Director of Golf

20 December 2017

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Country: USA
State: Minnesota

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Director of Golf
Golf Club in Willmar, Minnesota is looking for a Director of Golf.

Position Overview:
Key Responsibilities:

Strategic
• Provide a clear vision of where the golf business is going and the route it will need to follow in order to get there.
• Keep abreast of changes in the industry and use this knowledge to identify new business development opportunities for all areas of golf operations.
• Influence and positively manage the development of organizational culture.

Operations
• Produce regular reports on financial performance, stock control, utilization of facilities, sales and marketing activity, and human resources.
• Continuously review and develop standard operating procedures for the Club.
• To be ultimately responsible for the performance of the golf shop operations, golf services and condition of the golf course.
• Coordinate plans with the restaurant for food and beverage needs of all golf functions.

People
• Provide effective leadership for the golf operations management team, giving direction to individual managers and motivating and supporting them to achieve the organization’s vision and objectives.
• Ensure that all members of the golf operations team have appropriate opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and experience to enhance their performance.

Financial
• Establish, monitor and analyze operating budgets and take prompt corrective action to address variances, ensuring each operating area is maximizing efficiency and profitability.
• Achieve revenue, profitability and identified KPIs for each aspect of golf operations.

Marketing
• Identify and develop innovative programs for all customer segments including tournaments, social events, external promotions.
• Ensure that all promotional activity is properly structured, communicated and delivered.
• Communicate effectively with external organizations, individuals and agencies.
• Attend community events as an advocate for Golf Club.
• Personally visit key employers and other centers of influence in the area to promote membership and course play.

Personal Attributes:
People focused:
• Leader, able to influence, coaching/mentoring style, positive, strong interpersonal skills.
Business acumen:
• Results orientated, decisive, plans and prioritizes, willing and able to deliver change, experienced and credible in the industry, able to work at both strategic and tactical level, in touch with current trends/issues.
Personal traits:
• Good at time management, self-motivated, creative, flexible, effective and natural communicator.

Requirements:
Qualifications and Experience:
• Class AA member of PGA or higher a plus.
• Maintain a high level of appropriate Personal and Professional development (CPD) reflective of current and/or future role responsibilities. E.g. Courses, Qualifications, Reading, etc.
• Bachelor’s degree (BA); and/or minimum 3-years’ experience as Golf Manager; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Understanding of how the operation of each of the following areas can impact on the golf business: Golf course maintenance (e.g. green keeping / basic principles of golf course agronomy); Food and beverage operation (e.g. Bar, restaurant/snack bar, party/group catering); Corporate Functions / Events (e.g. Golf days, tournaments); Practice/Teaching Facilities (e.g. Driving Range, teaching academy, individual/group coaching); Golf Club Administration (e.g. Membership, competitions, handicaps).
• Experience in financial management, budgeting, revenue forecasting, capital expenditure, stock management, marketing plans.
• Experience of working with sponsors.
• IT literate with experience of relevant software applications and computerized POS; Management systems/data storage and tee time systems.
• Experienced in writing business reports.

Compensation:
$45,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year.
10% signing bonus.

How to apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to the email provided.

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