General Manager

WHO ARE WE

Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we're a leading lifestyle shared 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 General Manager for Generator Paris.
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. 
 

ABOUT GENERATOR PARIS

Hip galleries. Boutique shops. Pastoral cafés. Canal St. Martin in the 10th Arrondissement is everything you’d expect from the French capital, but with more than its fair share of contemporary cool.
Standing opposite Oscar Niemeyer’s iconic French Communist Headquarters, Generator Paris is just a few steps from Canal Saint-Martin and Buttes-Chaumont Park and only a 15-minute stroll from Gare du Nord train station. With a welcoming mix of cinematic design, rich colours, a sparkling reception and several unique social spaces to suit your mood, you’ll feel like you’re on the set of a Parisian art-house movie.
On the hostel’s ground floor you'll find Café Fabien with its canteen and conservatory overlooking the garden. A curved staircase leads down to the vaulted ceilings of Le Club, inspired by the Paris Metro. Head up to the 9th floor to discover Khayma Rooftop, with a canopy, bar and awe-inspiring views of Sacré-Cœur and Montmartre. Our Paris hostel represents the very best of Paris, all under one roof.
 

NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JOB

As a General Manager, you are responsible for managing the Hotel Executive team and overall hotel targets to deliver an excellent Guest and Member experience. A General Manager will also be required to manage profitability and guest satisfaction measures.
You will be expected to perform the following tasks to the highest standards:

  • Manage ongoing profitability of your property, ensuring revenue and guest satisfaction targets are met and exceeded
  • Lead in all key property issues including capital projects, customer service, and refurbishment
  • Ensure all decisions are made in the best interest of the hostel and Generator
  • Deliver achievable property budgets, and set other short and long term strategic goals for the property
  • Provide effective leadership to hotel team members
  • Lead in all aspects of business planning
  • Comply with and exceed Generator Service Standards
  • Ensure costs are controlled and revenue opportunities are effectively sourced and delivered
  • Manage and develop the Hotel Executive team to ensure career progression and effective succession planning within Generator
  • Hold regular briefings and communication meetings with the HOD team
  • Respond to audits to ensure continual improvement is achieved.

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.
 

WHAT’S IN YOUR DNA

  • ​Take full ownership of the property, managing YOUR business
  • Relentlessly drive revenue, unearthing and supporting sales opportunities around every corner
  • Build, lead and inspire a great team of people that get Generator and want to be themselves
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate from top to bottom
  • Know your customers, KNOW millennials
  • Curate and build a reputation for art, culture, music and fun
  • Engage with and support the local community
  • Know it all, the latest bars, restaurants and cafés, the museums, the competition!
  • Have a knack for activating spaces, making sure every square metre of space is monetised
  • Fully integrate events programming to create genuine lifestyle experiences
  • Make social local to ensure YOUR CITY knows us and loves us
  • Recruit for personality, creativity and passion
  • Know and respect your employees’ rights.


YOUR ROCK STAR EXPERIENCE

  • Excellent knowledge of local market in Paris area 
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as an established General Manager within a similar quality hotel/hostel
  • Degree or diploma in Hotel Management or equivalent
  • Possess strong commercial acumen, with experience in increasing profitability
  • Experience managing budgets, revenue proposals, and forecasting results in a similar sized property
  • Inspiring leadership & communication skills
  • In-depth knowledge of the hotel/leisure/service sector.
 

OUR KEY GLOBAL BENEFITS

  • Birthday holiday in addition to your yearly holiday allocation 
  • Company contribution towards gym membership fees for all eligible employees  
  • 2 free nights’ accommodation across any of our 19 properties 
  • Reduced room rates for staff as well as friends and family members (we operate in 17 locations across Europe & US so your next holiday is sorted)
  • Social events and celebrations calendar
  • Various employee recognition schemes
  • Online learning tools.


SO YOU THINK THIS MIGHT BE YOU?

That's cool. Send us your application in English. If you’ve got questions call us, or check us out at jobs.staygenerator.com or our social media pages.
 
Here you may well find the answers to life, the universe and everything, including why there are no penguins at the North Pole. We look forward to hearing from you.

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