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Business Development Manager

Employer
Travel Trade Recruitment
Location
Homeworking
Salary
£35000 - £37000 per annum + company car, commission & travel benefits
Closing date
18 Dec 2023

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Sector
Tour Operator
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Job function
Sales

Job Details

CALLING ALL TRAVEL AGENCY SALES MANAGERS/BDM'S!!

Leading luxury Travel Company are looking for an experienced Agency Sales Manager/Business Development Manager who is passionate about all things travel.

My client is a highly reputable, luxury tour operator and they are currently looking to recruit an experienced Business Development Manager to help develop and grow their presence within the travel agency community in the areas of Scotland, Western and South Western England and Wales, which is the West Territory for the company.

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a well-established, luxury tour operator. As Business Development Manager you will be responsible for growing the company's market share, looking after dedicated accounts, creating new/nurturing existing business relationships, promoting a positive image to all UK Travel Agents, and representing Premier at company and industry events.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This role would suit someone who is sales driven, thrives on seeking out new business opportunities and is looking for the next step in an already successful career in this area.

We are looking for someone with an overall passion for travel and acts as a positive brand ambassador.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represent the company on the road, nurturing travel agent relationships
  • Review & analyse sales figures to identify trends and changes in performance levels in order to take necessary action
  • Feed market intelligence back into the business
  • Develop & maintain in-depth understanding of industry and key trends
  • Plan and host training events, road shows and overseas educational/familiarisation trips for key groups of travel industry partners
  • Work with our Travel Experts team to improve agent communication, service & resolve booking issues
  • Engage in close working relationships with key suppliers, to further encourage supplier investment with partners
  • Negotiate favourable commercial terms with national accounts

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of two years' experience in a field-based role within the travel industry (ideally with a tour operator)
  • Be able to demonstrate a proven successful record in travel account management, giving examples of how new business partners have been brought on board
  • Possess a 'can-do' attitude and represent Premier Holidays to the highest level in the UK and abroad
  • Be well-organised with the ability to forward plan on sales calls, meetings, joint marketing activity, events, and training
  • Must be flexible and prepared to travel extensively throughout the West territory as defined above in line with current and potential business) working extra hours including some weekends and evenings when required
  • Be confident utilising social media channels to promote yourself and the company
  • Have the ability to quickly build and foster good internal relationships to gain greater support around you when out of the office
  • Display strong communication and presentation skills at all levels (from home workers to travel agent teams and business owners and Directors)
  • Experienced and confident in dealing with national accounts in your territory and negotiating commercial terms
  • Show confidence and ease when dealing with senior figures within the company and the wider industry
  • Possess extensive existing relationships with travel agents in this territory
  • Be well travelled and well versed in at least some of our destinations
  • Ideally live within approx. 2 hrs from the head office, where you will need to come to at least twice a month

THE PACKAGE:

This offers a salary of from £35K plus car allowance, bonus and incentives

We are a friendly bunch, we listen to our staff, treat everyone fairly, celebrate long service and loyalty, are flexible, fun, and sociable to create the best environment we can for our employees to flourish. We offer:

  • Discounts on Travel and Holidays
  • 25 Days Holiday plus UK Bank Holidays
  • Company Car
  • Work laptop and Phone
  • Standard Life Pension - 3% Employer Contribution, 5% Employee
  • Social Events: Summer Party, Christmas Party, Quiz nights and other socials.
  • Fresh Fruit in the offices

INTERESTED?

Follow the instructions to apply, attaching your CV. This vacancy is being managed by katy@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk / 0121 450 9776

Company

TRAVEL TRADE RECRUITMENT
Travel Trade Recruitment handles vacancies from hundreds of employers each year. We have a wide variety of permanent and temporary job opportunities within all sectors of the travel industry, including business travel, tour operations, retail travel, and reservations.
We want to help you find the ideal travel industry job, make the next career step, and maximise your potential. We do this by finding out about you, as well as what is important to your career goals and lifestyle aspirations.

TRAINING
We also offer CRS training courses in the four major systems of Galileo, Sabre, Amadeus, Worldspan, and can advise which course would enhance your career.
Find more details at www.traveltradetraining.com

VOTED 'BEST UKTRAVEL RECRUITMENT CONSULTANCY'
Travel Trade Recruitment won three awards in 2009 for Best Travel Recruitment Consultancy, including 'Best UK Travel Recruitment Consultancy' at the Globe Travel Awards, Star Recruitment Consultancy at the Travel Bulletin Awards, and Travel Recruitment Company of the Year at the recent British Travel Awards. We are an official ABTA Industry Partner, Members of the Institute of Travel and Tourism (IATA) and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

All information supplied to Travel Trade Recruitment will be dealt with confidentiality. Your details will not be passed onto a Client without your specific permission.

Our service to job seekers is completely free. Contact your nearest office and speak our friendly consultants for free advice, or register for our online recruitment services at

www.traveltradejobs.com

London Office
Tel: 0203 887 9444
Email: london@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk

Birmingham Office
Tel: 0121 222 2624
Email: birmingham@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk

Manchester Office
Tel: 0161 923 6120
Email: manchester@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk

Leeds Office
Tel: 0113 394 4147
Email: leeds@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk

Scottish Division
Tel: 0141 248 5222
Email: scotland@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk

Temp Division
Tel: 0203 887 9444
Email: temps@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk

 

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
0203 887 9444
Location
3rd Floor, 1 Aldgate
London
EC3N 1RE
GB

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