Executive Placings

Luxury safari company has an exciting opportunity for a Direct Sales Operations Manager. This is a junior sales role for someone looking to grow within the sales team. Based in Sandton.

Experience required:

  • 3- 4 years’ experience in touring/lodge reservations
  • Background in B2C sales advantageous
  • Microsoft Outlook with strong Excel skills
  • Travel and Tourism Diploma or Industry experience
  • Knowledge of Tourplan, Maximizer, WETU, Social media platforms of Facebook, Instagram and Blogs advantageous.

Duties include:

  • Actively lead a team of Travel Specialists
  • Support the Direct Sales activities of the regional businesses
  • Aggressively pursue direct sales targets
  • Optimize Team performance through training, exposure and feedback and quality assurance
  • Maximising the Teams’ understanding of the Commission Calculator Tool and drivers
  • Train and motivateTeam
  • Enhance, streamline, and simplify the day-to-day operations of the Team
  • Conduct regular one-on-one discussions with Team members
  • Continuous feedback and information sharing with the Group Sales Manager
  • Setting up of ad-hoc sales initiatives and campaigns
  • Assistance with the setting up of the annual Direct lndaba
  • Point of contact for teams’ Educational Requests
  • Demonstrate ability to interact and cooperate with all employees
  • Support the team on social media platforms and motivate team to maximize opportunities on social media
  • Assist with recruitment, contracting, training and mentoring of new team members
  • Impeccable governance of team contracts
  • Monthly submission of direct sales reports
  • Ensure brand compliance of all team interactions.

Skills required:

  • Good understanding of terms and conditions, product knowledge, third-party destinations, general knowledge, third party and company Product destinations
  • Understanding of E-commerce systems
  • Understanding of SocialMediaPlatforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Trip Advisor)
  • Computer – Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • GIS, WETU, Maximizer, Tourplan and ESS
  • Understanding of data and analyses done Problem-solving skills
  • Excellent command of both spoken and written English (e.g., reporting)
  • Market knowledge (Understanding the markets e.g. USA/Europe)
  • Sales process and methodologies
  • Experiential creativity (Crafting experiences)
  • Understanding travel industry channels.

To apply please send CV to cv@executiveplacings.com

To apply for this job email your details to cv@executiveplacings.com

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