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Associate, Corporate Sales

Company Description

Porter Airlines is committed to delivering its signature ‘flying refined’ experience to customers across North America. Effortless travel and genuine hospitality are offered in style and comfort while restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. 

 

Porter is proud to be an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.

 

Visit www.flyporter.com or follow @porterairlines on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Details of growth plans to provide North America-wide service are available at flyporter.com.

 

Job Details

The Associate, Corporate Sales is to provide business development support in building a pipeline, researching and qualifying leads to help the business development team meet business plans, quotas and deliver upon company objectives. The Associate will also be responsible for implementation of sales and account management activities for a specifically assigned segment of existing corporate accounts.

The Associate, Corporate Sales will build a pipeline of targeted corporate accounts, research prospects, contact targets to qualify leads, and maintain the lead generation database. They will also be responsible in managing a select group of existing corporate accounts to optimize travel performance.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research and qualify sales leads, cold call, set appointments, update CRM systems, and meet expected quotas in order to help the business development team uncover new business opportunities to maximize Porter Airlines load factors and profit. They will also ensure pipeline reporting, strategies, policies and procedures are in compliance with designated objectives

  • With the support of the sales leadership team, leads, manages existing corporate account deliverables, including quarterly KPI distribution, corporate ticketing audits, contract renewals, negotiations and general account management responsibilities for all designated existing accounts

  • Present the Porter brand story to prospective and designated existing corporate accounts

  • Maintain corporate client information through the designated customer database systems (Zendesk CRM) and ensure pipeline updates, activities, and account productivity are tracked for reporting purposes

  • Collaborates closely with the other sales functional areas including Agency Sales, Marketing, and external parties to help execute team marketing collateral needs, tradeshow components, corporate & group sales events, and the creation and distribution of the quarterly corporate newsletter

  • Participates in applicable networking and industry events representing Porter, including some Charitable Support initiatives

  • Actively participate in Porter’s Safety Management System (SMS) including reporting hazards and incidents encountered in daily operations; understand, comply and promote the Company Safety Policy.

 

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Concern for Safety: Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.

  • Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.

  • Passenger/Customer Service: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers (passengers).

  • Initiative: Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

  • Results Focus: Focusing efforts on achieving high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.

  • Fostering Communication: Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of 3 years of industry relevant inside sales or lead generation strategic sales expertise

  • Well Organized

  • Goals, objectives and measurement oriented

  • Field-based self-starting attitude with strong communication skills

  • Working knowledge of CRM and/or SFA tools (Zendesk)

  • Knowledge of airline, travel agency sales, account management and industry relations practices

  • Knowledge of client travel program optimization methodologies, measurement, training, change management, marketing channels to enhance Porter offerings, sales force effectiveness and tool development

  • Working knowledge of all forms of payment used by agencies and corporate accounts

  • Industry profile and relationships

  • Undergraduate university degree and/or relevant industry experience of more than 3 years

  • Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination

 

LOCATION: Toronto (250 Yonge Street, Hybrid)

  • October 19, 2022
  • 56-77-97

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