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Customer Development Manager

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Job Details
  • 5094
  • Chester Zoo
  • Chester + option for some home working
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Salary of £47,359 + option for some home working

Customer Development Manager

Full time, permanent contract with an option for some home working.

We are Chester Zoo

We’re not just an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction that’s home to 20,000 incredible animals inside 128 acres of stunning gardens. We’re not just the UK’s most popular zoo. We’re a major wildlife charity that’s committed to the recovery of endangered species, globally. And, as the world faces an extinction crisis, we’re making a hugely significant contribution to conservation at a time when it’s needed most. We are Chester Zoo and we prevent extinction.

The Role – Customer Development Manager

We now have an exciting new role for an outstanding Customer Development Manager. Reporting to the Head of Marketing, you’ll develop and grow relationships with the Zoo’s audiences through driving added value income streams.

We’re looking for someone who can:

  • Develop the positioning and marketing plan for added value income streams
  • Develop the positioning and branding for new products and experiences
  • Work collaboratively with the marketing and commercial teams to implement plans in these areas, continually reviewing and improving the customer journey across all channels
  • Develop and manage CRM programmes to acquire, grow and retain customers
  • Manage relationships with travel trade partners, agents and others third parties to develop new products, maximise admissions revenue and build profile nationally and internationally
  • Provide insight into audience groups and products to ensure products are competitive and the end-to-end customer experience is continually improved
  • Manage budget and reporting for these areas of responsibility

What makes Chester Zoo a great place to work?

Well, where do we start? Here goes…

We’re a huge team of conservationists, scientists, educators, animal welfare experts, marketeers, visitor experience professionals, environmental policy influencers; the list goes on. Each and every one of us is on a mission to make Chester Zoo the best in the world, and our planet a better place.  

As the UK’s biggest and best zoo, we have ambitious goals, exciting plans, and there’s always lots going on here. We’re an inclusive and diverse organisation, made up of nearly 500 permanent and 500 seasonal team members, and we know how important it is to invest in our colleagues to help boost their career development. We have ambitious goals, and we want you to be with us for the long term on our exciting journey.

Our working environment could not be more different from a typical office – where else can you see critically endangered orangutans from your office window, or stroll among rare giraffes and tigers on your lunch break?

The Package

  • Permanent contract, 40 hours per week
  • Option for some home working
  • A salary of £47,359.75 per annum
  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • Access to healthcare plan
  • Employer contributory pension scheme
  • Staff pass so you can visit the zoo during your time off plus a number of complimentary tickets for your friends and family

Our Requirements – Customer Development Manager

  • A relevant degree or demonstrable equivalent experience
  • Experience in developing product positioning and cross channel marketing plans in the B2C space, preferably in visitor attractions or events
  • Strong experience in developing CRM plans across planned and reactive communications
  • Experience in developing and managing stakeholder relationships
  • Experience of leading, developing and managing a team to achieve / exceed performance targets
  • Experience in planning and delivering against sets of KPIs, producing regular reports and recommendations
  • Experience of managing budgets and associated analysis and reporting
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the mission of Chester Zoo

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please click the ‘apply’ button on this page where you’ll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website. You will then be required to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for this Customer Development Manager role.

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