[FILLED] General Manager & Hospitality/Business Development Manager Couple Needed

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Pu'u O Hoku Ranch

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Kaunakakai, HI
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Full Time
Date Posted
October 14, 2016

We are seeking a couple to serve as a team of Managers to oversee all ranch operations, overall marketing and business development of the various ranch programs and be directly responsible for the hospitality operation.

The 14,000 acre Ranch is primarily focused on conservation, sustainable practices & products and also serves as a retreat for the owners and like-minded guests. The ranch has a number of business activities including hospitality operations, commercial beekeeping, organic & biodynamic farming, organic seed production and a small organic grass-fed beef operation. There is also an extensive renewable energy program that powers much of the ranch. Future business plans include commercial axis deer hunting & farming, various educational programs, and a commercial-contract native plants nursery.

The General Manager will oversee the Team Leaders of each business program and report directly to the owner and the corporate office. General Manager will be responsible for creating business plans, developing budgets, setting goals and priorities, and monitoring and reporting progress. They will also oversee and coordinate the work of the Head of Maintenance who is responsible for the alternative energy infrastructure, building maintenance and a staff of two. The General Managers will work with a diverse set of partners and act as Ranch spokesperson in the cultural community.

The Hospitality/Business Development Manager will be responsible for all facets of the Hospitality operation from business development to delivery of service for an outstanding guest experience. Hospitality Manager will be responsible for soliciting guests, booking events, and financial oversight of the operation. We are focusing on Yoga and meditation retreats as well as conservation agriculture retreats related to the vision of the ranch. The individual must be capable of identifying and pursuing booking opportunities and be pro-active with the ability to ensure guests’ needs are met and exceeded at all times. They will be expected to coordinate chef services, arrange outside or special activities for events, oversee the local ranch store, manage the housekeeping staff and coordinate with the Head of Maintenance for repairs to the lodge and cottages.

Ideal candidates will have values consistent with the ranch’s conservation and sustainability practices, the ability to drive the development of the various businesses, financial literacy sufficient to prepare and monitor budgets, strong communication and management skills to work with the staff, volunteers and community members in a rural setting, the “Aloha Spirit” with knowledge and respect for the local culture and customs, experience managing a large multi-faceted property, and a working knowledge of ranch systems and animals. Experience in tropical or semi-tropical ecosystems is preferred.

Competitive salary and benefits. A private residence on site is provided.

Interested candidates should send their resume and a cover letter to [FILLED]

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