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Hotel Jobs in Kenya – Elysian Resort, Nairobi

Elysian Resort Runda is a new 3 star Residential Conference facility in Runda, Nairobi. The Resort is looking to hire a full time Storekeeper / Receiving Clerk.

Purpose of the Job: The Storekeeper / Receiving Clerk’s main role will be to ensure that all items in stock are properly received, kept, issued and recorded as per the laid down procedures.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:

·         To keep the stock in safe custody
·         To maintain cleanliness of the stores
·         To issue and receive stock items
·         To maintain accurate stock balances
·         To process LPO’s and requisition notes
·         To preserve merchandise in his custody and minimize spoilage & pilferage
·         Ensure that the store does not hold expired merchandise
·         CPA Part 2
·         Diploma in Purchasing and supplies
·         Computer literate especially in material control
·         2 years working experience preferably in a 4 star hotel in a similar position

The Resort is looking to hire a full time Purchasing Officer.
Purpose of the Job: To ensure a robust, lean and efficient procurement process through policy, process and continuous review and adherence.
The Purchasing Officer is an integral member of the Operations team and will work closely with Finance manager (who he reports to); the Chef, Executive Housekeeper and the F&B Coordinator to ensure that all procurement standards and targets are achieved.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Ensuring continuity in supply of effective items to user departments
·         Control of purchase requisitions and purchase orders in accordance with company policy.
·         Ensuring effective procedures are in place for the receipt, checking and verification of goods and services in line with purchase orders and contracts.
·         Maintenance of the company’s procurement system and its database.
·         Researching and identifying new products and suppliers
·         Negotiating with suppliers to obtain goods and services for the best price and value
·         Initiating tender processes from potential suppliers thereafter evaluating & making recommendations to the board of directors
·         Identify cost saving & performance improvement opportunities
·         Assessing implications of price changes on the Resort, and assisting in cost reduction processes
·         Building effective working relationships both internally and with key suppliers
·         Maintenance of an exhaustive contract database.
·         Reviewing supplier contracts to ensure they best fit the Resort’s requirements
·         Have minimum three years’ experience in a purchasing role, preferably from within the hospitality industry
·         An O level Certificate holder with a diploma in procurement from a recognized institution
·         Previous use of Opera or Fidelio Hotel Management System
·         Have strong IT skills including MS Office and use of an integrated purchasing system
·         Possess good written and verbal communication skills

The Resort is looking to hire a full time night auditor
Purpose of the Job: The Night Auditor will assume full responsibility of the Resort in the night as he/she will automatically assume the role of Duty Manager and will ensure excellent guest experiences at night.
As the Night Auditor, he/she will close and reconcile all the financial transactions of the day and open fresh accounts for the coming day.
He will also draw operations reports for management that will be used to analyse performance of all the sales outlets in the Resort.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
·         To balance the account books after they arrive for their shift and close the books for that day
·         To look for any mistakes in the entries made by the front desk clerks and rectify them using the receipts issued
·         To manage the front desk during the night shift – welcoming guests, taking calls and billing late checkout
·         To coordinate with the accountant of the hotel and draw reports about the entire transactions to the manager
·         To help the accountant in calculating the taxes for the hotel, as this business is heavily taxed by the government
·         To help balance all the financial account in the end of the financial year
·         The night auditors are given possession of all the keys during their shift and hence, they have to manage all the keys and employees during night time
·         Before closing the shift they prepare all the banking documentation
·         They assume the full management responsibility at night:
·         To handle all security issues
·         Supervise all operational outlets – room service, kitchen and housekeeping overnight teams
·         Coordinate all late check-ins and ensure that guests in the hotel have a positive experience
·         Must have a Diploma or Certificate in Front Office Operations from a recognized institution
·         CPA Section 1
·         Must have worked in a similar position in a 4 or 5 star hotel for a minimum period of 3 years
·         Knowledge of the Uniform System of Accounts for Lodges & General accounting Knowledge
·         Knowledge of the Hotel Management Systems

The Resort is looking to hire a full time Head of Security.

