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about 1 year ago
Salary: £17k - 25k per year
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Warren Berkley
Category: Adventure Jobs, Ski Jobs, Tour Operator Jobs, Travel Consultant Jobs

Sports Sales Specialist, up to £25K basic, East Sussex.

Our client is well established educational trip provider. They specialise in tailor making student trips to worldwide destinations, they offer educational, geographic, historical and classical tours and ski trips. They are looking for a talented

Sports Sales Specialist to join their busy office.

The responsibilities of the Sports Sales Specialist are as follows:

  • To prepare and issue quotes for sports and international enquiries
  • To liaise with the country sales specialists and sports suppliers to enable the best quality and value quotes are provided for our customers in the shortest possible time
  • To drive sports and international conversion at a level no lower than 25%
  • To attend occasional face to face meetings with key sports and international customers
  • To liaise with customers and the sales team on amendments and additions to proposals
  • To arrange matches and fixtures for our groups on confirmed sports tours
  • To initiate and deliver team wide sports sales initiatives such as calling weeks and other sales and marketing campaigns
  • To attend sports inspection visits with customers and colleagues
  • To rep our sports and international groups as per the needs of the business
  • To contribute and participate in the creation of the sports brochure
  • To hold key relationships with sports suppliers i.e. football clubs, training facilities etc
  • To liaise with the head of sales, head of marketing & head of product development on new initiatives and products for the sports and international portfolio
  • To maintain and drive a strong margin in line with company goals and expectations on sports and international bookings
  • To deliver consistently against a termly agreed revenue and enquiry target as set by the head of sales and their leadership team

The skills required of the Sports Sales Specialist are as follows:

  • Proven interest and passion for sport
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Proven success in a sales driven environment
  • Target driven
  • Being highly motivated and used to working within a driven team environment
  • Resilient and self-motivated
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Understanding of the principals of profit, margin, cost etc and how these apply on a booking by booking basis
  • Adaptable communication skills and developed sales skills such as persuasion, influencing, consultative, organisation and prioritisation
  • Good working understanding of office IT products including MS word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS Powerpoint.

The Sports Sales Specialist role would ideally suit someone with a passion for sports, with a proven sales track record, travel industry experience is not essential but is preferred.

If you wish to apply for the role of Sports Sales Specialist, please click the link below or call Prospects 4 Leisure Travel on.

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