Regional Business Development Manager

Location
United Kingdom
Salary
impressive basic salary on offer + bonus
Posted
22 Jan 2018
Closes
19 Feb 2018
Ref
345
Contact
Marie Moore
Job function
Sales
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Regional Business Development Manager - UK/Ireland/ Scandinavia

We have a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative B2B technology led travel business. Becoming part of their European sales force launching into the UK market, this position will be home based, regionally covering the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. As the Regional Business Development Manager, your responsibilities include establishing this dynamic, forward-thinking, technology driven travel business in specified markets by developing and implementing mid to long-term strategies with the Consortia, travel agents/ OTA's and Travel agent's networks. Building and maintaining strong industry relationships, the Regional Sales Manager will have an impressive list of trade contacts, be an enthusiastic, positive self-starter with a creative sales approach to drive the business to the next stage of their growth strategy plans. This is a truly exciting time to join this fast paced company.

Regional Sales Manager Duties are as follows:

  • Market analysis, looking at future technology trends, SWOT, Market/ Client requirements
  • Developing market segments targets, developing and executing sales campaigns
  • Regular sales calls and visits to existing and potential customers to include independent travel agents, travel agent chains, networks, Consortia, Consolidators and Tour operators
  • Promotion planning
  • Attending industry events and extensive travel to represent the brand

Regional Business Development Manager Requirements:

  • Experienced in B2B leisure and Corporate Sales for a hotel or leisure company with a network of retail travel agents
  • The ideal candidate will have ideally worked for an online, tech, airline or GDS player in travel
  • A tech-savvy sales professional with knowledge of web booking engines, XML/API or white labelling
  • Experienced working remotely and leading a small sales support team

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