction, design, government officials and hotel/Resort senior management at each project.

Should have a minimum of 5 to 10 Years of experience opening hotels or a similar position. Experience in construction project in service hospitality/hotel/resort industry is an asset. Specialized engineering knowledge and experience of MEP.  A university degree in Engineering or similar or Hotel degree is a plus, but not mandatory. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to use design software

This senior technical resort/hotel project management role will offer an excellent US tax free base salary in the 6 figures range plus excellent bonuses. Suitable family accommodation allowance is offered and excellent director level benefit package.

HOTEL MANAGER – RESORT - JAMAICA

Our client, a top rated hotel seeks a Hotel Manager to oversee operations of a very nice property in Jamaica. This position reports to the General Manager and is accountable for overall operations of the resort by participating in the decision-making related to the hotel policy, philosophy, directions, goals and objectives and by taking appropriate action for their implementation as directed.

Candidates must possess a minimum 5 years in an EAM/Hotel Manager role with a top quality and luxury resort/hotel property. Resort experience is a must and they would like to hire someone with current or previous Caribbean island resort background.

Oversees the performance of the Rooms Division with the Front Office Manager, the Executive Housekeeper, the Guest Services Manager, the Security Manager and Health Club Manager, F&B and Engineering Departments. Provides guidance and assistance in the execution of their responsibilities and helps them set their respective departmental objectives under the direction of the General Manager.

Directs and controls all Rooms, F&B and Engineering heads to ensure that all day-to-day operational matters are handled on time and guest expectations are being met.  Oversees the service standards, quality, consistency and presentation in the outlets under his/her responsibility to ensure that they conform to the requisite standards of the resort and meet or exceed customer expectations.

Excellent salary of 120,000USD base gross taxable, plus housing for single/young family, bonus and excellent benefits offered. Searching for a career minded individuals that will accept this role that will be your last number two position before you will be invited to take on your own resort General Managers role with this company within the next 24 months.

EAM / DIRECTOR OF ROOMS (“LUXURY” HOTEL/RESORT) – BALI, INDONESIA

Please apply ONLY if you have minimum 6- 8 years of progressive management experience in Rooms Division/Front Office Department in a full service five star or five diamond luxury hotel/resort or recognized top international hotel chain or any high end independent luxury properties.

SE Asia experience is important, while International experience in leading resorts will be an added advantage.

One of the most beautiful and large 5* resorts in SE Asia seeks an experienced Director of Rooms, with solid track record of working in the top five luxury hospitality groups.  This is a more than 350 room luxury resort, with one of the best restaurants in its region, along with state of the art Spa, Health and Recreation facilities.

This resort is well known for its opulence and luxury, and has won several awards Internationally for being “the best in the world”, so client will consider only those with similar resort experience as Director of Rooms.

To qualify for this post, you must demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills, and be highly guest focused.  You will oversee and direct all aspects of Rooms Division operations, monitor personnel to ensure guests receive prompt, cordial attention and personal recognition.

The successful candidate will be a highly energetic individual who is excited about the challenges that a large and luxury resort demands on a day to day basis.

You should process a hospitality degree or diploma in your related field. You must also have outstanding leadership and supervisory skills/experience.

Excellent salary + expat benefits for self and family

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS – CHINA

One of the industry’s largest and most prestigious hotel companies, with brands from limited service to luxury seeks a Senior VP Operations. 

Our client would like us to surface a “seasoned pro” with China Corporate experience in international or luxury brand is preferable, but not mandatory.

They are seeking a VP of Operations who understands branding standards and has in the past been a multi-unit GM or Vice President.  China is a challenging environment with lots of travel and some difficult owners.  Someone with familiarity to the terrain would be most suitable.  This is not a role for a “first time China VP”.

Mandarin language is obviously a plus, but not at all important.  China multi-unit experience is most beneficial.   

He/she will be involved in establishing the business and 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 standards with business associates and government authorities.

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. 

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.

Requirements for this role are:

  • Mandarin language a plus, but not mandatory.
  • A high profile with extensive experience in hotel management in large scaled operations of 5 star hotels.
  • Minimum 8 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 very competitive and is subject to the candidate’s experience.

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.
PRODUCTION MANAGER/COORDINATOR (ANIMATION STUDIO) - VIETNAM

Our client, a well-known Animation Studio in Vietnam that is owned by a SE Asian group who owns, develops and manages leading tourism and hospitality properties throughout Asia seeks a Production Manager/Coordinator.  

The Production Manager will be responsible for both the Computer Animation and Traditional hand-drawn animation divisions in their Studio. Hence, it is mandatory for this person to be knowledgeable in the management of all processes and procedures of the Animation division.

In order to qualify for this role, you must have experience in leading Animation companies located in USA or Japan like Disney, Warner Amination Group, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon and comparable. 

Your responsibilities for this role are:

  • 5 years industry experience on animated productions.
  • Managing and supervising the Animation team and general film production.
  • Liaising with the Animation Production team and managing them through the duration of the project.
  • Mentoring and development of Animation Production staff in the running of the department and all production interactions.
  • Contributing to the creation and maintenance of the Master Schedule for the project, in particular as it relates to Animation.
  • Overseeing the team resources, covering both internal artist management, as well as working with the recruitment team during the hiring process.
  • Forecasting delays and shortfalls and communicating issues to PM’s, Head of Production and Line Producer as necessary.
  • Maintaining a high level of communication between the other Unit Production Managers and discussing broad production issues.
  • Supervising the accurate and timely communication between Production and relevant Supervisors and Artists.
  • A strong technical skill set will be required alongside good communication skills and the ability to work under pressure to deadlines.
  • A thorough knowledge of animation process and good knowledge of the creative side of animation producing.
  • Excellent knowledge of project management tools and methodologies, including Excel, Office, Project.
  • Strong team player with good communication skills and ability to facilitate resources across departments and divisions.
  • Good oral and written English language communication skills.

