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Monday, March 27, 2017
Tours Sales & Marketing Executive Job in Kenya
Sales & Marketing Executive – Tours
Our client a premier destination management company (DMC) and East Africa’s foremost MICE travel organizer who specializes in the planning, designing and operation of incentive programs, corporate meetings and conferences as well as providing tailor-made tours and safaris for groups or individual travellers is looking for a Sales & Marketing Executive.
The successful candidate will be required to drive the local market segment by bringing in monthly revenue and building sustainable relationships with hotels & lodges stakeholders, manage the company’s social media platforms and website to ensure visibility to both local and international clientele and support the Operations & Marketing functions in creating and implementing operations & marketing activities in line with the company’s objectives.
Drive the local sales arm of the business by bringing in monthly revenue based on targets.
Build and sustain long term relationships with key stakeholders.
Participate in product launches, trade fair/shows and other promotional activities.
Assist director operations in responding to clients enquiries.
Activate and manage the company social media and website to increase the company’s visibility.
Tailor make special packages in conjunction with hotels, lodges & airline targeting the local sector.
Propose and implement sales and marketing initiatives that target the local market.
Develop close working relationship with the key suppliers.
Execute operational programmes, briefing and de-briefing clients as directed.
Develop a suppliers list and requirement for events.
Develop and maintain a profile listing of all hotels and lodges in Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Maintain information, reports and documentation for all marketing projects and activities.
Go out to the field to do sales 3 days a week
Perform any other assigned duties.
MUST have a degree in tourism.
Professional courses in business management, marketing or project management is an added advantage.
Exposure in the sector of tours and travel management will be an added advantage.
Must have a vibrant personality, leadership skills and clearly demonstrate achievements.
1-2 years’ experience in tour sales position digital marketing (Content and social media strategy)
Impressive sales and a proven track record.
Good presentation both orally and written.
Cultural awareness, digital savvy and a creative a passionate personality.
Ability to maintain good working relationship.
Excellent organisational and time management.
Able to operate in a performance driven organization.