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MRE- Camp Manager New at Kempinski Hotels

Olare Mara Kempinski is a luxury 12-tented camp nestled at the heart of a privately- owned 33,000 acres Olare Motorogi Conservancy in Masai Mara.The camp caters to high-end international and domestic leisure traveler offering a classic safari experience surrounded by rolling savannah.Here, luxury meets the call of the wild where circles of trees, scrub and savannah form the habitat of some of the world’s most awe-inspiring creatures. Retreat to serenity, watch wild cats hunt their prey, take in the sights of languid hippos and get a chance to witness the phenomenal migration of the wildebeest in any of our 12-luxury tents.

Camp Manager

We seek to recruit an experienced single/couple camp manager to manager our high end luxury camp in the Mara. The individual/s must have a proven track of record in managing a reputable luxury camp in Africa.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Camp Manager is responsible for the coordination of all operations of Olare Mara Kempinski, to ensure a smooth course of daily business including the aspect of profitability, quality- insurance as well as quality-improvement, communication and staff leadership, Ensure the camp achieves the highest guest satisfaction through continuously increasing service levels while optimizing efficiency, occupancy and profitability During the absence of the General Manager he is responsible to substitute him. He is responsible for the development and realization of projects and concepts within the team.

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the optimization of sales.
  • Responsible for coordination, initiation and control of all operational processes as well as appropriate delegation and control of the individual tasks.
  • Link between the General Manager and Section Heads and entire team.
  • Implement annual reviews for the section heads and the entire Olare team, as well as promotion, development, and career planning; Initiate corrective / disciplinary action in collaboration with the HR Office.
  • Responsible for the implementation and adoption of projects in collaboration with the GM.
  • Responsible for leadership in all matters in relation to safety and protection in the hotel.
  • Budget coordination, creation and control operations.
  • Conduct daily walk through to ensure quality standards and cleanliness in front and back of the house areas.
  • Cost control in liaison with Director of Finance, sales optimization through promotional activities in liaison.
  • Develop and constantly monitor all security-relevant measures and facilities especially fire protection and rules of conduct in emergency situations, considering the current requirements by authorities and legislation.
  • Achieve or exceed budget, ensuring and permanent improvement of quality standards and optimize work processes in the operational area.
  • Quality monitoring of all public areas and all tents.
  • Monitor technical condition of all departments at the camp.
  • Initiate cross-cutting projects at the camp.
  • Monitoring the financial performance in camp in comparison with the area camps.
  • Obligation to own personal and professional training.
  • Actively support and implement Talent Development initiatives for Olare Mara Kempinski team.
  • Support and initiate transfer, cross exposure and task force assignments for the team.
  • Recruit and select potential talent according to the Company’s current and future hotel, regional and worldwide needs including conducting interviews for positions in their department and their region.
  • Additional responsibilities and tasks can be added at any time according to the needs of the business and of the hotel.

Desired Qualifications And Skills

  • Bachelor’s or similar degree from an accredited college or university with major work in Tourism/Hotel Management as well as sound training and education in the international luxury hotel business management.
  • International experience in comparative positions.
  • Sound training in various departments in international luxury hotels
  • Analytical thinking and Presentation skills
  • Being able to attend a General Manager position within the next two years
  • Very good executive competence
  • Ability to motivate and supervise our employees
  • Administration skills and Budget experience
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer service and Team leadership skills
  • English – excellent oral skills and Knowledge in a foreign language will be a distinct advantage.
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work independently, thrive under pressure in challenging circumstances and come up with proactive, rational solutions.
  • Ability to establish and retain effective working relationships with camp staff and clients/vendors.
  • Ability to identify and delegate tasks effectively.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • People Oriented
  • Passionate for European luxury
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Self-confident
  • Persuasive
  • Lead by example
  • Flexibility
  • Quality oriented
  • Well-presented

About Kempinski

At Kempinski Hotels we pride ourselves on delivering a beautiful performance for each and every one of our guests. Dedicated to please, educated to entertain and never compromising on the European elegance of service, we are driven by our passion for crafting distinct and meaningful experiences. Each of our remarkable properties is a stage upon which our people perform their best and every day is an opportunity to apply their unique talents. We offer recognition for your skills, an environment that encourages personal growth, and respect and support from colleagues and leaders. Connected by our shared values, our passion for craftsmanship, and our care for one another, we are a global community of hoteliers. Your stage awaits.

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