Arabic Speaking – Lifestyle Manager – Night Shift Luxury Travel Consultant – German speaking | Cape Town

Western Cape, Full Time

Description
Our Cape Town office has seen sustained and substantial growth over the past few years. In lifestyle management no two days are ever the same. You will use your knowledge, contact and know-how to deal with interesting and often complex requests. As a language specialist, you will be based in Cape Town, South Africa and primarily be dealing in the following areas: Travel, Retails, and Entertainment including restaurants and ticket knowledge in the European Market. You will use your expertise to help our members get the most from their lives, whilst growing knowledge within your team and across the company as a whole. You will use your research and communication skills to provide personalized solution to our members request within specified time frames.
Key Responsibilities
The role and responsibilities are dependent on the Travel & Lifestyle department requirements at the time and will fluctuate based on business requirements. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to.

Manage requests in line with agreed deadlines, proposing an excellent choice of restaurant options, and fully engaging with the member to maximise the conversion of requests to bookings.
Promote the wider Ten business to our members and suggest/take briefs for other teams in the business (e.g. tickets, travel, motor, home improvement etc.).
Manage your home page ensuring that jobs and tasks are completed on time and others can quickly identify priority jobs in your absence.
Assist Team Leaders and Member Satisfaction team when resolving customer care issues related to jobs you have carried out for members, using your own personal contacts with key restaurant staff where possible.
To demonstrate you can confidently negotiate a benefit with suppliers (ie: restaurants, transfers) and be able to obtain a booking when the member cannot themselves.
To gather member feedback from members previous requests and send this feedback through appropriate channels to ensure we are keeping the member satisfied and encouraging them to use the service repeatedly
To maintain high standards of service and communication with the member throughout the request/member journey
To keep administration and research relating to the members or the members requests up to date in real time on the in house knowledge managers system in a timely manner with 100% accuracy to ensure the members requirements are clearly translated into the right actions to minimise any potential confusion that can be caused by mistakes
To confidently give member the belief that if you are unable to secure their first option that the LM as the specialist is then offering the next best option

Requirements

Only Arabic speaking candidates who are CURRENTLY based in the South Africa with the correct visa rights to work will be considered
You will need to be flexible to work rotational shifts including some weekends.
Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Excellent written & oral communication is a MUST. Fluency in Arabic is mandatory. Knowledge of other languages is a benefit, but not a necessary requirement. Please be prepared to take a language test in any language you mention as a skill.
Knowledge and experience in working in the travel, dining and lifestyle sector – such as firsthand experience booking flights, hotels, restaurants, concerts, theaters and have confident to make other reservations or researches
An understanding of the luxury lifestyle and affluent customers.
2+ experience in leisure orientated sector of business, hospitality, customer service, concierge or call center
Exceptional verbal and interpersonal skills when dealing with members, suppliers and clients, working in a calm and professional manner at all time
Dedication to customer satisfaction and a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done, acting with tact and diplomacy and demonstrating excellent problem solving skills
Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
The ability to provide intelligent and resourceful replies to members and clients requests while maintaining a commercial focus.
Strong administration skills and be able to prioritized workloads to meet strict deadlines
An enthusiasm to work with an emphasis for detail and follow through as required. The highest customer service standards are expected and must be maintained at all times
Computer literate to a high level and proficient with all Microsoft Office programmes (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Having knowledge and experience in working in the travel sector such as firsthand experience booking flights, hotels and making other travel reservations and have confidence in issuing tickets, making changes and amendments is a plus
Experience with GDS or/and TTS would be advantageous
Concierge, customer service or call center experience will be preferred
Energetic and motivated team players who enjoy the challenge of meeting and beating targets

Guidelines for Hybrid/Home Office option:

A secure home office at your confirmed address, free from background noise or other distractions
Internet service must meet minimum requirements and minimum speed check must be complete

Benefits
Our people are at the heart of the business, and we have a culture of recognition and reward – both through regular appraisals but also annual Extra Mile Awards where we celebrate those who have gone that extra mile in their role. We also encourage all our staff to incorporate their aspirations and interests into their career at Ten and we are there every step of the way in supporting development.
All our employees also enjoy a range of benefits:

Offer flexible work arrangements including Hybrid work possibilities
Annual Leave of 15 days per annum, 20 days per annum from the second year and an additional 3 extra days of annual leave in their third year.
One (1) month paid Sabbatical after 5 years of Service, without tapping into annual leave
We also offer a company contribution towards medical aid, transport home for those working a late shift (applies to those who don’t have a car).
ICAS Employee Health and Wellness (EHWP) services which are confidential and free for all employees to use.
Access to lots of great travel and entertainment discounts as our clients’ members would!
There are lots of social events throughout the year as well as a break-out room where employees can relax (or, if they wish, play one of the numerous games we provide!) or stunning roof-top terrace to enjoy the Table Mountain view, whilst enjoying our latest fruit drop or great coffee/tea station.
Global Team, with diversity at its core.
Safe and secure offices located in Cape Town Foreshore, with complimentary off-street parking.
Possibility of growth within a dynamic and international company

Commitment to Diversity
We encourage diverse philosophies, cultures, and experiences. We appreciate diversity and are dedicated to creating an inclusive work environment for our employees. This idea unites the teams at TEN. All aspects of our relationship, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or terminate, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. Ten has a commitment to supporting the delivery of Ten’s environmental, social, and governance goals, and promoting policy adherence.
“Ten works with a small, preferred supplier list of recruitment agencies only. Please note we are not accepting any further recruitment agencies at this time.”

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