Technical Sales Manager, Asia

Flight Centre Travel Group
Industry : Travel Agent or Tour Operator
Sector : Travel Agent (Retail/Leisure)
Function : Business Development
Type : Full time

Job Description

Flight Centre Travel Group (ASX:FLT) has grown to be the world’s largest travel agency since its founding in 1982. Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, the company has more than 30 brands in its portfolio, 3000 retail shops worldwide and employs around 20,000 people. After starting as a leisure travel agency, the company is now also one of the world’s largest corporate travel managers through a network of specialist brands that includes FCM Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveller, cievents, Campus Travel and Stage and Screen. 
Operating in more than 90 countries and employing over 6000 people, FCM is transforming the business of travel through our empowered and accountable people who deliver a high level of service and a comprehensive technology suite bringing a wide range of solutions for Duty of Care, Reporting and Traveller’s peace of mind. Leveraging FCM’s negotiating strength and supplier relationships in conjunction with our tailored business travel programs, our expertise and our innovative technology, we logically become the partner of choice of our customers.
About the Opportunity
The main objective of this role is to support the FCM Asian sales team to win business by demonstrating genuine expertise and knowledge around the technical capabilities of the FCM solution and communicating this to prospects and customers
This includes all elements of the products which we introduce to our customers and that sit within the FCM Platform and covering end to end booking process, content and aggregation and bespoke customer specific capabilities
The role will also be responsible for keeping the sales team up to speed with technological innovations within FCM and within the industry and be the go to for projects and speaking arrangements for conferences
The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of technology, how the booking flow works and be a excellent communicator and salesperson. They will also need to understand corporate travel experience and good understanding of the Flight Centre business.
Key Responsibilities are:
Work with the Asian sales team to help put together and deliver presentations to communicate a clear and exciting view of the FCM Platform
Own the demo sites within the business and ensure they are up to date
Work with Business Systems to think strategically about bespoke solutions and understand their ramifications and ensure the solutions which customers want are being delivered in our roadmap
Work with the business and sales leaders  across Asia to understand market needs to grow and retain the customer base
Supporting account management with retaining existing customers and moving them onto our technology
Increasing the conversion rate of the Asian sales team wins
Increasing the movement of FCM customers onto our proprietary technology
Upskilling the sales and account management team on product and new enhancements
Working with Business Systems and team to ensure the road map for tech in Asia matches customer expectation
Experience in corporate travel industry is a plus
5 years working in a front line sales environment
Experience working with 3rd party technology vendors and technology
Strong influencing skills
Attention to details
Good relationship building skills with stakeholders, leaders and customers
Apply NOW if you want to be part of an amazing and vibrant culture that is the perfect fit for what you are looking for.

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