Hotel Manager

Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we're an accommodation brand. The journey began in London, swung through a heap of European capitals on its way to dominating the world. No biggie. Fast Company named us one of the top 50 most innovative global companies. We, of course, agree. And now this top 50 most innovative global company (did we mention that?) wants a pretty awesome Hotel Manager for Generator Berlin Prenzlauer Berg.

Our spaces are safe and seriously social, in the proudest part of the beating heart of the cities we love. Cultural action, creative pulse and an outstanding way to waste some of the finite time the universe has given you - that's what Generator offers. Holds true for staff and visitors equally, and while chic design is always the backdrop, every Generator in every destination reflects the unique beat of that city's heart.

BEING YOURSELF is the key to bringing the Generator story and brand to life.

Located in East Berlin’s most laid-back neighbourhood, Generator Prenzlauer Berg offers a clean and safe space situated moments away from the Landsberger Allee S-Bahn and Tram station.

This Generator is rich in history as it sits in a former Communist office block - now home to a chilled beer garden, open public spaces and large entertainment areas, it is ideal for groups and school travellers. Check out the nearby Olympic swimming pool and Velodrom concert hall. Then take a quick tram ride to some of the city’s big hitters, like Alexanderplatz, the TV Tower and the Stasi Museum. Generator Prenzlauer Berg is the perfect launchpad for exploring the city.

  • Oversee the day-to-day refurbishment plan, managing both your teams and the contractors as we undergo our transformation
  • Planning with the on-property and commercial teams for the relaunch and repositioning of the hotel on completion of the refurbishment
  • Activating the public area spaces and connecting into the local community to drive awareness of the #GEN Brand and the F&B offering we have
  • Holding P&L responsibility with a focus on performance, revenue generation and cost optimisation
  • Setting and monitoring budget and marketing plan for annual operations in collaboration with the Area GM
  • Monitoring and coordinating the various departments to increase revenue and ensure smooth operations
  • Translating strategies into specific operational plans, budgets, and goals for department heads;
  • Growing the Generator brand and culture to continue the unique value offering to become a “place to be” in the city
  • Staying abreast of changes and latest trends in the local market, entertainment industry, fashion, art, music, food and beverage developments, and service best practices in order to consistently grow the service and product offering
  • Keeping close follow-up on developments of the competitors (occupancy, structural alterations, renovations, special campaigns, rate promotions etc.)
  • Maintaining the property in good condition
  • Striving for continuous innovation and improvement upon service standard sand product offerings
  • Maintaining a high profile with guests and ensuring ultimate guest satisfaction and financial success
  • Taking charge of the recruitment of talent and subsequently mentoring, development, and retention of employees
  • Developing, mentoring, and training employees and providing hands-on leadership to all departments
  • Helping to develop and/or administer the employee appraisal system to identify training needs, recognising and rewarding performance and maximising transparency
  • Establishing accountability for self and others. Identifying primary issues and/or problems and resolving them quickly and effectively, taking ownership of decisions and strategic plans
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with the local community
Naturally this is not intended as an exhaustive list of duties. Other duties as may be reasonably required will form part of this job description.

  • You have proven business acumen with good financial and analytical skills (e.g., ability to analyse P&L statements, and support the development of operating budgets and forecasts)
  • You should be analytical, with the ability to track, measure and evaluate the success of all business metrics
  • You will also have a well-developed capacity for strategic decision-making and a track record of proven results within guest and employee satisfaction, operational excellence, revenues, and profit
  • Additionally, you will perfectly combine the roles of owner’s interests with the functions of sales, finance, host, and team leader.
  • You can build and develop a team and put in place (and promote) a belief system that is adhered to and supported by all the hotel’s staff
  • The desired candidate ideally has a university degree in business or hotel management, and previous management experience in the hospitality industry; specifically, in a rooms-driven product of similar size
  • Knowledge of the Berlin hotel market is a must and a natural understanding and appreciation of the needs of today’s travellers are essential
  • Furthermore, the Hotel Manager is expected to bring on board experience in creating (and running) an experience- and design-led business anchored in its local community
  • Expertise in the lifestyle segment is highly beneficial but not a requirement
  • Birthday holiday in addition to your yearly holiday allocation
  • Employee Bounty Program providing opportunities to earn up to €1,000 for new hire referrals with no cap on number of referrals made 
  • Company contribution towards gym membership fees for all eligible employees 
  • Ideas Award - Quarterly award to double gross basic salary for 1 month to employee with most valuable suggestion/feedback
  • 2 free nights’ accommodation across any hostels (subject to availability)
  • Reduced room rates for staff as well as friends and family members (we operate in 15 locations across Europe & US so your next holiday is sorted)
  • Social events and celebrations calendar
  • Various employee recognition schemes
  • Online learning tools

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