Head of Cruise for #1 UK Travel Brand. Remote. Ref: 16285

Market Base Salary with Bonus + Benefits Package

Would you class yourself as an absolute expert in cruise but want to achieve more from your role?

Do you have what it takes to head up the entire cruise division for one of fastest growing travel homeworking companies in the UK? Want to be highly rewarded both financially and emotionally as you help entire army of homeworkers increase their sales?

If you are experienced at developing cruise sales through a team of travel professionals, love an exciting challenge and want a fresh opportunity, this is the role for you.

Ready to join a multi-award-winning travel business brand that has grown 4000% in the last 10 years since shaking up the industry in 2011, and who is growing even more in the UK in 2022 before launching internationally?

Role Info:

+ Head of Cruise – helping our business and our homeworkers increase their sales
+ Responsible for increasing cruise sales, both in terms of volume but also through key suppliers
+ Responsible for the relationship with key cruise operators
+ Responsible for sales and marketing of cruise products through the entire business
+ Home-based role with regular visits to Bournemouth offices
+ Top of market salary
+ Plus pension, discounted travel, opportunity to visit some fantastic locations
+ Product / Service: Award-Winning travel home-working company
+ Growth: Over 400% in the last 5 years. Record sales in January 2022 despite a pandemic.

Who:

A multi-award-winning fast-growing travel company that has helped 100’s of first-time travel homeworkers start their very own travel businesses. We’re expanding rapidly out of Covid and looking to grow the very best team ahead of the next peak period in travel.

Reasons to join us:

+ Home Working Agency of The Year’ 5 years in a row
+ Top 5 of all home-working companies in the UK (travel)
+ Top 5% franchise in the UK
+ We offer the widest choice of holidays in the UK
+ Fully independent with over £2billion per year of buying power
+ We are expecting the next 2-3 years in travel to be the biggest ever in terms of growth
+ Featured continually in the trade press, national press

About You:

You need to be cruise through and through. You should be experienced in commercial negotiations, sales, marketing and understanding how to influence sales of cruise through homeworkers and the web.
You should have a proven track record and be excited for a challenge as we want to become a dominant force in cruise sales within the UK.

A year from now you will have had a great year if you move the needle on these three metrics:
+ 50% increase in the amount of new ocean cruise business booked
+ Significant increase in River Cruise sales
+ 20% increase in cruise margin

The Role:

You will be heading up a new team dedicated to cruise sales within the business. This will include the recruitment of team members and then developing a sales and marketing strategy to increase sales and revenue.

You’ll have access to a wide range of resources to help you develop sales but your primary tool will be one of the biggest homeworking teams in the travel industry.
You’ll need skills and experience in the following areas:
+ Commercial negotiations
+ Marketing and communication skills to attract customers online and through relationship marketing
+ Product knowledge and training for our homeworkers
+ Sales skills – to know how to increase sales and revenues through improved training
+ Product development experience – knowing how to use the cruise industry to develop bespoke offering and products, group offerings etc.

Here is where we see you need the experience to kick ass at this role:

+ Minimum of 5 years working in cruise roles
+ Experience of running a cruise division / department
+ Experience in working within travel agency sales, homeworkers and online sales
+ Experience in achieving sales targets
+ Good knowledge of travel industry products including flights, packages and cruise products.
+ Experience and understanding training requirements to increase sales
+ Must have a good ability to communicate fluently and positively in written form
+ Confident it training individuals and groups
+ Have a strong commercial relationship with ocean and river cruise lines
+ Strong knowledge of sales within the travel sector to be able to lead by example
+ Be confident in basic social media techniques
+ Know how to create strategies to help others achieve their targets

The Reward for You:

As one of the UK’s fastest-growing travel and franchise companies, the opportunities for you to grow your role and responsibilities are endless.

You’ll have the opportunity to make a name for yourself within a business that is well known within the travel industry and making waves within the franchise sector, plus you can make a real difference in the lives of our newly minted business owners.

As you grow, you can grow within our business. There are ongoing opportunities to progress your career within many areas of our business.

Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track to the perfect career.

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