This is a demanding position that straddles corporate leadership, entrepreneurialism, and hands-on team management. The MD will take Cornwall Ferries on the next stages of its growth journey in order to build profits, brand reputation and shareholder value. In the first year this will mean maintaining performance of the business and loyalty of staff, performing a strategic assessment of the business and working with the board to create a 3-year strategy. After this, successful implementation of the strategy will be the main purpose. However, being a small entrepreneurial business, the MD will also have responsibility for ferry and refit operations, human resources, business administration and particularly marketing & public relations.
To be successful in this role, you will have at least 3 years’ experience of successfully managing the people, resources and processes in a business unit. You may understand something of the marine environment and ideally have worked in a consumer service business in the tourism industry.
You’ll be comfortable with business analysis and planning and have worked closely on or with a board of directors. Ferry services pose particular risks and your background will help you manage safety to a very high standard. Ambitious yet resilient and self-aware, you will stand out as a strong leader determined to drive successful change for the good of the whole team.