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Site Development Manager

Location:  Llanrwst, North Wales

Type of Contract:  Permanent/Full Time

Salary:  £45k-£60k

Closing Date:  3rd February 2019


Main Purpose of the Job

To enhance existing sites and identify, evaluate, secure and develop new sites. Representing the following at all times:

Zip World’s core values and beliefs – Challenge the norm, be exceptional, do the right thing!
Zip World’s safety policy
Zip World Employee handbook
Zip World’s standard operating procedures

Key Responsibilities

Lead from the front, be highly visible at all times and work shoulder to shoulder with your team as appropriate
Accountable for the safety of customers and the team
Delivery of the Zip World customer journey
Delivery of Zip World brand standards
Delivery of your annual operating plan
Delivery of your annual budget
Delivery of your monthly P&L
Work with the board to define the development pipeline for existing and new sites
Create and define the site development framework
Identify and define the key roles and responsibilities of all key stakeholders
Define the individual stages, process, evaluation criteria, and framework for the management and delivery of all new developments
Develop a full evaluation criteria and process for all new developments
Develop a Zip World site development strategy that supports Zip Worlds vision of delivering extraordinary experiences
Work with the finance team to develop a robust & detailed ROI plan for all potential developments
Engage and manage 3rd parties/agents to maximise our performance in finding new sites
Act as the senior project manager for all site development ensuring all projects are delivered on time and on budget
Manage and engage all 3rd parties/suppliers/partners including planners, architects, engineers, etc
Lead the post completion evaluation process for all projects

Essential Requirements and skills

A passion for people, customers and the great outdoors
Experience of managing a profit making operation.
Experience of managing people and teams.
Ability to solve problems using sound judgement and making appropriate decisions.
Flexible with the ability to work Monday to Sunday and on bank holidays.
A positive and proactive ‘can do’ hands on attitude.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability and desire to work as part of a team.
Management of suppliers and ability to negotiate.
Full driving licence.


Experience of working within a seasonal staffing environment.
Experience of working in a similar position.
Up to date knowledge of health and safety legislation.

In return for your hard work and commitment you will be entitled to a number of Zip World benefits including;

Private Healthcare
28 days holiday
Free or discounted tickets on all of our adventures
Food and beverage discounts at our sites
Various discounts for example clothing and local attractions
Social events throughout the year
Free gym membership
Cycle to Work scheme

How to Apply

To apply, please send a covering letter with the following:

  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • Please tell us about your relevant skills and experience and why you would be suitable for this position.

Along with a copy of your CV, to recruitment@zipworld.co.uk.

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