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Events Manager

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Job Overview

Category : Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Experience(s) : 10 Year
Location : Nairobi
Job Type: Management Level
Job Kind : Full Time
Highest Educational Level : Bachelors Degree
Salary :

Client Overview

Our client is establishing a second hotel in Nairobi, after having opened the first in 2013 outside Nairobi as a mid-range business hotel for intra-Kenyan travelers they are now bringing the brand into the heart of Nairobi. The brand is a melting pot of cultures, environments, tastes, nationalities and adventures.  It has a social, informal, playful core, but does not seek to impose these in a linear manner throughout the hotel.  It’s a hotel that surprises, enchants, intrigues and energises in equal measure. The brand is defined on four key Organisational characteristics that will need to be evident in all who join the company; one MUST be Incisive, Down- to- earth, Sparkling and Adaptable. The hotel aims to attract an entirely different kind of customer base and compete against both global and regional competitors already established at the top end of the Nairobi hotel market. They are currently looking for an Events Manager.


  • This involves the identification, development and management of events that both reflect and reinforce the hotel brand, but also add to the company’s top and bottom line.
  • Unlike the central Marketing roles, we see this as a ‘product-creation’ role, but it must be an integral part of the overall marketing strategy.
  • Rather than simply seeing marketing as a way to communicate the hotel’s assets, we see it, in part, as the creation of revenue-generating offerings.
  • Thus, the Events Manager will be responsible for all event conception and management, as well as the conception and ongoing curation of the hotel’s retail offering.
  • As with the broader marketing role this will involve setting goals, developing strategies and managing execution. The key difference will be the setting of revenue / profit targets associated with each event / the retail space.


  • Ideally 10 years’ experience in a creative marketing environment & preferably some hotel marketing experience
  • Evidence of creative approaches to marketing challenges
  • Evidence of effective management and team-building
  • Evidence of successful outcomes versus goals