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Want to be apart of something Great? Do you or someone you know love living and promoting the cottage lifestyle? Want to help families create traditions that will last a lifetime? Join the Great Blue Resorts Team! We have a variety of career opportunities available including sales, management, administrative, lifeguards, landscapers and more! Click on the job title below to learn more.

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Resort Property Management


Posted on
Submission Deadline December 31, 2020


 Who are we?

Great Blue Resorts owns and operates 8 private cottage resort properties located throughout Ontario’s cottage country. These properties are made up of small seasonal resorts offering outright ownership of beautiful pre-manufactured Recreational Cottages for seasonal vacation enjoyment. Our resorts have full facilities including community areas, swimming pools, splash pads, multi-sports courts, playgrounds, docks and beaches.

We are always looking for great talent and are seeking qualified candidates to join our Property Manager teams across Ontario to support our existing resorts.  The Property Management position is a hands on role, responsible for the overall resort operation, facilities and property management, providing a clean, safe and well-maintained property for our recreational cottage owners through proactive leadership. 

What’ in it for you?

  1. Competitive Salary depending on experience and credentials
  2. Comprehensive Benefits program
  3. Training and support
  4. Continued growth opportunities
  5. Generous vacation

What does a Great Blue Resorts Property Manager Look Like?

  • A minimum of 10 years property project, facilities and operations management which may include experience as a, Property General Manager, Multi-unit property manager, Property Operations Manager, Golf Superintendent, Property and Facilities manager or other operations related expertise
  • Strong knowledge of and physical expertise in property infrastructure, including water and septic systems
  • Able to lead, manage and execute daily property requirements
  • Proactive thinker, logical problem solver, hands on solutions provider
  • Ability to hold team and vendors accountable and make change as needed
  • Construction project management – knowledge of permits, building code, construction contract negotiation, project management software

In addition, you are responsible for –

  1. Identifying infrastructure challenges and work to resolve and maintain effective maintenance program of facilities including pool, splash pad, buildings, septic and water system and equipment.
  2. Establishing property, grounds, facilities, buildings and equipment maintenance schedules
  3. Organizing, submitting and overseeing all capital improvements. Prepare an annual “Management Action Plan”
  4. Effectively lead the team through daily and weekly meetings, reviewing targets, progress, setting weekly goals and course correction
  5. Working with cottage owners, rental guests and team members with a positive leadership approach
  6. Safeguarding and implement changes to insure the overall integrity of the resort
  7. Design and implement safety programs
  8. Oversees the hiring and use of contractors and contracted maintenance employees working on company property and equipment, ensuring they work safely and efficiently and perform Health & Safety inspections
  9. Addressing facility breakdowns that can occur after work hours, weekends and holidays.
  10. Working with the available resources, executing repairs, projects, purchases, preventative
  11. Obtain and use proper equipment for maintenance and repair activities required to maintain all property systems
  12. Arrange for training for self, and maintenance team, to ensure safe and appropriate procedures are followed at all time
  13. Use appropriate checklists to perform scheduled inspections, repair and maintenance of all buildings, equipment, amenities, and property
  14. Ensure maintenance tools, work space, equipment organized and in good working order
  15. Obtain quotes, plan and support major development renovations, ensure that the work is completed properly and under proper procedures and safely
  16. Advanced Excel expertise, Project Management program expertise
  17. Complete work orders through Maintenance job system
  18. Responsible for specific budget items, accountable for financial results of those budget items
  19. Monthly inventory – of all supplies (maintenance, electrical supplies etc.) and request for re-order of supplies when necessary
  20. Manage property assets, receive and record arrival of all supplies and equipment that pertain to the Maintenance operation
  21. Ensure all guests reported issues are rectified ASAP and communicated with Front Desk to advise upon completion and inspection

Skills & Qualifications Desired

  • Diploma in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Project Management certification 
  • Provincial Health & Safety Procedures
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Working at Heights
  • Emergency Response
  • CPR with AED
  • Certification in plumbing, electrical, HVAC  
  • Physical requirements for this position include the ability to lift 30 lbs., climb stairs, walk between buildings, stoop kneel, and bend and have hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Qualified Heavy Equipment Operator – skid steer, backhoe, tractor
  • Septic System knowledge and maintenance experience
  • Small Drinking Water Systems knowledge and maintenance experience

 If you are a take charge manager with the above qualifications, looking for a long-term career opportunity, with a growing company, this may be the right fit for you.

Great Blue Resorts… Family Traditions Start Here!

