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Tour Sales Lead

Taste Porto Food Tours is excited to announce the growth of our team!  As Taste Porto prepares to enter its fifth full year of operations at the top provider of gastronomic experience in the North of Portugal the team is looking to expand in new ways to meet the ever-growing demand for our brand of authentic experiences. To continue growing at the exceptional rate that we have been our team requires a new part-time member, Tour Sales Lead. The objective of the Tour Sales Lead is to cultivate relationships, develop new business opportunities, and work with the whole team to create innovative tour solutions for our guests.

Have your ears perked up by now? Are you ready to use your sales experience to sell one of the best travel experiences you will ever have? Then keep reading and see if you are a fit to join our family!

Required Skills

  • Love of Porto and a desire to share its food with travelers
  • Proven sales track record
  • Strong sales and negotiation skills
  • Experience cold calling and turning contacts into partnerships
  • Financial analysis skills: the ability to tie strategies and planned actions to results
  • Ability to scan and assess the competitive arena as it relates to segment to refine/improve customer value proposition
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English a must, sufficient Portuguese desired, and fluency in additional languages a plus
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office and CRM systems
  • Self-motivated, organized, and someone who knows when they are hearing bullshit

Tasks

  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of Taste Porto’s philosophy, place in the market, growth goals, and guest profile
  • Develop sales plan in conjunction with management to grow Taste Porto’s reach across to guests coming from around the world using effective sales techniques, including:
    • Lead Generation – Network through current guests, telemarketing, attending trade shows and business functions, requesting referrals
    • Source and close outbound sales – Successfully source and convert potential prospects for the entire market through telephone sales calls to both new and existing guests
    • Close Inbound Sales – Successfully convert inbound call prospects for the entire market of both new and existing guests
    • Upsells – Successfully upsell potential and existing clients to higher value items and enhancement products
  • Execute said sales plan
  • Establish and maintain files, records, documentation and reports on all sales accounts
  • Assist with the development and execution of special promotions
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required

How to apply
Please send an email to [email protected] with the subject of “Application for Tour Sales Lead at Taste Porto”. In the email please tell us why you are interested in working for Taste Porto and what previous experiences of yours make you the ideal candidate for this position. Finally, attach your CV to the email. Remember this is the start of your sales pitch, we read everything you write so details count!

About Taste Porto
First mentioned in passing over a holiday dinner among friends, Taste Porto partners two Porto natives, one American, and a business idea that combines their love of Porto with their second love, the cuisine of Porto.

Avid travelers, taste testers, at-home-chefs, and cultural explorers the team realized that what they valued most from their travels was the opportunity to meet locals and see the city through their eyes. And so it was unanimously decided that Taste Porto would do exactly that, allow people to taste the real Porto.

Taste Porto’s Tour Sales Lead is a part- time position and this person will have the chance to join a small company where new opportunities and challenges arise every day. A place where the focus is on the experience we give our customers. A company where most meetings end with, “Where shall we eat?” A team that feels more like a family.

Tour Guide - Downtown Porto

If you are living in Porto, love Porto, love food, love the food of Porto, and love people from everywhere in the world, we might be looking for you.

Taste Porto is the leading food tour company in Northern Portugal with the sole purpose of sharing the culture and cuisine of Porto with our guests. We have a team of wonderful food tour guides, and we are looking for a few amazing ones to join them. This means guiding our friendly guests through our tours and making sure that at the end they are so excited about Porto – and the food – that they can’t wipe the smile off their faces.

Requirements

This is a part-time job, that requires at least fluency in Portuguese and English, but the more the merrier, they say. And happy people. We like happy employees!

Do you think you are this person?

If so, please please email us at [email protected] with Taste Porto Tour Guide Application in the subject line. Include your CV and your explanation as to why you are the person we are looking for.

We promise to reply to all candidates with a yes or no. Just bear in mind the process may take a few weeks.
We are looking forward to learning more about you!

Warm foodie regards,
The Taste Porto Team

What to do next?

Send an email to [email protected] with the following
• In the subject line: Application for Tour Guide
• Your CV
• Tell us why (in English) you would be perfect for the job