VP, Business Development – Arline – Accommodations Plus International

Job title: VP, Business Development – Arline

Company: Accommodations Plus International

Job description: The Vice President of Business Development – Airlines, will have a primary focus on new client development and will play a supporting role in managing existing client relationships with airline companies in North and Latin America. The role will include all aspects of lead generation, proposals, RFP’s, GTA negotiations and relationship management activity to secure new clients in the allocated markets. This includes cold calls, client visits, attendance at tradeshow participation in RFP’s and preparing business cases. We are looking for a confident, highly motivated, customer-focused professional to join our growing team. The ideal candidate will have consultative SaaS sales experience.Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Sales

  • Understand the requirements of airlines customers and leverage key airline relationships to drive provide them with detailed information about the technical aspects and efficiencies API’s technology provides.
  • Focus on acquiring new API prospects, holding discovery workshops to uncover the necessity of API’s solutions to guide them through the SaaS and service solutions.
  • Maintain healthy sales pipeline by being proactive and disciplined.
  • Effectively manage the solicitation of business from new and existing accounts to exceed specific individual and company revenue objectives.
  • Work with marketing and sales ops to create powerful presentations to be used to solicit agreements from our clients
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Participate in key API client presentations, RFP’s and the creation of business cases and strategy
  • Learn and maintain knowledge of API’s proprietary technology and service solutions and how they serve the needs of clients and prospective clients
  • Ensure proper tracking within our CRM of all opportunities and activity
  • Identify and develop new client needs and work with product to develop new solutions

API Client Relationship Management

  • The Vice President of Business Development – Airlines will proactively manage airline client accounts in region, collaboration with business development and account management teams. This will include the following actions:
  • Schedule periodic client visits and entertainment to strengthen partnerships.
  • Work with API Account Management to understand all API client deliverables and be prepared to review these with API clients in support of API Account Management on strategic calls and Quarterly Business reviews.
  • Consistently meet and follow up with our clients to ensure full understanding of each client’s needs and that all client’s service expectations are met and exceeded.

Trade Show/Summits/Media

  • Represent API in a professional and informative manner as an industry leader of solutions towards Airlines/Rails/Hotels/Ground Transportation companies either in person or by qualified editorial content/PR/marketing

Required Skills, Education and Experience

  • Airline industry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, sales, marketing or related field
  • 5+ years of B2B consultative sales experience (SaaS preferred) with a proven track record of achievement
  • Strategic thinking and business acumen
  • Ability to be customer focused and build strong relationships
  • Ability to negotiate commercial agreements
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Persuasive presentation skills in both small and large audience settings
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Social Media/LinkedIn and Outlook
  • Effectively use all available tools and methodology i.e. CRM, phone, email, and webinar and other available tools and resources to track and provide solutions to client needs, requests and overall expectations
  • Effectively manage workload in a fast paced atmosphere to accomplish goals and
  • Results driven
  • Shows attention to detail and the ability to produce high quality work
  • Impeccable integrity and a strong work ethic

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Full time, Monday through Friday, normal core business hours and as needed on nights and weekends unless otherwise specified.Supervisory Responsibility
YesTravel Requirements
Travel could be 50% of the time or more. Travel within region and outside of region when necessary up to 2 to 3 times per month.Compensation
Good faith annual salary for this position is $130,000 – $180,000 and is commensurate with experience and location.Who We AreAPI is the global leader for crew accommodation solutions, and we are changing the way businesses manage travel. Our technology platform streamlines the entire crew planning process, making day-to-day operations more efficient and elevating the crew layover experience. API’s proprietary technology, mobile solutions and our experienced team are positioned to offer our clients a complete, end-to-end platform that integrates seamlessly into their process. We are looking for dynamic, creative, and tech savvy individuals to join our team. If you are passionate about hard work, providing impeccable service, technology, and solutions to our clients then API may be a great fit for you!Other DutiesDuties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time according to business needs.Work EnvironmentThis position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.AAP/EEO StatementAccommodations Plus International is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.Powered by JazzHR

Expected salary: $130000 – 180000 per year

Location: Melville, NY

Job date: Sun, 31 Mar 2024 01:19:03 GMT

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