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Business Development Manager

Calgary, AB, Canada ● Edmonton, AB, Canada Req #140
May 21, 2024

About Us:

 

Sunwing Vacations Group is home to North America’s largest vacation brands, comprised of the leading Canadian leisure tour operators Sunwing Vacations and WestJet Vacations, along with the growing United States based tour operator Vacation Express, together with the Group’s own travel retail businesses SellOffVacations.com and Luxe Destination Weddings. Our culture is driven by our EPIC Values (entrepreneurial, passionate, innovative, and customer-centric) and our teams work together to deliver our purpose “passionate people making vacation dreams come true”.

 

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The Opportunity:

 

Under Sunwing Vacations, we are looking for a Business Development Manager (BDM) to join us in making vacation dreams come true. As the Business Development Manager you will promote, encourage and train the retail Travel agency community to effectively sell Sunwing products and services within a defined territory, specifically within Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba. The position reports to the Director of Sales – Western Canada and will be located in Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta.

 What You’ll Do:

  • Effectively manage the assigned territory to ensure maximum sales and developments are obtained by making sales calls to retail travel agencies
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities within the assigned areas
  • Work closely with travel agencies in order to find business opportunities, promotions and advertising
  • Provide accurate and timely market intelligence to the Company
  • Represent the company at both trade and consumer shows plus other promotional events as required
  • Prepare and implement various training and development programs for the retail agents. This includes the ability to deliver quality presentations at various events including our own Product Launches each spring
  • The ability to escort and lead promotional familiarization trips to various Sunwing destinations
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

What You’ll Need:

  • The ideal candidate will have at least three to five years of experience in the travel industry
  • Proven sales experience with exceptional customer service skills
  • Post-secondary education in business related discipline and/or previous travel industry experience required
  • Ability to function independently with little or no supervision as well as working effectively in a team environment, with strong time management skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills required with strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle and be available for frequent travel within the assigned territory

 

  What We Offer:

  • Hybrid/Remote Work Opportunities with occasional attendance in the office as required.
  • Great travel perks!
  • Goodlife Corporate Discount
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Matching Program
  • Growth opportunities
  • Opportunity to give back through our social responsibility initiatives
  • See for yourself! @sunwinglife

 

 

We thank all who apply however only those who meet the qualifications will be contacted.

 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion - Diversity makes us EPIC; we strive to foster a culture where employees feel uniquely themselves and part of a team. Violence and harassment prevention and response - We partnered with White Ribbon to help us create a survivor-centric, trauma informed policy and educational programs used by all our divisions.Total wellbeing - Our approach is for holistic opportunities to help employees Be EPIC and Be Well.Learning and development - Our offerings are focused on the development of competencies, personal leadership, and leadership in groups and teams.

 

We will accommodate all applicants throughout the hiring process. If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, please email arozario@sunwing.ca 

 

 

We thank all who apply however only those who meet the qualifications will be contacted.
 
Diversity, equity, and inclusion - Diversity makes us EPIC; we strive to foster a culture where employees feel uniquely themselves and part of a team. Violence and harassment prevention and response - We partnered with White Ribbon to help us create a survivor-centric, trauma informed policy and educational programs used by all our divisions. Total wellbeing - Our approach is for holistic opportunities to help employees Be EPIC and Be Well. Learning and development - Our offerings are focused on the development of competencies, personal leadership, and leadership in groups and teams.
 
We are also committed to employment equity and to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment. We welcome applications from everyone. We will accommodate all applicants throughout the hiring process. If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, please email arozario@sunwing.ca 

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Edmonton, AB, Canada