Head of Sales - Award-Winning Travel Group - £35k + bonus & benefits - North London in North London, London, UK

Employer: Portman Scott

Location: North London, London, UK

Hours:

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum

Our client is a leading lifestyle and travel group offering tailor-made luxury, adventure and sporting holidays to top destinations across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Their unique solutions and exceptional customer service have won them numerous awards over the years and they’re currently the official, approved distributors for some of the UK’s most popular attractions. They pride themselves on their passion and expertise and the ability to deliver unmatched customer experiences for their strong European client base.

Due to their continued growth and successes, they’re now seeking an experienced, enthusiastic French-speaking Head of Sales to build new and maintain existing relationships in the busy French tour operator market. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in B2B sales and significant experience in the inbound travel sector. This is a supervisory role with full responsibility for visibility and revenue in the French Market.

The role:

  • Take overall responsibility for the portfolio of Key Clients, oversee Trade Fairs / Workshops and attend the Key Events
  • Develop sales strategies, set targets and increase sales across the territory
  • Supervise and oversee the sales team to ensure sales targets are met, all staff members have the tools necessary to excel and that any customer complaints are resolved quickly and professionally
  • Keep abreast of new market trends and constantly seek out and implement new ideas so as to stand out from competitors
  • Collaborate closely with internal teams to ensure all offers are sent out on time and at budget, always striving to exceed client expectations
  • Ensure correct processes and procedures are being adhered to and to implement changes where required

Skills and experience required:

  • Fluency in French & English is essential for this role. German language skills a bonus
  • Substantial experience in a senior sales position in an Inbound operator is required
  • Positivity, enthusiasm, with the attitude and drive to meet and exceed sales targets
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication, relationship-building and analytical skills
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and self-directed
  • Excellent time-management, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Flexibility to react to an ever-changing environment whilst maintaining focus on key issues
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Full clean driving licence

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful, highly trusted travel company who are leaders in their industry. Some weekend work and travel will be required and a full, clean driving licence is essential. The salary on offer is up to £35k, plus bonus and benefits.

Portman Scott is a highly respected boutique specialist sales recruitment consultancy founded by two highly successful professionals who previously built their own sales teams. All enquiries will be treated with absolute confidentiality. Only candidates currently residing and authorised to work in the UK will be considered.

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Required Skills:

Sales Travel Management Luxury Lifestyle

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