Role to start on January 2022

  • Take responsibility for the operational and commercial performance of our business.
  • Ensure Health and Safety is at the forefront of everything we do and that base and boating operations are fully compliant with regulations and industry best practice, following company policy at all times.
  • Manage, motivate and lead the team to drive operational improvement and efficiency to support future growth plans.
  • Lead on the recruitment, training and development of your team.
  • Ensure adequate staffing levels are in place to cover operational requirements whilst controlling costs within set budgets.
  • Develop, monitor and improve upon local operating procedures and policies.
  • Ensure that resources are organised and deployed to maximum effect on the fleet to ensure the boats are well maintained, presented and that overall quality meets company standards supporting the technical and cleaning team with their work.
  • Take responsibility for the office, reception and base administration reviewing all systems and processes locally and supporting the Assistant Manager and Reception team with their work.
  • Take a hands-on approach to the job with both office based work and practical duties including fleet and base maintenance.
  • Ensure all phone/email/walk in enquiries (internal and external) are handled professionally and promptly.
  • Ensure Customer complaints and 3rd party claims are handled professionally and resolved swiftly in accordance with company guidelines and procedures.
  • Ensure supplier orders, invoices and payments are well managed keeping track of spend versus budget through tools such as the PO register
  • Oversee stock management – keeping accurate records and making adjustments as stock is consumed or added
  • Take responsibility for annual paperwork required for the fleet with regards to licenses and MOT compliance.
  • Prepared and submit staff planning (including call out support for customers during their cruise) and prepare payroll for submission each month.
    • Ensure boats are turned around and presented in pristine condition.
    • Drive performance and achieve CSQ and sales targets in all areas.
    • Keep accurate records and facilitate enquiries from internal departments e.g. finance.
    • Account for all monies utilising company systems and in accordance with company procedures.
    • Ensure boat briefings and customer training is conducted to a high standard and that customers leave feeling confident with their boat.
    • Support customers throughout their cruise in terms of technical assistance, breakdown call outs and general tourist/boater information and advice.
  • Ensure all VIP/Staff bookings and company events are planned and organised to a high standard.
  • Ensure the technical team are maintaining the fleet to the highest of standards in terms of presentation to the customer and reliability.
  • Provide updates on plans and progress regularly to the Regional Manager and regular information to other departments in the business as required.
  • Ensure all base buildings, equipment, boats, assets, cash, valuables are secure from damage/loss/theft and any incidents are reported promptly.
  • Any additional duties at the discretion of the business and the Regional Manager.

Company Objectives

  • Improve the customer experience
  • Ensure customers complete satisfaction questionnaires at the end of each charter and that scores are in line with targets.
  • Pro-actively work to avoid complaints and compensation, resolving all issues raised locally.
  • Deliver revenue targets.
  • Ensure all technical problems are avoided where possible and when they do occur that they are resolved immediately to ensure the boats are available to charter throughout the season.
  • Maximise all opportunities with your customers in terms of up-sell of ancillary services, hire equipment and merchandise
  • Manage costs within allocated budgets .

Skills Required

  • Ambitious, enthusiastic, strong General Management skills and experience.
  • A great organiser and leader of people.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build internal/external relationships and teams who can deliver exceptional service to customers.
  • Commercial mind-set with a track record of delivering results.
  • Excellent PC skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Able to work with deadlines, targets and objectives
  • Able to work independently and on own initiative
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel as required by the business
  • Previous management experience in the tourism industry.
  • Driving license
  • English, additional languages would be advantageous
  • Great enthusiasm for holidays and the Le Boat product (boating experience or boating license for inland waterways would be advantageous)

Technical/Maintenance skills and experience would be advantageous.


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  • Location:
    Portumna, Galway, Ireland
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  • Posted:
    Mon, 04 Oct 2021
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