TEAM LEADER

Total package
Competitive salary plus additional benefits.

Contract
Permanent

Location
Saint Michael, Barbados

Shift pattern
The office operates between the hours of 09:00 and midnight (on split shift patterns 09:00 – 18:00 & 15:00 – midnight), Monday to Friday with the occasional requirement for Saturday and Sunday work in line with business requirements. The breakdown of your normal hours of work and shift/rota patterns will be by agreement with your manager.

You’ll want to know about the department that our role is in…

Our tight-knit Groups Support team are our service smashers, specialising in delivering outstanding service and handling sales & operational needs to our partners in the UK and North America. With a specialist customer base including schools, tour operators, VIPs and more, they’re the absolute pros when it comes to handling complex bookings with a problem-solving mindset that allows us to deliver the legendary service we’re known for.

The role:

Do you want to make an impact on our growing business? We’re looking for two experienced Team Leaders with a focus on maximising the performance of the Groups teams, ensuring SLAs are met and dealing with incoming queries and escalations. The successful candidate must ensure that the team are providing excellent service levels to external and internal customers, thus helping to achieve operational targets and hit budgets.

We’d love it if you have travel industry experience, however full training on our systems will be provided so we’d love to hear from any tech-savvy individuals with great customer service and leadership skills.

Tasks & responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the Team/Office Manager including:
    • Recruitment of team members
    • Co-ordination and liaising closely with the UK and South African offices to ensure seamless cover and a smooth, exceptional customer journey from start to finish
    • Allocating rotas to cover all shift patterns
    • Contributing to staff PDPs, training plans and recording of achievements
    • Training staff and ensuring they have relevant skills to carry out their role
    • Daily assistance of team members to prioritise workloads and allocate jobs to the team, ensuring all deadlines are achieved to high standards
  • Ensuring that customer service is carried out in line with the company service level agreements by carrying out quality control of calls and emails
  • Acting as first point of escalation for any problems/complaints, including investigating errors to minimise costs
  • Understanding agents/operators flight needs and advising appropriate solution in an accurate, friendly manner via phone and email
  • Using airline GDS to:
    • Check availability
    • Price flight itineraries
    • Make bookings
    • Amendments (flight amendments/upgrades)
    • Cancellations
      Issuing Tickets
  • Keeping up to date with product updates from partner airlines
  • Effectively using the database to check operator’s details and update with notes
  • Liaising with other departments and partner airlines over fares, offers, airline products, ticket figures & finance
  • Testing new versions of in-house systems and assisting with Tour Operator system training
  • Keep track of the team’s service levels, write-offs, potential write offs, EMD refunds & ADMS and report monthly to the Team/Office Manager
  • Improving processes and efficiencies of the department to reduce errors, achieve sales targets, streamline processes and reduce call volumes
  • Working closely with the Systems & Partnerships teams to escalate and communicate any system faults as needed
  • Boosting productivity while maintaining a high level of staff morale

The successful candidate will:

  • Have previous team leader experience in a fast-paced operational environment with monthly targets
  • Have proven experience of acting as a mentor and coach with a commitment to people development
  • Ideally have travel industry experience, particularly with flights or airline GDS knowledge
  • Be commercially astute with a strong customer service ethic
  • Be educated to diploma or degree level
  • Have a good knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Word, Teams/Zoom on-line conferencing
  • Maintain high levels of accuracy with strong time management skills
  • Be flexible with regards to overseas travel as and when require
  • Be a committed, enthusiastic and supportive team member
  • Deliver an efficient and professional service
  • Aim to “self-learn / develop” skills and understanding of industry practices, procedures and policies that would impact on the Travel Innovation Group

Qualified candidates interested in this opportunity should click below to apply via email. Please include a covering letter and CV with salary expectations and the names and contact details of two business references.

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About the Travel Innovation Group

As renowned travel industry heavyweights (if we do say so ourselves), the Travel Innovation Group offer a wealth of unique services via our three companies; Lime, Aviate and Calrom.

So what exactly do we do? It all began with our boutique service and market-leading tech, connecting the travel trade with the world’s leading airlines and most recognisable travel brands. Thanks to this foundation, our growth continues to skyrocket with new, exciting products launching regularly, from cruise packages to luxury hotel booking services. What can we say – we’ve always been innovators at heart!

Our offices, people and partners now span the globe, but the hub of the action remains at our thriving Cheshire Oaks (UK) HQ and we’re looking for exceptional talent to work with us, succeed with us and grow with us.