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    ND & Associates - Manama, Bahrain

    Ref. JB1766055

    Job Description

    Our client, a large diversified business group, is currently expanding their Hotel, Resort & Apartment Division. With almost 50 properties already in the portfolio, 10 currently being built and a growth plan which will see 200 properties operational by 2015, now is the time to get on board!

    In preparation for the opening of their brand new 5* hotel in Bahrain they are seeking an experienced General Manager to manage the pre-opening and ongoing operations. Due to open Q3 2012, the hotel will offer over 160 rooms, full banqueting and function facilities, 7 food & beverage outlets and world class spa facilities.


    • Establish pre-opening budgets to manage overheads and costs

    • Develop recruitment and training strategy including strategic talent management and succession planning

    • Align operational objectives with core direction and strategy of Group brands and business

    • Create a positive work environment in line with company’s values, vision and mission to produce a dynamic, driven, motivated and results-orientated workforce

    • Manage property resources and risks

    • Manage all financial, budgetary and P&L responsibilities through effective forecasting and contingency planning to maximize revenue and shareholder returns

    • Develop and maintain a capable and cohesive Executive Team through effective leadership and mentoring


    • Currently working as a GM in the Middle East

    • 5 – 10 years experience as General Manager including experience with leading 5* international hotel chains

    • In-depth understanding of Middle East market and culture and hands on experience with pre-opening in Middle East

    • Strong business and financial acumen with extensive experience managing multiple budgets and P&L’s, forecasting and managing pre opening and marketing budgets

    • Outstanding leadership skills with experience managing Executive Leadership Team

    • Experience with high end and fine dining F&B outlets

    • Excellent English communication skills, Arabic bonus

    • International Hotel Management graduate, preferably MBA or equivalent

    • Age: 35 - 45

    On offer for the successful candidate is a generous package including excellent base + family package, 2 – 3 bedroom housing, car and mobile phone.

    Only candidates meeting all the above criteria will be considered.

    Job Details

    Job Location:
    Manama, Bahrain
    Company Industry:
    Hospitality/Tourism/Travel; Catering/Food Services/Restaurants
    Company Type:
    Employer (Private Sector)
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    Employment Status:
    Full time
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    Min: 5
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    About This Company

    ND & Associates specializes in providing exclusive, experienced and skilled professionals ranging from Chief Officers, Division Heads, Directors and Managers, to Executives. To support clients in all business functions across the entire organisation, ND & Associates’ consultants are divided into two main divisions: 1. Industry Specialisations (IS) 2. Business Support (BS) Industry Specialisation (IS) Every organisation needs a specialized recruitment partner who understands the unique requirements of particular industries. For this reason, ND & Associates have specialist teams dedicated to serve the following key industry segments: · IT & Telecommunications · Engineering - Energy / Environment / Utilities / Construction · FMCG · Investment & Corporate Banking · Logistic and Supply Chain Business Support (BS) Our teams have the in-depth knowledge and experiences to serve our clients in these industries niches across all departments and skill sets. Therefore, in addition to the IS division, the BS teams have been set up to provide our long term partners with complete recruitment services to cover the following areas: IT • Finance • HR • Legal • Procurement • Office Support • Sales and Marketing SERVICES: Adopting a consultative approach, ND & Associates take a long term view to our relationships with clients, believing it is essential to understand our clients' unique strategic, organizational, financial and cultural context in order to deliver real value. We offer 7 customized solutions to meet all types of executive staffing challenges: 1. Specialized Executive Search 2. On-site recruitment 3. Head hunting 4. Mass recruitment 5. Reference checks 6. Localisation / Emiratisation 7. Executive contracting solutions