We are currently recruiting for a German Speaking Sales Manager for an immediate start, to grow our Sales from the German Speaking Markets and certain other key markets.
ONLY APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF YOU HAVE SALES EXPERIENCE IN TOURISM AND CAN SPEAK GERMAN AND ENGLISH
Our client is one of Ireland’s leading Incoming Tour Operators and Destination Management Companies. Now in its 28th year of operation. We offer a full complement of destination management services from FIT programmes – including City Breaks, live 24/7 online booking facilities & Fly-drive tours – Group Tours – both custom and escorted tours – to a dedicated M.I.C.E. department offering full services for conferences, incentives, meetings and events. We also have an office in California, USA and a sister company Hotels & More in London.
Our mission is to profitably provide a quality service which leads to us being the preferred provider of tourist travel and accommodation services in Ireland to the Travel Trade.
The office is a modern office with about 60 employees. It’s very busy, at times it’s pressurized but it’s always good humoured and challenging. We organise trips for staff during the year so they can get to see Ireland and stay in some of the Hotels we use. Work starts from 8am or 9am. We are close to the M50 and a 7 minute walk to the LUAS.
Reporting to the Sales Director, your responsibilities are to increase and maintain Group & FIT sales in Germany, Austria & Switzerland and New & Developing Markets, E.G. Sweden, Czech Republic and Hungary. You will also be responsible for some English speaking markets. The role will involve a large amount of travel both abroad and domestically. The main objective will be to gain new clients and keep existing clients, and to maximise the margin earned.
Preparation of written sales & marketing plans for your markets and implementation of these plans
Attendance at selected international & Irish trade workshops, fairs, supplier functions and sales trips
Proactive targeting & researching of new clients.
Accompanying agents / tour operators on familiarisation trips of Ireland and organising same
Send out all quotations to clients that were prepared by the costing department and follow up same
Management of all client relationships & main contact point for all clients.
Assist in the preparation of German language programmes and itineraries
Maintain and update a current data base of agents in Goldmine including collecting hard copies of current agent brochures etc
Compile information on our competitors
Development of new business – E.G. scheduled coach tours, new products etc.
Assist with the production of German language Newsletters, ezines, flyers etc.
A quick reaction to all sales leads is required in order to ensure we capture the business
Production of monthly sales reports
Some overtime (evening & weekend) will be necessary to complete all of the above tasks. Willingness and ability to do this is mandatory
The ideal candidate will have a friendly personality, quick learner, flexible, good communicator, team spirit, professional, focussed and result orientated, financially aware.
– Min 2 years experience in a Sales role
– Must be Fluent in German and English
– Must have Sales Experience in the Tourism / Travel Sector
– I.T. Literate
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