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Travel / Hospitality Marketing Administrator, Bryanston

Employer Description

A Management and Marketing Company with numerous years of travel industry knowledge focused on hospitality.

Job Description

The duties include (but are not limited) to:








Attention to detail. The ability to come up with creative and innovative ideas.


  • Needs a marketing qualification Needs a TOURISM qualification or 5 years experience

· Salary: R 20 000 CTC
· Location: South Africa
· Date Posted: 11 Jul 2017
· Employer type: Travel Agency

Concession / Technical Manager
Camp and Safari Operation in Botswana

Job Description

We are looking for a self-starter Concession/Technical Manager to drive and deliver the desired service, maintenance and project excellence required to support the effective and efficient operation of the Concession and its assets in part or whole.


  • Provide service and customer support during field visits or dispatches
  • Tie workflow to schedule
  • Maintain all vehicles, roads, watering holes, air-strip and other concession areas
  • Manage all on site installation, repair, maintenance and test tasks
  • Diagnose errors or technical problems and determine proper solutions
  • Draw up and maintain an annual concession maintenance budget
  • Produce timely and detailed service & maintenance plans & reports
  • Document processes
  • Operate vehicle in a safely manner and use field automation systems
  • Follow all company's filed procedures and protocols and develop new ones to support the operation
  • Manage the Concession Technical/Maintenance team to derive maximum value and output
  • Comprehend Camp specific requirements and make appropriate recommendations/briefings
Salary / Package

Highly negotiable depending on qualifications and experience


We work a leave system of 8 weeks ON and 3 weeks OFF Camp based so accommodation and meals provided

Ability to troubleshoot, test, repair and service technical equipment English literacy Ability to work flexible shifts and to adapt to changing work schedules Familiarity with mobile tools and applications Experience in the Tourism & Hospitality field will be preferred.


  • Technical Degree or Certification or Relevant Experience in Lieu. Proven field and technical experience (welding, plumbing, electrics, carpentry, building, mechanics etc - at least 5 years

· Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
· Location: Botswana
· Date Posted: 11 Jul 2017
· Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge

Development Chef
A company that manufactures wet and dry ingredients and does product development.

Job Description

Main purpose of the job:

  • Presentations and demonstrating the company's products to customers and clients.
  • Food preparation to demonstrate company's products.

  • Liaise with customers.
  • Be actively involved in demonstrating and promoting sector specific products.
  • Assist with presentations and training of customers and sales staff.
  • Execute marketing plans set by senior management.
  • Seek new business.
  • Identify market opportunities for products developed and manufactured.
  • Track market trends with regards to our product range.
  • Participate in sales meetings to obtain and share information on promotional activities and new products.
  • Be involved with the product development program.
  • Develop solutions, in collaboration with the sales, R&D, and marketing departments.
  • Develop the brand through involvement on recipe design, new product applications, research and promotional action.
  • Be prepared to travel.

Cell Allowance

Cooking skills Kitchen management skills Sales ability Presentation skill Product knowledge Practical application of product (ingredient) range Computer skills, incl Syspro Passion for food Service orientation High level communication Planning and organizing Creativity


Academic Grade 12 Culinary/Hospitality or related qualification 3 Years experience

· Salary: R 35 000 basic
· Location: South Africa
· Date Posted: 28 Jun 2017
· Employer type: Catering Company

F&B Manager
A Hotel with multiple F&B outlets.

Job Description

*** Preference will be given to Zimbabwe Nationals ***

The candidate must be an all rounder and can handle volume under pressure. Banqueting experience is also important to have.

  • Budgets, Results, Stock & F&B Control.
  • Team Development, Communication & Morale.
  • Quality Assurance Program.
  • Events, Promotions & Advertising.
  • Statistics.
  • Bars.
  • Restaurants.
  • Mission Statement & Core Values.
  • Key Result Areas.

A house, local medical aid and pension

Must be a level headed, practical individual who can lead a team. They must be socially well mannered and be dedicated to this position, someone not afraid of a little hard work.


O and A levels. Formal F&B or Hospitality qualifications.

· Salary: Around $1 800.00 gross per month
· Location: Zimbabwe
· Date Posted: 28 Jun 2017
· Employer type: Hotel

Group, Conference & Events Coordinator

Employer Description

A beautiful hotel in Knysna.

