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Touring / DMC Manager Job in Kenya (400K)

Our client, a luxury Safari company, is looking for an experienced Touring / DMC Manager to grow its DMC services in the entire region of East Africa. 

The successful candidate must have significant experience in the DMC sphere – both as a Tour Consultant and Manager – would need to be an entrepreneurial personality who is keen to grow a business from the ground up, and have a proven ability to think on their feet, offer creative solutions and have experience at the upper end of the market. 

A strong contracting record with tourism suppliers in the region and intimate knowledge of market related margins and selling rates would be essential –
certainly in Kenya, but broader regional experience to Tanzania, Uganda or Rwanda would be useful. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Contracting all suppliers, and creating, growing and maintaining supplier relationships.
  • Margin / price setting, and liaison with international offices as well as all clients on sell rates.
  • Overall responsibility for managing proposal generation, analysis of business segments and focusing resources accordingly.
  • Full operational delivery on the ground for all clients to a very high standard .
  • Manage an initially small (but growing) team of around 5 Tour Consultants, Book-keeper, 8 vehicles and drivers across both Kenya and Tanzania.
  • Full financial responsibility – from budget to delivery of DMC P&L.
  • Sales and Marketing input – along with an established international team – to grow international sales via trade and consumer channels.
  • Looking creatively at the destination and our product offering in order to clearly and tangibly differentiate our product from competitors in the market place.
Qualifications / Skills Required:
  • Bachelors degree or above in relevant field.
  • Must have ‘bottom up’ DMC/ Tour Operating experience – certainly in Kenya, ideally from around the region including Tanzania.
  • Proven management experience of small to mid-size team in tour operations.
  • Must be a good communicator and motivator – the staff, clients and suppliers.
  • Proven commercial experience around running a business and both setting and delivering on ambitious targets.
  • Experience with DMC reservations software systems is needed – Tour plan experience a plus.
  • Experience in the MICE market a plus.   
Monthly gross salary: Ksh. 400,000 /= (Approx. 4,000 USD) plus bonus
Deadline: 31st  October 2016          
To apply, please follow the link: 
Summit Recruitment & Search,
Blixen Court, Karen Road, 

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