Cruise Sales Manager

Leicester, Leicestershire
Attractive Salary plus Uncapped Bonus!
28 Mar 2018
28 Apr 2018
Job function
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you an energetic and enthusiastic sales manager with a travel background and looking for a brand new challenge in a thriving and dynamic company?  Are you hungry for success and crave the opportunity to showcase your leadership skills within a business that’s passionate about your development?

Multi award-winning Barrhead Travel is on the look-out for our business leaders of the future. We are currently recruiting for a Cruise Manager to lead our brand new cruise team in our Leicester branch  

It’s a really exciting time to join our business as we embark on a period of accelerated growth and expansion. We’re looking for an incredibly talented individual with experience in the travel industry who is looking to take their managerial career to the next level in a business where the sky really is the limit when it comes to career progression.

This is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. You will be responsible for leading your team to success, with the full support of a dedicated Regional Sales Manager and the teams at our Head Office. Your main focuses will be delivering an outstanding customer service, taking full autonomy of your department and growing business in your local area, and most importantly, becoming a mentor to your team to help them with their own development and success

The role of the Store Manager:

  • Delivering results, including driving individual and store targets as well as achievement set KPIs
  • Inspire, motivate and mentor your team, helping them flourish and ensure they reach their potential
  • Work with your team on their own Personal Development Plans and set goals for progression and achievement
  • Bring new ideas to the table for business growth, including establishing and nurturing relationships with local businesses, driving in-store events and liaising with marketing to work on a localised marketing strategy
  • Ensure your department is delivering on all sales targets and is contributing to business profitability
  • Stand as a proud ambassador for Barrhead Travel, ensuring positive brand promotion internally and externally
  • Lead with exceptional customer service and have a real passion for people.   
  • You will be responsible for ensuring key business messages and decisions are clearly communicated to your team

Our perfect candidate:

  • Previous experience managing a retail travel agency is required (we are happy to consider applications if you’re an exceptional retail sales manager with significant experience in the travel industry)
  • You’ll have a genuine passion for travel and a thirst for enhancing your own knowledge of the ever-changing travel industry and emerging destination trends. You should also be able to channel this enthusiasm within your team
  • Tenacious and driven with a proven track record of reaching and exceeding personal targets
  • You’ll be a leader by nature, with the ability to inspire and motivate your team on a daily basis
  • You should possess a highly positive outlook, even when challenges present themselves to you 
  • Confident and a self-starter –  we’re looking for someone who believes in themselves and can make sound decisions based on their own initiative
  • Flexible and adaptable to really changeable or reactive situations
  • You should be very commercially aware, with an eye for detail, opportunity and keeping abreast of competitor activity
  • Communication skills are essential – we’re looking for an individual that can confidently communicate with people at all levels of the business and adapt accordingly when speaking with clients

    What we offer:

    At Barrhead Travel, we don’t simply offer jobs. We offer careers, with real development and growth prospects. We’re rapidly expanding across the UK with over 70 retail outlets and even more planned for 2018, which means there’s huge opportunity for career progression.    You’ll also be joining a family of brilliant colleagues; we love working hard but we play even harder. Take a look at some of the many benefits we offer our people:

  • Competitive base salary with additional earnings through our commission and bonus schemes
  • Incredible incentives; from all-expenses paid bucket-list holidays and free flights, to iPads and Love2Shop Vouchers , there’s the chance to win great prizes every single month
  • The opportunity to travel the world, thanks to our incredible worldwide familiarisation trips which are designed to enhance your product knowledge
  • A Personal Development Plan and continued training and development. Tell us your career-goals and we’ll work together to help you achieve them
  • Generous staff discounts for your own holidays plus discounts available for family and friends
  • 20 days of annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Up to an additional week of annual leave for long service (well, you need time to enjoy those amazing holiday discounts, don’t you?)
  • The opportunity to take paid overtime
  • A hugely varied company benefits scheme which includes amazing discounts with high street retailers and access to child-care vouchers
  • Pension scheme
  • The chance to attend some unique industry and teambuilding events throughout the year PLUS each year we host a company awards party to celebrate our fantastic teams and raise a glass (or two) to the coming year
  • Charity is a huge part of life at Barrhead Travel and so all employees get one paid day per year to dedicate to voluntary work for a charity of their choice

    This is an exciting opportunity to join an award-winning company, selling a product you love, whilst reaping the rewards of an extremely generous bonus structure within a fun & exciting industry.

    To apply, submit your CV letting us know why you’re the perfect fit and let us know your career goals and ambitions. Don’t forget to tell us about your favourite holiday destinations – you may have guessed already, but we love nothing more than a good chat about holidays!

    For more information please call our Talent Acquisition Team on 0141 223 6655.

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