Job Description

A Group, Conference and Events Coordinator is responsible for maximizing rooms, groups, conference and events revenue for the hotel through pro-active selling and commercial management techniques. You will also be responsible for managing the GC&E activities from initial bookings through to managing and coordinating the event on site as well as post event follow ups as well as:

  • Attending to all aspects of reservations for tour operators, travel agents and groups.
  • Adequate and accurate information provided to guests & interdepartmental liaison
  • Ensuring accurate up to date reservation administration is maintained
  • Process bookings for groups and functions
  • Upselling
  • Ensuring maximum guest satisfaction and adhering to the Standards required


Excellent written and oral communications skills Presents information in a concise, well-organized manner Supports the team & helps others when needed Develops constructive relationships at all levels within the organization Maintains effectiveness in situations of disappointment or high pressure Adapts willingly to change Identifies priorities effectively, balancing importance, urgency and resources Manages time efficiently within tight schedules Works effectively and accurately with minimal direction Reacts quickly with determination and energy, whilst remaining calm and level headed in order to deliver results. Able to negotiate and ‘close’ a sale Able to develop positive business relationships


  • Matric Hospitality qualification will be a bonus.  

· Salary: Market related
· Location: South Africa
· Date Posted: 09 Jun 2017
· Employer type: Hotel

Hotel Group Marketing Manager

Employer Description

International Hotel Group

Job Description

As Cluster Marketing  Manager, you will develop and implement the marketing and activities for the hotel to increase brand awareness, communicate promotions to all relevant target markets and address hotel business needs. Specifically, a Marketing Manager will perform the following tasks to the highest standards:

Business Function:

  • Lead the  marketing function on cluster level and be the marketing Hub for all key functions such as, regional communications, regional marketing, revenue management, sales, finance, hotel operations, F&B and eCommerce

  • Develop and implement an annual bespoke  marketing plan by segment in line with budget requirements to ensure the hotels meet their objectives including revenue and non-revenue targets.This should include an analysis of key source markets and acting as the liaison with any source market  agencies.

  • Ensure effective market positioning of the hotels is in place, with a focus on driving brand awareness Proactively drive and identify new marketing initiatives to keep ahead of evolving market trends

  • Ensure effective  strategies are in place for the entire team, with a focus on driving positive media coverage and building key media relations

  • Independently manage and implement  marketing initiatives whilst ensuring all activity is aligned with regional and global activities.

  • Awareness of the Group’s Worldwide global story – along with brand and corporate key messages which must form the backdrop of all communications

  • Develop, proactively manage and implement the annual cluster  marketing plan to include media relations, social media, internal communications, eCommerce, brand recognition and loyalty marketing within budget guidelines

  • Responsible for measuring key performance indicators relating to all  marketing activities, promotions and campaigns, and producing performance reports for all key stakeholders.

  • Oversee the execution of all promotional activities, whether local, regional or global, across all available channels, ensuring brand adherence and effectiveness

  • Oversee media visits and develop key media contacts, manage press conferences on site and be aware of media events and activities in the local area and community

  • Ensure sales and F&B teams receive full marketing support including collateral

  • Always be the brand champion ensuring all collateral conforms to agreed brand standards and content is compliant of corporate guidelines and within budget guidelines across all activities

  • Support individual brand initiatives and ensure hotel brand campaigns are rolled out effectively and communicated using the right tone and voice for each segment

  • Manage internal communications in the hotels and take responsibility for updating regional office of any local stories, awards and sponsorship events to promote locally, regionally and globally

  • Develop, manage and grow a tailored social media strategy to drive engagement and grow loyalty


Previous experience of working in a PR role in the hotel industry Qualifications in project and time management Able to speak further key business languages Knowledge of computer design/graphic software Master’s degree in Business, Communications or Marketing Qualifications or courses relating to creative, descriptive or effective writing Experience of working with key marketing partnerships, media and design agencies​


Matric College Degree in Marketing, Communications, or Hotel Management Previous Marketing experience in a similar environment Experience of developing, creating and managing promotional campaigns and activities with associated costs and working to budget restraints Complete understanding of key functions relating to cluster strategies and initiatives whilst managing multiple work streams

· Salary: Market related
· Location: South Africa
· Date Posted: 09 Jun 2017
· Employer type: Hotel

