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Head Steward Meetings/Functions

Looking for Head of Functions


Job Overview

Category : Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Experience(s) : 5-10 Year
Location : Nairobi
Job Type: Mid Level
Job Kind : Full Time
Highest Educational Level : Degree
Salary :

Client Overview

“Be Yourself. Everyone Else is Already Taken”. We’ll be opening a thoroughly refreshingly unique independent hotel in Nairobi next year. If you love hospitality but want a little more adventure in your life we might just be the place for you, whatever your specialist skills and experience. We’re looking for people who thrive on stimulating new challenges and who will be encouraged to be themselves, rather than being treated as cogs in a machine. And if you’ve never worked in the hospitality industry, no matter, as an injection of fresh perspectives from newcomers will help to keep us apart from the mainstream hotel herd. If this sounds like it might be your thing, please send us your resume and tell us a little about who you are. We look forward to creating something rather special with an entirely special collection of individuals.

To be responsible for operations, scheduling and coordinating functions/events and helping to promote and supervise the use of a large conference center.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for daily management/operations of assigned facility.
  • Manage all event operations (preparing venue, invitations etc.)
  • Follow up on functions at the facility to encourage repeat business.
  • Oversee arrangements and/or scheduling of bookings, exhibitions, conferences, meetings functions to make maximum use of the facility within established guidelines.
  • Hire, supervise, train, evaluate and schedule work for support/casual staff
  • Prepare and supervise budget and assist in planning fund allocation.
  • Insure quality of facility programming through liaison with relevant departments, outside organizations, booking agents and/or touring companies.
  • Coordinate public relations for facility through meetings with HOD’s and staff/other outside groups, directing publicity for functions and events, and preparing and disseminating promotional materials.
  • Do final checks at the day of the event (e.g. tables, technology) to ensure everything meets standards
  • Coordinate all maintenance needs of the various facility with thehelp of the functions coordinator
  • Assure proper management of facility during all functions and events.
  • Oversee event happenings and act quickly to resolve problems

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5years of relevant/ similar experience
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public and work cooperatively with staff.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills