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Up to £60000 per annum + 100K OTE | London
Head of Sales - UK/Europe to 60K 100K+ OTE A rare and exciting opportunity to take on the head of sales role for a leading operator of premium health and fitness brand clubs in Europe, Reporting into the Group Head of Operations, you can be based in either the UK or Germany but will involve extensive travel to Europe where all of the clubs are based - Germany, Belgium, Italy and Spain. It is essential that interested candidates can demonstrate a proven track record in a group sales position, coaching and leading teams to meet and exceed sales targets working with a premium product ideally in health and fitness, hotels, or hospitality. The ability to speak German, Italian or French is beneficial but not essential, Key responsibilities include: Continue to shape and influence the sales teams at each club to achieve best-in-class performance.Drive sales performance through regular meetings, communication, and training of the Sales teamsSet KPIs and use data to drive performance management and effective decision-making.Ensure member numbers and yield are ahead of budget expectations.Drive motivation and overperformance through fun, innovative and challenging monthly incentives.Outline to General Managers clear action plans so that they may support and drive their teams daily.Play an active role within the senior management team to shape long term strategic goals.Work with key Operations and Marketing Senior Management to ensure robust sales and retention plans are in place.Ensure the on-going professional development of the sales teams through coaching and regular performance reviews.Establish a cross-functional communication platform to achieve targets. In addition to a basic salary of up to £60,000, there is a quarterly bonus scheme that pays at least £10,000 per quarter providing the opportunity to earn an OTE of £100,000+ per annum. Benefits include an enhanced pension scheme, health promotion and significant employee discounts on hotels and treatments.Interviews are immediately available.
from £26500 +lessons +bonus | Alton
Swimming Development Manager - Alton, HampshireFrom £26,500 + teaching +bonus +development(Based on working 35 hours admin/management and 5-hours of teaching per week)We are looking for a Swimming Development Manager in an incredibly busy state-of-the-art Sports, Fitness and Swimming Centre in Alton, Hampshire. Working for a leading Leisure Management brand, this is a fantastic environment to impress and progress with the group and have some fun along the way.There is some flexibility around the hours worked as long as the post holder has some presence during key swimming lesson sessions.On top of a competitive basic salary depending on experience, there is a quarterly bonus, and you will also have the opportunity to do lessons outside your 40-hours. Other benefits include ongoing training and development, advancement opportunities, free gym membership+1, and loads of discounts across the business.Key Responsibilities:Manage, develop and grow the large swim school, 1-1 tuition and school bookings.Coordinate and manage the overall pool programme/timetable for both pools.Organise key aquatics events like swimming gala's.Recruit, develop and support a large team of swimming teachers.Work with key aquatics partners and bodies.Teach circa 5 group swimming lessons per week.As a senior manager in the business, support other departments to ensure all customers have an amazing customer experience.The PersonGood energy, organised, passionate about swimming.Working knowledge of the ASA learn to swim pathway as an instructor/teacher.Team leadership experience, ideally as a Swimming Development Manager, Swim-Co-ordinator, Swim Manager, Aquatics Manager, Sports Manager or Activities Manager.Able to work during some of key swim school times (weekday afternoons, Saturday or Sunday mornings).Able to reliably commute to Alton, Hampshire each working day.For more information, please click apply and we will be in touch promptly if you have the right level of experience.
£32000 + circa £6000 in personal training +excellent benefits | Ashford
Fitness & Personal Training Manager - Luxury Fitness - Near Ashford, Kent£32,000 + circa £6000 + in Personal training +outstanding benefitsWe are looking for a hands-on Fitness and Personal Training Manager to take ownership for the gym, studios and pool area for this stunning luxury hotel and health club resort in Kent. There are great benefits working for this luxury brand including big discounts on hotels, products and treatments, free meals on shift, free use of the facilities, free parking and the ability to personal train to top up your income significantly, inside and outside of work hours. Key Responsibilities:Recruit, Coach, support and inspire a team of supervisors, personal trainers, instructors, receptionists and cleaners to deliver a 5-sar experience to guests and members.Ensure the gym, studio and pool areas are clean, safe and operational at all times.Look at ways to improve retention and grow membership from new classes to events and challenges.Own the gym floor and always be available to members and guests.Promote and deliver personal training sessions and group exercise classes. Person Specification:Full of energy and passionate about delivering a fantastic customer experience.Team leadership experience within a fitness environment possibly as a Fitness Manager, Assistant Gym Manager, Senior Personal Trainer, Gym Manager or Leisure Club Manager.REPS 3 qualified and experienced in personal training.Able to teach a few group exercise classes like spin, HIT or strength and Conditioning.Fitness/health club operations experience.Ideally swimming pool experience (although training can be provided)Have your own transport and flexible to work a range of shifts including early morning (5.45am start), late (10pm finish), middle shifts and every other weekend. For more information, please click apply and we will be in touch if you have the right level of experience.
