African Portfolio is Searching for Senior Safari Specialist

Responsible for the sale of safaris and services to prospective clients, including:

  • Management of all aspects of the sales process: initial consultation, establishing rapport/building relationship, qualifying, itinerary design/revision, productively managing activity to an effective close.
  • Monitor and track achievement of sales targets and profit margins
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel), WETU, Salesforce and general ease working with related office systems and technology
  • Management of the trip implementation process: prepare client documentation, ongoing correspondence and communication with client, liaise with suppliers and other key partners regarding all details of a client booking, manage/objection handling for client special requests
    continual update of personal product knowledge to effectively design tailor-made innovative and competitive client itineraries;
  • Adherence to company policies and procedures
  • Competitive salary and benefits package

Our Ideal Candidate …

  • Has a proven history of successful sales in the high end, tailor-made safari industry. A minimum of five years of professional experience is required
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of itinerary design and safari planning and extensive first hand experience of travel in Southern and East Africa
  • Is a self-starter with superior attention to detail and stellar people skills
  • Is highly-motivated, sales-oriented and comfortable wearing many hats—from speaking with discerning clients and travel advisors, to proactively managing both the sales and trip implementation process
  • Is service oriented and able to work with demanding clients
  • Has excellent communication and organizational skills; speaks and writes clearly and effectively
    works well independently but can collaborate with and share knowledge and information with colleagues
  • Is able to work from our office in Old Greenwich, CT

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to onsafari@africanportfolio.com.   We look forward to hearing from you!