VACANCY - Hospitality Asset Manager Mixta Nigeria (Formally ARM Properties) - Lagos

Job description

1. General strategic advisory in hospitality development pipeline and investments
  • Identifying suitable marketplaces
  • Determine the adequate types of operations and concepts
  • Identify suitable brands, operators and strategic partners

2. Hospitality Project & Pre-Opening stage
  • Review of operational concepts (Hotel; other lines eg Spa; and Food & Beverage)
  • Define and select suitable brand(s) / operator(s)
  • Hotel management company selection
  • Operator contract negotiation
  • Review of operator standard requirements and their relevance
  • Verify operating equipment purchasing procedures (FF&E, SOE) and review of operators requirements of the same
  • Be owner’s representative towards the operator/brand to ensure:
  • Protect owners interest in the adherence to reasonable brand building, design and operational standards
  • Evaluate Management team (GM & Executives) suggested by operator
  • Evaluate and review operators Sales, Marketing & PR plans including digital marketing and sales via the various GDS and web channels
  • Supervise and challenge Budgeting and forecasting process

3. Post Opening and current operating properties
  • Management support on operational issues and concepts
  • Analyse, review and negotiate annual budget / business plans
  • Review and advice on performance of operator’s management team (GM & Executives)
  • Ensuring operator’s strict adherence to Management contract
  •  Recommend and help implement initiatives to optimize cash flow (e.g. assess staffing levels, review cost structure etc)
  • Ensure that operator remains focused and work diligently to constantly improve business performance and portrait good citizenship in the community representing the name of the owning company.
  • Client survey (mystery guest analysis, guest satisfaction etc)
  • Co-ordinate hotel disposal
  • Re-negotiation of management contracts – re-branding; Re-position strategy and analysis

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A good first degree in social science or related course. A master’s degree
  • Minimum of 10 years related experience especially in the hospitality field
  • A comprehensive understanding of hotel property and to an extent operations
  • The ability to manage people and ensure good relationships are maintained at all times.