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WerkinAfrika Recruitment

WerkinAfrika Recruitment

WerkinAfrika Recruitment

Recruitment and selection of management, staff and interns for employers in Africa.

Professional

Location:
Kenya

Posted:
28 Aug 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:

  • An attractive salary package is on offer dependent on skills, qualification and experience
  • Work permit to be provided if the incumbent does not have legal right to work in Kenya.

Employer tags:
Industry:
Professional Services
Esc Factor:
Exotic
Entrepreneurial
Exciting Brand
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Tourism Operations Manager

Oversee the day to day operations of the organisation in Kenya!

, Kenya

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:

  • An attractive salary package is on offer dependent on skills, qualification and experience
  • Work permit to be provided if the incumbent does not have legal right to work in Kenya.

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Exciting Brand
Exotic
Function:
Generalist
Operations
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About the position

Reporting to the Managing Director, the primary responsibility of the incumbent will be to oversee the day to day operations of the organisation within profit objectives and in a manner consistent with the Company’s philosophy and Standard Operating Procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the command, control and coordination of all aspects of operations of the organisation including interface with overseas clients.
  • All aspects of the management of 120 highly educated and skilled permanent staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all government regulations.
  • Meetings with the firm’s Client.
  • Frequent travel to attend travel fairs and shows.
  • Budgetary supervision of firms accounts
  • Promoting and marketing the business.
  • Be aware of current and foreseeable local and international travel intelligence and what opportunities and threats may be perceived, consider necessary action both to protect and to develop the business and take decisions accordingly.
  • To provide overall leadership, guidance and direction to the organisation teams to ensure smooth, prompt and efficient operations.
  • The Incumbent is expected to pro-actively cultivate and maintain good relationships and to interact with agents, VIPs and other customers, travellers, suppliers and competitors and also with local trade organisations and government officials as appropriate for the furtherance of the business and security of the company and its customers.
Person Specification
  • Must have very good people skills.
  • Excellent Public Relations skills.
  • Excellent worldwide geographical knowledge.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • A very strong leader and confident manager.
  • Self-motivated and capable of working with the minimum of guidance and supervision.
  • Should ideally have more than 5 year’s administrative experience within the travel industry.
  • Should have sound financial skills.
  • Must be very hands on and a fast learner.
  • Well networked within Kenya and beyond.
  • Open to frequent local and international travel
Experience, qualification and skills
  • A degree in business related field or equivalent practical work experience.
  • At least 5 years in middle to senior management position
  • Experience within the travel and tourism industry is a strong added advantage, but not essential.
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