Trip Development Director North America – Boulder, Colorado
October 10, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Macs Adventure is a fast-growing adventure tour operator with offices in Colorado, Scotland and Germany - and big plans. We arrange fantastic self-guided hiking, biking and adventure tours for thousands of customers in over 35 countries all over the world. As a fast-growing international business, the success of Macs Adventure is driven by being a great place to work with the right people in the right roles doing the right things.
We are currently seeking a Trip Development Director to lead our US-based product team and take ownership of the performance of our US-facing product range. Reporting to the Group Head of Product, and working alongside the Macs Adventure North America leadership team, you will create our strategic plan and be responsible for implementation and execution.
With 10 – 15 years’ experience in the adventure travel industry, working for a US tour company selling hiking or biking tours, you have a proven track record of successful new tour development and delivering on strategic goals. Well-traveled, you have hiked or biked throughout North America and the rest of the world. You have been running a product function in your current or previous role and have experience creating and delivering tour development strategy. You have managed teams of people and project launches and are accustomed to ownership and accountability for performance and quality management.
Managing pricing and profitability have been part of your previous experience, as has risk management throughout the product delivery process. A competent leader, you love getting the best out of your team and seeing them excel. You are a good communicator (foreign language skills are an advantage) and an effective ambassador within and outside the business. You have experience of innovation through creating new tours, and enhancing existing ones, to ensure perfect market fit. Thriving in a fast-paced environment, you are flexible and resilient and appreciate the requirement to work with fluid and changing priorities.
The success of Macs Adventure is driven by creating quality tours that connect our customers with authentic and transformative travel experiences. This is a great opportunity to take ownership of our US tour development program.
Macs Adventure is a great place to work, with an engaged group of staff and an excellent work environment. We have high expectations of our team, and in return we give back to make sure you can do your job well and enjoy yourself while you’re at it. We want our staff to be adventurous, active, be personal, have fun and give a shit.
Some of the things you can expect when you join our team:
A modern office in Boulder, Colorado.
Great discounts on Macs Adventure trips.
Pro deals on outdoor clothing/gear.
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
Health, dental and vision insurance and eligibility for a 401(k) plan after a predetermined period of time.
Learning, development and travel opportunities.
To apply for the role, please send a resume and email to email@example.com explaining why you would be a perfect match for this role. Macs Adventure is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage applications from people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Additional Salary Information: Please advise us of your salary expectations on application.
About Macs Adventure
Macs Adventure specialises in active adventure travel across the UK, Europe, North America and Worldwide. We are dedicated to delivering authentic experiences and individual adventures, allowing our clients to explore the world under their own steam, by bike or on foot, with expert support and tailor made itineraries.
We offer over 450 trips and welcome more than 25,000 customers each year. Some of our classic trips include the West Highland Way, Tour du Mont Blanc, biking in Tuscany and the Camino de Santiago.
A fast-growing, dynamic company Macs Adventure opened a German office in 2015 and a US office in Boulder, Colorado in 2017.
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