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HR Director

Kanava Hotels & Resorts is looking to recruit a Human Resources Director to lead all company HR functions including, but not limited to; staffing and recruiting; compensation and benefits; disciplinary actions; performance and talent management; training and development; employee morale.

The position is based all year round in Athens but requires the ability to travel to Santorini and Paros islands (1 or 2 times per month) during months: April – October.

Kanava Hotels & Resorts was created on 1989, having nowadays more than 300 employees and owning and managing in Santorini and Paros islands the following properties:

  • Vedema Resort, member of the Luxury Collection brand of Marriott International Inc
  • Mystique Hotel, member of the Luxury Collection brand of Marriott International Inc
  • Istoria Hotel, member of the Design Hotels brand of Marriott International Inc
  • Parilio Hotel, member of the Design Hotels brand of Marriott International Inc
  • Acron Villas, member of Marriott Homes & Villas and
  • Hommage Villa Collection, member of Marriott Homes & Villas


HR Director Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with senior leadership to understand and support the organizations objectives and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, retention, training and performance management
  • Plans, leads, coordinates, and implements policies, procedures, training and surveys to support the organizations HR strategy and needs
  • Monitors and ensures the organizations compliance with local labor laws and regulations
  • Identifies staffing and recruiting needs; Participates actively in recruiting and talent management procedures
  • Creates and maintains a positive working environment by addressing employee demands, complaints, or other issues and strengthening the team mentality
  • Develops in coordination with the Area GMs the Hotel staff budgets
  • Supports management by providing advice in HR related matters
  • In charge for the room allocation and maintenance needs of the Staff houses in Santorini and Paros, in collaboration with the Area GMs
  • Maintains knowledge of the latest HR trends, best practices and labor law; Applies this knowledge to the benefit of the company


HR Director Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field
  • Minimum 3 years Experience in a Similar position – preferably within Hospitality field
  • Knowledge of local Labor Law and regulations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills both in Greek and English language
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Excellent user of MS Office Suite

Kanava S.A. offers:

  • Accommodation provided in Santorini and Paros
  • Mobile phone, laptop
  • Full time – year round job based in Athens with indefinite term contract
  • Dynamic, Friendly and Supportive working environment
  • Continuous Training
  • Great Opportunities for career development within the company or other hotel members of Marriott International Inc

At Kanava S.A we are proud to be committed to Equal Employment Opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.

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