X2 Leisure Specialists

Posted 2 Feb 2020

We are currently on the hunt for new Senior and Leisure Specialists to join our vibrant team: Leisure Specialists: 3 to 5 years of experience Must have in-depth knowledge of Southern and East Africa, including South Africa and surrounding destinations of Botswana, Mozambique, Mauritius, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, etc. Senior Leisure Specialists: 5+ years of experience In addition to the above requirements, our senior specialists handle Dragonfly Africa’s largest and most prestigious accounts. The additional experience in the industry and being cool under pressure are vital. General • Will report to the Travel Manager • The individuals’ primary role will be to promote and maintain business for the department or as requested by the immediate manager. • Highly competitive environment with tight deadlines • Wide area of responsibility Main purpose • Design tailor-made programs for existing and new clients • Demonstrate ability to write creatively • Maintain constant contact with clients and agencies • Ensure and maintain healthy relations with clients and agencies • Brainstorm ideas based on given briefs and budgets • Complete a cost analysis, detailed proposal and PowerPoint presentation / Itinerary per request • Travel on site inspections when required • Travel on educationals, when opportunity is made available • Meet and greet clients at the airport • Compile and book all services based on itineraries • Source any relevant information the client may require i.e. day tours, amendments, recosts and additions • Ensure contracts are drawn up between the company and client • Ensure invoices are sent to clients and timeous payments are made • Ensure payments are made to suppliers • Responsible for final invoicing and reconciliation • Maintain and increase gross profits on programmes • Attend all weekly team meetings (not applicable if working remotely) and status meetings (dial in if working remotely) • When requested, provide assistance and support to team members.

Negotiable (Based on Exp)

Johannesburg, Gauteng

Required Qualifications

Qualifications and experience • Grade 12 certificate • Experience in a leisure specialist role (ideally inbound travel) • In depth knowledge of Southern Africa, specifically Cape Town, Safari and Zambia together with East Africa • Knowledge of Botswana, Mozambique, Mauritius and Namibia, an added advantage • Knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word)

Additional Info

Inherent requirements • A highly professional and presentable individual Self-starter with excellent attention to detail • A high level of integrity and ethical conduct A team player • Quality focus Excellent administrative and coordination skills • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Excellent negotiation ability • Cognisant of punctuality The ability to perform under pressure • Problem-solving ability Strong decision-maker • Excellent time management skills The ability to plan and organize efficiently • Strong financial skills

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