VA is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), operating a B737-800 flight simulator at our Cambridge Airport Training Centre. We provide simulator training to commercial pilots, airlines and training partners, and pride ourselves on providing high-quality training in a friendly and supportive environment.
We are enjoying a period of growth and now require an experienced, pro-active sales professional to join us and become a vital contributor to our team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Develop relationships with individual clients, airlines and training partners
Ensure that enquiries are responded to promptly and comprehensively
Listen to clients' needs and provide tailor-made solutions
Work pro-actively to ensure that our courses are full and sales targets are achieved
Make use of our CRM system to maximise sales performance
Host 'preview visits' for prospective students who visit the Training Centre
Provide friendly and professional customer service to all clients
Communicate with current and prospective clients via our social media channels
Organise and attend relevant trade shows and exhibitions
Constantly refine and improve the sales process
Maintain an awareness of competitors' products and activity
Contribute to the development and execution of the company's marketing plan
Prepare sales reports for management
Assist the team with other duties from time to time
Proven pro-active sales skills, with previous experience in a professional sales role
Natural team player, with strong interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail
Resourcefulness and adaptability
Ability to work under pressure and use own initiative
Problem solving skills, and an ability to think outside the box
Enthusiastic, motivated and reliable
Genuine desire to keep learning new skills and techniques
An interest in commercial aviation
Industry knowledge of flight training would be an obvious advantage, but not essential as training will be given
This is a full-time, permanent role, based at Cambridge Airport.
Standard business hours, although there may be some weekend work from time to time.
Salary negotiable, depending on experience.
You must have the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK, and meet the requirements to be eligible for an airside pass.
The successful candidate will be an individual who desires a long-term career in sales. Please do not apply if you are a commercial pilot who is looking for a temporary role prior to airline employment.
How to Apply
If you feel that you have the qualities and experience we are looking for, please send your CV by email to:
VA thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.