accommodation manager for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Job type: Contract
Industry: Catering & Hospitality

| WHO WE ARE | Introduction

 

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Accelerate Korea supports global businesses, SMEs and startups by providing an end-to-end full range of market entry and exit services.

 

One of our current market entry client’s is one of the largest and foremost suppliers of accommodation and logistics to large international sporting federations, whose key stakeholders include international media, event sponsors, multinational corporates and others.

 

Our client will be servicing their end-clients out of the PyeongChang & Gangneung region as one of the leading service providers to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Their clients include the largest TV Broadcasting Groups who will be hosted at their serviced apartments in PyeongChang and are generally the key executive and crew who are directly involved in the Olympics (no spectators).

 

They are based in 10 countries globally and have been one of the key service providers for events such as the FiFa World Cup, South Africa, the Summer Olympics in Rio and the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo plus many others.

 

| Role |

 

Accommodation Manager for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

 

| Your Responsibilities |

 

As THE Accommodation Manager you will work for our client in PyeongChang. Our client is one of foremost suppliers of accommodation and logistics to the large international sporting federations, international media, event sponsors, multinational corporates and others.

Expectations:

You are the key person in a very fast moving service environment in the heart of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, servicing the most important Olympics Executives and crews.

We support freedom and creativity. The tasks listed hereunder are just an outline of the expected tasks to be performed. You are, however, encouraged to challenge them and propose new, more effective ways to achieve your goals. As an Accommodation Manager you will be responsible for the accommodation suppliers to which you hold the ultimate responsibility of:

 

  • Prospecting new venues and potential suppliers in the fields of accommodation;

  • Negotiating and contracting with reliable service providers in the fields of accommodation;

  • Quality control at the contracted accommodations, evaluation reports, communication with the suppliers;

 

| Specific Tasks |

 

  • Keeping databases up-to-date with suppliers and contracts related information;

  • Updating and controlling bookings through the system;

  • Managing and confirming bookings, check-in and check-outs, and rooming lists in cooperation with Account Managers (exceptional excel skills required);

  • Negotiating with other suppliers related to the accommodation process.

E.g: cleaning company and other service providers;

  • Planning and organizing of cleaning and other services staff in the apartments;

  • Quality control and client satisfaction, planning of the client’s stay process;

  • Meet the targets set for your position (to be set in coordination with the Operations Manager / Country Manager). Potential targets might be:

  • Meetings;

  • Visits to apartments and accommodations in general;

  • Commercial proposals;

  • Sign contracts, etc.

 

| MUST-HAVE Skills and Expertise |

 

  • Strong ability to manage bookings in excel (“without” a “single” mistake!!!)

  • Work experience with international clients (and Korean service providers).

  • Fluent in Korean, English (Written / Spoken), other languages a bonus.

  • Driver’s license and be able to work from PyeongChang + own car is a bonus (Minimum 1 year driving experience!)

  • Must be able to handle having very high responsibility!

  • Strong problem solver!

  • Very strong administrative skills!

  • Very service oriented!

  • Very committed, dedicated and passionate for your job!

  • Exceptionally reliable and honest!

 

| Preferred Profile |

 

  • Work experience in an industry related (Hospitality, Tourism, Events, etc.) business in Korea and or internationally

  • Good knowledge about the local hotel industry

  • Very good negotiation skills

  • Very good communication and persuasion skills

  • Ability to identify and match accommodation acquisition with Client expectations

  • Ability to work under pressure, and solve problems with an analytical approach

  • Self-motivated and flexible

  • MS Office (very good knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

  • Ability to travel essential

  • Appropriate Bachelor degree preferred

 

| Our offer |

 

  • Salary + Benefits: NEGOTIABLE

  • Working hours: Full time fixed working hours

(24/7 standby to client’s requests / but will be on rotation with colleagues) From two months before the Olympics the workload will start increasing significantly - prior to that the workload will be up and down, but full time.

  • Contract Type: Fixed term (2017. October ~ 2018. March)

  • Work Location: First in Seoul, PyeongChang near the Intercontinental Hotel

*All listed tasks should be carried out in both Korean and English in order to ensure a constant running of operations.

 

| Interview Schedules |

 

●     September and October

 

| Job starting date |

 

●    Flexible

 

| How to Apply |

 

Email: [...]

Photo & Resume & Cover letter (in English)

 

| NOTE |

 

ONLY applications in English will be accepted!

Submitted applications in Korean only will not be included in the application procedures. You may provide both English + Korean Applications.

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