Account Manager - Educational Travel
Account Manager – Educational Travel
Base salary to £30,000 + Bonus
My client is a fast-growing educational tour operator in the UK and due to growth of this fantastic company, they are recruiting for an Educational Travel Account Manager to join their team.
Working in our Tours Department, the Account Manager will be responsible for putting together study tours for UK based student groups within schools and universities. A key part of the role is to increase new business and manage existing accounts. Much of the tasks will involve liaising with UK school and college academic staff; UK and European accommodation suppliers; flight, rail and coach operators, visitor attractions and overseas agents.
Account Manager Educational Travel Main Duties & Responsibilities
Manage your own portfolio of key accounts, ensuring all client requests are responded to effectively and making sure enquiries, quotations and bookings are administrated in line with company procedures.
Work with the Tours General Manager and Director to achieve customer and company targets and KPIs
Liaise closely with lecturers and other clients to tailor an educational travel package to meet client needs, carrying out research as necessary
Deal with clients via telephone, email and letter promptly and professionally
Calculate and provide accurate quotations, ensuring that documentation is sent promptly
Work closely with suppliers and the Operations Dept regarding transport, accommodation and visits to ensure programmes run smoothly
Undergo training as necessary to maintain product knowledge and comply with Health & Safety policies and procedures
Actively participate in the weekly quality control meetings and other departmental meetings
Make familiarisation visits in the UK and abroad as directed
Account Manager – Educational Travel Experience Required:
Experience of working in a fast-paced sales environment
Track record of exceeding sales targets
Experience of working with overseas clients
Comprehensive knowledge of European cities
Experience of dealing with airlines, hotels and coach suppliers
Experience of working in the travel industry
Account Manager – Educational Travel Salary and Benefits
Base Salary to £30,000 depending on experience + Bonus
22 days holidays + 8 bank holidays
Monday to Friday 9-5.30
To apply for this Account Manager – Educational Travel role, please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on 0207 812 3820 for additional information on the role and company.
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