Managing Director - Saga Holidays

£Competitive with attractive benefits
19 Aug 2019
19 Sep 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

The travel business is at the heart of the Saga brand and it is from these origins that the business evolved. We take guests all over the world on package holidays, escorted tours, river cruises, and ocean cruises with Saga Holidays, Saga Cruises, Titan Travel and Destinology. For our own people, we offer inspirational opportunities and careers that are full of possibilities…

…And right now, we are looking for an inspirational leader to take the helm of the Saga Holidays division at an exciting time in Saga’s history. As a Group, Saga is taking to the seas in our brand new, luxury cruise ships, leading the market with innovative insurance products, and creating thousands of unforgettable memories for our loyal holidaymakers who are at the heart of the Saga brand.

This is also an exciting time for Saga Holidays as we are looking to implement a transformational change agenda. To achieve this, we are looking for an exceptional leader, who exemplifies and will champion all that is good about Saga, demonstrating a strong record in nurturing change, innovation and profit growth within the travel and leisure environment.

You will have successfully operated at a senior management level with full P&L responsibility and be used to working in a matrix structure. You will bring a clear strategy, vision for a sustainable future and a keen eye for detail as well as providing the inspiration to the team as a very people-centred leader.

And in return, you can look forward to all the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast-paced career with an excellent benefits package.

If you can enhance the customer experience, accelerate the transformation of our Tour Operations business and you are the enthusiastic, inspirational, committed and supportive leader we are looking for then we want to hear from you!


  • Create, lead and deliver the growth strategy for Saga Holidays, ensuring a differentiated position in the market that is complementary to the overall strategy of the wider tour operating division

The Individual:

  • Demonstrable track record of managing sustainable growth, whilst improving all financial performance indicators
  • Possess natural and enthusiastic leadership skills, capable of developing a strong senior management team, with succession potential
  • Passionate about customer service and can demonstrate examples of initiating change to enhance the customer experience and increase overall satisfaction levels

Click apply now to be taken to the Saga Careers Hub or contact Gary Nice on 01303 776830, or through 

The duties listed are not exhaustive. Additional hours of work may be required, as determined by the needs of the business. Managers and staff may be required to undertake additional duties, responsibilities and projects as appropriate.

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