Resort Chef
A Resort in the Seychelles

Job Description

  • Take responsibility of the day to day operation
  • Overall management of a kitchen brigade
  • Maintenance of effective control systems and procedures
  • Management and improvement of staff productivity
  • Effective planning of rosters for all kitchen staff
  • Achievement of budgeted food cost for all areas
  • Overseeing food purchases in line with needs of the operation
  • Drafting and implementation of departmental strategies, profit improvement plans and promotions
  • Extensive menu planning and costing
  • Knowledge and implementation of operational standards and procedures
  • Effective management of Operating Equipment
  • Staff management inclusive of IR, performance management, training, etc
  • Managing and improving staff productivity
  • Ensuring that monthly appraisals are conducted on all employees and submitted to Human Resources


Accommodation, meals, Medical aid contribution

Related experience at senior management level. Exposure to menu engineering and food costing. Working knowledge and understanding of all cooking techniques. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills Effective dispute resolutions


  • Matric Formal chef qualifications

· Salary: $2,000 – $2,200
· Location: Seychelles
· Date Posted: 01 Jun 2017
· Employer type: Hotel

BEE: Venue Sales & Marketing Manager
Exclusive venue in Johannesburg

Job Description

As the Sales and Marketing manager you will be expected to manage opportunities through a preparation of sales action plans and strategies and developing sales proposals. Most importantly, you will have a key role in a sales team which has as a key objective of sales activities, sourcing of new business and to ensure continuous good client relationships.

  • Generate and qualify leads
  • Sourcing and develop client referrals
  • Prepare sales action plans and strategies
  • Schedule sales activities.
  • Develop and maintain a customer database
  • Plan and conduct direct marketing activities
  • Develop and maintain sales and promotional materials
  • Negotiate with clients
  • Develop sales proposals
  • Conduct product training
  • Follow up on all sales activities
  • Ensure customer satisfaction and good client relationships
  • Perform quality checks on product and service delivery
  • Conduct market research and surveys
  • Monitor competitors, market conditions and product development
  • Source new business through telesales/cold calling within the allocated market segment
  • Ensure service clients at regular intervals to keep Top of Mind awareness
  • Network within the industry and market segment
  • Interact with relevant stakeholders in the industry
  • Conduct weekly site inspections
  • Negotiate rates and availability in conjunction with the Sales and General Manager where necessary.
  • Achieve monthly and quarterly targets
  • Attend to, follow up on and reply to all enquiries, offers, quotes and confirmations timeously
  • Process corporate rate agreements and quotes
  • Conduct Powerpoint presentations of property to Clients
  • Record all appointments and calls on Sales Database and submit weekly and monthly Sales Reports accordingly
  • Execute all plans and projects within the required timeframe as allocated by the Sales Manager.
All other ad hoc tasks and responsibilities as assigned by management



Dynamic Networked Target Driven Negotiation Friendly and engaging Analytic Resilient Organised Proactive and Innovative Attention to detail Goal oriented Inquisitive


  • Matric Diploma/Degree in Sales and Marketing/related Honours will be an added advantage

· Salary: R18K – R21K
· Location: South Africa
· Date Posted: 26 May 2017
· Employer type: Conference Venue

BEE: Corporate Venue Sales Agent
Exclusive venue in Johannesburg.

Job Description

To sell The Venue to prospective clients across all markets with a focus on the corporate market segment in the events and conferences/meetings side. This will include calling on PCO's, in-house event companies and corporates directly.

  • Source new business through telesales and cold calling
  • Maintain existing clients
  • Negotiate rates in order to secure business in consultation with senior management
  • Host site inspections with prospective clients
  • Assist in collection of advance deposits and signed contracts
  • Generate and implement targets & specific sales action plans
  • Perform competitor analysis
  • Attend and exhibit at trade shows
  • Attend networking events
  • Entertain clients
Attend and exhibit at travel workshops


Percentage of revenue

Strong network in the corporate events, meetings and conferences field Good Communication & report writing skills Planning & organising Deadline driven Fast Learner Positive Attitude Must be able to work in a team Assertive and energetic person Analytical Sense of urgency/result orientation Orderly and structured record keeping


  • Matric Higher Diploma / Degree in Sales, Marketing or a related field At least 3 years in similar position

· Salary: R10K – R16K
· Location: South Africa
· Date Posted: 26 May 2017
· Employer type: Conference Venue

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