Director of Commercial Business – Sustainable Tourism

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£60000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits


Posted 2 weeks ago

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Acre are working in partnership with a leading tourism organisation to identify a Commercial Director to lead their global sustainability business arm. We are looking to identify an individual with an exceptional commercial background, to lead a specialist team that works to improve the sustainability, environmental responsibility and social issues within tourism supply chains in a range of global destinations.

You will be required to travel nationally and internationally at short notice and lead the strategic direction, development and delivery of the organisation's business plan and operational objectives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering the financial plan and driving business-winning opportunities and innovation to develop a platform for growth
  • Developing a network of senior contacts from key tourisms stakeholders globally
  • Leading and directing a growing team of ten to deliver results, supporting their personal growth and development
  • Preparing the annual budget, periodic forecasts, maximise revenue and control operating expenditure
  • Managing the development of the marketing plan and brand communications, promoting the realisation of opportunities in relevant market sectors

The successful candidate, reporting into the Director of Sustainability of the wider parent organisation, will be required to lead the marketing and communications, sales, finance and system analysis whilst also developing key stakeholder relationships and leading the operational team.

Skills and capabilities:

  • Knowledge of sustainability and complex supply chains, ideally with a wider understanding of the travel and tourism sector
  • Lead the commercial department with excellent leadership and team management skills
  • Opportunistic mind-set to quickly identify opportunities for business growth
  • Commercial experience, including business development, revenue generation and costings
  • Excellent relationship skills to uncover and develop new opportunities and develop a strong global network within the tourism industry

This role will give the successful candidate the chance to get a 360 degree view of the sustainable tourism market and strategically increase awareness of the organisations leading brand. You will lead an energetic team that supports member businesses in their sustainability plans and sustainable tourism agendas globally, directly impacting the sustainability of destinations around the world. For more information around the role and organisation, please contact or apply via the job portal. Early applications are recommended, with a deadline of 5th October at 16:00.

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Nick Daniel +44 (0)207 400 5577

Job Ref. BBBH7292