Vol. 67 Dec 2017 - Jan 2018 Newsletter

Rooms Opportunities

“Opening” Chinese speaking Rooms Division Manager – Hong Kong

We are looking for a Rooms Division Manager with extensive experience in 5* luxury serviced residences.   
Opening experience, along with rooms division experience in Hong Kong and Asia in similar luxury properties is preferable. 

The ideal candidate will be in charge of Front Office, Housekeeping and Laundry Departments and will Report to the General Manager.  
You should be enthusiastic and energetic with at least 5 years of solid Front Office/Rooms experience.  
Fluency in Chinese language is essential.  Asian experience preferred with some city hotel background.

Salary: As per the market

Director of Purchasing – Ontario, Canada

Our client, having a superior first class hospitality operation is seeking a Director of Purchasing.  This individual will be the Head of the Purchasing Department and will oversee all the purchasing departments for this major hospitality facility. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the acquisition of goods and services on behalf of the corporation according to established policies and procedures. 

You will be responsible for handling and overseeing the procurement of goods and services through appropriate bidding processes to achieve optimum price value while maintaining superior quality consistent with established control policies and procedures. 

The Director of Purchasing will be responsible for managing and leading the activities of the Purchasing department, including overall responsibility for the recruitment, training, performance appraisals and disciplines of the whole purchasing team that are up to 8 professionals in the department.

He/She will have a minimum of five years of prior work experience in a senior Head of Purchasing environment. Current/previous experience in a public sector/hospitality industry purchasing environment is a definite asset. Experience in the development and issuance of "Request for Proposals" and "Request for Quote" documents, managing supplier relations and commodity buying is required. 

The core competencies for this position include customer service, teamwork and cooperation, communication, self-development and initiative, valuing diversity, integrity and building trust, achieving quality results, technical/professional knowledge. The ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of safe food handling standards and beverage management is also a definite asset. 

Compensation for this progressive purchasing management role is outstanding, plus an excellent incentive bonus as well as a superior company benefit package. ***Only Canadian Residents will be considered for this opportunity***

Executive Housekeeper – East Coast Canada

Our client, a first class branded hotel on the east coast of Canada requires a strong administrate and hands on Executive Housekeeper who will be responsible for ensuring the operation of the housekeeping department in an attentive, friendly, efficient and courteous manner. 
The Executive Housekeeper must have excellent experience working and dealing in a major hotel unionized environment.  You must have strong process and procedure experience and also able to work in a stressful environment. 
The candidate will provide the highest level of comfort and hospitality to guests and ensure impeccable standards of cleanliness and hygiene in all areas are met, as per the hotel's standards, thereby achieving maximum guest satisfaction and organizational profitability in an atmosphere of high employee morale. 

They should also be creative, innovative, dynamic, and must be able to convey information and ideas clearly. Be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately and will have no problem working well in stressful, high pressure situations.
 
The ideal candidates will be passionate and guest focused housekeeping professionals who pride themselves on their ability to deliver extraordinary levels of customer service and provide creative solutions for our guests.
The person should be good communicator with excellent training skills, plus have the ability to create and maintain the highest standards of housekeeping. You must also process outstanding leading and supervisory experience required and must be proficient in a number of housekeeping programs/systems 
You should have at least 4 years progressive management experience in Housekeeping Department in a full service four (4) diamond hotel or resort property.  You should also process a hospitality degree or diploma in your related filed.

This outstanding career opportunity located in the east coast of Canada will offer an excellent annual salary and bonus incentive as well as good company benefits

Executive Housekeeper - Ontario

A full-service resort in the Georgian Bay area of Ontario is seeking an Executive Housekeeper.  This person will be part of the hotel executive committee member and head of the housekeeping department.

Essential Job Functions:

  • In charge of hiring, payroll, and departmental training  
  • Areas of responsibility include: hotel guest rooms, private residences, timeshare condominiums, golf clubhouse, banqueting space and laundry department
  • Will conduct guest room inspections and public areas
  • Will attend and lead daily housekeeping briefings and department meetings
  • Respond to all guest issues that pertain to the housekeeping department
  • Oversees the inventory of housekeeping supplies, management and procurement
  • Reports to the hotel resort manager

Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years management experience in the areas of housekeeping or front office
  • Previous positions include: housekeeping manager, housekeeping supervisor, front desk supervisor, front office manager 
  • Computer systems: Microsoft Office, Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Experience managing teams of more than 50 people
  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens or hold a valid PR card

Client offers a salary package according to the market, bonus and full benefits

Executive Housekeeper – North Africa

We have been retained by our client a 5-star international hotel brand in North Africa, whom requires an Executive Housekeeper who will be responsible for ensuring the operation of the Housekeeping Department in an attentive, friendly, efficient and courteous manner.  Providing all guests with outstanding quality of service and safe environment throughout their stay, while efficiently managing and maintaining expenses and maximizing service levels.           
 
Responsibilities & Requirements
 
You must be effective in handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary. You should also have the ability to assimilate complex information, data etc. from disparate sources and consider, adjust or modify to meet the constraints of the particular need. Above all, you must be effective at listening to and understanding and clarifying the concerns and issues raised by co-workers and guests.
 
The ideal candidate should have at least 3 years of experience in housekeeping management with at least a high school diploma or a diploma in a related field. French speaking mandatory. Arabic speaking an asset
 
Salary: 39,600 Euros Net, Negotiable, plus accommodation, 2 year contract and full executive level expatriate package

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.

Procurement Manager for a new Hotel in Kowloon, Hong Kong

A fast-growing luxury global company well known for managing business hotels, resorts, and other hospitality entities worldwide seeks a Procurement/Purchase Manager for their new property in Hong Kong.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a well-established group and develop a new brand!

The Procurement Manager is required to plan, execute and finalize purchasing and procurement strategies for their new 300 keys property in Hong Kong. This includes acquiring goods and services while respecting the budgeted targets.  You are responsible for purchasing and inventory control of all food, beverage and non-food items at competitive costs while maintaining quality standards.

He/she should be able to liaise with all the department heads and support outlets, ensuring value for money as well as quality, cost and convenience.  You must also be able to design, implement and monitor effective purchasing procedures. 

The Procurement Manager must be flexible and able to cope with various demands that are as follows:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience as Purchasing Manager and a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience preferably in Hong Kong.
  • Expert negotiator with the ability to close deals.
  • Expert knowledge of pricing analysis.
  • Extremely organized with ability to present ideas clearly.
  • Able to direct and supervise the purchasing team.
  • Able to train and develop their team.
  • Fluent in Cantonese and English; written and spoken.
  • The candidate should have thorough knowledge of food, beverage, dry goods, general supplies, printed materials, operating equipment, engineering supplies, equipment maintenance, housekeeping amenities, and hotel capital expenditures.
  • Sound knowledge of computerized inventory control methods.
  • Ability to evaluate vendors and negotiate terms.

Salary: Very negotiable.  Top package for an experienced purchasing expert.
  


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