28 Jun 2016

Full-Time Careers at South African Airways (SAA)

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Job Description

South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 56 destinations, in partnership with SA Express, SA Airline and its low cost carrier, Mango, within South Africa and across the continent, and nine intercontinental routes from its Johannesburg hub. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Sales Manager

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Grade/Level: M3
Department: Sales
Business Unit/Division: Commercial

Job Purpose
The Sales manager; Nigeria role report directly to the Regional Manager – NWC Africa
The incumbent a of this role is for the management of the development and implementation of the country sales strategy inclusive of ensuring the achievement of annual sales targets and relevant country sales representation
Principal Accountabilities
Plan a country sales budget strategically linked to SAA Cemmercial objectives
Achievements of country revenue growth in link with SAA Commercial targets
The improvement of yields through an increase in high value products and earnings
Facilitate and maintain effective country stakeholder and business relationships through appropriate relationship building networking and reporting activities
Represent the organisation to country stakeholders, associates and partners and maintain professional. effective and amicable relationships to ensure SAA’s interests are upheld
Determine country customer needs and engage in effective planning to determine and prioritise services to be rendered
Identify company stakeholders, collaborators and partners, synergistic to projects and programmes, to support the execution of the SAA Commercial country business plan
Build credibility with the Country Offices & GSA’S Office through continuous communication with their sales force by demonstrating depth of knowledge, experience and senior presence in sales focus areas
Provide a high professional standard of Sales advice to the Organisation and also to our business partners
Utilise feedback and trend analysis to ensure continuous improvement of sales practices
Produce accurate and timely monthly and weekly regional sales reports
Regularly report to the Regional Manager on strategic initiatives and the progress thereon
Improve customer relationships and service levels
Oversee the effective, timely and accurate completion of budget setting
Oversee and review preparation of the monthly and weekly country sales reports, including analysis of variances against budget/forecast and prior year
Ensure that appropriate governance systems are in place and in line with future requirements, i.e. Policies, procedures and reporting structures
Develop and implement monitoring of the country and GSA’S performance on regular basis
Manage business risk, through continuous internal and external monitoring of business Impact, as well as changes in customer needs
Establish and maintain the highest ethical standard in employment practices, including compliance with all statutory requirements
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelors degree in Marketing/Business Management is a must
A postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage
A minimum of 5 – 7 years experience in sales and marketing within the airline environment of which 3 years should be in Management position
Experience in contract negotiations, contact management, logistics management
At least 3 years experience in conducting business or sales activities within Nigeria
Tourism and/or hospitality experience critical
Aviation industry knowledge an advantage
Business planning knowledge essential
Knowledge and Skills:
Negotiation skills and conceptual thinking
Results orientation
Organizational communication effectiveness;
Organizational values and quality;
Persuasion and influencing;
Planning and organizing;
Analytical skills (analyze and interpret business trends)
Stakeholder relationship management;
Emotional maturity;
Judgment and decision making;
Problem solving;
Negotiation skills;
Computer literacy (SAP, Amadeus, Galilieo, Microsoft Package)
Demonstrates the SAA values; Customer focus; Accountability; Integrity; Safety; Excellence in performance; Valuing our people
Emotional wisdom
Organizational resilience and ability to manage pressure
Inspire commitment
Strong customer service inclination
Excellent interpersonal skills
Self driven, results oriented
Confidentiality and discretion
Ability to influence and persuade others
Strategic thinking
Application Closing Date
15h00 1st July, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send and address a detailed application and CV to:
The Regional Manager – NWC Africa,
South African Airways,
13th Floor, Churchgate II Towers,
Churchgate Street,
Victoria Island,
Lagos State.

The onus is on the applicant to prove that he/she meets the minimum requirements, therefore please ensure that your CV is detailed enough, in other words, makes reference to qualifications, knowledge, skills, experience (inclusive of duties, tenure, designation etc.) and attributes.
Please note that no applications will be accepted without a certified copy of the applicant’s ID and all relevant qualifications,
Be mindful of the closing date as NO late applications will be considered.
Applicants will go through a comprehensive assessment process which may include competency and/or psychometric assessments;
Applicants will undergo pre-employment checks i.e. criminal, credit, reference, authentication of qualification etc.
SAA reserves the right not to make an appointment to this position contained in the advert

Job Categories: Manager Jobs in Nigeria. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in Endless.

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