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Priester Aviation is searching for an individual to be responsible for delivering an exceptional client experience as the main point of contact for all charter client interactions and liaison between both internal and ultra-high-net-worth clients. You must be a dynamic person that demonstrates the ability to understand client needs and provide solutions through product knowledge and problem solving to achieve the sales and client retention goals. This career is for the individual who thrives in an environment with countless changes, no-detail-is-too-small mentality, and execute with flawless accuracy throughout the entire sales and service delivery cycle. Daily activities include handling inbound leads, receiving trip itineraries from clients, generating/reviewing quotes with clients, entering trip details (i.e. departure/arrival times, passenger information, ground transportation and catering requests) as well as handling account information and billing inquiries. On-call responsivities will be required a few days a week.
Training and shifts will take place at Priester Aviation’s main office located in Wheeling, IL
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
80% – Quote Generation/ Inside Sales/Guest Experience/Aircraft Sourcing
Promptly determine relevant quoting opportunities from inbound inquiries via the phone, web chat, email, website and referrals. Generate accurate quotes and provide the highest-level sales support to the private aviation community (both retail & wholesale). Works inbound quote requests from start to close, with regular follow-up to ensure high closer rate. Responsible for individual and/or team metrics to include revenue and profit goals. When applicable source solutions from industry partners and execute contracts as required. Facilitate necessary trip details to ensure world-class service is delivered. Demonstrates ability to effectively prioritize tasks and generate relevant quote requests to achieve sales goals. Proactive selling and data mining required to reach growth targets. Speaks with credibility in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions with constant quote changes. May be required to assist Outside Sales VPs, additional projects or tasks as needed.
This position is responsible for developing and improving existing processes through detailed flight confirmation checklists prior to trip coordination. Responsible to help promote the Priester brand, and must demonstrate awareness and live out Priester’s core values through every communication (i.e. email, phone, meetings) as you are directly in contact with the Priester client. Client meet & greets are required at departure/arrivals when justified.
15% – Marketing
Send regular marketing emails with fleet availability, transient aircraft and new aircraft. Contact brokers and operators directly via phone/email to build awareness of fleet sales initiatives. Maintain and update charter marketing websites such as Avinode, Air Charter Guide and Fly Easy with the latest information to drive sales goals. Continually update Priester’s contact database with relevant information to help drive awareness of the Priester charter fleet.
5% – Events/Research/Reporting
May attend a limited number of trade show events related to fleet charter sales. Provide regular reports on sales numbers, fleet information and client feedback. Meet with charter brokers and aircraft operators to build a strong awareness of needs. Off-site visits with buyers and end-users may be required.
Come be a part of it!
|Priester Aviation is the oldest, privately held Aviation Services company founded in 1945. Conveniently headquartered in the Midwest just outside Chicago, Priester Aviation has aircraft based around the country and operations around the world. Priester is a destination employer offering a cooperative work environment and a full suite of progressive, industry-leading benefits. From unlimited PTO, pet insurance, a matching 401K, employee wellness, tuition reimbursement, and top-notch health benefits, we invest in our team members. You are Priester.|
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EXPERIENCE: