Macs Adventure

Join the team at Macs Adventure.

29 Nov , 2011  

Great news! We are hiring again and if you have the right stuff we would love to hear from you.

Our dedication to adventure excellence has led to continued rapid growth at Macs Adventure Holidays and this means that are looking for experienced travel professionals to join our team.

Would you like to join our small, friendly and  professional team at Macs’ Towers? We offer a great working environment, excellent salary, opportunities for training and promotion and discounted travel.

If you have travelled extensively, are passionate about activity and adventure travel and have previous experience of working in the travel industry we would love to hear from you.

We currently have the following vacancy:

Destination & Adventure Specialist

Job Description: Destination & Adventure Specialist
Location: Glasgow
Role: At Macs Adventure Destination and Adventure Specialists are at the heart of our business and are responsible for managing the entire customer experience and driving our business forward.
Duties:
  • Delivering outstanding customer experiences.
  • Managing the whole customer experience from enquiry through to post trip follow-up.
  • Building long term relationships with our customers.
  • Building long term and productive relationships with our suppliers.
  • Actively seeking out new product opportunities and experiences to enhance customer experiences.
  • Being actively involved in and inputting into the new product development process.
  • Developing as product specialists with exceptional knowledge and passion for your area of expertise.
  • Booking accommodation, transfers and holiday ancillaries and liaising with suppliers.
  • Booking processing and administration.
  • Ad hoc duties to assist in running of the business and office.
Skills:
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Great selling and negotiation skills.
  • Problem solving skills and an ability to think outside the box.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent computer literacy required including fluency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and Internet Explorer.
  • Experience of working with computer based reservation systems.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail are essential.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to learn and develop are essential for this small, rapidly expanding business.
Knowledge:
  • Industry knowledge.
  • Knowledge of specialist area.
  • High level of product knowledge.
Personality:
  • A real people person who loves interacting with a variety of people of a daily basis.
  • You should get a buzz from exceeding customer expectations.
  • Innovative and embrace change and new challenges.
  • A team player who supports colleagues and the company in achieving shared goals.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Customer Satisfaction Ratings & Reviews
  • Sales volumes and margins (both as an individual and team)
  • New product ideas and development
Experience:
  • Prior travel industry experience in a similar role or a recognised travel industry qualification is required.
Interests:
  • You must be passionate about travel and be committed to a career in travel.
  • A genuine passion for the outdoors, adventure travel and your speciality.
Hours
  • Monday to Friday (Occasional Saturdays (1 week in 8 ) will be required)
  • Normally 9:00 – 5:30 (30 minute lunch break) and an evening shift rota (until 7:00).
  • 40 hours per week
  • Flexible working is available subject to agreed parameters.
Place of work:
  • Macs Adventure office in Glasgow. (or possible home working)
Benefits
  • Basic: £16 – 18 000 Per Annum
  • 20 days annual leave.
  • 8 Public Holidays.
  • Up to 5 days additional leave can be taken per annum as unpaid leave.

We are currently expanding into new destinations and I am particularly interested to hear from candidates with strong European language skills. French, Italian, German and Spanish speakers would be a great addition to our team.

If you think you have the necessary skills and experience to make a positive experience to the Macs Adventure team please send email your CV and a spectacular covering letter to [email protected].

Ewan By
A member of Macs Adventure's amazing marketing team, my passion in life is Snowboarding (apart from my family of course, should they happen to read this!) and have taken up mountain biking to fill the seasonal gap and keep me fit enough to spend as much time on the slopes as I can, come winter.