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17 Jun 2022

Full-Time Jobs at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (3 Positions)

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

The Fairmont Norfolk is a historic hotel in Nairobi, Kenya and is owned by the luxury hotel chain, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. The hotel has 170 rooms, 4 restaurants, and consists of 5 main blocks, each ranging from 1 to 2 stories high.

Director of Food & Beverage

Are you a passionate foodie who is not afraid of thinking outside the box? Then, we have the job for you! As a Director of Food & Beverage, you will strategically lead the team to take guest satisfaction to the next level.

What is in it for you:

  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide
  • Learning programs through our Academies and the opportunity to earn qualifications while you work
  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!
  • Ability to make a difference in the local community through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21

What you will be doing:

Reporting to the Cluster Director of Operations, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead, mentor and train the Food & Beverage Operations team
  • Ensure Food & Beverage relevant brand standards are maintained
  • Strategize on new products and service offerings
  • Create unforgettable experiences for our guests

Your experience and skills include:

  • Service focused personality is essential and previous leadership experience required
  • Proven ability to build and maintain good relationships with all stakeholders
  • Communicate thoughts, actions and opportunities clearly with strong networking skills
  • Ability to lead by example, believe in a strong team culture and set the scene for high performance

Front Office Supervisor

The Front Office Supervisor is a supervisory level role that will be involved in Front Office operations. This developmental role will focus on growth and learning in management of the front desk operations, guest services, and colleague management.

What is in it for you?

  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide
  • Learning programs through our Academies and the opportunity to earn qualifications while you work
  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!
  • Ability to make a difference in the local community through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21

What You Will Be Doing:  

  • Lead and supervise the day-to-day operation of the department to ensure service standards are followed
  • Provide leadership support for Front Desk, Royal Service and Guest Services in the daily operational duties for these areas
  • Assist with MOD shift coverage at the Front Desk (all shifts including overnight)
  • Handle guest concerns and react quickly, logging and notifying the proper areas
  • Settle guest accounts  while ensuring all services standards are followed
  • Perform all functions of guest registry including check in and check out, updating reservations and guest profiles to 100% accuracy, swift but correct room assignment while meeting luxury standards
  • Drive revenue through room upsells and cross-promotion of other hotel outlets
  • Utilize Royal Service Manager and understand how to analyze reports to track service challenges and inconsistencies
  • Communicate and prioritize rooms on queue for Front Office and Housekeeping
  • Facilitate communication and relay information between Front Office, Housekeeping, and Food & Beverage teams to better anticipate guest needs
  • Actively participate in daily department shift briefings, daily Ops meeting, and department monthly meetings
  • Contribute to a fun and engaging work environment for all Front Office staff
  • Report necessary maintenance items via Royal Service Manager and Engineering Department
  • Maintain a company issued bank and accurately report receipts daily, while adhering to company cash handling policies
  • Builds strong rapport with support departments
  • Consistently offers professional, engaging and friendly service
  • Other duties as assigned

 Your Skills and Qualifications Include:

  • Proficient in English (verbal & written) essential
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • 1 year experience in a supervisory capacity in a hotel Housekeeping or Front Office environment preferred
  • Proven training skills
  • Experience with Hotel Property Management System(s)
  • Proactive with a meticulous eye for detail
  • Strong organizational, supervisory and communication skills
  • Able to convey information and ideas clearly
  • Ability to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately
  • Work well in stressful, high-pressure situations
  • Effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying the concerns and issues raised by colleagues and guests
  • Must be able to perform assigned duties with attention to detail, speed, accuracy, follow-through, courtesy, cooperativeness and work well with limited supervision

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs
  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting
  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

Room Steward

You are at the heart of the hotel! As a Room Steward, you will take ownership of guest rooms, ensuring that our guests are provided with a clean, comfortable space, and be a part of creating a memorable experience for them

What is in it for you:

  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide
  • Learning programs through our Academies and the opportunity to earn qualifications while you work
  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!
  • Ability to make a difference in the local community through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21

What you will be doing:

Reporting to the Housekeeping Supervisor, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Cleaning of all guest rooms as assigned.
  • Take initiative to add a personalized experience for the guest
  • Take ownership of guests’ privacy and belongings while ensuring exceptional service.
  • Improve the work performance and develop better service for your assignment
  • Ready to take responsibility when assigned to perform any other duties as designated by Supervisor
  • Operate in a safe and environmentally friendly way to protect guests’ and employees’ health and safety, as well as protect and conserve the environment
  • Comply with the hotel environmental, health and safety policies and procedures

Your experience and skills include:

  • Highly responsible & reliable
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team
  • Remaining calm and courteous at all times

How to Apply

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