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Job Ref:  204589953
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Manchester
Post Code:  M13
Salary:  £30000 - £36000/annum
28/09/2016 02:27
We are looking for someone with an operations / project management background, preferably with Leisure industry experience, for a permanent Operations Manager position in Manchester. The role is to manage the overarching program to build and operate a pilot leisure facility and then to roll out further repeat facilities across the country, as part of a young and vibrant team. Salary of £31-36.8K per annum plus 22 days holiday, laptop, iPad and mileage allowance.

Working as the successful Operations Manager, you will be overseeing and reporting on the project to stakeholders. You will have Commercial experience / understanding, with some Project Management and Business Development experience. Leisure industry sales and development experience would be ideal.

You will be experienced and disciplined in delivering projects on time and on budget; you will be comfortable managing and recruiting cross functional teams of internal and external stakeholders; and you will understand the importance of customer relations, communication and effective networking. The role requires flexibility, operational expertise and travel throughout the UK.

Specific responsibilities:

*Project manage the overarching program to build and operate leisure facilities.

*Build and maintain effective professional relationships with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the project goals and objectives are achieved.

*Create and execute an accurate project plan.

*Work with the MD to negotiate with land property agents.

*Manage all administration and legal contracts with the support of the MD.

*Manage initial project implementation ensuring the project meets agreed targets - on budget and within agreed timescales.

*Prepare and maintain all project documentation, including project briefs, project schedules, project logs and project reports.

*Work with branding agency to manage the role out.

*Collaborate with the branding and geo-analytics teams to understand the current market trends, develop brand awareness and generate marketing initiatives.

*Inform partners and raise awareness of the project locally, regionally and nationally using effective communications across a variety of media.

*Chair project meetings with the cross-functional project team including the in house design and build team to ensure the project stays on track.

*Continually assess the project plan and evaluate and communicate adjustments where necessary.

*Liaise with the Finance Manager ensuring clarity on payment schedules for the project.

*Recruit operating team for the facility identifying and securing local talent.

*To support the Managing Director on the future business strategy for the project, maintaining a sales driven focus in support of marketing initiatives, raising awareness and proactively generating new business opportunities.

*To effectively network with key partners to the business, identifying and building successful links in the industry.

Person specification:

*Experience within the leisure industry is desirable.

*Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.

*Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.

*Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.

*Flexible during times of change.

*Practical and solutions minded approach to problem solving.

*Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.

*Persuasive, encouraging and motivating.

*Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.

*Able to define and deliver operational key performance indicators, and able to confidently articulate these to others.

*Demonstrate a determined and committed approach to quality of standards.

*Experience of developing commercial strategies and engaging others in support to ensure an effective operational delivery.

*Ability to manage budgets effectively.

*Strong written and oral communication and numeracy skills.

*Outstanding interpersonal skills to support effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally.

*Able to effectively plan and track project progress using a range of tools and methodologies.

*Advanced user of Microsoft Office in particular Excel.

*Knowledge of swimming pools and/or CAD would be an advantage.

*Educated to A level standard or equivalent.

The company we are supplying this Operations Manager to are a successful organisation provide leisure facilities and teaching programmes in the North West. The successful Project Manager will be joining a young and vibrant organisation and will have the opportunity to help improve the health of the nation!

If the above sounds like you, please apply NOW
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