Senior Destination Specialist Africa

West Sussex, England
£35000 - £40000 per annum
26 Sep 2017
24 Oct 2017
19270: ESA
Emily Savage
Job function
Full Time
Contract Type
Do you have a substantial knowledge of Southern and Eastern Africa, with a strong background in luxury, bespoke sales? Seeking a senior destination specialist to join a growing company.

Job outline:
The Senior Sales position is fundamentally about sales. Substantial exposure to selling high-end African travel. To include first-hand knowledge of most or all of the following countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, Madagascar, Indian Ocean Islands, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda. This is a multi-disciplinary role which will include following a simple and efficient sales process that is standard for all sales enquiries. Attention to detail, passion for Africa and team spirit key attributes.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
* Coordinating sales enquiry flow with Sales Managers
* Design and follow-up of client itineraries as per Sales, Admin and Accounts Systems
* Two educational trips to Africa per year (or as per agreed educational timetable)
* To work as part of the wider sales team in an effort to achieve and exceed agreed sales targets
* Assist with internal management issues arising from, and flexibility to assist with, special projects when requested
* To be responsible for maintaining clear communication channels with finance and sales admin
* To assist in expanding and refining the product currently offered to our clients

Experience and qualities:
* Ability to work independently and be able to prioritise
* A number of years strong experience selling and operating luxury African safari products
* Computer literate: Word, Excel
* Reliable, confident and team player, excellent interpersonal skills, organised
* Flexibility - must be willing to take on additional tasks as and when necessary
* Excellent telephone manner, people skills and professional manner
* Attention to detail and accuracy, with excellent numeracy skills

Salary £35K + dependent on experience plus bonus based on sales performance.

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