The South Sea Cruises Group (SSCG) is Fiji’s leading marine tourism operator offering a wide range of award-winning products and services throughout the stunning Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands. Brands operated include South Sea Cruises, Blue Lagoon Cruises, Malamala Beach Club, South Sea Sailing, and South Sea Island.
Reporting to the COO, we are currently seeking an experienced, and qualified General Manager – Operations to lead our marine and shore based operational team(s) across SSCG. The successful applicant will continue to deliver the high standards of operational performance and reliability of which SSCG is known for and which are customers and trade partners expect. The successful applicant will be highly skilled and/or experienced in the field of marine operations and/or hospitality, both of which are key responsibilities. Applicants with experience in both segments will be preferred, however SSCG is willing to consider applicants who are strong in one area and not the other, but who have the capacity and capability to quickly learn and lead in areas where their experience or qualifications may fall short.
The successful applicant must be able to handle multiple logistical challenges in a single day, work under pressure, solve a wide range of problems, and always have a high level of focus on both safety and service levels. The successful applicant must be willing and able to lead and develop a large and varied operations team which operates 365 days of the year.
This a senior management position within SSCG, and therefore an attractive remuneration and benefit package is on offer for the successful applicant. The position is based at Port Denarau, Fiji with limited travel required within the Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands. Some weekend work and/or being on call is required.
Requirements, Qualifications and Skills:
- Display a vast experience in marine operations and/or hospitality leadership.
- Demonstrate experience in managing a large team operating at different locations.
- Be able to develop key relationships internally and externally with various stakeholders.
- Be able to manage a large budget and associated expenditure.
- Be a problem solver and handle adverse situations as they arise.
- Display a strong focus on risk management.
- Be extremely dependable, and a willing contributor to the SSCG senior management team.
If you believe you have what it takes and that you should be considered for this role within the South Sea Cruises Group, then you are encouraged to apply in writing, including a cover letter detailing why you’re the best person for the role. Please ensure to also include your latest CV. Both can be sent by email to [email protected] with the email titled General Manager – Operations.
Applications close at 5.00pm on Thursday, 23rd of February 2023, and only shortlisted applicants who meet the desired requirements will be contacted. Both Fijian citizens as well as international applicants who meet the criteria and have both an interest and the ability to work in Fiji are welcome to apply.
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