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Expedition Sales Specialist

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • London
  • Hybrid
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • London
  • Hybrid

A bit about the role:

As a passionate, experienced travel consultant, you will be at the forefront of customer interactions, bringing our incredible expedition cruise experiences to life and bringing customers closer to their trips of a lifetime.

You will embark on a 9-week orientation program to learn about our incredible guest experience, that changes the way they see the world whilst also experiencing our product first hand as part of our familiarisation trip programme. We take curious travellers to incredible destinations, sustainably and in true expedition-style. We bring them off the beaten track, to remote landing sites across the Arctic, Antarctic, and Galapagos, and truly engage with and sustain remote communities.

You are a passionate, experienced travel consultant that will delight our guests by offering an unforgettable experience from their very first call. You will be responsible for providing exceptional levels of service, to both our B2B and B2C customers, seeking an unforgettable life-changing experience, converting, and retaining them throughout their guest lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As a passionate guest advocate, you will maintain regular contact with customers/guests and suppliers throughout to ensure total satisfaction, on both inbound and outbound calls and emails.
  • As a highly effective salesperson, you have demonstrable, effective sales consulting techniques to understand customer needs, effectively converting them to guests via inbound or outbound contact to reach and exceed sales targets and delight guests.
  • Passionate about continuous improvement, you will continuously monitor and communicate guest feedback, and proactively improve processes and documentation in collaboration with global colleagues. You will also identify, escalate, and resolve any client complaints quickly and efficiently.
  • As a passionate explorer, you will offer expert advice and personal recommendations on enhancements to guest experience, whether through suite experiences, upgrade packages, excursions, or pre- and post- trips.
  • As an accountable colleague to all ship and shore operations and quality measurement, you will enter, update, and document all customer information into the customer relationship & management (CRM) and booking systems, according to standard operating procedures​.

Skills & Requirements

About you:

Requirements:

  • You are a passionate explorer, with an unquenchable enthusiasm for travel and delivering unforgettable experiences to travellers.
  • An experienced travel consultant professional with proven previous customer service experience in a sales environment and/or travel/cruise industry along with experience of working with KPI’s and towards sales targets.
  • Good numeracy to understand a guest’s budget constraints, company policies and cost drivers, and commercial levers.
  • Learning Agility: You learn fast, adapt to changes and different styles, and proactively seek to continuously update your knowledge of HXs’ experiences, products and services and seek feedback on your own interactions and performance.
  • You thrive under pressure and maintain a professional composure even with challenging customers.
  • Possess drive and energy to reach and exceed specified sales goals.
  • You have high-customer centric believe, and proven collaborative interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team-based environment.
  • Have a “can do” solution mindset and are able to multi-task
  • You have demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, CRM software, and experience with travel reservations systems is a plus.
  • Passionate about customer care, you are willing to be available for crisis training and on-call support if/when required​.
  • You will be passionate to advocate our HX Spirit and values.

Points to note:

  • 40 hours a week, including weekend work on shift pattern to cover our opening hours, 8am-7pm Monday – Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday and 9am-5pm Sunday
  • You will be invited to familiarisation trips onboard our incredible Expedition Cruise ships to truly understand our proposition and effectively sell it.

Network collaboration:
Trade and Direct Sales Teams, Revenue, Loading, Production, Travel Operations, Integrated Services, Work Force Management, Learning & Development, Quality & Analytics, Community Management.

Performance Indicators (metrics, KPIs, qualitative assessments):

Net Sales Conversion ​, Quality Score on evaluations, Adherence to Schedule

Great Place to Work

  • Passionate Explorers - We are proud of our history and are driven to create more.

    Passionate Explorers - We are proud of our history and are driven to create more.

  • ‘Can-Do’ Mindset - We jump-in and proactively contribute to the greater good.

    ‘Can-Do’ Mindset - We jump-in and proactively contribute to the greater good.

  • Supportive and Collaborative Teams - We are curious and generous with our knowledge. We Trust.

    Supportive and Collaborative Teams - We are curious and generous with our knowledge. We Trust.

  • Genuine Interactions - We want all people to be their true selves.

    Genuine Interactions - We want all people to be their true selves.

  • Humble Leadership - We have a short distance between leaders and teams.

    Humble Leadership - We have a short distance between leaders and teams.

About the company

Since 1896, HX have championed sustainability in the expedition cruise sector. From launching the world’s first battery-hybrid expedition cruise ships to banishing heavy fuel oil and single use plastics from our fleet. We are at the forefront of driving sustainable practices in expedition cruises that prioritise greener travel.

For nearly 130 years we have been committed to continuously improving what we do for our guests but also for the people we work with.

We are a group of explorers who want to seek out the very best journeys for our guests but also for ourselves. We take our guests on big life-changing adventures, from the stunning wilderness of the Arctic to the incredible creatures on the Galápagos Islands all on our purpose-built expedition ships. Our HX fleet explore hundreds of destinations in over 30 countries across 5 continents.

Our ambition is strong and lofty – we want to become the number one sustainable expedition brand in the world. But we recognise we need passionate explorers, with can-do mindsets, humble leadership skills which bring people together for genuine interactions in a supportive and collaborative way.

As a newly branded company built on a 130-years heritage, HX is at an exciting new chapter and as we embark on this new journey, we believe your skills and passion could thrive. We are looking for talented explorers who want to join us on our exciting expedition to growth and success. This could include travelling and working in amazing HX hubs both on sea and land. From our impressive new Headquarters in London to our state-of-the-art Customer Service Centre just opened in Prague as well as various offices across Europe, the US and APAC.

One thing you’ll find whether on sea or land is a group of people, all connected with the same mindset and purpose - we want to explore more, champion sustainability and become the world’s very best expedition cruise operator.

Nathaniel Sherborne | Contact Person

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