Thursday, July 27, 2017

General Manager - SEA LIFE Melbourne

General Manager - SEA LIFE Melbourne

Are you passionate about creating memorable experiences of amazing discovery whilst inspiring our guests and team to love the oceans and the creatures that live in it? Would you like to work for one of Melbourne’s most iconic attractions which is home to over 10,000 animals, including one of the world’s largest Saltwater Crocodiles and a diverse collection of sharks and rays? If you answered “YES!” to both of those questions, then you’ll be excited to hear that there is an awesome opportunity for a General Manager to lead the incredible team here at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

About the Opportunity

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, dynamic and talented General Manager to lead the future strategy and day-to-day operation at one of Australia’s most famous animal attractions, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium!

While no two days will ever be the same, your overarching responsibility will be the day to day running of the attraction with a focus on product delivery, guest experience and financial performance. You will achieve this by ensuring that our teams are working together cohesively to deliver the highest possible standards to achieve attraction financial metrics and non-financial KPIs.  The role is responsible for all aspects of SEA LIFE Melbourne’s Aquarium’s day to day performance and will lead the attraction team in all areas of the business – from the delivery of amazing and memorable experiences to each and every guest, overseeing the implementation of all sales and marketing initiatives to drive visitation, achieving outstanding commercial results and ensuring that health, safety and security is always our number one priority. In addition, you will lead the future strategy of the attraction identifying future growth opportunities and the plans to achieve these from a growing Melbourne market.

 About You

Knowledge in creating, implementing and driving strategy and developing and managing a range of budgets is essential for this role so you should be able to demonstrate a proven track record this area. As people are our greatest asset, we will also be looking for a leader who has the ability to support and coach direct reports in developing the skill sets needed for their roles and the business. Previous experience in a similar role, with a strong understanding of sales & marketing and driving results, is essential for this role. We are a looking for a General Manager who can come in and build upon the great work that our team here at SEA LIFE has already achieved and move the attraction forward to the next level. In this role, there is an opportunity to have a direct involvement in shaping the future of the business and achieve significant growth but we need to make sure that the successful candidate balances their approach and understands that we do it all for the love of fun!

Learn more HERE

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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