£30000 - £34000 per annum + benefits | Battersea
Maintenance Manager- Sports & Fitness FacilityBatterseaCirca £32,000 +benefits + development We are looking for a Maintenance Manager to support with the smooth running of a diverse multi-purpose sports and fitness centre in London Battersea. The company is the market leader, and they offer clear development and progression opportunities in the wider business. As well as a competitive basic salary depending on experience, the company offers 28-days holiday flexible working hours, free gym membership, contributory pension, company discounts and most importantly investment into your development as a manager. Plus it is a fun place to work and has a genuine purpose to get people more active. Key Responsibilities:Take ownership for day-to-day basic maintenance and fabric issues in the facility where possible.Organise and manage third party contractors in line with company procedures. where necessary.Manage the PPM and BMS services Schedules.Supervise, support and coach a two maintenance assistant. The Person:Hands-on, can-do attitude, competent at fixing a range of maintenance and fabric issues.Maintenance experience in a customer service orientated commercial property like retail, leisure, healthcare, hotels or hospitality.Already working as a Maintenance Manager/Supervisor/Technical Manager/Facilities Manager or experienced Maintenance Technician/ Maintenance Engineer ready to step up.Experience and/or qualifications in plumbing, heating and ventilation, painting and decorating or electrical.Proficient in using I.T. software for PPM and BMS systems and reporting.Financial experience E.G. managing maintenance budgets.Pool Plant operator/ swimming pool experience would also be highly desirable, otherwise training will be provided.For more information, please click apply and we will be in contact promptly if you have the right level of experience.
£78,000- £93000 O.T.E. | Oxfordshire
General Manager- Premium Lifestyle Club - West Oxfordshire£78,000-£93,000 Overall package inclusive of bonusDue to an internal promotion, we are looking for a General Manager to take forward a fabulous private members family sports, fitness and Lifestyle club in West Oxfordshire with loads of opportunity. It has recently undergone a multimillion-pound transformation, elevating its status to the most aspiring membership club in the area. There are fantastic benefits working for this award-winning company including a competitive basic salary depending on experience, annual performance bonus, contributory pension, healthcare, and car allowance.Key Responsibilities:Lead, develop and inspire your leadership team and front-line staff to deliver a friendly 5-star experience and creating a genuine 'club' feel.Support your management team to develop their sports, fitness, spa, kids, food and beverage and event offering to ensure the right products are delivered at the right time to maximise participation, aid retention and improve the bottom line.Work closely with the Membership department to develop their sales strategy to drive new member sales and event bookings.Full financial accountability; profit and loss, income, expenditure, debtors; helping set the budgets and business plan.Ensure the property and grounds are well maintained, clean and safe at all times.Support the development of the site with additional CAPX projects.Person Specification:Well groomed, high personable and professional with outstanding communication skillsHands-on and strategic approach to leadership with an ownership mentality and entrepreneurial flair.At least 3-years-experience as a General Manager, Club Manager, Resort Director or Regional Manager within tennis, golf, leisure or health and fitness.Seasoned to leading, coaching, developing and supporting large high performing teams in a premium and commercially driven service environment.Experience and track record in growing club membership.An advocate of living an active healthy lifestyle. For more information, please click apply with your covering letter detailing your current remuneration and why you should be considered for the post, and we will be in contact if you have the right level of experience.
