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Executive job in Weybridge, Surrey, UK

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Job location: Chertsey, UK
Job sector: executive
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We are THORPE PARK Resort and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!

We are currently recruiting for a Head of Commercial Partnerships and Projects! The Commercial department is a vital ingredient in the overall guest experience. Our role is to put the sparkle into secondary spends. We feed the fun in F&B, capture magical memories in photo and sell the magic in our highly themed retail units. Fun. It’s a small word with a big meaning.

At Merlin this means we give our guests everything they need to create and share their favourite kind of fun with memorable products, exciting store layouts and theming, tasty treats and spellbinding photo concepts all to increase their spending and dwell time. We have a passion for giving our guests something different when visiting any of our attractions.

As Head of Commercial Partnerships and Projects, you’ll lead and take a highly active role in Commercial performance as a whole across Thorpe Park. We take huge pride in our work and never stop caring; we’re bold, creative and innovative, coming up with amazing new ideas to continue to grow the fun for guests and to drive the business. In return we will give you opportunities to grow and develop in a fast moving global business.

You’ll do this by leading a seamless Commercial Services operation across all Commercial categories. Working across Thorpe Park, you will apply fresh thinking to drive our business forward working with our wizards globally from buying, supply, photography and F&B to ultimately bring the magic to life in our attractions and drive incremental spends from our customers.

We are looking for the following skills and experience;
* Proven commercial acumen
* Driven individual with a proven track record in managing budgets and cost control
* Strong communication skills with the ability to inspire and lead others
* Project Management experience
* Ability to create strong working relationships and influence key stakeholders when required
* Self-manage, use initiative and also prioritise tasks at short notice
* Experience in change and contract management desirable but not essential

This role is Full Time, Permanent, averaging 40 hours per week and will include weekends, early/late shifts and bank holidays as required. Travel will also be required for external events on an ad-hoc basis.

Alongside a competitive annual salary and 33 days holiday you can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package including a Group Personal Pension Plan; Merlin Magic pass, which gives you 40 free tickets a year to enjoy any of our attractions worldwide; Employee Assistance Programme, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of LEGO, and much more!
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