Job title: Travel Manager
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Europe
Job published: 22/02/2024
Job ID: 33180

Job Description

We have a new opportunity to manage the Yacht Expedition & Travel department working closely with the Director of Yachting. You’ll be responsible for managing and overseeing Yacht Expeditions in multiple territories, establishing and managing processes and procedures to allow the smooth running of all Yacht Expeditions leasing with Brokers, Central Agencies, Management Companies, Captains, and Clients. You will have an ability to identify and predict bottlenecks and pinch points and forward plan to solve problems and maintain global growth and momentum.  

A background in Yachting is key and you will need to demonstrate a track record of achievements in a similar role within the Yacht industry. Having an established network of industry contacts, along with experience of working in fast-paced environments that require laser-focused prioritisation would be beneficial.

The Package:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Generous performance bonus structure.
  • Global team with offices in UK/US/KSA.
  • Individual and team target-based bonus structure.
  • Holiday allowance that increases annually plus birthday off.
  • Additional time out of the office for conservation projects.
  • Personal development days.
  • FAM trips.
  • Personal travel allowance and discount.
  • Team and Industry Awards Scheme.
  • Progression opportunities.
  • Relaxed office and flexible working environment.
  • Opportunity to work with high performance and best in industry team.

About You:

  • Experience of 5+ years in the yachting industry, ideally in a senior-level role.
  • Established network of contacts in yachting.
  • Demonstrated history of meeting targets and operational success.
  • Outstanding problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Impeccably organised and accurate in execution.
  • Analytical mindset and digital proficiency.
  • Experience of fast-paced environments that require laser-focused prioritisation.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Logistics: Full responsibility for all project logistics, including itineraries, contingencies, safety procedures, equipment sourcing and ownership of all aspects of logistics and costing of trips. Ensuring all communications, safety procedures, permits, travel requirements and insurance are in place.
  • Yacht Expedition Planning: Creating numerous options and ideas for clients to choose from. Working closely with Captains, Agents, local authorities, and subject matter experts from around the world and ensuring that each detail is thought through to deliver a world class experience.
  • Business Development: Full responsibility for sales and marketing of Yacht Expeditions to private clients and across the industry. Attending yacht shows and organising industry events.
  • Management: As member of the company leadership team, report to Directors and be prepared to manage a small project team. Ensure high standards of client and supplier management.
  • Project Finances: Work with the Directors, oversee all trip costing to ensure all aspects are covered including, contingencies, invoices, payments to suppliers, consultants and relevant third parties.

 Personal Specification:

  • Confident and dynamic personality.
  • Strong creative outlook.
  • Logical thinker with good commercial mind-set.
  • Good problem solver and solution provider.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Team player who can also work autonomously.
  • Excellent communication skills.