Business Manager

Padstow Boat Yard
Business & Management
Padstow, Cornwall
Salary Details
£20,000 - £24,000 per annum
Hours of work
Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm
Job Type
Closing Date
Padstow Boat Yard is looking to employ a graduate Business Manager to plan and implement operating systems and a marketing plan to increase awareness of their services and sales.

Job Description


This is an excellent opportunity to join a boat yard with a strong reputation, at a time when it is starting to grow. You will be part of a busy environment, working alongside an experienced team of multi-skilled boat builders and engineers who are passionate about providing a quality service. With the business growing fast, it is now important that Padstow Boat Yard puts in place some systems, procedures and marketing activity to help iron out inefficiencies and further boost sales. 

You will need to be organised and self-motivated with a desire to build and implement efficient office systems to support the smooth running of the yard. After initial induction, you will report to the owner/ head boat builder. You will be required to propose and implement initiatives aimed at increasing awareness of and improving the company’s services, in addition to managing the day to day operations in the boat yard office. You will then take responsibility for delivering the goals within the plans you develop.  This will include the management of the associated budget and relationships with any suppliers required to achieve the aims of the plan. You will need to be focused and self-reliant, with an ability to ‘get stuck in’ to the job and busy environment. An interest in the marine industry, or experience with working in a construction or engineering focused business would be an advantage.   

About You:

Essential Requirements

  • Degree level qualification in Business or other relevant subject
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a fast paced busy environment with continually changing priorities
  • Creative person with ability to problem solve
  • Excellent organisational, inter-personal, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in a personable and service orientated manner
  • Experience in creating and implementing a marketing strategy
  • Experience in designing and/or implementing business systems
  • Experience of working with accountancy packages and in financial management.
  • Good IT skills

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of successful project management would be advantageous
  • Interest in marine industry
  • Willingness and ability to expand responsibility with time

Company Description

Padstow Boat Yard is located on South Quay, Padstow, a short walk from the harbour, shops and restaurants. Overlooking the Camel Estuary with its own 150 ft quay side and 150 tonne workshop, the yard offers a broad range of services including quality building, servicing and re-fit of boats. Established for four years, Padstow Boat Yard has built a strong reputation within the boat building industry.  

Led by the owner, the small team of boat builders work hard to create high quality boat builds delivering to clients on time and on budget. It is an energetic, productive and often noisy industrial environment. The successful candidate will be working alongside the team in the yard, in a newly constructed internal office, which will also feature a kitchen and facilities.

Padstow Boat Yard has an established customer base with plans for growth and developing new partnerships. The successful candidate will help identify new customer segments and be instrumental in developing new relationships, creating new business and opportunities.  

Other Application Details

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Interviews are planned for w/c:  15/01/18 

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