About the Role
When was the last time you made a new friend? Friendship profoundly improves our emotional wellbeing, sense of belonging, purpose and happiness. Everyone wants more human connection but making new friends is really hard. That’s why we exist, with a mission to create one million meaningful friendships across the globe, using the power of travel and technology as a platform for connection.
We launched in 2014 to disrupt outdated clichés associated with group tours. We quickly transformed into a high-growth, mid-stage start-up connecting Flashpackers in over 15 global markets. Customers who traveled with us LOVED it – and we grew really fast as a result. Then Covid hit the travel industry. The last 18 months have been a journey but we’re back with the support of fantastic venture capitalists, and have massive plans for global expansion in 2022 and beyond.
International demand for solo travel is starting to boom once again and the US is our biggest market and biggest opportunity. To fulfill our mission, we’re expanding our team in the US with some of the best talent around. Will you join the mission?
We are on the hunt for new travel loving professionals in the UK and US. We are looking for sales-minded individuals who has been fortunate enough to have traveled to some of our trip destinations. We want to meet individuals who are passionate about exploring the world and confident in giving the best travel advice in order to turn initial enquiries into lifetime flashpackers. This is a fantastic opportunity for a goal oriented individual to join the founding team at an exciting time of growth
What you’ll be doing:
Education: You will become an expert in both Flash Pack and adventure travel. You will be able to advise flashpackers on our destinations and match them to their perfect adventure.
Stakeholder management - you will work productively with internal teams, continuously providing input to marketing, adventure ops and engineering on how we can improve the experience for flashpackers.
You’ll be measured and rewarded based on:
The number of bookings you make
Your personal conversion rate of leads
The performance of the team and its contribution to the business
You love speaking to new people. You’re warm, friendly and personable
You have a real passion for travel
You’re able to write clearly and accurately, with perfect spelling and grammar.
You’re emotionally intelligent. Although you’ll like to talk, the most important thing you’ll do is listen. Choosing a Flash Pack holiday is an emotional decision, and you’ll need to help flashpackers feel confident about traveling with strangers and sharing a room
You work well under pressure and show good judgment. You can handle challenging situations
You’re focused and work at a fast pace. You can manage your own time and prioritize tasks.
You’re not fazed by new technologies. You’re able to pick up new things quickly: we use a lot of web-based services.
You roll with it. You understand that startups are unpredictable environments. You are flexible and comfortable with a degree of chaos.
You’re nice. You get that the team is more important than yourself.
Important things to know:
Timings: This role will include some weekends, evenings and public holidays.
Salary: The starting salary for this role is $40,000 - 60,000 base with uncapped commission. Your on target earnings should be between $60,000- 80,000. We also offer equity after your first year with the company.
Location: Although we are headquartered in the UK we are building a physical presence in the US. Our biggest market is currently the US. You can do this role from anywhere in the US.
What’s in it for you?
You’ll get 20 days annual leave, excluding public holidays plus an extra day off on your birthday
A remote-first office. We don’t care where you work from as long as you hit your targets.
The opportunity to travel and experience a Flash Pack trip
A diverse and inclusive team, with people from all walks of life
Stock options that mean something
We’re after the right person. If you don’t quite hit all the criteria, you should still apply based on hitting the majority.
About the Company