Action and Adventure Sports Park and Resorts Development Manager

The role and purpose of the position:


As part of EXTREME's Destinations development division, you will play a lead strategic and managerial role in driving specific projects forwards from the initial concept stage through design and planning and across the construction and operations. You will be responsible for the collaborative destination planning and development with partner developers, local and national governments, suppliers and contractors. Reporting to the Managing Director of EXTREME Destinations, you will be responsible for managing developments through the various project stages, on a worldwide basis and supporting in the evaluation of project opportunities.




  • Developing and implementing strategies coherent with overall business objectives, capabilities and brand guidelines;

  • Ensuring qualitative development processes and outcomes;

  • Presenting to and negotiating with senior personnel (CEO's/Board Level);

  • Liaising with designers, engineers, architects, business planning team and consultants;

  • Managing resources, budgets, communication and creative assets;

  • Collaborating closely with various departments and associates;

  • Writing detailed proposals;

  • Reviewing and analysing project documents, studies and feasibility plans;

  • Negotiating, managing and monitoring contracts;

  • Evaluating contractor performance and approving or terminating contracts;

  • Working with, consulting and providing direction/advice to senior management team and other internal stakeholders;

  • Developing and managing the implementation of the destination with government, regional, community and industry stakeholders;

  • Representing EXTREME at meetings and events as appropriate.


  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in development and/or operations of active leisure and entertainment destinations, facilities, resorts or parks;

  • Education in business, tourism or related field or equivalent combination of education/experience;

  • Demonstrate experience in developing and managing program and project budgets and organisational resources to deliver on goals;

  • Demonstrate ability to effectively manage multiple, simultaneous complex issues while still delivering results;

  • Passion, participation, interest and knowledge of action and adventure sports;

  • Confidence at presenting to senior personnel (CEO’s, board level); 

  • Pro-active business development skill set, selling to and presenting to potential partners, writing detailed proposals based on the project and partners requirements;

  • Ability to project manage and liaise with designers, engineers, architects, business planning team and consultants. 




  • Willingness for extensive travel;

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills;

  • Have a strong commitment, responsibility and reliability towards the project, team and company;

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal);

  • Result driven;

  • Vision setting;

  • Be a positive and energetic team player – be someone we would want to go on a road trip with across Europe; hang out at a mountain bike park with; and spend a day surfing with!

If you are interested and you meet the selection criteria please respond to with a short cover letter outlining why you are interested in joining the EXTREME team; what excites you about the opportunity; how you fit with the specific role; and don’t forget your CV.