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Sales & Marketing Director, Luxury Travel, Monaco

Monaco€75000 per annum, Benefits: +Fantastic Benefits

My client - a well known, luxury Cruise operator - is looking to bring on board a new Sales and Marketing Director to direct all of their commercial activities in EMEA (except UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland) through strategic planning and business development. You will direct regional sales, marketing and corporate communications within a business plan to manage annual expense budgets and to meet regional revenue goals. You will also focus on accelerated market growth in key developing markets including Russia and South Africa.

To be considered for this position you will need to have worked in a management role for at least 5 years and you will also speak at least one European language (French, Italian or Spanish) in addition to proficient English. Also, although this role will be based mainly in Monaco, you will spend a large portion of your time travelling around Europe therefore you are required to be flexible with your time.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Create a strategic development plan to achieve regional passenger and revenue targets
• Direct regional sales & marketing activity, following global strategic guidelines
• Manage the EMEA Field Sales and Inside Sales teams to review and further develop relationships in the travel trade, including commercial terms with key appointed agents and wholesalers. Negotiate tactical sales arrangements corporately through Revenue Management.
• Oversee regional marketing activity including the development of strategic luxury partnerships with key partners
• Develop strategies to increase lead generation and rapid development of customer databases to increase consumer direct sales
• Eloquently communicate the company’s corporate and strategic messages with the media
• Communicate in the front-line with guests in EMEA and represent the company at relevant trade shows and conferences seeking profile speaker/opinion leader opportunities
• Development of MICE business in cooperation with the corporate regional C&I team to deliver charter and incentive results to target in the region
• Regular precise reporting of regional activity and participation in company policy decisions including the Marketing Board

THE CANDIDATE
• Education to first degree level
• Minimum 5 years managerial expertise
• Recognized experience in the luxury and or travel industry
• Excellent communication skills
• Fully proficient in English and at least one other European language including French, Italian or Spanish

This is a fantastic and rare opportunity for a talented Sales and Marketing professional to take on an exciting new challenge and travel all around Europe whilst representing a world class, luxury travel brand.

If you think this could be the role for you or someone you know, please send your/their most up-to-date CV to Jessica Ferguson at Blue Skies Careers ASAP!

Blue Skies Marketing Recruitment specialises in marketing jobs across Creative, PR, Clientside, Account Handling and Executive. We offer unrivalled opportunities across all specialisms and industry sectors, presenting you with only the best marketing jobs. Although we try to respond to all applications, the high number we receive means this isn`t always possible. If you have not heard from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has not been successful. For more information, visit www.blueskiescareers.co.uk and we`ll make sure we do our best to find you the perfect marketing role.
10 October 2013
07 November 2013
BSLJFSSD
Jessica Ferguson
B2C
Full Time
Permanent