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Country Manager Austria, Amsterdam

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Client:

Travelbird

Location:

Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Job Category:

Internet, Marketing & PR, Other, Sales, Tourism
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EU work permit required:

Yes
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Job Views:

4441

Posted:

23.06.2014
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Job Description:

Fulltime, Amsterdam

Would you like to work at the fastest growing travel site in Europe? Are you a natural leader with an innovative mind? Do you have an affinity with e-commerce and the travel industry? We offer you an unique job with extensive career opportunities and chances to grow, within a vibrant and evolving company!

TravelBird is a rapidly expanding business in the field of holiday deals. Each day, TravelBird features the most competitively priced holidays online, caters to 12 European markets and will expand also outside Europe this year. The deals vary from sun holidays to theater tickets to wellness & spa treatments. This concept has proven to be popular and lucrative allowing a growth from 2 to over 370 employees in the past three years.

The position of country manager requires a person with natural leadership skills who has the ability to oversee a number of projects at once, preferably combined with an understanding of online marketing and relevant sales experience. As a country manager you are hands-on, highly motivated, and have entrepreneurial instincts. You are commercially minded, get a kick out of motivating and inspiring a team and you are dedicated to furthering the success of TravelBird Austria. You like to get the best out of your team members and let them grow towards a self motivating and driving team with commercial excellence. The central responsibilities will be managing the country team, building revenue growth for TravelBird as well as developing strong relationships with partners within their market. You are responsible for overseeing and managing many facets of TravelBird Austria, including: sales (new business development, B2B etc.), marketing (online, affiliates, PR, social media etc.), web editing and customer services. Moreover, you enjoy thinking strategically about new opportunities and possibilities in all areas. The key to success in this role will be the ability to use experience to provide innovative and inspirational leadership. 

The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and networking skills, allowing them to build effective relationships with a diverse range of people in the team. You will also be able to translate TravelBird goals into specific priorities, objectives, and action plans for TravelBird Austria.

 

Job Requirements:

Your responsibilities and tasks

  • Maximizing the long-term volume growth and profitability of TravelBird Austria;
  • Build, develop and manage a team, including sales, web editing, PR, online marketing and customer services;
  • Manage the day to day operations of TravelBird Austria;
  • Realizing the growth and development of the TravelBird business in Austria;
  • Weekly meetings with the account managers, online marketers, web editors and customer services;
  • Assisting the account managers with building new client relationships and excisting business or developing and maintaining successful long-term partnerships with key partners;
  • Establishing, developing, maintaining and expanding the business to enhance our diverse and attractive daily deals;
  • Working diligently with other country managers.

Your profile

  • You are a natural leader and a real ‘people-person’ who can bring the best out of people;
  • You have a Bachelor/Master’s Degree in Business, Economics or Marketing;
  • You know the Austrian market by heart and are native Austrian;
  • You have at least 5 years experience in a commercial position and preferably have online marketing knowledge within a fast-paced environment;
  • You have a high energy level, are open minded, positive, capacity to build, motivate, structure and inspire your team;
  • You are a generalist with a highly entrepreneurial spirit: self-starting in terms of idea generation, pragmatic, hands-on in execution, ability to make the right decisions under uncertainty;
  • You are an allrounder and ideally be someone with e-commerce and sales experience, although we are open to talking with exceptional candidates from other backgrounds;
  • Unlike a lot of senior positions in other firms, within TravelBird it dictates that this person will be hands on and involved in the detail of the business;
  • You are analytical by nature whilst being able to deliver with a sense of urgency;
  • You are a self-motivated and dynamic person, who spots/creates opportunities;
  • You possess outstanding communication skills, have a professional appearance and a commercial flair;
  • You live in, or close to Amsterdam or are willing to move.

What we offer

We give you the incredible opportunity to work within a vibrant and evolving company. The new job will mean working with other like-minded and enthusiastic colleagues. It will also offer a competitive salary, exciting responsibilities and a brand new MacBook Pro! TravelBird doesn’t only employ Apple fans; everyone in the team, which consists of enthusiastic and diligent young people, likes to play, as well as work, hard. Our office is an inspiring place located above one of the most well-known canals in Amsterdam.

Learn more about TravelBird..

Each day TravelBird features the most competitively priced holidays online. These currently cater to the various European consumer markets. The deals vary from sun holidays to theater tickets and from exclusive dinner packages with an overnight stay to wellness and spa treatments. We stand out by offering customers a wide variation of deals that are both inspirational and discounted to the highest possible extent exclusively for our members. Characterised by a tight web design, a simple booking system and inspiring travel deals at home and abroad TravelBird arranges the ideal holiday experience from booking to departure. TravelBird was born in april 2010 in the Netherlands, in the vibrant office in Amsterdam 250 international employees work every day to create the best holiday destinations and the best deals for young and old.

Interested?

If you believe you are the right person for this challenging role then we would love to hear from you. Simply drop us your cover letter and CV with the 'Apply!' button. For more information call Vivian (Recruiter) at 0031 (0)20-3080922.

Employment Type:

Full time
Company Info
TravelBird
Singel 540
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: 020-3080922
Web Site: http://travelbird.nl/careers/
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