£24000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, social events, bonus, progression | West Midlands
Assistant Manager - Leisure Entertainment West Midlands £24,000 basic £30K +OTE + career developmentWe are looking for an Assistant Manager for a brand new family entertainment centre in the West Midlands for one of the U.K.s most loved and most successful sports leisure concepts offering entertainment, gaming, food and beverage, competitions and parties appealing to children and adults alike.This is fun, fast paced place to work and the Nationwide company is renowned for their incredible employee benefits and harnessing their top talent and progressing them in the business with their structured development programme.Summary of the role:Customer facing - Ensuring customers have a fabulous time, every time.Team- Inspiring, coaching and developing team members to be the best version of themselves every day.Operations- Ensure the centre is clean, safe and fully operational at all times.Commercial- Upselling products and services ensuring the centre hits its targets.Financial- taking responsibility for banking and stock control.Working a mixture of shifts as the lead manager on duty including evenings and weekends.We are keen to hear from applicants who have:An abundance of energy, enthusiasm, and drive.Experience delivering an amazing customer experience in a fast-paced customer facing business such as health and fitness, leisure centres, entertainment venues, visitor attractions, bars, restaurants or retail stores.At least 1 year's people management and key holder experience possibly as a Shift Manager, Service Manager, Duty Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, Assistant Manager, Trading Manager or Store Manager.A head for business and the confidence in promoting new business and sales.The flexibility in their life to work at least one late evening per week and up to three in four weekends as these are their busy trade times.There are great benefits and discounts working for this amazing brand too so to find out more please submit your CV and if you have the right level of experience, we will be in touch promptly. Interviews available immediately
Circa £40,000 + bonus+ benefits | London
Operations Manager- New Luxury Fitness Club - London, ChelseaCirca £40,000 + bonus + benefitsWe are looking for an Operations Manager to help pre-sale, open and manage a new luxury health and fitness club in London Chelsea, offering some unique work-out spaces in addition to the high-end gym and cutting-edge studio offering.The Operations Manager will have full day to day responsibility for the club when open, reporting into the Area General Manager so this very much a developmental role to become Club ManagerThere are fantastic benefits working for this growing luxury fitness operator including a competitive basic salary depending on experience, bonus, and contributory pension. There will also be the opportunity to advance your career with more club openings planned.Person Specification:Immaculately presented, highly personable and professional with outstanding communication skills.Experience as an Operations Manager, Deputy General Manager or Leisure Club Manager within the luxury/boutique fitness market.Experience instilling a culture of 5-star excellence with team members through coaching and development.Experience of delivering robust service and operational procedures.Live within an easy commute of London Chelsea to undertake a mixture of shifts.An advocate of living an active healthy lifestyle.For more information, please click apply and we will be in touch if you have the right level of experience.
£60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, meals on duty | England
Senior Spa Manager South East £60,000 basic Outstanding Country House Hotel & Spa, South EastWe are looking for a highly experienced Senior Spa Manager for one of the UK's finest Spa Hotels based in the South East/Greater London. This is an incredible opportunity to work with an amazing team in a stunning venueThe position will require a proven track record in managing all aspects of the Spa Operations with a background as a Therapist AND Spa Management. The Senior Spa Manager is responsible for recruitment and trade testing candidates so a proven track record in hands on Spa Treatments and qualifications in this field are desired. We require an experienced Spa Manager to manage the team and the Operations of the Spa, driving exceptional levels of service. We need a good team leader with excellent motivational skills. The Spa attracts an affluent clientele and the Spa Manager will be expected to understand this audience and be attentive, discreet whilst maintaining a quiet conﬁdence. Exceptional Customer Service skills are a must as the Spa Manager will require natural empathy with the guests and the ability to be decisive and look after the best interests of the business and its employees. What you'll do:Lead by example - present, proactive, operational spa managerAlthough the manager will not be performing treatments on a daily basis, will ideally come from a therapist backgroundGreat people manager - managing the team; motivating, developing and trainingMaintain, monitor and improve standards ensuring quality service is offered at all timesUnderstand and follow H&S protocolsFantastic communication skills and extremely well presentedMust have experience in high end luxury spasStrong operational experience with a keen eye for detailWell spoken and excellent written skills are essentialWhat you'll bring:Several years of experience as a Spa ManagerExperience of working within the luxury Spa environmentA background and understanding in Holistic TherapyRecognised Qualifications - NVQ2 & NVQ level 3, CIBTAC or CIDESCOExceptional Customer Service SkillsExcellent communications skills5 star experienceIndustry knowledge & SkillsDedication and commitmentHonesty & IntegrityPassion and EnthusiasmWhat you'll get:Basic Salary of £60,000The opportunity to work for the most prestigious Hotel Spas in the countryInterviews available immediately
