Regional Manager, Leisure Associate Program

Description

The primary purpose of this position is to work with CWT Associate Travel locations in the assigned region, to provide training and development of all CWT programs and services, support increased preferred supplier sales within the agency to achieve national targets, assist in the regional development of marketing initiatives to ensure CWT is well positioned in the marketplace and to bring new locations into the CWT network as applicable. Develop the region according to the needs of the agencies while supporting CWT’s marketing, loyalty membership, supplier program objectives and revenue growth.


Main responsibilities & duties

  • Assist CWT Associate Travel Agency Owners/Managers/Staff 

 

Implement sales territory coverage to ensure all agencies are supported

A minimum of annual visit to each agency within the territory

Create annual business plans with each owner to assist in the support of local, regional and national membership and marketing initiatives

Resolve customer service issues ensuring follow-up with appropriate department or supplier, and resolution with Associate office

Provide coaching, training and on-going assistance with CWT programs & services

Increase preferred supplier sales & support through education

Analyze market intelligence and communicate with agency owner/managers. 

Introduce new Associate offices as applicable to grow the network in Quebec

Gain credibility through the achievement of results with diplomacy, confidence and humour.

 

  • Provide Effective Communication and Training

Ensure Associates are aware of all CWT programs and services including product solutions, technologies, marketing campaigns, preferred supplier strategies, leisure and corporate support structure, meetings and events, human resources and shared services and the needs of Virtuoso as part of their consortia.

Participate in planning and execution of Annual National Owners Meetings, regional meetings, monthly calls and Bi- Annual Counsellor Training Academies

Organize Regional Owners meetingsin office meetings and telephone meetings regularly with Owners/Managers 

Assist with Corporate Training Events (conference calls or live meetings)

Support Preferred Supplier and Virtuoso training, webinars, launch events etc.

Planning and execution of monthly Owner/Manger conference calls

Develop and deliver training sessions in office and webinar trainings for owner/managers and counsellors as required

Provide content for CWT Monthly E Newsletter to Associate Owner/Managers; providing a timely resource of preferred supplier support, mass market and membership marketing initiatives, training and revenue opportunities, and Associate news/information 

 

  • Review and monitor Associate Administration 

 

Assist CWT accounting department with Associates ICS (Inter Company Statements) 

Assist Associates with ICS and billing questions (Overrides, RBC Rewards points, etc) 

Implement Associate’s office/branch openings and closures

Educate Associates on minimum brand standards requirements and logo usage.

Manage all contracting between Associates and CWT

Understand and be able to articulate all of CWT’s Technology B2C and B2B applications.

Update applications as required and provide technical assistance to Associate Owners/counsellors as needed. 

Maintain Associate database ensuring all information is current and accurate

Post and update CWT Intranet and CRM sites and provide assistance to the network as required. 

Participate in survey opportunities to gather feedback from Associates

Foster teamwork environment within the region

 

  • Focus on new business development opportunities.

o less than one annual visit to each agency within the territory.

Work with agencies in the region to increase their business and improve their revenue position through marketing, membership and preferred supplier support 

Seek and follow up on new business enquiries from offices outside the CWT network with the intent of bringing them over to CWT 

Assist Associates to manage and increase online sales via cwtvacations.ca websites 

Work with the Associate team and Associates in-region to develop potential new associates 

 

  • Development of an annual business plan 

 

Set regional objectives that align with CWT leisure strategic planning 

Set direction for region and monitor agency activities against the plan, proactively adjusting strategies according to changes in business environment

Accountable for achieving results in region as approved by senior management in conjunction with Associate Owners.

Conduct post-evaluation and make recommendations for future activities

Requirements


TEAM PLAYER

  • Shares work, thinks together, shares problems
  • Respectful and loyal to CWT organisation and rules
  • Respectful and loyal to the team
  • Interacts within own team and with other CWT teams

MARKET AWARENESS

  • Understands customer needs
  • Knows what competitors are doing
  • Studies market (suppliers, customers, competitors)
  • Suggests opportunities to the client based on market knowledge and practices
  • Explains market trends to customer
  • Understands customer strategy, and buying tactics and practices and how to position CWT within the market


STRATEGIC

  • Medium to long term planner
  • Analytical problem solver
  • Can create strategies and actionable scenarios
  • Anticipate potential implications and issues
  • Incisive thinker
  • Identify opportunities that bring value to the customer
  • Looks at the global picture and thinks out of the box to support the network


TACTICAL

  • Action-oriented
  • Proactive self-starter
  • Can make decisions quickly understanding output ramifications
  • Creates practical and time saving solutions
  • Coordinates and cross-checks with the customer and CWT


COMMUNICATION

  • Delivers a structured and assertive message
  • Simple, clear, concise, logical and efficient communication
  • Easy for customer to deal with
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to present in front of small/big groups and conference calls
  • Listens and shows empathy
Knowledge

Languages

  • •English & French fluent: written and oral
  • •Ability to deal within a multicultural entrepreneurial environment

Presentation skills

  • •Strong customer relation and presentation skills
  • •Strong verbal and written communication/interpersonal skills – ability to communicate/interface with all levels of the organization


Computer knowledge

  • •Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • •Understanding of web technologies
  • •GDS knowledge an asset


Specific skills

  • •Proven ability to develop, define and deploy robust business plans
  • •Proven project management and execution skills
  • •Ability to transition from strategy to tactical deliverables
  • •Strong understanding of the travel industry is ideal – competitive landscape, positioning, etc.
  • •Solid conceptual understanding of CWT global organization, offerings and positioning

Job Details

Location
Quebec (Quebec - Canada)
Category
Sales
Industry
Travel Agency
Email
BBauer@mycwt.com

Company Overview

With offices in more than 150 countries and territories, Carlson Wagonlit Travel deploys the right people, processes, technologies and skills to consi...

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