Operations Manager required

Challenge Business on the hunt for new staff member

Wednesday May 19th 2004, Author: Rachel Anning, Location: United Kingdom
Challenge Business are looking for a new Operations Manager. In this dynamic role, the successful candidate will manage the fleet of Challenge Business yachts plus manage and develop the 50-strong sailing team, ensuring that the yachts are staffed to the highest standards of safety, seamanship and customer service.

The Operations Manager will also oversee the work of the Race Office, plus manage the operations of the company’s non-race fleet, while the Global Challenge fleet are racing.

The ideal candidate will have excellent and proven administrative and interpersonal skills, be able to manage the sailing team of up to 50 people and will be an experienced yachtsman, qualified to at least Yacht Master (offshore) level.

The position is currently held by Jeremy Troughton who will take up a new position with the Volvo Ocean Race as Race Operations Manager. Jeremy who has held the post since skippering Logica to fourth place in the 2000/1 BT Global Challenge said: “I’ve had a fantastic time at Challenge Business, worked on great projects with great people – it’s been a huge part of my life for the last five years.

“This year’s Global Challenge is in great shape and we have a great bunch of skippers – I will be watching their progress with interest and quite a bit of envy”.

Simon Walker, Managing Director of Challenge Business commented; “Jeremy will be a hard act to follow, but I am sure there are some great people out there – it is an immensely busy and exiting time, with less than 6 months to the start of the Global Challenge. Jeremy will join be joining Volvo Race Director, Andy Hindly, himself a former Challenge skipper – it’s a small world!”

Any one interested in applying for the post should send their CV and covering letter to Sophie Courant, PA to Managing Director, Meridians House, 7 Ocean Way, Ocean Village, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3TJ or by email: sophiecourant@challengebusiness.com

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