£60000 - £100000 per annum + pension, commision, travel | England
European Sales Manager - Global Health & Fitness company up to £100k OTE Our client is a global Health & Fitness company who manufacture, sell and service high quality commercial fitness equipment and digital solutions for some of the most iconic ranges of Fitness equipment.Their promise is to maximize customer delight and trust. And to go above and beyond to create memorable customer experiences and surpass expectations.They aim to create strong relationships and lifelong brand advocates by delivering a world-class customer experience. And are committed to building an energetic, diverse, and inclusive workspace. We are now looking for a Senior European Sales Manager to join our winning team. The Senior European Sales Manager is responsible for soliciting our products to all commercial fitness markets in a specific geographic territory. The Sales Manager interfaces with our Distribution partners, new prospects, and existing customers alike; to constantly assess their needs and propose solutions, adding value to their business. The primary measure of success is in the fulfilment of revenue quota and general customer satisfaction. Essential Functions / Major ResponsibilitiesResponsible for managing distributor relationships and driving distributor and company results through the selling of all productsPrepare and send quotes utilizing CRM systemPrepare and revise product forecasts and pipeline via the CRM system ensuring lead times are established and metLost - Push - Won sale reports at the end of every monthWeekly Activity and Forecasted sales pipelines sent to Regional Manager every MondayPrepare an eight-week travel plan to effectively cover territoryAttend weekly conference callsComplete product demonstrations, and any other consultative actions to assist in providing a solution to the end customerConduct and support all necessary training for Distribution partners and their employees.Monitor and manage the actions of Distribution partners within the territory to ensure responsible and effective representation of Core Health & FitnessCoordinate fulfilment of all special documentation for orders closed, including credit applications, consignment forms, resale certificates, general documentation that would require signature, site survey, and trade in paperworkMeet and/or exceed established quotas for travel/ territory partner contact, including weekly field calls and/or produce monthly quota in new opportunities per week, quarterly visits to key accounts, and six to eight scheduled office days per month.Manage Travel and Entertainment budgetSpecific Job RequirementsExcellent attention to minor details and ability to multitaskExceptional verbal and written communication skills along with a strong work ethicAbility to influence both external and internal customer partners to drive execution of stated plansMust have exceptional organizational and time management skills and maintain a professional demeanour at all timesNeeds to maintain a high level of energy and enthusiasmEducation And Experience RequirementsIdeally degree educatedMust speak fluent FrenchIdeally Spanish speaking and other European languages spokenExcellent computer skills, including a high level of proficiency with MS OfficePrevious Sales experience is essential, distributor sales preferred, fitness background or industry experience strongly preferredPrior Trade Show experience preferredExcellent communication skillsBenefitsCompetitive basic salary and commissionOTE of £100k+Company pensionOpportunity to travel extensively Interviews available immediately
£22000 - £35000 per annum + Health club membership, pension | London
Membership Sales Consultant - Kensington £22,000 basic up to £35,000 OTE Do you believe you could influence others to improve their lifestyle?Working as a Membership Sales Consultant at one Europe's largest Health & Fitness Operators, you would do this every day.If you love to meet new people and are genuinely interested in finding out about them and help them to achieve their Fitness and Lifestyle goals, then this could be the perfect role for you. About the Role Our Sales Consultants are the ambassadors of our business and we are on the hunt for Sales Consultants who believe they have what it takes to be a Sales Consultant at Europe's largest health & fitness operator You don't need to have any sales experience but you will need to be self-motivated, with a flexible approach to the working week. You'll also need to have plenty of drive and determination to succeed, as there will be a lot to learnWe sell with integrity and will provide you with the very best training in the industryIn your role you will need to be prepared to have challenging conversations, where you will have the confidence to adapt and tailor your conversational style and use your persuasive skills to educate and influence your prospect whilst remaining professional at all times.About youSelf-motivated with good organisational skillsWell spoken with good written communication skillsEnthusiastic and a team