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Hotel Pre-Opening & General Manager

  • Ville: Ile-a-Vache
  • Arrondissements: Cayes
  • Pays: Haiti
  • Publié le : 29 avril 2019 11 h 11 min
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We are dynamic young group (Haitian and non-Haitian) who are in the last stages of building a boutique and sustainable (beach) hotel in Ile-a-Vache, Haiti. For the last remaining steps before the launch, we are seeking for a dynamic manager with an entrepreneurial mindset who can be available in Haiti to handle the preparations for the grand opening. And if interested, the candidate could then take over to lead the operations activities after the launch. The manager position will be paid per the compensation proposal in the Job Description below.

We are also looking for an intern who is interested in getting experience in tourism and hospitality industry in Haiti or a volunteer who would want to support the project. The intern/volunteer would contribute as a Manager’s Assistant (unpaid) to support the activities to be handled by the General Manager. The internship/volunteering opportunity can last from one month to any length convenient to the candidate. Preferably, the intern can be Haitian or Non-Haitian; speaks English (must) and Creole (optional but can greatly help); and is interested in, has an education, or has experience in hospitality and tourism industry (optional but would be great).

As all of us from the executive team of this startup live outside of Haiti which has created some challenges for us. Hence, finding the right candidates to represent us on the ground would be perfect and your platform has the members with the right profiles for us.

Job/Volunteer/Intern Opportunity in Haiti – Entrepreneur – Start-up

Hotel Pre-Opening & General Manager

Position Introduction

Are you ready to grow your dream career while making others’ vacation dreams come true? Well this is the opportunity to join our team and help deliver unforgettable experiences that make vacation dreams come true.

We are excited to launch a new boutique beach hotel in the southern side of Haiti during the fall of 2019. To support this endeavor, we are currently seeking for an enthusiastic and adventurous project manager to oversee the pre-opening activities and coordinate with company executives, owners and contractors alike. Once the hotel is launched, the manager will then lead the operation with the ultimate objective to provide a world class service.

If you are interested in becoming a part of an incredible, fun, dynamic and international team apply for this position today by sending your CV and cover letter to!

Position Task Summary

This is a mid-level position that will be asked to work collaboratively with other team members, contracted third parties, and with the owner/principal of the firm.

The selected manager will oversee the hotel pre-opening activities such as coordinating final construction needs, setup logistics needs, staff hiring, supply ordering, system preparations, furnishing, training, etc… After launching the hotel, the primary focus will be shifted to the day to day oversight of hotel programs. Direct hotel pre-opening and/or management experience would be a great plus.

Job Setting and Physical Demands (Fundamentals)

To be successful in this role, you must be able to read, write, and verbally communicate effectively and professionally in French, Creole, and English with associates, guests, and owners. You must be able to deal with difficult situations and people, while exhibiting a consistent level of professionalism. You must be able to feel comfortable operating in an off-grid remote area. You will regularly use a phone, computer and different software. Occasionally you will have to lift or move up to 25 pounds. The selected manager will be required to work on site. Accommodation onsite and transportation (car & boat) can be made available if necessary. Travels to sister hotels in Port-au-Prince and Jacmel are expected.

Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare and position the hotel to be competitive in the market
Recruit human resources (all departments and the entire staff)
Establish the standards and procedures for all the operational functions (e.g. HR, service, reservations, reception, sales, housekeeping, restaurant, maintenance, marketing, complaints management, IT etc…)
Ensure operational standards are communicated, trained on, and maintained
Develop long and short-range plans for the operation. Ensure the plans, once approved, are properly executed.
Develop marketing and sales plan (pre- & post-opening).
Preparation and implementation of the opening ceremony « Grand Opening »
Budget preparation for the pre and post-opening phases
Develop risk management plan (hotel and restaurant inspection, certification and hotel classification)
Research and source equipment, materials, supplies and systems necessary to ensure operation efficiency and effectiveness; negotiate with qualified suppliers; prepare and review contracts; Perform quality control on products and services deli

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