Fairmont Hotel Hiring Revenue Manager

Company Description

About Our Hotel

Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club has been awarded Africa’s leading hotel in 2022 and 2023 by the World Travel Awards.

The iconic Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is a remote luxury 5-star resort located in the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy in Nanyuki, Kenya. The hotel is rooted in history and has evolved from the vision of its founding members in the early 1930’s as a hunting ground to a beautiful story today as a hotel within a conservancy.

The organization plays a crucial role in its host community through conservation and sustainability initiatives. As part of the conservation work, the property has a goal to rehabilitate and release the antelope species called the “Mountain Bongo’s” who were heading towards extinction and hence continues to make historic strides for future generations.

Nestled in the lush foothills of Mount Kenya offering 100 luxury rooms, surrounded by beautiful forests and conservancies(Ol-Pejeta, Solio to name a few) . The hotel features a prestigious main structure that reflects the 1950’s colonial architectural design with a luxury country club feel, complemented by independent quaint cottages, including William Holden’s original cottage which offers breathtaking views of the mountain.

The hotel guests can indulge in an array of exciting outdoor activities including animal orphanage visits, destination dining, bongo tracking, horse riding in the forest/conservancy, phenomenal breakfasts at the slopes of Mount Kenya, and open fire dinner concepts at the foothills of the Mountain. Moreover, the F&B offerings include an all-day dining restaurant, a fine dining grill restaurant, a bar, and banquets/wedding destinations.

Job Description

We are looking to grow our team and engage a highly motivated and passionate Revenue Manager who will work closely with the team to drive and deliver on the Fairmont promise, turning moments into memories.

Role Based in Nairobi

Reporting to the General Manager the Revenue Manager is responsible for leading the hotel Commercial Strategy team in determining strategic vision. The Revenue Manager establishes goals and implements tactical efforts, with the goal of promoting revenue growth generation among key customer segments and revenue centers, and supporting the hotel’s brand positioning and image.

The role is responsible for data quality and analysis, providing gathered intelligence, and recommending revenue and e-commerce strategies to the Commercial Strategy team, as well as other corporate and ownership entities. In addition, the role ensures that inventory allocation and pricing parameters are positioned to support the overall revenue goals of the hotel, while assisting all stakeholders in maximizing profit. The role identifies and mentors Revenue Manager talent in the hotel.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads strategic planning and collaborates with all hotel profit generation teams to actively seek opportunities to drive incremental profit for Rooms, Restaurants, Spas, and other revenue streams.
  • Effectively communicates a compelling Total Hotel Profit Optimization vision to all relevant property leaders, fosters Revenue Management Culture within the revenue generating departments of the hotel and teaches RM concepts within the hotel.
  • Leverages Revenue Management analytics, technologies, processes, tools, and training programs to optimize hotel profits.
  • Creates short- and long-term forecasts, that yield the best decisions on pricing and yielding tactics
  • Participates in the annual budget process and produces long term projections, as required.
  • Actively participates in ownership conversations and presentations.
  • Monitors relevant economic, market, and competitive set indicators to derive insight-led profit generation strategies.
  • Chairs and prepares materials for the weekly Revenue Management Meetings, following Brand guidelines.
  • Maximizes room revenue contribution through a thorough understanding of all booking channels and management of inventory and rate therein.
  • Optimizes pricing, promotions, and availability strategies through definition and management of all rates, rate levels, stay restrictions and other tactics, which are congruent with demand factors to target the most profitable customer segments to maximize profits.
  • Directs and manages all channel distribution strategies. Evaluates new business opportunities related to booking channels.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing team to execute, measure, evaluate and improve digital marketing efforts, to support the hotel strategic marketing plans working within the established budgets.
  • Together with the Marketing team, manages performance reviews with OTA/CTO partners, keeping up-to-date on each partner’s distribution options and extranet maintenance, to ensure optimal display of the hotel. Evaluates extranet enhancements.
  • System owner for RMS, CRS (ORS and TARS), Rate shopping system, TravelCLICK products and hotel specific platforms. Responsible for data quality and system hygiene, following Accor standards, recommendations and procedures.
  • Oversees content management in all electronic channels, liaises with hotel Marketing team to ensure regular updates of images and descriptions of hotel, room brands, outlets and services are completed.
  • Oversees relationship with GRC and Distribution services teams.
  • Maintains relationships with local market competitors to keep informed of trends and news.
  • Motivate, lead, coach and manage all aspects of team members’ performance towards achieving exceptional guest service and employee satisfaction results.

Qualifications

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Bachelor degree in Hotel Management, Accounting, Finance, or Mathematic preferred.
  • Proven track record of a minimum of four (4) years in luxury hotel Revenue Management, with a demonstrated ability to achieve and exceed management’s expectations.
  • Experience in a Resort/Luxury is an added advantage
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Dynamic can-do attitude
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Presents a professional and polished appearance
  • Effectively deal with guests and other team members
  • Previous reservation experience highly preferred
  • Experience with Ideas G3 RMS, Opera PMS, Passkey, Delphi or Opera Sales and Catering preferred
  • Possessing the trait of being organized and multi-tasking
  • Ability to complete work within given deadlines
  • Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information and protect company assets

Additional Information

  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide
  • Learning programs through our Academies
  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!
  • Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21
  • Be part of creating the historic story of rehabilitating and releasing the rare Mountain Bongo that was heading toward extinction.
  • Working with a hotel rich in history and known for exemplary services while growing your career
  • Work and learn in a luxury property

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