KILROY Belgium

Are you eager to take the lead on growing KILROY’s position in the Belgian market while nurturing the talents and ambitions of our Team?

Then you might be the ideal candidate for this important role within KILROY.

About us

KILROY is your go-to travel brand for young people looking for life-defining adventures anywhere in the world. Whether you want to take a gap year, volunteer abroad, or go on an epic holiday, KILROY can tailor-make a unique and affordable trip for you. Our legacy is built on the notion that travelling is the best way to widen your horizon and break down cultural barriers, and this is still what drives our mission today.

KILROY has been in the travel industry since 1991 and has 13 stores in eight markets across the Nordics, Benelux, and the UK. Our Travel Advisors are passionate and experienced travelers who can plan your dream trip and give you tips and recommendations along the way. KILROY believes in the power of travel to make you a better person and the world a better place.

KILROY is part of the Kilroy Group, which operates six brands (BENNS, Education Abroad,  ISIC, Jysk Rejsebureau, KILROY and Winberg Travel), and employs more than 400 people and generated a total turnover of DKK 1,4 billion in 2023.  8 of us are working in our Belgium shop in Ghent.

Read more about the Kilroy Group here.

About the job

KILROY has ambitious growth plans for our Belgian market, and we are looking for a stellar candidate to take the lead on this.

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated Sales Manager with a solid commercial understanding and a hands-on approach to lead our sales team. This is a unique opportunity for a driven professional who is eager to develop both our market and our employees. As Sales Manager you will play a pivotal role in executing our ambitious growth strategy of tripling our turnover during the coming 4 years including expanding KILROY to a second location and so you will have the chance to make a significant impact on the company’s future.

You will be leading our team in Belgium which currently consist of 7 salespeople, all based in our shop on Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 105, Ghent. This team will be your closest work relations, however there is much interaction with both stakeholders in the head office in Copenhagen as well as with the Sales management group, representing KILROY’s eight markets. The KILROY Sales management group meets at least twice a year (May & September) in Copenhagen where leadership and competence development always play a key role. In KILROY we believe that a strong leadership focus is the foundation for achieving both business and personal growth together with a high-performance culture.

About the role

As Sales Manager your key responsibilities are:

  • Responsible for and managing local budgets, primarily sales- and staff cost budgets
  • Lead, inspire and develop the team cultivating a growth mindset
  • Ensure a strong high performance culture
  • Ensure individual and team development to support the needs specific to KILROY Belgium
  • Monitor and report on sales performance metrics, adjusting initiatives and activities accordingly
  • Grow and develop relationships with key stakeholders in Belgium representing our target audience such as national student unions and similar networks
  • Ensure work safety, motivation, and work happiness in accordance with the company values, policies, and staff guide

About you

Skills and experience

We have high expectations of you – and so, you should have of us!

You can identify yourself with the following profile:

  • You are ambitious and goal-oriented
  • You have business acumen and data intelligence mindset
  • You are experienced in leading and developing sales teams and have an established track record
  • You like working in a high-performance culture and take responsibility for your own as well as your teams’ development
  • You are outgoing and have strong communication skills 

Our corporate language is English, so you must be fluent in English.

And of course, you are a traveler at heart and have experienced the positive impacts of travelling yourself.

We offer

  • Passionate and driven colleagues in a vibrant, young working environment
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to influence your role
  • Competitive salary (CAO 200), bonus program, and health care insurance
  • Onboarding program and continuous leadership development
  • Attractive travel opportunities
  • Active staff association with great focus on social events and activities 

About the recruitment and onboarding

If you think there is a match between you and the role as Sales Manager, fill out the application form and upload your CV. And if you don’t meet all the requirements, we encourage you to apply anyway – we are very much on the lookout for someone with the right mindset and attitude – the rest we will teach you.

After the application deadline, we will go through all applications and invite potential candidates for an interview.

Start date is expected to be by September 1st, and part of the onboarding to take place in our head office in Copenhagen. Please indicate in your application when a start date would be possible.

If you have questions for the role or the process, don’t hesitate to reach out to the recruiting responsible, General Manager Jacob Strømfeldt by email jast@kilroy.net.

 

 

 

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1. September
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 39
City Ghent
Country Belgium
Reference number 2024/22
Published 28.May.2024
Last application date 30.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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