Website Discover Africa Group

Head of Business - Luxury African Travel

About Us:

Discover Africa Group is a team of innovative, experienced, and ambitious go-getters passionate about sharing Africa’s best with travelers from around the world. Our portfolio includes:

Discover Africa Safaris: Bespoke luxury safari travel in Southern and East Africa.
4×4 Hire: Adventure 4×4 self-drive exploration.
Drive South Africa: Africa’s first online rental car comparison and booking engine.

We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional, bespoke luxury experiences with a consistent 5-star customer satisfaction rating. Having bounced back robustly from COVID-19, we are on a path of exciting and sustained growth in both our business and team size.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary Head of Business to lead our established travel group into its next phase of growth. This role offers a unique opportunity to join forces with our founders and our management team to develop and implement scalable strategies that drive significant company growth.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategy & Structure: Partner in defining and implementing a strategic business plan. Establish an organizational structure to achieve these strategic objectives.
Team development: Foster high-performance teamwork. Mentor and develop talent, promoting a positive and high-performance culture.
Operational Excellence: Develop high-performing operating platforms. Streamline processes and lead change management initiatives.
Project Leadership: Spearhead key projects to successful implementation.
Client Relations: Cultivate ways of working that develop strong relationships with clients and suppliers. Ensure personalized service and enhance customer engagement.
Financial Management: Oversee financial management, including budget development and resource allocation.
Digital Marketing: Lead digital marketing strategies to enhance brand awareness and customer acquisition.

What We Offer:

An opportunity to be pivotal in further expanding a successful business.
Competitive salary with performance-based incentives.
Generous leave policies, including unlimited pre-approved leave, compulsory birthday leave, and educational travel leave.
Professional development opportunities and training reimbursement.
Flexible working hours and work-from-home options.
Participation in company-wide recognition, social activities, and wellness programs.
Discounted travel opportunities within Africa.

Who We’re Looking For:

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Tourism, or related field; MBA preferred.
Experience: Proven leadership experience of growing teams and business.  Preference will be given to the luxury travel or retail service industry.
Skills: Strong business development, digital marketing, and financial management skills. Expertise in change management and people development.
Attributes: Enthusiastic, empathetic leader with a knack for spotting and mentoring talent. Entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for sharing the magic of Africa.

Your Mission:

Drive high growth by tripling turnover within three years. Transform our organization into a beacon of excellence in the luxury travel industry through strategic business development, digital marketing, and operational excellence.

How to Apply:

If you are a results-driven leader passionate about luxury travel and possess the expertise to drive significant growth, we invite you to apply for this exciting role through our career portal.

https://discoverafricagroup.bamboohr.com/careers/23

Join us in delivering unparalleled bespoke planet-positive experiences that redefine luxury travel in Africa.

To apply for this job email your details to anika@discoverafricagroup.com

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