Business Development Manager

Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Salary
Additional company benefits
Posted
04 Aug 2017
Closes
01 Sep 2017
Ref
19298GTH
Contact
Gemma Thelwell
Job function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Are you interested in using your experience working in leisure travel or business travel to step in an exciting and different side of travel? Do you want to work in the growing sector of online booking tools? A leading IT company offering travel systems to companies across the UK are looking for a Business Development Manager to join their team. The main role is to manage a portfolio of clients using effective account penetration techniques to ensure customer retention, and to contribute to the team's new business objectives, ensuring targets are achieved through proactive selling activity.

Daily duties will involve:
* Guaranteeing customer satisfaction through effective account management practices
* Creating relationships with customers and ensuring engagement with every level of service
* Developing and identifying new opportunities for expansion of the business and proactively following leads to convert new business
* A passion for keeping up to date with travel industry news, market intelligence and competitor activity
* Conducting regular one-to-ones, telephone and email correspondence to develop and aid relationship building

Required Skills and Experience:
* 2 years' experience within a Corporate Travel Management/Agency or in a customer facing Travel Technology role
* Project management experience - both internal and external
* Experience in or knowledge of Corporate Self Booking tools
* Experience in or knowledge in one or more GDS platforms
* Confidence using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
* Also great experience in delivering company/business/product presentations to clients
* The ability to travel within UK/Ireland with possible International Travel
* Willingness and ability to visit the office in South Manchester at least one day per week/field based role

Like the sound of this role? Please contact Gemma at Travel Trade Recruitment on 01619236120 or email gemma@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk

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