International Sales Director for SA-Trails

Location: Traveling position throughout South America

Position Overview: SA-Trails is a groundbreaking new business operating in the tourism, real estate, and web services spaces. We are breaking down the barriers to independent travel in South America and making the road less traveled more accessible. By aggregating travel trends around the continent we are able to pin point areas in which our logistical and informational services may assist both present and future travelers. Our International Sales Directors are responsible for growing and nurturing a network of accommodation providers who assist us by incorporating the SA-Trails portal into their wi-fi and public computer access. The portal serves as our point of contact with thousands of travelers per day and increases the efficiency of operations for affiliate hostels while making the rest of the SA-Trails program possible. International Sales Directors travel the entire continent establishing relationships with independent hospitality centers of all kinds across a range of destinations, from Patagonia to Manaus, from Santiago to Columbia. If you like to travel, enjoy the company of travelers, seek to be part of an exciting and expanding company, and genuinely appreciate representing a quality service; this is the position for you.

Job Functions
• Work directly with the SA-Trails administrative team to create a sales tour that takes you across South America.
• Travel to hotels and hostels establishing a face to face relationship with owners and management.
• Transmit both the short and long term goals of the project and benefits of affiliation to a range of accommodation and transport providers.
• Serve as primary representative of SA-Trails before and after affiliate enlistment.
• Assist in the development of advertising and marketing strategies and materials, including web-based promotion, client reviews and social media.
• Physically configure internal networks of new affiliates and monitor compliance (training provided)

• Spanish OR Portuguese Fluency as well as English proficiency – ability to communicate in both languages with minimal translation assistance.
• Technical savvy and Internet literacy.
• Full acceptance of responsibility for cash accounts, actions, and their consequences.
• Creativity and ability to think outside of the box
• Ability to take initiative and work efficiently under pressure.
• Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to respond to new challenges in a proactive manner.

What you will gain
• Experience with an internationally recognized, successful and innovative business.
• Spanish/English skills and exposure to other languages from around the world.
• Knowledge of the inner workings of travel destination marketing in the digital age.
• Understanding of small business organization and real world entrepreneurialism.
• Team building skills in multi-cultural work and leisure settings.

Compensation and Benefits
• Full payment of transport and accommodation for the entirety of engagement.
• Monthly stipend for incidentals and favorable commission structure for conservatively estimated salary over $25,000 yearly.
• Travel insurance is optional and the responsibility of the employee to obtain.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected].




Job first posted: 24 October 2011