General Manager Operations

  • Permanent
  • Ref #410943AH
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Johannesburg North, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
  • General Management, Hospitality
Employer Description

An expanding group of short stay accommodation units located along National routes in Southern Africa. This role will mainly be based at Group Headoffice in Johannesburg Northern Suburbs, but there will be extensive travel to the various units required monthly.

Job Description

General Manager Operations

Job Description

Job Summary:

Responsible for the overall management, administration, and profitability of business operations. This position requires strong leadership, organisational, financial, and customer service skills to drive efficiencies, profitability and improve guest satisfaction scores.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Operational Leadership
  • Provide strong operational leadership to all departments including other support functions.
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) to improve efficiencies and maintain high-quality service and guest satisfaction.
  • Oversee daily operations, ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations and quality standards.
  1. Financial Management
  •  Develop and manage the division’s annual budget, including revenue and expense forecasting.
  • Monitor financial performance and implement strategies to maximise revenue and control costs.
  • Analyse financial reports, profit and loss statements, and make necessary adjustments to achieve financial targets.
  • Manage inventory, procurement, and vendor relationships to optimise cost-efficiency.
  1. Guest Experience
  • Maintain a strong focus on guest satisfaction and continually seek ways to enhance the guest experience.
  • Monitor guest feedback and reviews, taking corrective actions when necessary.
  • Implement service training and development programs for staff to ensure exceptional service delivery.
  1. Human Resources
  •  Recruit, train, supervise, and motivate staff.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide coaching and feedback.
  • Foster a positive work environment, promoting teamwork and professional growth.
  • Handle employee relations and disciplinary matters when required.


Educated to degree level. (Hospitality/Business Administration degree preferable). Extensive experience in the hospitality industry, with at least 5-10 years in progressively responsible management roles.


Valid driver’s license and ability to travel - extensive travel required to the various units located nationwide and cross-border. Key Attributes: Commercially focused with strong financial acumen and experience with budgeting and financial analysis. Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Exceptional problem-solving and decision-making abilities. Strong commitment to guest satisfaction and quality service. Knowledge of industry trends and best practices.  Engaging personality.

Salary / Package

R55,000-R65,000 per month CTC Negotiable commensurate with experience/capability


Real growth potential within the brand.