Director of Lodge Operations | Durban

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Posted 2 weeks ago

Director of Lodge Operations | Durban


JD Specialized Recruitment is partnering with a company with a portfolio of 5* lodges to identify an exceptional DIRECTOR OF LODGE OPERATIONS

➡️PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate must be based in Durban or willing to relocate.


  • 10+ years of experience in senior hospitality operations management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, Business Administration, or a related field preferred.
  • Proven track record of leading and growing multi-site operations within the lodge sector.
  • Strong understanding of all aspects of lodge operations, including housekeeping, food and beverage service, guest services, and maintenance.
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic operational plans.
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with General Managers, staff, vendors, and shareholders.
  • Analytical with strong problem-solving, fiscal management, and budgeting skills.
  • A strong understanding of P&L statements and the ability to react with impactful strategies.
  • Experience maximizing room yield and lodge revenue through innovative sales practices and yield management programs.
  • Well versed with reservations and tour operator engagements.
  • Proven experience in mentoring and developing a high-performing team.
  • Experience with hospitality technology and Property Management Systems essential – Semper experience preferred.
  • A valid driver’s license and own vehicle
  • Ability to travel and spend time at relevant properties multiple times per year.
  • Stable employment history and contactable references.

Salary –On application (DOE)

➡️PLEASE NOTE– Although we appreciate all applications received, we will only reply to those candidates who have the background and experience required. This position is only open to South African citizens. Thank you!

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