Business Development Manager - Cruise & Commercial

  • Posted 2023-08-01
  • Job ID: 32991

We’re looking for an accomplished sales professional with experience selling into the cruise and/or commercial marine markets to join a leading brand in yacht provisioning. 

With global capability to supply over 100,000 different products to vessels, the brand has been growing steadily since its birth and continues to expanding its reach in maritime market. Already accomplished in the yachting space, they are now looking to push their market penetration into the cruise and commercial marine sectors and as such are looking to employ a sales professional to focus on this space. 

Reporting into the head of sales, the role will come with the following duties:

– Working to develop existing relationships and warm leads into sales

– Driving new business development across the cruise and commercial maritime markets

– Attending shows and events to promote the business

– Using digital tools alongside traditional methods to build target client lists

– Building sales revenues in line with agreed targets

As an individual you will bring an existing black book of contacts to the role, with an ability to nurture and develop relationships with a variety of stakeholders. You’ll be a self starter with the ability to work without supervision but also to share your network and connections with the internal sales team to strive for wider business success. You’ll be confident working with clients by phone and in person and be prepared to travel as and when required, although this will not be extensive. 


The role itself will see you located in the maritime hub of Southampton, where you’ll be expected to target your business development efforts for maximum success


On offer is a flexible working setup with strong back office support. Salary for the role will be up to £45,000 basic salary with an OTE of in excess of £60,000


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    • Posted 2023-09-04
    • Job ID: 33019

    SYR Shoreside Superyacht Recruitment are supporting an international company who offer paint and coatings services to the superyacht industry, based in Southampton.

    Having built their business from scratch to operate across 3 different locations and with an ever growing list of projects the owners of the business have long supported the back office aspect of the operation, however with the next season looking to be even bigger than before they are now looking to appoint an experienced administrator to join them and oversee a wide range of duties that include but are not limited to:

    – PA and administrative support to the business owners

    – Logistics – UK and EU

    – Purchasing

    – Project planning and labour allocation

    – Support to project managers

    – Warranty administration

    The role itself will suit an accomplished administrator with the capability to work autonomously and to expertly plan their daily duties. With the owners being as busy as they are, your support to them will be crucial once initial onboarding is complete. Excellent phone and email manner will also be essential as you will be dealing with clients on certain matters. 

    The role will be offered on a hybrid basis, workable from home but also with some time in the office (soon to be acquired and opened in the Segensworth area)

    You’ll be offered a great role with opportunity to grow as the company does and be working with a great local team. 


    If interested please Apply


    N.B. Due to the high volume of applicants we receive it can sometimes be difficult to respond directly to every one. Should you not have heard from us within 14 days of your application then sadly you will have been unsuccessful

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      Aftersales Technical Manager

      • Posted 2023-09-14
      • Job ID: 33025

      SYR is looking for an Aftersales Technical Manager with a strong background in the marine/yachting sector.

      Ideally, you will have a high level of knowledge in exterior marine equipment – masts, deck hardware, rigging etc.  

      The Aftersales Technical Manager plays a crucial role in this company to ensure customer satisfaction with all equipment supplied and to maintain the highest level of service and reputation. 

      This position requires a unique blend of technical expertise, managerial skills, and a customer-centric approach. 

      In the role, you will provide technical support to customers and be able to address any inquiries, concerns or issues promptly and professionally. 

      Also, you will oversee and manage warranty and service works, coordinating internal and external teams to perform repairs, maintenance etc. 

      The company manages international projects with long-standing customers who rely on their products and knowledge to maintain their yachts all year round. 

      If you are interested or this sounds like a good fit for you and would like more information – please make an application or contact Curtis for more details. 

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        Operations Manager

        • Posted 2023-08-08
        • Job ID: 32995

        SYR are working in partnership with a leading brand in the world of marine coatings, based just outside Southampton. 

        As part of a global business, the company offer coatings services to a number of UK yachtbuilders, offering on and off-site services. With a busy and growing order book, the team is reaching capacity and now requires a skilled operational professional to take the reigns of the facility. 

        Based in Marchwood on the edge of the New Forest, the role will come with the following duties:

        – Labour Planning

        – Materials ordering and allocation

        – Inbound and outbound logistics

        – Very basic financial planning

        This is a role with strong potential to grow and evolve for the right person, encompassing further managerial and commercial opportunities. Working within a busy and thriving maritime organisation no two days will be the same, so expect a varied and challenging workplace. 

        In terms of our ideal candidate, we’re seeking someone with the ability to carry out a broad range of tasks, so you’ll likely already be working in an SME where you have to wear many hats. Confident dealing with a wide range of individuals internally and externally, you’ll be able to manage your time and tasks well and steer the business operations in an effective manner. This is an ideal post for someone wanting to step up from another role or to challenge themselves 

        On offer is a salary of £30-35k with extensive progression opportunity for the right person in both the short and long term. 

        If you’re interested please Apply or contact Ed for more information



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          Quality Control & Engineering Fitter

          • Posted 2023-09-14
          • Job ID: 33026

          SYR is looking for a Quality Control & Engineering Fitter for a marine company based in Southampton, could that be you? 

          If you are an experienced mechanical fitter, who is able to read/understand technical drawings and can assemble/install components to a high standard, then it could be! 

          This position is open to applicants from outside of the marine sector, perhaps you have a passion or interest in sailing/boats and would like to transfer your skills into the yachting world. 

          However, if you already work in the industry and are familiar with external deck gear and rigging systems onboard sailing yachts – you would be well-suited for this opportunity. 

          We aren’t just looking for someone to assemble and install components. 

          We want a problem solver with a strong knowledge of mechanical systems, tools and equipment. 

          Someone who is passionate about quality control and can identify improvements to increase efficiency and product quality. 

          You will be required to work to precise measurements and tight tolerances – so precision is key! Utilising various tools (micrometers, calipers etc) to ensure accurate assembly. 

          If you think this could be you and would like to discuss further then please make an application or contact Curtis for more details. 

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            Finance Manager

            • Posted 2023-06-29
            • Job ID: 32958

            We’re looking for a highly talented Finance Manager to join a UK based maritime insurer

            Having grown and developed a strong brand reputation across the market, this continually growing brand have offices across Europe with 2 in the UK. Under the leadership of the MD the business has grown and is now seeking a talented finance professional to join and lead the existing finance structure and work with the MD to drive the business forwards. 

            Duties for the role will include:

            – Analysis and review of the existing finance structure and team

            – Auditing the existing internal processes used and finding efficiencies that can be implemented

            – Ensuring internal and external deadlines are met at all times

            – Regular finance reviews and forecasting with the MD to work on how to really drive the business financially 

            – Payroll, Tax and VAT preparation and submission

            The role itself will be fairly broad given the small team size, but with growth plans that will be driven by the work carried out by the Finance Manager it is a position that will only continue to grow moving forwards. You will have the ability to input in the organisation and to assist in generating real change to business practises. You will be predominantly office based at the headquarters in Southampton but there will be a requirement for some travel to a secondary facility in Plymouth as some of the finance team are based here

            In terms of candidate profile, we seek an ACCA qualified accountant with ambition. Someone who has worked with SMEs and is keen to take a lead financial role in a business that experiences continual growth. You’ll need to be confident and able to push your agenda to get things done, with a really passion for financial management and the knowhow to develop a business accordingly. Knowledge an/or understanding of the maritime sector would be a plus but is by no means essential

            On offer is a strong salary and benefits package, plus clear role growth and potential. 


            If interested please Apply or contact Ed for more information 

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