Experienced Sales Manager (who loves the outdoors)

at Swoop Travel (view profile)
Location Bristol, United Kingdom
Date Posted 16th November 2018
Category Sales & Marketing
Job Type Full-time


Swoop is expanding and we’re looking for an experienced, hands on Sales Manager to lead and drive the Patagonia Sales Team, enabling the growth of Swoop.

Who are we?

Swoop Travel is a 30 person (and growing) travel company, specialising in trips to the ends of the earth - Patagonia, Antarctica and The Arctic; extraordinary destinations that provide our customers with incredible experiences and lifelong memories.

We don’t just work in the adventure travel industry, we live, sleep, eat and breathe all things travel and adventure. Our passion is what drives our success, and although there’s plenty of socials, destination-based reconnaissance trips and fun, we work hard and we love what we do. If you don’t dream of your next travel adventure or have regular weekend plans to be out in the fresh air and the wilderness, then maybe we’re not quite the right fit for you.

What you’ll be doing

This is an exciting new role within the company, with ample scope to innovate, shape and influence the future trajectory of the Patagonia Sales team, and enabling it to achieve its full potential.

Using your extensive expertise you’ll provide daily management, coaching, mentoring, and motivation to a passionate team of four destination specialists, two of which are located in the US. In addition, a key part of this role is to lead by example and contribute sales of your own. On a more strategic level, you’ll also help define our sales strategy and develop an expanding global sales team.

Who you’ll be

This is definitely not your average sales manager role!  We need a heavyweight who’s been there, done that and got the T-shirt when it comes leading, inspiring and developing teams to reach their full potential.  

While you don’t need to have worked in the travel industry before, you do need to have a proven track record of leading successful sales teams and a love of the great outdoors. If you can’t honestly say that’s you - this won’t be the right role.  If you can, it’s definitely worth a conversation with us.

In return we can offer

A competitive salary, dependent on your level of experience (plus Patagonia sales team bonus and company bonus), 20 days holiday per annum (plus your birthday), and annual 2-3 weeks reconnaissance trip, oh, and the best views in Bristol. Seriously – we don’t call our offices ‘The Condors’ Nest’ for nothing.

How to apply

Please include your CV and a one page covering letter to tell us why you’d be perfect for the role.

We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.