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Systems Manager

Remuneration:Basic salary 
Location:Cape Town, Century City
Type:Permanent
Company:Reed Recruitment


A leading safari company is looking for a systems manager. This role is to evaluate and project manage the delivery of an optimized systems architecture used by the business for travel management. The existing software and online systems are a variety of server-based programs and cloud-based applications (property system, reservations system, CRM).

The successful candidate will be working closely with the systems developer and also be responsible for leadership/management of the team.

Responsibilities and duties

Systems, leadership/management, general
  • Co-define and project-manage the creation of an integrated online booking and reservation system  
  • Manage the maintenance and efficient running of travel management systems (property management system and safari quoting system - existing and new user access, rights and passwords, budget and accurate record keeping of expenses, updates on system upgrades, improvements, changes)
  • Create an optimised system environment, minimising number of systems used, manual input requirements, reduce system malfunctioning risk, etc.
  • Manage the back-end integrity of travel management systems (property management system and safari quoting system)
  • Manage the data capturing process in travel management systems (property management system and safari quoting system) including (load rates, terms and conditions and information of both products and third-party supplier products in systems
  • Management duties: Handle leave requests for staff (systems team), mentorship, leadership, assist in recruitment process, if required
  • General duties: Attending trainings, provide proactive support to colleagues in peak leave times
 Advantageous:
  • Travel industry experience
  • Developer skills
Skills/experiences required:
  • Project management skills (developing systems)
  • Experience with travel booking systems
  • Problem-solving and creative mindset
  • Team player and able to guide teams from different backgrounds
  • Responsible, go-to person, proactive, can-do attitude
  • Ability to organise, motivate, and encourage a team
  • Sharp commercial awareness and ability to find commercial solutions to problems
  • Ability to take on board and disseminate constructive feedback from external and internal sources
  • Strong administration and organisational skills with great attention to detail
  • A service delivery mind set and a strong customer service focus
  • Experience of delivering results in a performance oriented and fast paced sales environment
  • Experience in and willingness to handle issues outside of office hours when required
Please send us:
  • Your salary expectations
  • Cover letter in which you state you have the necessary experience and skills
  • CV
Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posted on 12 Oct 12:33

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