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Gardens Manager Job Vacancy in Karen Kenya (KShs 20K)

Our client runs a garden venue in a secluded, beautifully manicured garden situated in Karen / Kerarapon area.

The landscaped grounds contain water features and swimming pools.

It is an ideal venue for parties and weddings and photo sessions providing catering services and associated event tents, chairs, tables and decor services

Within the next coming months, they will be expanding their services with the following:

  • Complete outdoor and semi outdoor areas that would be useable for weekend functions other than weddings, i.e. parties, meetings etc.
  • Conference venue (rooms) to accommodate a maximum of 180 people in a combination of large rooms and executive board rooms
  • Open a small restaurant
  • Construction of up to 10 accommodation rooms for clients using the primary facilities of the gardens.
  • To compliment the business owners, we are seeking to recruit for the position of a fulltime Manager to oversee the operations of the facility from a people management, marketing and operations.
The jobholder will be responsible for the following:
  • Assist with budgeting, financial management, planning, organizing and directing all services.
  • Monitor income and expenses, assign duties to workers and schedule shifts staff
  • May be required to take reservations, participate in hiring of new staff
  • Observe and monitor workers' performance to make sure that company rules and procedures are being followed.
  • Respond to queries about the establishment’s policies and services and resolve customers complaints
  • Supervise the purchase of supplies or services from outside vendors
  • Ensure all facilities are clean and presentable
  • Manage relationships with existing and prospective clients
  • Marketing of the establishment to relevant and appropriate clientele
We invite applications from youthful, energetic and creative individuals who have passion in this sector who is keen to be part of this small but rapidly growing business.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution
  • At least two (2) year’s experience in the hospitality, catering or related industry
  • Exposure to conferencing and/or event planning will be highly desirable
  • Attention to details to ensure the facilities operations run to the optimum
  • Excellent customer relationship building skills
  • Sales and Marketing skills with track record of performance
  • People management and leadership skills
  • IT Savvy and comfortable with innovative marketing techniques including social media
  • Well presented and confident to communicate across diverse customer groups
  • Strong business acumen
  • Willing to work between 10am and 6pm with expectation of longer working hours based on demands from client events
  • Problem solving skills that enables ability to diagnose and resolve problems
  • High degree of honesty and integrity
Expected remuneration: Base Salary Kshs.20,000/= + performance commissions

Please forward an application letter indicating your suitability to this role, together with a copy of your updated resume, and your current salary and benefits package to: before Tuesday 29th November, 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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