Travel Trade Account Manager

Location
Brentford, London, England
Salary
£28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted
22 Oct 2019
Closes
29 Oct 2019
Ref
22651
Contact
Michael Ruggiero
Job function
Commercial
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
This leading global travel and tourism representation company is seeking an experienced and ambitious travel trade account manager to join their team and look after some high profile tourism clients.

This position would be ideal for a dynamic individual with experience in the travel trade in the UK & Ireland with a good knowledge of project and events management.
This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual with a can-do attitude to work with exciting global tourist boards and hotel chains.

Main job objectives:
*To represent a global clients in building greater brand awareness in the UK and Ireland
*Generate revenue growth for your clients and exceed KPIs set
*Develop trades sales, marketing and communications strategy for your account
*Assist in the development of PR and Social media strategies to support sales & marketing initiatives
*Assist in the development of PR & marketing campaigns

Responsibilities:
*Be the first point of contact for your clients
*Growing the brand awareness and revenue growth for your accounts
*Regular communications and meetings with the travel trade
*Develop, negotiate and execute joint-marketing and promotions with the trade
*Prepare presentations, promotional materials and training materials
*Development and execution of training, events, roadshows, sales missions, educational trips and projects
*Assist coordination and management of exhibition shows
*Creation of newsletters to the trade
*Creation of reports to include results of recent activities and insights
*Creation of trade promotional kits
*Regularly review and report on competition activities
*Participate in functions and networking events
*Creating and maintaining database
*Recommend promotions and incentives
*Analyse reports and recommend future initiatives
*Sourcing new business where possible for client and company
*Assisting in RFPs when required
*Translation of documents when required
*Participate in brainstorm sessions when required
*Some overseas travel

Experience & Skills:
*Minimum 5 years' experience in Trade sales & marketing
*Nurtured contacts with the travel trade and media
*Agency experience a strong plus
*Excellent Communications Skills
*Creative writing skills is desirable
*Projects, campaigns and events Management
*Good understanding of Social media
*Good organisational and planning skills and the ability to multi-task
*Negotiation skills
*Exemplary attention to detail and accuracy
*Excellent time management
*Flexible and ability to travel abroad
*Must be fluent in English
*Fluency in another European language would be advantageous but not necessary

The Package:
The successful applicant can expect a very competitive package of circa £28-32k depending on experience, plus fantastic additional staff benefits.

Are you interested?
If you are interested in being considered and have the required skills and experience then please submit your CV by applying online to this advert. Alternatively you can call Michael at Travel Trade Recruitment.

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