Wilderness | General Manager – Lodges X1

Wilderness | General Manager – Lodges X1

Closing Date 07 July 2023

Job Description


Reporting directly to the Chief Operations Officer, the incumbent provides leadership and management of the lodges and works closely with the General Manager-Hospitality and other heads of department to maintain the company values in all camps and lodges to achieve the company goals. The GM Lodges coordinates other services to the lodges to ensure quality service delivery by all lodges within the agreed financial forecast.


  • Contribute to the development of the Company’s Strategic Plan and risk management framework
  • Provide consistent leadership and guidance to the managers in the concessions/lodges to achieve the company goals
  • Identify skills and competency gaps within the Lodge management teams and organize, coordinate and oversee on-the-job skills and competency development to achieve business requirements in line with the human resources development strategy and plan.
  • Build and establish a high-performance team, with cohesive teamwork and a culture of support for the ‘Wilderness Way.’
  • Implement corrective action on the organizational health assessment to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the department.
  • Manage change effectively to avoid disruption of business.
  • Plan, develop and coordinate implementation of automation of systems to attain efficiency targets and productivity outcomes.
  • Oversee procurement in the Lodges to make sure its effective and efficient, eliminating waste, incorrect purchasing, and theft.
  • Facilitate customer satisfaction surveys in all the lodges to ensure customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Review customer feedback and drive implementation of corrective measures.
  • Coordinate the assessment, review and mitigation of operational risks in all operations at the lodges and in the department
  • Review all regulatory compliance requirements to ensure full compliance

Winning Form | General Assistant X10


  • Degree in Business Management or relevant field.
  • A post-qualification diploma in a relevant field would be an added advantage.
  • CPD in leadership/Governance/Finance/Management
  • Minimum of 10 years in a similar position, of which at least two years (3) is at a senior management level.


  • Leadership and people management skills.
  • Influential; ability to motivate and direct teams for excellence.
  • High integrity.
  • Ability to manage diversity in terms of gender, sociocultural diversity
  • Analytical and numerical skills: understanding of business numbers and financial models.
  • Results orientated.
  • Project management expert
  • Proficiency  in Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • High level of organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Decision-making, and problem-solving skills.

High Emotional intelligence

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