Cytonn Investments Jobs Hospitality Business Manager


Cytonn Real Estate (CRE) is the affiliate of Cytonn Investments Management Limited, an independent investment management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. Cytonn Investments is primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to individual high net-worth investors, global and institutional investors and Kenyans in the diaspora interested in the high-growth East-African region. We currently have over Kshs. 73 billion of investments and projects under mandate, mainly in real estate.

To manage our growth strategy in the region, the firm is inviting applications from talented practitioners in the hospitality industry to join its competitive real estate team in order to achieve this. The successful candidate must be able to create strategy, collaborate with others, lead and manage both projects and teams.

Hospitality Business Manager Job Responsibilities

  • Spearheading the creation and implementation of the company’s hospitality sector business case /strategy and identifying market gaps through conducting comprehensive market research and expansion strategy
  • The sign-off of the design and operational requirements and specifications from both the both end user and investor perspectives by leading a team in development and implementation of hospitality -wide strategies
  • Develop Operational processes and manuals including adding technical systems for an operational hospitality establishment
  • Manage the development and commissioning of both the hotel and serviced apartments business case businesses
  • Developing business relationships through membership and participations in professional, industry/trade and civic organizations
  • Establish cost & quality standards, maximize profits, develop and retain employees, while ender user and investor expectation.
  • Ensure consistence in overall business responsibility including market positioning, brand positioning and service delivery
  • Ensure all departments are profitable and maintain strong working relationships
  • Allocate funds, authorize expenses, and assist in budget planning
  • Maintain accurate records including cash flow sheet, direct bill accounts, credit card receipts, registration cards, reservation cards, and credit cards
  • Ensure longevity and sustainable business by developing a pipeline in the region
  • Ensure adherence to hotel brand and franchise policies and established operating procedures while meeting or exceeding user expectations by providing service, & quality experience
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualifications for the Hospitality Business Manager Job

  • Bachelor’s degree in a real estate or hospitality related field is required; and a minimum of B+ in KCSE, or equivalent registered with relevant professional body
  • 5 years’ minimum experience in Hotel development, with a proven track record of the successful delivery of major developments (including commissioning) is a minimum requirement
  • Strong business acumen and knowledge of the MICE industry and global hospitality market and must be able to display a working understanding of the design and interface between the front of house and back of house operations
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and professionally and comfortable working in a fast-growing, evolving organization that seeks to expand in the hospitality sector
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the requirements of an operating 3-star Hotel and Service
  • Apartments is essential for this position
  • Have direct experience and be able to show a successful history working directly in the area of the construction and commissioning of high quality hotels
  • Work experience within the Sub Sharan region – working for both private and/ or public sector clients is seen as highly advantageous
  • Experience in deal origination and site acquisition is an added advantage

How to Apply

Interested candidate to apply through this link. Deadline is December 27, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted