We are looking for talent, who not only has the same beliefs in our company but also encompass the core values of openness, honesty and caring.
With exceptional organizational skills, you thrive on structure, planning and analytical thinking.
Efficient and self motivated, you can also work as part of a very dynamic and multicultural service driven team.
You have at least 5 years experience in the corporate travel industry (MICE), an excellent command of English and French, both verbal and written
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Preparing and dealing with all MICE (Meeting Incentive Conferences and Events) and group enquiries with a variety of high-end International clientele
Offer insightful recommendations and solve problems in a timely manner
Ablility to work under pressure to meet short deadlines
You will lead projects from A to Z with all the alphabet letters in between
· Create itineraries that will meet clients’ needs
· Do accurate budgets with the best price-quality ratio
· Sell entire experience to our clients, higher than their expectations
· Book all the services: accommodation, transfers, restaurants, activities, entertainment, flights, guides
· Negotiate along the way with both our clients and service partners
· Build extremely detailed technical programs that will ensure a smooth operation
· Run events and support groups on the field +/- once a month in Southern African countries
· Responsible for the financial report of each project ensuring that payment deadlines are met
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS :
Minimum of 5 years in corporate travel Industry (MICE)
Excellent command of English and French (spoken and written)
Ø Code 8 Drivers licence
A Tertiary qualification in Travel and Tourism or Corporate Events management
Technical requirements: Computer Literate in Microsoft Office ( Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
In-depth knowledge of all Southern African countries
Experience in leading and managing tours successfully
Creativity, patience and curiosity are essential
Experience in budgeting, planning and executing of large corporate events
Communication skills: personal, respectful and highly communicative. Ability to fully understand customers’ profiles and requirements and advise them on the best options according to their preferences and budget.
Sales & purchasing: Ability to understand customers needs and pitch the right solutions to them
Quality and Service Driven
Team Player but ability to work independently
Disciplined and attentive to detail with the ability to follow strict protocols and guidelines
DETAILS OF THE OPPORTUNITY:
Work in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa with a driven, ambitious and fun multicultural team
Flat Hierachy and possibility to make your mark in the organization
Self Responsible environment where everyone is valued
Full Medical aid (Health Insurance)
Assistance with Visa application
Travel allowance when on groups
About XO Africa Travel
XO EVENTS has been offering for more than a decade optimised corporate packages, delivering creative and effective solutions that consistently enhance the events and incentives of our prestigious international clients.
We have been challenged more than 400 times already to create, design, organise and lead projects such as Conferences, Product Launches, Incentive trips, Sports Rally, Fashion Shows and Professional Interaction.
Therefore, we assist our clients, not only on the travel & housing arrangement of their events, but also on the technical and scenographic requirements' of their program