Business Development Representative (TTC-18-235)

Transat Tours Canada - Halifax, NS (30+ days ago)

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Purpose

Transat Tours Canada is seeking a sales professional in Nova Scotia to work with existing retail partners, to seek new opportunities and to represent Transat Tours Canad in the market.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct regular, effective sales calls within the assigned territory (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Prince Edward Island), effectively managing the territory according to Transat’s expectations;
  • Stimulate commercial development with travel agency partners;
  • Enter sales call data into the Transat Clients Relations Management system;
  • Gather market condition information, analyze and report this in a concise manner;
  • Analyze potential of retail partners & prioritize territory call plan;
  • Support corporate decisions and communicate these professionally to our retail partners;
  • Represent Transat Tours Canada at various industry and consumer trade events and functions as assigned, including those that occur outside of normal business hours;
  • Seek out and assist with potential group business;
  • Create and deliver powerful presentations and training sessions (in person & via webinar);
  • Participate in weekly team sales meetings (via telephone);
  • Participate in assigned training sessions (some may include travel to Toronto);
  • Effectively manage an annual marketing budget and have a good measure of return on investment;
  • Assist with managing social media platforms to help spread sales messages in the region;
  • Contribute to the attainment of operational objectives in their sector by performing the tasks assigned to them;
  • Maintain a consistent level of performance under pressure and to deal with stressful situations effectively;
  • Perceive the urgency and importance of situations, communicate and handle these appropriately while adapting to unforeseen situations;
  • Actively participate in the work of the team creating a climate of mutual help and participate in group dialogue and discussions;

Make decisions even when situations have a certain degree of ambiguity and to seek consultation from others only when needed or when the impact is outside of the empowerment guidelines provided.
Requirements

  • Resides in Nova Scotia;
  • Post-secondary education degree or diploma preferably in Travel and Tourism, business and or marketing;
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in sales within the travel industry;
  • In possession of a valid driver’s license and a reliable car;
  • Able to use Microsoft Office programs (including PowerPoint);
  • Excellent understanding of social media platforms and marketing through these mediums;
  • Must be willing to travel within and outside of the territory as needed, including overnight trips;
  • Must be willing to work evenings & weekends as assigned;
  • Must have a solid understanding of computer applications, sales tools, and communication devices in order to efficiently manage the daily needs of the business.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • travel industry: 5 years (Required)

Location:

  • Nova Scotia (Required)