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Road To Success With Sofitel’s Johnson

Road To Success With Sofitel’s Johnson
Jack Johnson
December 03
11:00 2017

 

The love for his job is what keeps Jack Johnson working tirelessly at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa on Denarau.

As the Food and Beverage operations manager, he is considered as one of the emerging leaders in our tourism industry.

He vividly remembered accompanying his mother, Makereta Kuricivi Johnson, an executive housekeeper at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort, during his younger years.

The Tore, Cuvu, Nadroga, native and father of three is always beaming with pride after successfully climbed up the ranks.

Striving to be the best in whatever he does – certainly come a long way since starting his career in the hospitality industry in 2003.

After completing his secondary education at Cuvu College, Mr Johnson attended the Fiji National University and completed his Diploma in Business Management.

He then joined the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa on a six months attachment.

As his term was about to end, he was offered a job as a front office attendant which lasted three years.

Following this, he took on the new role as Duty Manager for the pre-opening team at Novotel Suva Lami Bay for two years.

“I gained a lot of experience in this role and later asked to take up other roles,” he said.

A few years later, he was promoted as the banquet manager and also worked as the sales and events coordinator.

In 2013, he successfully applied for the post of Banquet Manger at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort in Korotogo then the following year he was appointed the senior outlet manager.

He joined the Sofitel family in December 2015.

Since he became content with his job, he decided to stay.

Challenges comes with the role especially in a resort that has neighbouring competition.

Therefore it is important to understand that the needs of the guests are paramount, he added.

“But it was my mother who inspired me to be where I am today,” Mr Jackson said.

“Over the years it’s the passion [that inspired me] but it all began from watching my mother who used to take me alone to her office when I was a small kid.”

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