Great Blue Resorts is committed to employment equality regardless of national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Great Blue Resorts welcomes and encourages applications from disabilities candidates. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  Those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

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Park Model Corporate Sales Manager


Posted on
Submission Deadline December 18, 2020


The Park Model Corporate Sales Manager role with Great Blue Resorts is key to accomplishing the above. The first point of contact with new owners is normally through our Sales Advisors in the earlier stages when the potential cottage owner is still a prospect. From start to finish, the Park Model Corporate Sales Manager should be the key point of contact which, when professionally handled, will ensure the customer becomes a satisfied owner for many years to follow and the Sales Advisor’s best source of referrals.    The Park Model Corporate Sales Manager is a seasoned sales expert responsible for the overall support of the local Sales Advisor team under their leadership.

Duties:

The Park Model Corporate Sales Manager is responsible for the Sales Strategy Management of park model sales for the resort   

Sales Team Leadership

  • Organize, shadow and support local sales advisors in 1 resort
  • Plan direct and evaluate the activities of sales department
  • Day-to-Day Sales Activity Monitoring – Effectively oversee day-to-day sales operations and ensure that performance is on track to achieve profit and growth objectives.
  • Leadership – Provide leadership to the day-to-day operations of the local sales advisor, while maintaining focus on the company’s overall strategic goals
  • Accountability – Support local sales advisors accountable for profitable Resort Cottage sales growth by achieving targeted weekly, monthly and annual goals
  • Sales Support – Coordinate sales support programs that enable local sales advisors to achieve their potential and support company sales objectives
  • Enforce Sales Processes including the 3 P’s, Social media and Earn the Right
  • Support Script skills practices
  • Sales Tours – participate in sales tours daily

Administration – Deals

  • Support organizational policies and procedures in relation to sales
  • Determine strategic planning related to new product lines
  • Ensure the deal documents are complete and accurate
  • All sales follow the 10-working day PIF process unless signed off by Sales Director

Relationship Management/Customer Service

  • Lead sales team in building relationships with business clients and manage negotiations of sales contracts
  • Promote propriety of the company with team members, current and potential customers, vendors and the community suppliers.

Marketing

  • Will work with the marketing department to understand and communicate marketing messages to the field.
  • Monitor effective Resort Cottage marketing strategies
  • Self-Generation marketing management – Monitor consistent self-generated energy sales and weekly sales funnel activities of sales advisors
  • Organize resort sales operations and activities
  • Pricing Policies – The Park Model Corporate Sales Manager role is to maintain the pricing policies of the resort cottage sale while ensuring customer satisfaction through high standards of service and consistency of the local sales advisor team.

Requirements:  

  • 3-5 years of experience in holiday home and/or park model sales is required
  • Proven track record driving sales, achieving quotas and building a successful sales team
  • Dedication to consistent weekly meetings, training and performance reviews to monitor and maintain acceptable weekly sales funnels
  • Wilson Learning, Smilies Earn the Right Training is considered an asset
  • Effective time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive leader
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays
  • Willingness to relocate as required

Terms of Employment: Permanent / Full Time

Location: St. Catharines, Ontario and Bracebridge, Ontario           

Employment Addresses:

  • 612A Welland Avenue, St. Catharines, ON  L2M 5V6
  • 1047 Bonnie Lake Camp Road, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1W9

Hours of Work: 44 hours/week

Language: English

Benefits: Eligible for discretionary bonuses and increases in salary. Eligible for dental, vision, extended medical, accidental death and disability and critical illness insurance.

Salary: Annual base salary of $94,000, eligible for commission of 10% of annual salary

Great Blue Resorts is committed employment equality regardless of national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Great Blue Resorts welcomes and encourages applications from disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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Senior Park Model Sales Manager


Posted on
Submission Deadline December 18, 2020


The Senior Park Model Sales Manager role ensures the maximum profitability of the resort while providing strong customer satisfaction through high standards of service. The ideal candidate for the Senior Park Model Sales Manager role will be a self-starter comfortable with ambiguity, with great attention to detail, enjoying working in a resort environment, who will enable collaboration between teams to achieve aggressive park model sales targets.