playerFlexibility to work a variety of shifts including weekendsExperience of working in a team environmentComputer literateGood listener and collaboration skillsGenuine passion when engaging with colleagues and members How you will be rewardedWe want you to get out of it what you put in, which is why we offer uncapped commission, and we'll train you in the skills you'll need to become a successful sales professional. Benefits include:Good Basic Salary of £22,000Uncapped commission with an expected OTE of £35,000+Free Health club MembershipPensionWorking with a great team of peopleHaving a load of fun along the wayCareer progressionSo, if you have a passion for Health and Fitness, enjoy working as part of a team and have a naturally competitive nature, then this could be the opportunity you are looking for.We are so excited about this role and looking forward to talking you.Interviews available immediately
£30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, social events, bonus | High Wycombe
Deputy General Manager High Wycombe - up to £30k basic £38,000 OTE Are you an experienced Manager looking to work for one of the UK's leading leisure operators?Are you looking for a career that offers amazing opportunities for growth and development?We are looking for a Deputy General Manager to work for a market leading leisure brand at one of their highest profile leisure destinations in High Wycombe.Our client is one of the U.K.s most loved and most successful leisure concepts offering great value entertainment, gaming, food and beverage, competitions and parties appealing to both adults and the family market. This is a fun, fast paced place to work and the U.K. wide company is renowned for harnessing their top talent and progressing them in the business, so this is a great development opportunity for an ambitious manager.What the Deputy General Manager post looks like:Customer facing - Ensuring customers have a fabulous time, every time.Team- Inspiring, coaching and developing your management team to be the best version of themselves every day.Operations- Ensure the centre is clean, safe and fully operational at all times.Commercial- Drive performance across all revenue lines and implement new business plans.Financial- taking responsibility for budgets, banking and stock control.Working a mixture of shifts including evenings and 3 weekends out of 4.We are keen to hear from candidates who have:An abundance of energy, enthusiasm and drive.Experience delivering an amazing customer experience in a fast-paced customer facing business such as late night venues and nightclubs, visitor attractions, bars, restaurants, hotels or health and fitness clubs.Have significant experience managing a high volume F and B operation.At least 3 year's people management and key holder experience possibly as a Club Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, Assistant Manager, Trading Manager, Store Manager or Centre Manager.A head for business and experience in promoting and growing different revenue linesIn addition to a highly competitive basic of up to £30,000 there is a monthly bonus of £200 and an annual performance related bonus of up to £8,000 that should take your overall package to c £38,000.There are also outstanding opportunities for ongoing training and development to become a General Manager.Please submit your CV and if you have the right level of experience.Interviews available immediately
£24000 - £28000 per annum + Pension, social events, bonus | Monmouthshire
Assistant Manager - Leisure Entertainment South Wales £24,000 basic up £28K+ OTE + career developmentWe are looking for an Assistant Manager in South Wales, for one of the U.K.s most loved and most successful sports leisure concepts offering entertainment, gaming, food and beverage, competitions and parties appealing to children and adults alike.This is fun, fast paced place to work and the Nationwide company is renowned for their incredible employee benefits and harnessing their top talent and progressing them in the business with their structured development programme.Summary of the role:Customer facing - Ensuring customers have a fabulous time, every time.Team- Inspiring, coaching and developing team members to be the best version of themselves every day.Operations- Ensure the centre is clean, safe and fully operational at all times.Commercial- Upselling products and services ensuring the centre hits its targets.Financial- taking responsibility for banking and stock control.Working a mixture of shifts as the lead manager on duty including evenings and weekends.We are keen to hear from applicants who have:An abundance of energy, enthusiasm, and drive.Experience delivering an amazing customer experience in a fast-paced customer facing business such as health and fitness, leisure centres, entertainment venues, visitor attractions, bars, restaurants or retail stores.At least 1 year's people management and key holder experience possibly as a Shift Manager, Service Manager, Duty Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, Assistant Manager, Trading Manager or Store Manager.A head for business and the confidence in promoting new business and sales.The flexibility in their life to work at least one late evening per week and up to three in four weekends as these are their busy trade times.There are great benefits and discounts working for this amazing brand too so to find out more please submit your CV and if you have the right level of experience, we will be in touch promptly. Interviews available immediately
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