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Operations Manager
Perthshire, UK
Perth and Kinross
United Kingdom
Dependent upon experience
Full time
27 Sep 2019
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Permanent full-time position
Package: Salary dependent upon experience, employers contributory pension scheme provided, and accommodation available

Active Kids Adventure Park is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cadogan group’s Snaigow rural business and is now looking for a dynamic and highly motivated individual to lead an energetic and creative team.

The park is one of the region’s leading children’s activity centres, attracting over 70,000 visitors every year, and currently providing both indoor and outdoor play, animal paddocks, a coffee shop and a retail outlet. An ideal candidate would have business, marketing and leisure management experience.

This is a particularly exciting and challenging career opportunity for an entrepreneurial individual, joining the team when plans for significant expansion of both facilities and ingredients of the business are well underway. The successful candidate would be an integral part of this process and will have the ability and motivation to both grow with and drive the business to the next level.

The operations manager will be responsible for all day to day running of the Adventure Park, maintaining a consistently high standard of customer service with a problem-solving approach. The role requires a flexible working attitude, especially during the busy summer months, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a creative outlook, to deliver a wholly positive experience to all visiting families.

Key responsibilities:
• Management of the operations and catering teams on a day to day basis, together with recruitment, training and development of staff, including seasonal, as necessary.
• Health and Safety – ensuring full compliance of all on-site operations to ensure a safe place of work and play.
• Marketing – prepare and present annual marketing plan, within which promotion of the business is optimised by effective use and development of social media and website.
• Purchasing and management of stock within agreed budgets – ensuring cost efficiency while delivering reportable, operational results.
• Suppliers – working with all providers and contractors to maximise relationships and develop business opportunities.
• Product – continual challenge to the product offer and development of new initiatives to increase footfall and margins.

Essential attributes required:
• Strong management, leadership and motivational skills with a friendly enthusiastic personality.
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities, verbal and written.
• A track record of the first-class approach to customer service.
• Previous experience in the leisure, visitor or hospitality sector, ideally including responsibility for health and safety and food hygiene.
• Ability to support budgeting process and deliver on agreed outcomes.
• Good IT skills including Microsoft Office.

If you feel that you have the experience and skills to contribute to this developing business, please apply by sending a covering letter and CV with references to Ailsa Baird by clicking on ‘apply now’.
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