Senior Partnership Sales Consultant

Senior Partnership Sales Consultant

EF / Go Ahead Tours

Cambridge, MA

Finally, a sales role that is equal parts challenging, meaningful and fun. Are you passionate about travel? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you looking for a role that will advance your sales, communication and business development skills? If so, you may be the ideal candidate for Go Ahead’s Senior Partnership Sales Consultant role.

The Role

EF / Go Ahead Tours is the adult travel division of EF Education First, the world’s largest and most ambitious international education company. The Partnerships sales team forges strategic alliances with organizations across North America to develop member travel programs that deepen loyalty. In this position, your greatest assets are your killer sales drive, creative vision, never-give-up attitude, competitive nature, organization and enthusiasm for travel. You will be a critical part of a team that values personal performance, creativity, and determination.


Primary Responsibilities

In this role, you will develop expertise in the travel industry and our portfolio of over 175 tours. You will qualify, educate and nurture high-level leads through innovating and testing new conversion strategies. You will build rapport with customers by providing valuable information about our travel programs. You will own and drive your own book of business performing competitive market and industry analysis as you seek and close new travel partners. You will provide excellent customer service, both externally and internally as you work closely with other departments such as market development, customer service, IT and marketing.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ sales experience - prospecting experience is a plus
  • Excellent relationship building and listening skills
  • Skill at objection handling, lead nurturing, and sales strategy
  • Ability to meet new and repeat sales targets
  • Proficiency in Salesforce or other CRM software
  • Excellent communication skills, written, in person and phone
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Willingness to travel
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Independent, self-motivated and competitive
  • An adaptable and highly motivated team player and individual contributor
  • Never met a goal you couldn’t hit

Who you are

  • Bold, unconventional and fearless - a true entrepreneurial spirit
  • Creative – you see opportunity where others don’t
  • Confident and decisive when faced with a challenge
  • An influencer - a natural networker who loves talking to people
  • A natural salesperson – more hunter than farmer
  • A dedicated team player
  • Experienced working with senior executives at large and small organizations

Who we are

  • We’re travelers, innovators, thinkers, and doers
  • Passionate about education, cultural exchange and sharing the world
  • Open and collaborative - not a cubicle in sight
  • Global - we have offices and schools in over 65 countries
  • Dedicated - we really do believe in “work hard - play hard”

As an employee of EF you will receive:

  • Comprehensive training and professional development
  • Market-leading healthcare and benefits
  • Outstanding vacation time
  • Paid international travel
  • Complimentary in-house language classes

EF is the world’s largest international education company – providing life-changing educational experiences to create global citizens. We offer millions of people the opportunity to learn a language, travel abroad, experience another culture or earn an academic degree. Since 1965, EF’s mission has been opening the world through education.  Our 52,000 employees have a worldwide presence in over 600 schools and offices within 50 countries.


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EF Education First is the world leader in international education. At EF, everything employees do is centered around the company’s mission: opening the world through education. Since it was founded 50 years ago, EF’s language learning, educational travel, and cultural exchange programs have helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.

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