Purpose of the Job: The purpose of having a Head of Security is to protect and safeguard all hotel guests, employees and all their belongings. This is in addition to protecting and safeguarding all hotel assets and in ensuring that the Resort, its properties are secure at all times and minimizes crime taking place on the facility
He/she oversees the outsourced security firm and the security systems which protect guests, workers and the resort.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Initiating or maintaining policies and procedures for general safety and security
·         Training of staff for emergency procedures
·         Carrying out Inspections relating to hotel security
·         Calling for regular security meetings
·         Supervising the security team effectively (eg. checking that security staff do their jobs properly)
·         Maintaining good working relationships with management and members of other departments
·         Initiates tactics aimed at crime prevention and leads criminal activity investigations when crime happens
·         Introduces and maintains security systems which include surveillance systems, door locking systems and master-keys management; as well as control of restricted areas.
·         Keeping up-to-date with world news and hospitality security trends as well as plenty of other duties.
·         Manages all safety and security initiatives including fire safety, food hygiene risks and ensures staff follow laid down safety procedures
·         Oversees and guides the efforts of both the Accidents prevention and Fire and Safety Committee.
·         Ensures compliance with all security standards and preventive measures
·         A certificate or diploma from a recognised law enforcement or military academy
·         At least 5 years’ experience in corporate security/law enforcement/ military preferably worked in a hospitality environment
·         Exposure to hospitality environment
·         Proficient in CCTV systems, fire and safety systems
·         Deep understanding of the local security system and tactic to gather security intelligence
·         Knowledge of HACCP in hygiene and safety, and Fire and safety regulations
·         Knowledge of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration ) requirements and WIBA ( Work Injury Benefit Act)

The Resort is looking to hire a full time Hotel Cost Controller.
Purpose of the Job: To ensure that the Resort maintains healthy costs in its operations and in so doing play an important role in ensuring the Resort’s profitability at all time. His control reports will ensure sufficient inventory levels, and inform profitable pricing strategies.
They will also bring to the fore shortages as well as provide solutions to cub further shortages
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Develops, updates and implement inventory policies and procedures in the Resort
·         Works with the management team to champion performance improvement by identifying and executing appropriate cost control and quality standard initiatives and proposals
·         Monitors the performance of all departments, particularly food and beverage through the efficient maintenance of control procedures established by management
·         Liaises with purchasing as well as the chef to ensure accurate costing for food and beverage
·         Ensures accurate preparation of all paperwork associated with the movement of all food and liquor stocks to outlets
·         Does daily Beverage stock taking exercise
·         Monitors food and beverage performance through analysis of daily food covers, sales and cost reports
·         Undertakes stock takes and produces food and liquor stock summaries
·         Controls food and beverage budget expense lines.
·         Takes a proactive approach to activity concerned by Cost Control, anticipating potential opportunities.
·         Develops service enhancements and monitor change in a financial environment
·         Continuously studies weaknesses in controls and recommends improvements to the management
·         Ensures that overall operational budgets are adhered to
·         Organizes quarterly stack take of all operating equipment in the resort and provides a detailed report of loss and breakages.
·         Is responsible for materials control in all operating departments
·         Keeps abreast of newest trends and innovations in the hospitality industry
·         A Diploma hotel FO Operations or accounting and sound knowledge of F&B cost controlling and computer literacy are a must
·         At least 3 years working experience in a similar position in a 4star hotel
·         Knowledge of Opera, Micros and SUN System is an asset.
·         Knowledge of hotel accounting and High level understanding of Hotel Operations
·         Ability to analyse reports from a Hotel Management System and the use of SUN accounting system

The Resort is looking to hire a full time Barista.
Purpose of the Job: The Barista is a coffee expert who through their customer service excellence skills; and their enthusiasm for coffee will promote the consumption of coffee by preparing and serving a variety of speciality coffee drinks and other hot and cold beverages along with pastries and cookies.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Welcomes customers by determining their coffee interests and needs.
·         Educates customers by presenting and explaining the coffee drink menu; answering questions.
·         Sells coffees by explaining differences in coffee recipes and other beverage recipes
·         Prepares and sells coffee drinks by following prescribed recipes and preparation techniques for coffee drinks, such as, expresso, expresso lungo, caffe latte, and cappuccino.
·         Generates revenues by attracting new customers; defining new and expanded services and products.
·         Maintains inventories by replenishing coffee bean and other beverage supply, pastries, and cookies for coffee bar.
·         Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
·         Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following organization standards and sanitation regulations.
·         Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes; maintaining and improving the appearance of the coffee bar.
·         Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading coffee, retail trade, and food service publications; maintaining personal networks.
·         Enhances coffee shop reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
·         Enhances profitability of the Coffee bar through prudent cost control measures in the outlet
·         A front of house course certificate from a reputable hospitality institution
·         F&B Service technics
·         At least 2 year working experience in a similar position in a 4 star hotel with 1 year as a coffee specialist and two years in a customer service position
·         Wine, cocktails and alcoholic drinks knowledge is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
Qualified applicants should send their applications to reach the undersigned email on or before 2nd March, 2018.

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