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Corporate Business Development Manager

Travel Trade Recruitment
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
£40000 - £60000 per annum + Additional Company Benefits
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

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Business Travel
Full Time
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My client a successful independent travel management company, due to increased demand are expanding their current team and seeking a Corporate Business Development Manager to join their well-established team. If you work in Corporate Travel but want to work on not just another blue-chip account or SME, then we have accounts to excite you! My client are looking for somebody with a "can do attitude", who can work to tight deadlines, KPI's and be as ambitious as they come. This amazing opportunity comes with a super competitive starting salary of £40-60k pa dependent on experience, uncapped commission, plus other company benefits!

The Job Role (in a nutshell)
* Generate new business leads and develop new business deals with ongoing phased follow-ups to clients/accounts won.
* Utilise industry and internal business contacts to identify potential new clients.
* Develop relationships and account-manage portfolio of existing clients through all stages, striving for total client satisfaction to secure repeat business.
* Lead the initial quotation process alongside colleagues to ensure high quality tender correspondence and best option proposals are offered to the client with prompt turnaround times.
* Update and maintain the Salesforce CRM system with accurate and relevant information and accurately track client interactions for actioning accordingly.
* Represent the company to increase and maintain a high profile, and promote the company brand by: - coordinating regular posts on social media channels, attending events and tradeshows, networking dinners, familiarisations etc
* Support operational management to ensure agents have regular contact, good relations and deliver the highest standards of service to major clients.

Skills Required:
* Minimum of 5 years TMC experience
* Extensive knowledge of the client market
* Salesforce competency
* Self-motivated, pro-active, approachable and creative
* Problem solver with a calm and considered approach under pressure
* Excellent communication and negotiation skills, and ability to anticipate the needs of clients
* Strong presentation/proposal skills for a variety of target audiences
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Who you are?
You will already be working in the Travel Industry, in a Business Development or Account Management role ideally with a corporate TMC. Be keen to do something different, exciting and rewarding. You share the same desire and passion to go above and beyond for each and every client. We revel in making the seemingly impossible possible, always rising to the challenge with ambition and a genuine, open attitude. You will have good attention to detail, communication skills and team work, along with flexibility; this is primarily 35 hours Monday - Friday, but travel can demand some out of hours requirements to manage work commitments and allow for other time zones.

Salary package:
* Competitive salary DOE (£40-60k pa) plus uncapped commission
* Healthcare cash-back scheme
* Wellness programme
* Employee discounts

Please follow the instructions to apply and attach your CV; this vacancy is being managed by Gemma Thelwell on 0161 9236120


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.

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.
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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

London Office
Tel: 0203 887 9444

Birmingham Office
Tel: 0121 222 2624

Manchester Office
Tel: 0161 923 6120

Leeds Office
Tel: 0113 394 4147

Scottish Division
Tel: 0141 248 5222

Temp Division
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Company info
0203 887 9444
3rd Floor, 1 Aldgate

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