dnata Travel, part of the Emirates Group, includes the brands of Gold Medal Travel Group, Netflights, Travelbag, Travel Republic and Sunmaster. These brands are based at offices across the UK including London, Kingston-upon-Thames, Chester (Deeside), Preston (Leyland) and Halifax.
We are now recruiting for a Managing Director for our award winning, B2B brand, Gold Medal Travel Group. The successful applicant will be expected to lead and direct the Gold Medal Travel Group business area of the dnata Travel Group, encompassing the key component departments such as Contact Centre Sales, Trade Partnerships, Product & Commercial and Marketing, comprising circa 180 employees. From a matrix perspective, assume dotted line responsibility for the Operations function encompassing circa 160 employees on a shared service basis.
Identify, develop and drive the long term strategic plan and enable the business to meet targets for revenue growth, return on capital and profitability. In conjunction with the CEO, explore and exploit opportunities for product development and business growth the UK and wider European markets. Representing the business in high level negotiations, driving business growth derived from the formed partnerships. Design and deliver the customer retention and growth strategy.We want you to champion a culture of open communication, clear direction, accountability and performance management and provide an impartial and transparent link between areas of dnata Travel, delivering against the Group’s vision, mission and values. The brands under Gold Medal Travel Group are Gold Medal, Pure Luxury, Cruise Plus and Incredible Journeys.
At Gold Medal Travel we’ve been supplying scheduled ﬂights, hotels, holidays, car hire, tours and excursions for over 45 years. We like to think we have learned something in that time, building a team of experts who love to travel and whose knowledge of the world is second to none. A team who carefully select the very best products in each of our destinations so our customers can tailor-make the perfect holiday.
This role is based at our fantastic new state-of-the art office in Leyland, just 10 minutes from junction 29 of the M6. Our on-site facilities include free car parking, on-site restaurant and break out area with a pool table and free wifi, shopping & social events.