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Revenue Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Vacancy: Revenue Manager (Jovago) (Full time)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About Us:
 Jovago is a hotel booking website launched across Africa allowing guests to search for and book rooms across the continent. 

With over 200,000 destinations online, we provide our customers with full and reliable information about the destination they want to visit. 

We are part of the Africa Internet Holding group of companies (sister company to Jumia, Hellofood, Easy Taxi, Kaymu and Lamudi)

Our company is part of Africa Internet Group, a global and leading incubator of startups specialized in e-commerce. Africa Internet Group is the leading internet group of Africa with already over 3,000 employees in 26 African countries. 

It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by Millicom, MTN and Rocket Internet. 

Job Description - Revenue Manager
We are looking for a Revenue Manager to implement revenue management strategies and processes in our client hotels, in order to optimize and maximize on revenue. 

In this role, the job holder will spend a lot of time analyzing trends in the Hotel industry and contacting Hotel management more often so as to keep the inventory up to date

We are seeking a suitably qualified Revenue Manager to be based in Nairobi with travel across East/South Africa.

Minimum Educational Requirements:
  • Undergraduate Degree / Diploma in Business, Marketing or Hospitality
Required Experience:
  • Experience working on markets in the Southern parts of Africa (preferably hotel industry)
  • Good command of languages commonly used in the Southern part of Africa. E.g. Shona
  • Previous Revenue Management/Call Centre experience (at least 1-2 years’ experience)
  • Experience working in the hotel industry or a travel agency will also be an added advantage
  • Implement revenue management operations, procedures and best practices.
  • Act as the overall business development consultant for the hotel manager/owner.
  • Challenge and influence hotels to improve on service levels and operational standards.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of staff at the client hotel.
  • Embed a revenue management culture.
  • Manage self and tracking progress with Excel spreadsheets/Smart sheets.
  • Create trust with all partners
  • Build and lead cross-functional teams that are able to anticipate and deliver solutions to client issues.
  • Support the Customer Service team
Required Skills & Competencies:
  • Must be a Kenyan National; fluent in both written and spoken English, Swahili
  • Able to develop relationships with 3rd parties and the hotel teams.
  • Independent and resourceful
  • Strong drive and leadership abilities
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • A good understanding of statistics and logic
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to meet demanding revenue management targets
  • Mentality of client service and taking responsibility beyond direct duties. High level of motivation, determination and commitment.

How to Apply:

Interested and suitably qualified candidates to submit their application, including a detailed CV, daytime telephone contact, and two professional referees to:  on or before Friday 30th October 2015.

Give details of your current salary and the expectation in this position on the body of your Application Letter. Specify the position you are applying for as the subject of your application. .i.e. Application – Revenue Manager (Southern Africa Market)

Jovago is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

No phone calls please

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