Head of Sales (Tourism) – Cape Town

Black Pen Recruitment
  • Post Date: January 28, 2019
  • Apply Before: March 28, 2019
Job Overview

Delivering customer-centric safari and travel solutions with a team of innovative and driven safari enthusiasts is our clients’ daily mission.

For this team, our client is looking for a strategic member for the senior management team in the position of Head of Sales who contributes to the realization of the company’s vision through dynamic thinking, collaborative strategising and a high level of people’s and communication skills coupled with adaptable sales skills.

Together with senior managers in the areas of product development, operations, marketing and finance, the Head of Sales will develop, implement and adjust sales strategies to deliver customer-focused safari solutions and meet sales targets that will ensure the sustainable operation and growth of the business.

A high level of interpersonal and people’s skills are necessary for success in this position in order to manage, support and develop the team of sales managers and consultants directly reporting to the Head of Sales. Analytical skills and creative, out-of-the-box thinking ensure that sales targets are met and tactics critically analysed and adapted when necessary. Building strong relationships between your team, suppliers, agents and customers alike needs to come easy to you. The travel and tourism industry is a passion of yours.

Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years safari or travel industry experience
  • Extensive travel within Southern Africa and East Africa
  • High level of computer proficiency including Excel
  • Tourplan experience of advantage
  • Excellent and professional communication skills (also in writing)
  • Previous management experience


  • Passion for travel and the work you do
  • Understanding of different cultures and nationalities
  • Creative and critical thinker
  • Positive energy and ability to lead and motivate people
  • Leadership

Salary: market related

Job Type: full-time, permanent

Starting Date: asap


If you are the perfect fit for this position, please forward your CV to margaretebiertz@blackpenrecruitment.com

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Job Detail
  • Career LevelManager
  • Experience5 Years
  • INDUSTRYDevelopment