Travel Industry General Manager

Location
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Salary
£28000 - £35000 per annum + bonus and travel benefits
Posted
11 Jul 2018
Closes
08 Aug 2018
Ref
20701GTH1
Contact
Gemma Thelwell
Job function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced and commercially minded Retail Travel Manager to develop and manage a homeworking travel business based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The role comes with a highly attractive salary package, and excellent benefits. The role will encompass managing a team of Homeworkers which deals with Worldwide Leisure and Business Destinations. The role will also require a strong emphasis on business development, homeworker recruitment, marketing and promotion to actively generate new business. The role will report directly to the company Director.

Job Description:
*Managing a growing Homeworking team, the role will include systems training, sales training and motivation and ensuring the team maximises revenues and commissions
*Responsible for the active recruitment and training of Homeworkers with very ambitious growth plans
*Responsibility for the Homeworkers sales of a wide range of travel products and destinations with clients over the phone, and email. The products will include tour operator packages, self-packaged tailor made holidays and business travel products
*Responsibility for reservation administration, including invoicing, ticketing and customer correspondence
*Generating new business development - in particular expanding new high revenue sales of long haul and cruise products
*Marketing - developing new sales leads through advertising and the creation of sales leaflets and promotions, and regular mailshots
*Develop and maintain a customer relationship management system
*Deliver sales targets by maximising profit and potential sales opportunities at all times whilst offering an exceptional and personalised service
*Operate a flexi-time 7 day a week operation 9am-9pm
Experience Required:
*Retail Travel Management experience of at least 5 years with a retail shop, call centre or homeworking business
*Strong motivational and management skills required to lead the Homeworking sales team
*Strong commercial skills in developing new business ideas and driven to exceeding sales targets

The Package:
The working hours are a 5 day week with flexi hours from 09:00-21:00 operating over weekdays and weekends. Salary range £28k-£35k, plus bonus and travel benefits

Interested?
If you are keen to be considered, follow the instructions to apply attaching your CV, or call Gemma on 0161 923 6120. Or Email gemma@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk

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