Head of Luxury Travel

Recruiter
HARP Wallen
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
10 Oct 2018
Closes
08 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client is seeking an experienced and inspirational manager to lead this luxury travel business. This role will ensure the long-term commercial development and success of the business and oversee the smooth delivery of the day to day operations. The successful candidate will have a strategic vision to develop and grow the business whilst inspiring the team of planners to deliver creative and unique travel solutions to the discerning and demanding client base. They will oversee all aspects of the business including operations, marketing, sales, finance, HR and IT, so will bring proven experience of managing multi-discipline teams. A hands-on approach is essential, combined with an ability to gain the respect of the team and instigate positive change where necessary.

Skills

* Motivates, inspires, empowers and develops others to achieve shared goals

* Experience in and an affinity to the ultra-luxury travel environment

* Maintains and communicates a compelling vision of the future and adopts strategies to drive the business forward to achieve long-term goals

* An inspiring, unconventional big thinker

* Commercial acumen and entrepreneurial drive

* Ability to work effectively & calmly under pressure, meet deadlines in a challenging and changing environment

* Irreproachable organisational skills and attention to detail

* Must be able to use initiative and prioritise

* Excellent written English

* Good IT skills & working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & Adobe InDesign

* To ensure the confidentiality and security of all clients, documentation and information

* Well-travelled, knowledgeable and eager to learn

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