Proudly born and bred in Botswana over 35 years ago, Wilderness Safaris remains dedicated to pioneering authentic and sustainable ecotourism in Africa, whilst making a positive impact on conservation, and driving community empowerment. By doing this, the company helps to protect more than 2.5 million hectares of pristine wilderness areas.
Wilderness Safaris Botswana is inviting like-minded people who suit the below criteria to apply for the exciting career opportunity: Concession Manager-Bush Based and to join this remarkable company to help drive positive change in Africa through high-end ecotourism.
Job Title: Concession Manager (Bushed Based)
Location: Maun, North West, Botswana
Reference #: WSBOT006/2021
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
The role will encompass management of the overall daily operational expenses, involvement in planning and management of the camp budgets. Ensuring that the camps are maintained and run to the best interest of the staff, Wilderness Safaris as the management company, the owners of the camp as well as meeting and exceeding the guest’s expectations.
•The Concession Manager reports to the General Manager-Botswana Region.
•The role does have supervisory responsibilities – Camp General Managers and Technical Services Manager report to Concession manager.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
•Overall efficient operation and management of the lodges/camps – including all front of house, and back of house functions.
•Operating according to and in compliance with – WS standards of operations, company policies and procedures, and WS code of conduct.
•Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of funds.
•Build a relationship with the principal owners and report monthly on the business
•Manage the activities of the concession in accordance to the planned program.
•Manage the welfare of the staff.
•Ensure by actively engaging with the camps, the guest experience is maximized and the Wilderness standards are being maintained.
•You will be required to motivate and lead a team with enthusiasm and leadership
•Manage the TSM to ensure that all assets are being maintained and that all planned maintenance programs are being completed and assets well looked after and accounted for.
•Be present in the camps and lead the team by example
•A Degree or equivalent tertiary qualification in hospitality and or business management studies.
•Minimum of 10 years of management experience in the related field.
•Proven experience in managing multiple properties, assets (including roads, airstrips, solar plants, Sewerage treatment plants and other related assets), wildlife monitoring and staff compliment in remote locations.
•Leadership skills, specifically in managing diverse management teams.
•Local neighboring community relations
•Proven leadership and outstanding staff management skills
•Shown dedication to eco-tourism
•Ability to set budgets and control spend
•High levels of attention to detail for Premier and Classic safari type brands
•Excellent communication, organization and planning skills
•Be able to motivate a team
•Ability to adapt and learn and embrace change
•Ability to spend extended periods in the bush
Application Deadline: 02/04/2021