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Business Development Officer  
 
Employer: Jamaica Tourist Board 
Category: Sales
Agency / Company: Jamaica Tourist Board
Location: Calgary
Province/State: AB Canada
No. of Available Positions: 1 Reference #:
Posting Date: 5/16/2017 Closing at: 6/13/2017
 
Job Description:
The Jamaica Tourist Board is growing so we can take even better care of our travel partners!

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, Canada, with responsibility for the Western Region. Officer will be based in Calgary.

The incumbent is required to promote the Jamaica tourist industry to the travel trade and potential visitors in order to increase Jamaica’s market share from the above regions.

Key Duties Include:
  • Maintain contact with wholesalers and travel agents by making regular sales calls.
  • Provide updated promotional information to clients: travel agents, airlines, etc.
  • Make presentations to travel organizations, tour groups, student groups, social clubs and special interest groups.
  • Organize and conduct familiarization tours for travel agents.
  • Maintain relationship with the Jamaica Diaspora
  • Conduct training seminars and presentations on Jamaica and make arrangements for the JTB’s participation in trade shows, road shows, seminars and other promotional events
  • Keep abreast of the market trends by attending travel industry and related organizations meetings and functions in order to promote Jamaica
  • Increase awareness for Jamaica by participating in interviews on radio, television and phone
  • Organize, maintain and update sales pattern for the territory
  • Post and share images of stories about Jamaica’s product offerings
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
  • Extent to which visitor arrival in the region increases
  • Timely delivery of key outputs as described above within agreed time frames
  • Adherence to the JTB’s codes of conduct & dress
  • Timely submission of reports/inputs that reflect current market conditions
UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Frequent late hours to attend trade shows that usually begin after regular business hours
  • Inordinate amount of travelling
  • Work on weekends, public holidays to attend special events, familiarization trips, consumer shows, etc
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
  • Thorough knowledge of Jamaica’s tourism product
  • Working knowledge of Customer Relationships Management (CRM), eg. Simpleview, Act, Salesforce
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to interact/relate to all levels and peoples
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable command of social media platforms (Facebook & Instagram)
  • Excellent time management skills
 
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SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Must own and operate a reliable motor vehicle

Minimum Requirements:
  • First degree in Tourism Management, Marketing, Sales, or any other related discipline
  • Three (3) years’ experience in Tourism Marketing, Sales, Marketing, Airline, Hotel or similar business
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications with resumes should be submitted no later than May 31, 2017 to:
Senior Manager, Human Resource Development, Jamaica Tourist Board
64 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Re: “Vacancy – Business Development Officer”
Or e-mail: jtbhrd@visitjamaica.com

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those short-listed will be contacted.

Full information on this job can be found on the following website: http://www.jtbonline.org/lib/bdo_usa-can.pdf
Contact
Contact: jtbhrd@visitjamaica.com
Phone:
Fax:
E-mail: jtbhrd@visitjamaica.com


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