 

Salary: Negotiable

GENERAL MANAGER- USA

Our client, a luxury hotel group, currently requires a top General Manager with opening experience for their new property in Southern California. Currently under construction, this new property will be a 5 star luxury hotel with over 600 rooms.

The resort style property will include a large amount of meeting and retail space as well as restaurants, bars, multiple pools and many luxury suites.

Opening experience is critical for this role. It’s expected that the successful candidate will have previously helped guide hotel construction projects and openings.

This will be a top end luxury property and the client is looking for someone who has worked with large luxury chains in the past and has experience in Southern California. This will be a very large scale project from construction to operation and it’s important that any candidate has experience in a large hotel/resort.

This person must be a self-motivated General Manager with experience in 5 star properties.  You must have a successful history of increasing revenues and profits by implementing aggressive marketing initiatives, improving productivity, customer service and team building.

The GM must be very hands-on and a creative individual with an outgoing personality and an approach of ‘’thinking out of the box’’.  It is important for the General Manager to possess strong interpersonal skills.

 The candidate should be very goal oriented, results driven and strives hard to meet high standards and leads a team to do the same.

Compensation: Salary and benefits expected of a top General Manager in Southern California.

Must currently have US Citizenship or Green Card

               
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND BRAND MANAGEMENT (3 STAR BUDGET FULL SERVICE AWARD WINNING BRAND) – UAE

Reporting to the CEO of this well respected group, which has hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, we require a “right hand man/woman” to assist the hotel CEO in the running of their 3 star hotels and restaurants and help open 3 more in the next 6 months.

Minimum 5 to 10 years’ experience in all operational departments within 3/4 star hotel group. UAE experience is mandatory.

Our client seeks a Director of Operations and Brand Management who understands multi hotel operational standards and has in the past been a senior General Manager with a well-known brand or multi-unit General Manager and has done new hotel openings in the past.

He/she will be involved in establishing the business and 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 sales and maintaining excellent business standards with business associates and government authorities.

You must also have the ability to develop and establish SOPs, playing a lead role in determining strategic goals and objectives for the hotels and achieving Budgets. 

Mandatory requirements are:

  • Must have recent operational and management history in the UAE.
  • 15 to 20 years of hotel experience.
  • Specialization in leadership development
  • Recent experience in 3/4 brands.
  • Exposure to Food and Beverage and new F&B Concepts is an asset.
  • Current or recent history in multi-unit management is very important.
  • Diploma / Degree in Hotel Management.
  • Salary is negotiable with expatriate benefits.

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.

ITALIAN (MICHELIN STAR) CHEF – HONG KONG & JAKARTA

A prominent 5* luxury hotel in the busy city center of Jakarta requires an Italian Chef with Michelin Star restaurant experience.

As this hotel is known for winning awards for its outstanding restaurants and service, the ideal chef will have strong roots in Italian cuisine; with extensive training and experience in one of the best Michelin Star Italian restaurants in the world.

Experience in stand-alone famous Italian restaurants in New York and Italy is preferred.

You must also be an excellent leader and trainer for your kitchen staff.

Excellent salary + benefits.

RESTAURANT CHEF – CHINESE SOUTHEAST ASIAN AND JAPANESE CUISINE/ ONTARIO & British Columbia  Canada

Searching for an outstanding Restaurant Chef will be responsible for a very busy Chinese, Southeast Asian and Japanese cuisine restaurant operation in British Columbia.   To work with an amazing management team in Canada to build sales and grow the business. Must have excellent communication and team building skills, personable and professional appearance, and be a champion in maintaining the highest of culinary standards.

The successful candidate must possess a true passion and dedication in fine Chinese, Southeast Asian and Japanese cuisine.  A minimum of 5 to 7 years working in an Asian kitchen with solid management experience. Thrives working under pressure, is organized and willing to put in as much effort to completely satisfy the guest at this award winning team establishment.

Right at home with high end Chinese, Southeast Asian and Japanese cuisines.  Solid banquet/catering experience is an important asset.  Excellent skills in showcasing innovative and trend setting culinary items.  Solid business acumen with sound food and labour cost controls.  A culinary degree and or red seal is strongly considered an asset.   Great and proven administrative skills including scheduling, payroll and inventory controls

Starting Salary up to $65,000 plus tip program and incentive bonus with excellent benefits package including health, medical insurance and retirement.  “A truly amazing place to work and make a name for yourself”

CHIEF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & DIGITAL MARKETING OFFICER / TIMESHARE / HOTELS – MALAYSIA

Our client is a subsidiary of a multinational conglomerate with diversified businesses and regional offices all through Asia & Africa. In line with their long-term strategic growth plans, they seek a dynamic Head of Business Development & Online Marketing.

Reporting to the company Board of Directors, the Head of Business Development and Online Marketing is an integral part of the senior management team and will be overall responsible for:

  • Leading and directing all aspects of business development, marketing, customer experience, information technology, vacation club and resorts operations to achieve revenue and profit growth targets.
  • Devising strategies to drive online traffic.
  • Developing and managing digital marketing campaigns.
  • Overseeing the social media strategy for the company.
  • Directing and enhancing the company’s systems and procedures to achieve operational excellence and enhance customer satisfaction
  • Playing a critical role in helping to shape and guide the future growth and development of the organization.
  • Maintaining professional at all times while acting as a key brand ambassador.

 
Salary in Six-figure region + Expat Benefits.

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.

 

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