Leisure Director

Company
Advantage Travel Partnership
Posted
03 October 2019
Closes
01 November 2019
Location
London
Sector
Travel
Job Roles
Leisure/Tourism, Management, Marketing & PR, Sales
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Salary
Undisclosed salary

Job Detail

A world-class business innovating personalised solutions for its partners; delivering an aspirational working culture for its people

Whilst Advantage is a member-owned company, and in contrast to the more supportive areas of the membership model, we are planning for significant growth in a number of existing and new commercial divisions of the business as part of our Vision for the Future. This growth will enable the company to invest further into membership products, including technology and product supply with the aim of further supporting our members.

Two examples of these commercial areas would be Advantage Holidays, our in house tour operation and Advantage Managed Services (AMS), our fully managed travel agent service division. The creation of Advantage Holidays, powered by our newly deployed b2b booking platform, will drive a significant part of our projected growth and will help generate a new revenue line for the business following several years of significant investment. Similarly, there are ambitions to increase AMS turnover from the current £100m to £200m by 2025. We are also looking to align additional travel agency models within Advantage in order to drive growth and to ensure we remain relevant in the ever-evolving leisure retail market place.

Experience and Professional Competence

Skills required:

- Oversee the P&L and strategy for the following functions across our leisure division; Membership, Commercial and - Marketing
- P&L accountability
- Management of budgets
- Work alongside the CEO and fellow executive directors in delivering the strategy for the business
- Manage a number of high profile and lucrative business contracts
- Oversee the risk management of commercial enterprises
- Build relationships and co-operation across functions
- Support and implement the development of strategies and plans for improving value for members and the centre
- Drive member engagement through a series of commercially driven events
- Attend industry events as an ambassador of Advantage