Hong Kong Yacht Club seeks Boatyard Manager

By | February 9, 2018


The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is looking for a high caliber individual to fill the post of Boatyard Manager which will become vacant in May 2018.

This is a Head of Department position reporting directly to the General Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating, overseeing and managing the day-to-day repair and maintenance activities of what is a very busy yard. Whilst technical knowledge, leadership skills and management experience are all very important criteria, it will be equally important that the successful candidate has a positive, proactive attitude and shows good interpersonal and communication skills with members and staff alike.

– Review current practices, procedures and policies and make recommendations for any improvements that are required in the short, medium and long terms.

– Ensure the appropriate resources are in place to support and facilitate the yard activities in a safe, cost effective, professional, environmental and sustainable way.

– Lead a team of workers and sub-contractors to handle the day-to-day boat repair and maintenance works for both large and small racing and cruising yachts, and the club’s fleet of race management and support boats.

– Set up, implement and review maintenance programs for the boat fleet under repair.

– Provide technical advice and recommendations and prepare quotations on repairs and improvement works for members on their yachts.

– Proactively update members on the progress of any work being carried out in the yard.

– Prepare forecasts and budgets for the yard operation and report on monthly performance.

– Perform ad-hoc duties as assigned.
We look for an experienced professional with:

– Vocational/Technical School Certificate in related disciplines.
- Minimum 10 years’ experience in managing a yard or in a similar yachting environment.

– Practical and proven knowledge in repair and maintenance of modern racing and cruising yachts.

– Excellent time-management and facilitation skills with the ability to supervise work in the agreed order of priorities.

– Sound management skills with an ability to manage, motivate and lead the whole boatyard team (including workers and sub-contractors) to achieve the desired result.

– Strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.

– Problem solving skills along with experience in costing, quality control, health and safety and environmental aspects.

– A natural commitment to achieving customer satisfaction from all work carried out by the yard.

– Proficiency in MS Office applications.
- Good command of written and spoken English.

We offer an attractive remuneration and excellent fringe benefits package to the right candidate. Interested parties should submit a comprehensive CV together with expected salary to the Human Resources Manager, RHKYC, Kellett Island, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong or email hrm@rhkyc.org.hk

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