Friday, April 1, 2011


Our client, a newly renovated Lodge based in Kenya is looking for a General Manager to
handle the supervision of the sales, marketing and operation functions.


The successful candidate will based in their offices at the Lodge (outside Nairobi.
Preferred reporting date: 1st May 2011


Proposed salary guide: Competitive, and in line with qualifications and experience.

Job Summary

Our client requires a dynamic person to handle the following position:

General Manager

Overall description:
Our client requires, an innovative, results oriented self-starter with comprehensive
experience in sales, marketing and business development and operational abilities that
have realized strong and sustainable revenue gains. Proven success identifying and Achievers Consulting

Achievers Limited
PO Box 76504-00508
Cell: 0716 054416, 0735 474 829
R e a c h f o r t h e S t a r s
capturing market opportunities through effective consultative selling and top-producing
marketing campaigns. Combines sales and marketing experience with core competencies
in key account management, market development, revenue growth strategies and startup
Reporting to the Managing Director, the General Manager will be responsible for:
• Ensuring the lodge obtains a 4 star status.
• Formulating and executing the marketing plan in accordance with the sales forecast.
• Developing and attaining sales targets in the corporate segment.
• Identifying potential growth opportunities to generate incremental sales and achieve
sales targets
• Setting the marketing direction and coordinate with PR/Events/Advertising /Media
and other marketing-related agencies to creatively plan and execute the marketing
• Monitoring and recommending pricing levels for the corporate market segment in
order to maximize yield and revenue.
• Developing and managing an activity calendar to include major events involving key
supporters and stakeholders.
• Monitoring customer satisfaction levels through regular surveys and reports.

Education, qualifications and experience
A University graduate – Sales and Marketing
 Diploma in sales is added advantage
 5 years of experience in the hotel industry in Kenya, preferably with 2 – 3 experience
in running a lodge.
 Demonstrable sales and operations record.
 Wide database of hotel industry customer and supplier contacts
 Computer skills: Internet, Email, Microsoft Office
Key Result Areas -
 Achievement of sales
 Efficient operations Employee morale/motivation levels
Interpersonal skills and competencies
Good interpersonal Skill
Excellent networking skills
Team player
Excellent written and oral
communication skills
Good organization and planning.
Persuasiveness and easy adaptability.
Ability to tolerate stress.
Ability to meet strict deadlines.
Decision making and clear judgment.
Problem analysis and solving capability.
Natural ability to sell
Computer Skills
Working knowledge /good use of MS Word and Excel.
Equal opportunity employer
Staff with high levels of Integrity
Hard working staff, working mainly independently and without supervision
Able to work in a multicultural environment
How to Apply
If you believe you have what it takes to handle this challenging position, kindly and urgently email
your one page Application Letter, together with your detailed CV (placed in one file, please) as
an attachment in Word or rtf format to, clearly indicating the position
applied for in the subject line of your mail to enable automated email sorting. Only applications
specifying the position applied for, with relevant education and experience will be considered.
Kindly also indicate details of your current and expected salary, names & addresses of 3 business
referees, current and previous employers, roles and responsibilities handled to date, together with
your day and cell contacts. Original Certificates and copies of the same will be required for those
We regret that only Short Listed Candidates will be considered. Please send one application to
avoid disqualification.
Date of Advertisement: 30th March 2011
Deadline: on identification of suitable candidate or deadline 13th April 2011, whichever comes
earlier. “The Early Bird Catches the Worm”
Priority will be to suitable candidates on our CV Placement Service
We regret that only applications sent for this specific vacancy will be considered
Anita Obegi
Recruitment Assistant
Achievers Limited
P.O. Box 76504-00508
Cell: 0716 054 416 or 0735 474829
Email: (for job applications only)
Web: (Future applications will be made from our website)
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