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General Manager- Lochmoor Club
Job Title 
General Manager- Lochmoor Club
Company Name: 
Grosse Pointe
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Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
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Position Categories: 
Sports/Golf/Fitness, Operations Manager, Hotel Manager - General Manager

Harper Associates
Ph: 248-932-1170
Fax: 248-932-1214
Farmington Hills, MI
Boca Raton, FL

Job Details

General Manager- Lochmoor Club

Harper Associates has been retained by Lochmoor Club of Grosse Pointe, MI for this search.


We are seeking a GM with strong F&B experience who would enjoy spearheading changes and improvements in all areas of operations.  

Lochmoor Club is a prestigious, member owned, 100 year old private club. Members enjoy a beautiful, welcoming clubhouse on scenic grounds of Grosse Pointe, within 15 minutes to Downtown Detroit.   The club is located in a beautiful lakefront suburb of Detroit, with offers affordable housing and cost of living.   With approximately 520 members, at an average age of 56 years old, the club has a total revenue of ~$6.5M and annual food & beverage sales of ~$2 million. The family friendly club offers: an 18 hole tournament caliber golf course designed by Sweeney/Travis, tennis courts (4 outdoor and 4 indoor hard courts), an outdoor heated pool with a separate kiddie pool, fitness center, driving range and practice area, one of the top private golf shops in the country, along with men's and ladies locker rooms. Dining facilities including 1 main dining room that seats 106, a member’s pub which can accommodate 46, a ballroom which can seat up to 220 guests, 3 private function rooms for 20-30 guests, an outdoor dining area that seats 44 and an 18 seat poolside bar with patio seating for 60.

This outstanding career opportunity is available due to the upcoming retirement of the current General Manager in January 2018, after 17 years at the club and 7 as General Manager.

The General Manager is the club's senior-most staff executive and reports to the President of the Board of Directors. Although Lochmoor Club is rich in history and tradition, it is also progressive and open to change as the economic and demographic needs dictate. An active Board of Directors and Club Committees strategically plan for the future, while retaining some of the successful past. The General Manager will be responsible to direct and oversee all aspects of club operations, to provide quality service and product to the Members. The GM is will need to demonstrate quality leadership and a positive image, and is expected to devote full time and attention to Member satisfaction, operations, planning, and staff performance and coordination.

The ideal candidate will possess at least five years of private club experience as a General Manager, Club Manager, or Assistant Manager. The candidate will be a dedicated team leader who can affect and manage change. He/she will have demonstrated strong financial management skills and budgeting acumen. Marketing skills are essential in continuing to grow sales throughout all revenue areas of operation. Continuous attention to expense control is important. Strong food and beverage skills, providing a hands-on attention to detail approach, are essential for success in this role. He/she must possess the ability to work well with the Board of Governors, Club Committees and Club Staff, providing visionary leadership and guidance. Integrity, visibility, and positive energy are of utmost importance, along with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.

A college degree, preferably in Business Management or  Hospitality Management is highly desirable. The CCM designation or working towards certification is preferred.

Local candidates or those with ties to the Detroit area or the Midwest are preferred.

All inquiries will remain confidential. Please email resume to: ben@harperjobs.com

Ben Schwartz, President, Harper Associates
31000 Northwestern Highway, Suite 240, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Direct: 248-737-0431 / Main: 248-932-1170 / Fax: 888-737-8525
ben@harperjobs.com / www.harperjobs.com

Job Requirements

see above description

About Harper Associates

Harper Associates is a personnel placement firm which was established in 1968. Both executive search and contingency placement assignments are conducted through the Farmington Hills, Michigan headquarters. Harper Associates handles recruitment for a wide variety of employers within the hospitality industry. The company specializes in placing permanent culinary, sales and all management staff within:

Restaurants - Hotels - Casinos - Private Estates - Resorts - Country Clubs -
Contract Food Service Companies - Healthcare Foodservice Departments

All searches are handled by a specific Recruiter at Harper Associates, resulting in individualized attention to each and every assignment. Confidentiality on behalf of the employer and the applicant are considered of utmost importance. Harper Associates' Hospitality Division is directed by Ben Schwartz, the President of the company. Ben is a Michigan State University Hospitality School graduate with 30 years of experience in the placement industry. He was honored by Michigan State University and has joined their prestigious "Wall of Fame" for The School of Hospitality Business. The relationships he has built with a vast number of satisfied clients in the hospitality industry, along with an extensive network of alumni and trade association contacts, make Ben the ideal professional to assist you with your next career move or search for key management staff members.

All fees are paid by the employers