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VP Aircraft Management Sales

Job Details


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

65% Building New Business

Proactively identify and segment prospects to generate sales leads that have a need for aircraft management services and bring to close the annual quotas set and agreed upon. The individual will build their pipeline by mining relationships, JetNet lists, FOS, CRM database and other resources. The VP will educate and advise the prospective client with proper information, develop proposals and budgets for their needs performing as a trusted advisor and professional aviation consultant. Must also track sales efforts and report to results. Develop, execute and negotiate all contracts with potential clients. Assist in marketing strategy/efforts to expand the front of the sales funnel. Responsible to promote the Priester brand, and must demonstrate awareness and live out Priester’s core values through every communication (i.e. email, phone, meetings) as you are directly in contact with the Priester client.

30% (or more) - Travel/Client Meetings

Travel to in-person prospect and client meetings. Prepare sales materials to present at client meetings. Speak at industry or UHNWI events to build reputation as subject matter expert. Expand and maintain influencer relationships through trade shows, industry events, business dinners and partnership events. These meetings must be creative and move the sale thought the pipeline process to successful close.

5% - Account Management

The VP will maintain good relationships with the client after the sale in conjunction with Owner Services. They will develop a regular check in schedule to ensure they are receiving world-class service and identify if their needs have changed. They will also use this opportunity to ask for referral business.


  • Must be a dynamic self-starter, service minded, naturally curious, and have an entrepreneurial spirit and solid work ethic.
  • Must be able to provide results-driven strategy in a long-close-cycle service product
  • Must be able to travel and speak at industry trade shows, events, and client meetings
  • Able to work in fast paced environment with constant changes from clients
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Sales, Marketing or Business Management preferred
  • Relevant experience maybe substituted at the company’s sole discretion
  • Minimum 10-15 years’ experience in sales related function, selling to ultra-high-net-worth individuals and corporations
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to present numerical data effectively
  • Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Excellent typing skills are also required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good judgement, consistent with the position and corporate culture.
  • Must be detailed oriented and extremely organized
  • Supports, promotes and complies with the goals and objectives of Priester Aviation’s Safety Management System and Quality Management System
  • Salesforce or other CRM proficiency is required