Lodge Manager / Chef/Cook

** Lodge Manager & Chef **


 Position:  Full time. The positions are offered to female and male or a couple.

Location:  Alpha Lodge – Madarao Mountain Resort, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Lodge Manager is responsible for maintaining the smooth operation of the Lodge complex. To provide leadership to staff, maintain lodge facilities and provide a level of hospitality which meet the company’s and exceeds guest expectations.


Reports to the General Manager (Owner) works closely to GM and operations team.

Authority Level:

This position has purchasing authority to order Food and Beverage and linen supplies to operate the Lodge in a smooth and professional manner

Key achievements:   

  • Provide a welcoming lodge environment for our customers with high standards of service, meals and housekeeping which meet and exceed the company’s and guests expectations.
  • Maintain the smooth operation of the Lodge bookings, its facilities, infrastructure, services and functions.
  • Manage all staff reporting to the position so as to effectively assist, train, develop, motivate and monitor their activities.
  •  Maintain a safe, harmonious, enjoyable work place environment for staff.
  • To lead by example in a positive and enthusiastic manner.
  • Work closely with the GM to create a strong management and lodge team
  • Communicate and report to senior management on a regular basis in line with company requirements.
  • Gain a clear understanding of the manager’s duties and ensure that these are carried out to or above company standards.

Skills required:

Customer Service Skills: An enjoyment of dealing with customers, being friendly, helpful and providing an excellent level of service to customers

People Management:

Can motivate, train, direct and work alongside staff to achieve required goals

Communication Skills:

Can assess if a staff member or customer does not understand an instruction, policy or requirement, and can explain to them in different ways, to make sure they understand.

Team Player:

Will help out and do other duties if required, not afraid to get their hands dirty and will go the extra mile.

Decision-making skills:

Must be able to think on your feet and adapt to changing conditions.

Technical Skills:

Must be able to pick up practical skills easily and become proficient in using them.

Problem Solving:

Can assess operational issues and take the best course of action to get them resolved.

Experience required:

  • Staff management experience
  • Hospitality experience
  • Experience working in mountain resort areas or locations would be an advantage
  • Computer skills are definitely desirable


All qualifications, certificates or references of abilities

Honesty and Integrity


English is a must. Some Japanese – Chinese language skills would be a huge bonus, but not totally necessary

 Position offered to:

Single person or couple


Dependant on Qualifications and experience, and will be discussed at time of interview.

 This job includes:

Affordable Accommodation

 We can help you with:

Lift pass, rent of equipment & visa


English is our main language, however, Japanese would definitely be an advantage. The Kitchen will serve breakfast each morning. Dinner will be served approximately 3 nights a week. There is a possibility that we may open as a restaurant, however final decision has not been decided upon as yet


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