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Business Development Executive - VIP Passenger

companyChapman Freeborn
locationSaudi Arabia
PublishedPublished: Published 2 months ago
Office, Operations
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Saudi Arabia

Chapman Freeborn has an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Executive - VIP Passenger to join the team in Saudi Arabia. The successful candidate will be passionate about the aviation industry, will be savvy in sales, negotiations, problem solving.

If this is you, we want to hear from you today!

Purpose of the role

  • To proactively identify targets and secure business opportunities across both the Passenger / Commercial and Private Jet products.
  • To build strong and productive relationships with new and existing clients to ensure business objectives are achieved.
  • Responsible for developing the Passenger Sales Strategies and implementing related business objectives across the region in line with the local management.
  • To play a fundamental role in developing future growth and enhancing the position of the company as a market leader.
  • Achieving growth and hitting sales targets
  • Designing and implementing a strategic sales plan in conjunction with the local management to expand the company’s customer base and ensure its strong presence.

Key Responsibilities

Sales Strategy 

  • To proactively support the development of the Passenger Strategies and implement related business objectives across the Region in line with the organisational objectives.
  • Working in conjunction with the local management to develop with them, country specific plans in line with Passenger Sales Strategies and to support the maintenance of relationships with existing and new clients, as well as suppliers, to generate further business. 
  • Monitor progress monthly against Passenger Sales Strategies and report to the Local management bi-monthly (Feb/Apr/Jun/Aug/Oct/Dec) highlighting any issues or concerns making recommendations for action where applicable. 
  • Work towards the agreed targets and in line with all agreed group sales and operations strategies.

Business Development 

  • To proactively identify opportunities to grow the business in new and existing markets to ensure business objectives are met. 
  • To generate and manage a portfolio of clients and actively develop new business through initiative including following up on new leads, client recommendations and networking opportunities. 
  • To actively pursue incentive and marketing agreements with clients.
  • Use initiative to identify new potential areas for business development.
  • Work in partnership with the Region’s Passenger brokers by providing them with all relevant information and supporting them throughout the brokering process. 
  • Keep up to date with competitor activity to identify business opportunities. 

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Client Relationship Management 

  • To assist the broking teams in managing clients where necessary. 
  • Liaise with clients to identify requirements and source suitable, competitive aircraft charter solutions. 
  • Visiting potential, new and existing customers with a view to generate further business.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with both key clients and new business leads to maximize business opportunities and increase client loyalty in an industry where client retention is never guaranteed 
  • Maintain and develop internal relationships within the Passenger and Private Jet Charter teams and the Chapman Freeborn group of companies. 

Communication

  • Participate in conference calls to ensure effective sharing of information and full awareness of others in the [team] and other offices.
  • Keep up to date with activities of other Sales Managers using the appropriate network of communication.
  • Contact airlines to confirm weekend availability and communicating this to colleagues and other airlines to maximise sales.

Correlation with

  • To work in correlation with Sales Manager across the group (where applicable).
  • To work in conjunction with the yearly strategies laid out by the ExCom, Senior Management and Management Teams

Marketing

  • In coordination with, and under the guidance of, the Group Marketing Department, to undertake specific marketing initiatives to ensure the growth and professional representation of the organization’s brand.
  • Attend and represent the organization at agreed trade shows, conferences and industry events initiatives to ensure the growth and professional representation of the organization’s brand.
  • Attend and represent the organization at agreed trade shows, conferences and industry events.
  • Ensure that all marketing material is in line with Group Marketing procedures.

Group policies and procedures (Business Intelligence, Compliance, Finance, HR, IT, Legal)

  • To undertake all activities in accordance with applicable group policies and procedures so as to ensure that the interests of the Group and individual corporate entities are protected at all times.
  • In coordination with, and under the guidance of, the Group Marketing Department, to undertake specific marketing initiatives to ensure the growth and professional representation of the organization’s brand.
  • Attend and represent the organization at agreed trade shows, conferences and industry events.
  • Ensure that all marketing material is in line with Group Marketing procedures.

Group policies and procedures (Business Intelligence, Compliance, Finance, HR, IT, Legal)

  • To undertake all activities in accordance with applicable group policies and procedures so as to ensure that the interests of the Group and individual corporate entities are protected at all times.
  • At all times to ensure that legal and commercial risks (to the extent relevant to the post holder role) are identified and minimized through effective communication with applicable stakeholders as well as relevant support functional departments and, when necessary ExCom.

Other

  • To carry out any other duties within the competence of the role holder, as requested (including additional working hours as and when required).
  • To travel when required in line with business needs.
  • Be aware of and comply with the company policies.
  • Keep up to date with industry changes, procedures and requirements relating to job role.