Duties:

Sales Planning 

  • Work closely with Sales team members, in areas such as demand and supply planning, park model inventory placement, cottage owner experience 
  • Define Park Model Sales metrics and develop dashboards to provide transparency and across functional areas to ensure alignment and optimal results
  • Develop and implement effective Park Model Sales processes to continuously refine forecasting methodologies and accuracy
  • Prepare Sales materials using cross-functional inputs and facilitate weekly Sales meetings
  • Manage Park Model Sales activities that provide analysis and drive business decisions relative to improving service levels, efficiency and customer service via streamlining processes and cost savings projects (Continuous Improvement)
  • Leverage park model cottage industry best practices and peer benchmarking to continually enhance the Park Model Sales process
  • Manage Park Model Sales team on a Class A resort – up to 400 sites
  • Park Model Sales Activity Monitoring
  • Support sales advisor team accountable for profitable Park Model Cottage sales growth by achieving targeted weekly, monthly and annual goals
  • Enforce Sales Processes including the 3 P’s, Social media and Earn the Right
  • Enforce Script skills practices
  • Sales Tours – participate in sales tours weekly

Financial Planning and Analysis 

  • Oversee and manage the continued development of budgeting, financial forecasting, operating plans and modeling tools
  • Manage and develop exceptional Park Model Sales talent
  • Manage and participate in finance and accounting activities
  • Recommend, develop, and implement policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and profitability

Administration – Deals

  • Monitor deal documents, confirm completeness, accuracy within weekly timelines
  • Ensure sales follow the 10-working day PIF process unless signed off by Sales Director

Marketing

  • Work with marketing department to launch marketing messages to the field, knowing the nuances of the resort and determining the right message
  • Monitor effective Resort Cottage marketing strategies
  • Lead Self-Generation marketing initiatives – Monitor consistent sales advisor self-generated energy sales and weekly sales funnel activities of sales advisors
  • Organize resort sales operations and activities
  • Pricing Policies – The Senior Park Model Sales Manager role is to design the pricing policies of the resort cottage sale while ensuring customer satisfaction through high standards of service and consistency of the local sales advisor team

Requirements:    

  • 5-7 years of Holiday Home and/or Park model sales management experience 
  • Time management skills with the ability to meet with each sales department, to discuss daily and weekly tasks, targets and results and expected minimum standards
  • Experience in influencing, developing and or motivating people from diverse backgrounds and differing customer background
  • Experience monitoring and checking the performance of sales departments, assessing performance, administer corrective course action and make changes as required
  • Wilson Learning, Smilies Earn the Right Training certificate is considered an asset  
  • In depth experience running Park Model Sales Planning processes
  • Experience with performance metrics, process improvement
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills

Employment Addresses:

612A Welland Avenue, St. Catharines, ON  L2M 5V6

1235 Villiers Line, Keene, Ontario K0L 2G0

Hours of Work: 44 hours/week

Language: English

Benefits: Eligible for discretionary bonuses and increases in salary. Eligible for dental, vision, extended medical, accidental death and disability and critical illness insurance.  

Salary: Annual base salary of $104,000, eligible for bonus of 10% of base salary

Great Blue Resorts is committed employment equality regardless of national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Great Blue Resorts welcomes and encourages applications from disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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Regional Sales Manager


Posted on
Submission Deadline December 18, 2020


The Regional Sales Manager role ensures the maximum profitability of multiple resorts while providing strong customer satisfaction through high standards of service. The Regional Sales Manager achieves performance excellence through Revenue, People, Property and Administration management. The Regional Sales Manager is a strong sales driver, revenue focused and responsible for the overall generation of revenue through park model and concession sales, while managing expenses to achieve net profit targets.

Duties:

REVENUE

  • Once Annual budgets are agreed, the Regional Sales Manager’s responsibility will include but not limited to the following:

Revenue Generation

  • Plan direct and evaluate the activities of sales departments in park model sales, retail concessions, aftersales and golf.
  • Organizes regional and divisional sales operations for park model sales and resort revenue.
  • Works closely with the marketing department to understand and communicate marketing messages to the field.
  • Budget Management
  • Weekly Billing Report management
  • Management Fee Revenue
  • Park Model Sales
  • Aftersale Revenue
  • Add on Revenue – Slip Fees, CareFree, Xtra ride, Resort Pass, Rental, Maintenance Job Revenue
  • Golf Revenue 

EXPENSE MANAGEMENT

  • The Regional Sales Manager manages all expenses related to the cost of goods sold and operating expenses of multiple resorts.

PEOPLE

  • Supervise Park Models Sales activities of multiple resorts
  • The Regional Sales Manager Recruits, organizes, trains and manages staff, continually recruits for the best candidates, uses existing SOPs while continually performing hands on training, role playing and challenging team to improve performance and contribute to the overall revenue through a commitment to operational processes and objectively evaluates, corrects non-compliance, motivates for performance and makes change as the business requires.

People Responsibilities

  • Establish organizational policies and procedures in relation to sales
  • Lead sales team in building relationships with potential and existing park model cottage owner clients
  • Meetings with Regional Sales Manager

Administration

  • The Regional Sales Manager is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completion of all resort related sales administration and paperwork including Manage negotiations of sales contracts, Park Model Sale revenue process management.

