EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Are you seeking a position with an organization that truly acts in accordance with its values and demonstrates them each day through personal commitment and leadership? At AmaWaterways, our values drive how we work and why we achieve so much together.

AVAILABLE POSITION:



Job Title: River Cruise Specialist - (Head office - Calabasas CA USA)
  • Department: Reservations
  • Reports to: Vice President, Reservations and/or River Cruise Supervisors
  • Location: Head Office (Calabasas, CA, USA)
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Create and maintain river cruise, hotel and airfare reservations including: emphasize salable features; accurately respond to questions; quote prices and payment terms; secure reservation options; document special requests; close the sale and process payments.
  • Recommend solutions to overcome client objections and to address travel partner and guest concerns.
  • Make outbound lead follow-up telephone calls and email to qualify leads and sell our products.
  • Provide superior customer service in all interactions with travel agency partners, guests and internal partners.
Other skills, abilities, qualifications, and minimum requirements:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) to interact with travel agency partners, guests and internal partners.
  • Ability to acquire detailed knowledge of the company's products and services to assist towards maximizing sales.
  • Strong sales ability with attention to detail and a high level of self-motivation.
  • Ability to quickly learn internal reservations booking system and supporting systems.
  • Strong computer skills with basic MS Office programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • Strong desire to exceed guest expectations.
  • Previous call center, airline, cruise line, or travel industry experience (particularly working with professional travel agents) preferred.
  • Professional, customer service oriented, friendly, and outgoing.
Please send your resume to jobs@amawaterways.com.


Job Title: Business Development Manager - (Head office - Calabasas CA USA)
  • Department: Field Sales
  • Reports to: Director, Field Sales
  • Location: Head Office (Central-South Region)
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Develops strong relationships with travel agencies throughout the assigned region.
  • Generates sales from travel agents, wholesalers and group customers in the assigned territory.
  • Develops new business opportunities, maintains and enhances relationships with all new and existing customers assigned.
  • Achieves established revenue goals within the budget.
  • Oversees all sales of company products through face-to-face contact, mailings, telemarketing projects, group training seminars, product presentations and trade shows focused on current and prospective travel agents, consortia and group contacts and tour organizers.
  • Delivers timely customer service to all product inquiries, collateral and co-op requests.
  • Initiates activities to motivate travel agents to sell AmaWaterways products.
  • Gives, receives, and analyzes information, formulates work plans, and prepares written materials, and articulates goals and action plans.
  • Exhibits strong negotiation skills.
  • Counsels and sells all appropriate company programs, products, and services to assigned customer base.
  • Communicates with management as required or needed.
  • Strives to attain all goals and objectives as outlined by Director.
  • Maintains a regular call schedule, with daily customer contact, and manages the territory assigned to enhance sales and profitability of the company.
  • Markets new programs, and instructs customers on industry or company changes, as well as, training of new products.
  • Provides management with filed knowledge and examples of competitive programs, services, sales techniques, and products to enhance our company offerings.
Other skills, abilities, qualifications, and minimum requirements:
  • 7+ years’ experience
  • Excellent relationship with group market agencies throughout the region.
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, interpersonal communication and computer skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Friendly, courteous, service-oriented, professional, outgoing, and customer service oriented.
  • Calm and professional in stressful situations.
  • Detail-oriented and work effectively under pressure while meeting all applicable deadlines.
  • Able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and evenings to cover trade events and sales presentations.
  • Excellent presentation skills and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to forecast sales.
  • Creative and resourceful.
  • Ability to travel a significant portion of the time.
  • In-depth knowledge of our destinations a plus.
Please send your resume to jobs@amawaterways.com.

Job Title: Group Specialist - (Head office - Calabasas CA USA)
  • Department: Reservations
  • Reports to: Group Sales Manager
This position is primarily responsible for coordinating and overseeing the selling of the product to Travel Agencies, Tour Operators, groups (10 guests or more) and FIT guests by performing the following duties.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Exceeds travel partner and guest expectations through the completion of all reservation and sales related processes as listed.
Responsibilities for Group Bookings:
  • Initiates contact with assigned group producers to explain booking procedures, booking policies, payment terms and intake special requests.
  • Manages Group files/accounts including creating and maintaining the group master account.
  • Maintains relationship with travel agencies/group producer including monthly follow-up calls to assess sales momentum and respond to client needs.
  • Creates and maintains individual reservations within the group master account.
  • Intake all group special and custom requests and coordinate their fulfillment with the operations department.
  • Manage group inventory including, but not limited to, allocating, releasing and blocking cabins in the reservations system and escalating inventory challenges to the Group Sales Manager and Director of Reservations.
  • Collects and processes group payments and allocates said payments to the associated bookings and group master accounts.
  • Keep detailed financial records of all revenues and costs related to assigned groups including providing detailed financial summary to the client.
  • Requests group airfare and custom hotel/land arrangements.
  • Coordinates and interfaces with the Marketing department to facilitate client requests for promotional collateral.
  • Coordinate with the IT department for account productivity reports and for assistance with system issues.
  • Communicate new promotions to assigned travel partners and accounts.
  • Attends consumer and trade shows as needed.
Responsibilities for FIT Bookings:
  • Handles inbound sales calls and works to convert calls into sales whenever possible.
  • Emphasize saleable features, quotes prices and payment terms.
  • Collects and processes payments.
  • Requests air quotes, hotel extra nights and other client special requests with the appropriate internal department.
  • Makes outbound lead follow-up calls to potential and existing customers, by telephone and e-mail, to qualify leads and sell products.
  • Answers questions and recommends appropriate products to fulfill customer needs.
  • Ensure quality control of bookings to maintain the integrity of the product and to fulfill client needs.
  • Handles high call volume, navigates system software and utilizes relevant internal tools.
  • Books cruises, generates invoices and follows up with travel agents and/or direct guests.
  • Develops and nurtures relationships with travel agencies and/or direct clients.
  • Verifies client information in the reservations database and requests updates to the database when necessary.
Please send your resume to jobs@amawaterways.com.