graduate job

Business Manager

West Wales Holiday Cottages
£24,720 to £36,680
Time left to apply
2 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

A new opportunity has arisen for a highly-motivated Business Manager to play a key role in the administration and leadership of West Wales Holiday Cottages, starting as soon as possible. Our new Business Manager will work under the Senior Partner to learn about the company with a view to playing a major role in running the business. The role will include leading and nurturing our small team, building relationships with clients, identifying opportunities for innovation and development, business planning, and reporting progress to the Senior Partner.

As Business Manager, your main responsibilities will include::

  • Managing, supporting and developing our tight-knit team
  • Ensuring delivery of exceptional standards of customer service
  • Co-ordinating and overseeing the various aspects of the business
  • Visiting and advising new and existing customers
  • Identifying opportunities for innovation and development
  • Upholding the image and values of our company at all times
  • Reporting business progress to the Senior Partner
  • Monitoring market conditions, e-commerce trends and competitors’ products
  • Maintaining an in-depth knowledge of the tourism sector and emerging trends that may highlight areas for improvement, risks or opportunities

Company information

West Wales Holiday Cottages is a family-run company based in a rural setting near Sarnau on the Cardigan Bay coast. We run an online advertising and booking service for over 700 independent holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, making it simple for holidaymakers to find and book their perfect property direct with the owners, our clients. Two Partners work in the office, along with 3 full-time and 2 part-time members of staff. We are proud to provide award-winning customer service with a personal touch and have been promoting our much-loved area for over 12 years. Our top priorities include the well-being of our employees, conducting business with integrity and supporting our local community.

Person requirements

What you will be passionate about:

  • Supporting our team
  • Developing and building our profitable business
  • Doing business in an ethical way
  • Benefitting our local community

It is essential that you:

  • Have managerial experience
  • Work well in a team
  • Can handle multiple projects and tasks
  • Are able to organize processes and people
  • Are good at problem-solving
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have high-level proficiency with spreadsheets, word-processing, email, etc
  • Can understand and analyse data to identify options and make recommendations
  • Keep accurate records

It is desirable that you:

  • Have a car and can drive to meet clients
  • Have a degree
  • Can speak Welsh
  • Have knowledge of the local area and/or tourism

Accepted degree subjects



£24,720 to £36,680



Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

Start date


How to apply

Number of vacancies: one

Ready to apply?

Please email a letter of application and your CV to the Senior Partner, David Witt

Closing date: 07/01/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 17/12/2017

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