Requirements:  

  • 7-10 years of management experience in holiday home and/or Park model sales
  • Time management skills with the ability to meet with each sales department, to discuss daily and weekly tasks, targets and results and expected minimum standards
  • Experience monitoring and checking the performance of sales department, assessing performance, administer corrective course action and make changes as required
  • Wilson Learning, Smilies Earn the Right Training is considered an asset
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive leader
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays
  • Ability to travel weekly to multiple locations
  • Willingness to relocate as required

Terms of Employment: Permanent / Full Time

Location: St. Catharines, ON; Keene, ON; Roseneath, ON; Cherry Valley, ON; Campbellford, ON.

Employment Addresses:

  • 612A Welland Avenue, St. Catharines, ON  L2M 5V6
  • 1235 Villiers Line, Keene, ON K0L 2G0
  • 7100 Northumberland County Rd 18, Roseneath, ON K0K 2X0
  • 171 Woodland Estates Rd, Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0
  • 486 County Road 18, Cherry Valley, ON K0K 1P0

Hours of Work: 44 hours/week

Language: English

Benefits: Eligible for discretionary bonuses and increases in salary. Eligible for dental, vision, extended medical, accidental death and disability and critical illness insurance.

Salary: Annual base salary of $114,000.00, eligible for commission of 10% of annual salary

Great Blue Resorts is committed employment equality regardless of national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Great Blue Resorts welcomes and encourages applications from disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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Resort General Managers


Posted on
Submission Deadline December 31, 2020


Company Background

OUR PROMISES, VALUES & GREAT ATMOSPHERE

Great Blue Resorts owns and operates 8 recreational cottage resorts across Ontario including Muskoka, Kawarthas, Prince Edward County and Land ‘O Lakes regions. Great Blue Resorts fills the void that exists in the Ontario Cottage and Vacation Home marketplace by providing family friendly resorts in great locations. We offer quality products and services for a reasonable price to both cottage owners and resort guests and we are looking for a few great leaders to join our team.

What’s in it for you:

  • A healthy compensation package of $65K+,  on target earnings
  • Commissions & Bonuses
  • Generous vacation time
  • Comprehensive Benefits including Prescriptions, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and more
  • An opportunity to build the career you have always dreamed of

Scope of the Role

This is a position for a strong, sales minded, revenue driven individual who can lead a resort property team to financial and operational success. Based at one of our resorts across Ontario, the General Manager is charged with the overall supervision of the Resort with a focus on revenue generation and financial management. Leading the team of talented and competent Sales, Front Desk Supervisors and Property Managers, the General Manager works to ensure their resort provides a high level of guest satisfaction through strong guest experience practices on a clean, safe and well-maintained property. This position requires a passionate, energetic and persuasive leader who has no problem working days, nights, weekends and holidays to get the job done right. This successful leader inspires, encourages and builds a team of performers in every area of the business.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build a strong Operations team who successfully manage the day-to-day needs of our cottage owners and rental guests
  • Ensures owner accounts are current, owner revenue programs are promoted and managed to meet revenue targets
  • Ensures rental guest processes are followed from beginning to end – you own this responsibility – ensuring cleaning of rental cottages to our standards, pre-arrival call management, during stay communications, up to and including post stay survey management
  • Reviews, monitors and takes action to manage Owner and Guest Experience surveys to ensure quality controls are in place to meet expectations
  • Meets diligently with Park Model Sales Team, coaching, supporting and motivating the sales team to achieve sales targets
  • Inspects the property and meets with Property team to ensure the resorts are clean, safe and well-maintained
  • Reviews, analyzes and interprets budget with high efficiency, zeroing in on revenue gaps and providing revenue strategies for financial achievement
  • Meets weekly with Sales & Operations Directors and Financial Controller to ensure Resort budgets are on track, making decisions or taking corrective actions to ensure strong financial health of the business
  • Ensure Operations front desk team are up-to-date on all local information, accommodation services and the current packages, promotions and procedures
  • Budget management, marketing, sales campaign execution

Skills & Qualifications

  • We are looking for assertive persuasive leaders who possess a passion to succeed and grow successful performers around them
  • A thinker, a decision maker, someone who takes action
  • Previous hotel, sales, or other business equivalent revenue management
  • Financial, Sales or Business Degree or Diploma
  • Articulate communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Flexible and able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, you have the skills and qualifications we are looking for and you want to be part of a thriving business in a growing industry, Great Blue Resorts wants to speak to you. You must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Great Blue Resorts is committed to employment equity regardless of national or ethnic origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Great Blue Resorts welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  We thank all interested applicants and those for future consideration will be contacted.

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