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Mountain Travel Sobek

Leading Pioneer of Adventure Travel

Mountain Travel Sobek is the world’s leading adventure and experiential travel designer. We create award-winning trips in the farthest corners of the world. We are the adventure travel partner for National Geographic Adventures and for the New York Times. Private clients range from discriminating global explorers and Hollywood A-listers to multi-generational families. Mountain Travel was founded in 1969 to promote the exploration, enjoyment, and protection of the world’s mountain wilderness areas by enabling travelers to experience them for themselves. We led the FIRST commercial trek to Nepal’s Himalaya in 1969, quickly followed by the FIRST sailing cruise to the Galápagos Islands in 1970 and many other "firsts" in the years to come. Today, we remain the leaders in thoughtful, small footprint, sustainable experiential travel, using our 48 years of experience and expertise to offer more than 200 adventures in destinations worldwide

Europe Regional Sales Specialist

Emeryville, CA

Use your enthusiastic personality and people skills to showcase Mountain Travel Sobek's European Adventures! Responsibilities include; The promotion and sales of Mountain Travel Sobek’s European destinations. Follow up on new leads and referrals to determine the best trip fit for our travelers. Booking and entering reservations. Establish and maintain current client and potential client relationships. Learn our destinations and trip itineraries, taking calls and replying to emails from prospective travelers.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • STRONG geographical knowledge of Europe and trekking
  • Must have 3+ years of proven successful travel sales experience
  • Proven track record to meet and exceed sales goals
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication/interpersonal skills
  • High level of initiative
  • Superb sense of detail
  • Can work effectively in a fast-paced work environment
  • Organizational and computer skills
  • Value and embody integrity, teamwork, and sense of ownership
  • Ability to work at a computer desk for a typical 8 hour day

Compensation:

MTS pays a competitive wage and incentive program. Excellent employee benefits package including comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance and 401K.

To apply, send your resume to lfrei@mtsobek.com

Program Director, Water Adventures

                                                                                            Emeryville, CA

We’re seeking an exceptional individual to lead our River and Water-Based Travel Programs in Alaska as well as our River Program across the Americas based in our headquarters in Emeryville, CA. Experience in the adventure travel industry and substantial traveling is essential, and even more important is enthusiasm and commitment to the highest standards in the industry in sales, trip creation/management, team management and client service.

Key Competencies & Experience:

  • Develop and manage water adventure trips including responsibility for itineraries, budgets, guides, vendors, quality assurance
  • Oversee regional team, including Sales and Client Services
  • Strong adventure travel experience including guiding and managing a vertical operation, with responsibility for fine-tuning existing trips and developing new trips from scratch
  • Update and oversee accuracy and currency of sales tools (itineraries, FAQs, pre-departure and final bulletins, training materials, etc.)
  • Build and maintain trip budgets and operate trips to the profit levels established in the budgets, including understanding of trip economics: yield, profits, volume, cost, set prices
  • Ability to work with dozens of vendors remotely, ensuring the highest standards in trip quality
  • Excellent people skills as liaison between office and guides/vendors including reviews & communications, negotiation of terms and conditions of services, and training of field staff
  • Good negotiator and strong relationship builder
  • Ability to manage multiple critical deadlines for various departments
  • Experience conducting competitive and regional trend analysis
  • Desire to design creative solutions for changing markets
  • Experience managing vertical operations especially oversight of ground staff and gear, field protocol and management of entire budget
  • Adept ability to build high level, custom itineraries utilizing existing ground operators as well as sourcing all aspects of itinerary from ground up

General Requirements:

  • Enthusiasm for travel, especially small-group adventure travel
  • Experience guiding in the field, most notably in river and water adventures, as well as experience managing field staff and product
  • Excellent work ethic and commitment to the business
  • Ability to see the big picture and execute on it with team
  • Teamwork approach – strong initiative to develop vertical regional team as well as coordinate with sales and marketing teams to drive sales growth
  • Able to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills
  • Strong budgeting experience; managing vertical operations and ensuring profitability of individual trips and overall region
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with clients and colleagues
  • Solid computer and Internet skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet, CMS, etc.)
  • An enthusiastic, positive attitude and can-do spirit

Compensation:

MTS pays a competitive wage and incentive program. Excellent employee benefits package including comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance and 401K.

To apply, send your resume to Kimberly@mtsobek.com