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AFRICAN INSPIRATION CEO

Posted 10 Oct 2019

African Inspirations manages a small but expanding portfolio of safari lodges & boutique hotels in key tourism destinations in sub-Saharan Africa. The ideal candidate will be an energetic & self-motivated individual with business acumen, an established personal network & a suitable level of experience in the general management of tourism properties. As leader of a small executive team, the CEO will report to the Board of Directors & will assume overall responsibility for all aspects of the business. A key objective will be to expand the client base on a sustainable & profitable basis. A summary of responsibilities is as follows:- (i) Development of a strategic plan: • Prepare a strategic 5-year plan to be presented to the BOD for discussion & approval; • Ensure that AI has the resources to implement the agreed strategic plan; • Preparation of a budget in accordance with the strategic plan; • Implementation & constant monitoring versus the agreed plan in accordance with budget. (ii) Management of the AI team: • A SWOT analysis of the existing staff complement; • Allocation of responsibilities within the AI team according to the above analysis; • Identification of where & how the team can be strengthened; • People management & a structured approach to KPI’s & staff feedback. (iii) Expansion of the client base: • Ensure there is a detailed & structured summary of AI’s product offering; • Identify & evaluate potential opportunities within the tourism industry; • Marketing of the AI brand … development of an executive summary & detailed sales pitch; • A detailed outline of operating procedures for existing & new properties in the portfolio. (iv) Management of all aspects of the business: • Human Resources • Lodge/hotel management & operations • Profitability of individual properties & AI as a whole (v) Report to the Board of Directors on a monthly basis (vi) Report to the shareholders on an ad-hoc basis as determined by the BOD.

Salary
Market Related

Location
South Africa, SADC

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be an energetic & self-motivated individual with business acumen, an established personal network & a suitable level of experience in the general management of tourism properties.

Additional Info

Please send in applications before 31 October 2019.

Contract Type
Permanent

Level
Management

Contact Details

Please apply via email to directors@africaninspiration.com.


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