Business Development Manager

Location
Lancashire, England
Salary
Plus company bonus
Posted
15 Sep 2017
Closes
13 Oct 2017
Ref
19473
Contact
Lisa Harding
Job function
Sales
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 Travel Technology company offering travel systems to companies across the UK and Europe 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 company'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:
*Experience within Tour Operations or 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 leisure travel and 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
*Office based role with the flexibility to travel within UK/Ireland.

Intersted:
Like the sound of this role? Please contact Lisa at Travel Trade Recruitment on 01619236120 or email Lisah@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk