Travel Operations Manager South Suffolk

Location
Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Salary
£25000 - £30000 per annum + Amazing job, great benefits and salary!
Posted
20 Apr 2017
Closes
18 May 2017
Ref
18845
Contact
Helen Cassin
Job function
Operations
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
My client is a very unique and rapidly-growing, special interest tour operator and are seeking an accomplished, bright & entrepreneurial leader to effectively be the number two in command. Supporting the company's Managing Director, this key role ensures the smooth running of the company and its long term development and success.

OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION:

* Ensure the smooth day to day running of the company
* Inspire our team to do incomparably creative work whilst ensuring an increase in company profits
* Reporting to the Managing Director

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Operations
* Trip Planning
* Accounting
* Human Resources Management
* I.T.
* Administration
* Business Development
* Office Management
* General Management Support

EXPERIENCE:
* University educated
* Excellent written English
* Ability to work effectively & calmly under pressure, meet deadlines in a challenging and changing environment
* Excellent organisational skills
* Attention to detail and to deadlines
* Must be able to use initiative and prioritise
* Good IT skills & a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & Adobe InDesign
* To ensure confidentiality and security of all clients, documentation and information
* Well-travelled, knowledgeable and eager to learn

CORE COMPETENCIES:
Results Focus: Sets high work standards for self and team members and demonstrates drive to meet targets

Client Orientation: Desire and willingness to address the needs of all clients, providing rapid and effective responses & seeking continually to improve quality and standards of excellence

Communication: The ability to convey information clearly, accurately and convincingly through speech and/or writing. Must be able to demonstrate listening skills, tact, diplomacy & rapport building

Teamwork: The way in which an individual contributes actively to a working environment in which colleagues work co-operatively with each other, accepting collective responsibility

Leadership Skills: Motivates, inspires, empowers and develops others to achieve shared goals

Quality Focused: Strong attention to detail and accuracy

Confidentiality: Maintaining confidentiality of information (personal and company)

Task Management: Ability to ensure that tasks & projects are followed through & completed on a timely basis

Decision Making and Initiative: Ability to assess the extent and scope of a problem and decide what action is appropriate. Willingness to own action and outcome

Influencing and Negotiating: Convinces or impresses others in a way that results in acceptance, agreement or behaviour change

Strategic Thinking: Maintains and communicates a compelling vision of the future and adopts strategies to drive the business forward to achieve long term goals

Working under pressure: Must be able to work under pressure and constantly re-prioritise workload

Time Management: Must be able to work to deadlines and be highly organised

Initiative: Must be proactive with the ability to work in a changing environment and receptive to the need for change

THE PACKAGE:
A competitive basic salary of circa £25000 -£30000 plus discretionary company bonus and other excellent benefits is on offer.

INTERESTED?
If you have the required skills and experience, and would like to be considered for this fantastic role please send your CV and covering letter to Helenc@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk or click 'Apply' online. For more information please call Helen Cassin on 0121 450 9776

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