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Business Development Manager

Travel Trade Recruitment
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Up to £30000 per annum + Additional Company Benefits
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Job Details

Unique brand of luxury hand-picked self-catering properties are seeking an experienced Business Development Manager to join their team covering the North of England. Based remotely you will support the companies portfolio growth plans. Promoting the brand you will identify and recruit new owners and properties for the business. This is a Mon-Friday role, with uncapped commission and other great incentives.

Key duties:

  • To have, and to maintain knowledge of the UK holiday market with the emphasis on the luxury self-catering sector.
  • Identify opportunities that match the brand that would complement the current portfolio.
  • Identify individual properties and collections of properties, which would be suitable to add to our current portfolio.
  • Develop a strong reputation within the region to encourage referrals from estate agents and local networks.
  • Research prospects thoroughly, using appropriate resources, such as press, internet and relevant industry contacts in a structured manner.
  • Attend relevant networking and industry events to identify new prospects.
  • Work with the property owners and the relevant departments to put together bespoke Operational Management Agreements for new locations and/or individual property contracts.
  • Be the main point of contact between Owners and the brand during negotiations until handover to an alternative team - Concierge or Operations.
  • Grow the property portfolio by optimising the conversion of all leads, both self-generated and inbound enquiries.

Experience required:

The ideal candidate will have a passion for travel, property and the leisure travel industry. A great understanding and experience of homeowner recruitment within the luxury self-catering market. Business development experience or a pro-active sales background in a related industry. Great organisation skills & motivation is key. You should be able to work both independently and also in a team environment.

The Package:

In return for your hard work, an excellent basic salary is offered in the region of £30k pa dependent on experience, along with various company benefits.


If you are keen to be considered, please follow the instructions to apply, attaching your CV. For any questions, please contact Gemma on 0161 9236120 If this role is not quite right, but you have Travel Industry experience and are keen to find a new opportunity, please do send your CV, we may have something else that could be perfect for you! Know someone else who might be interested in Travel Industry opportunities? Please share our details!


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
Tel: 0203 887 9444



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0203 887 9444
3rd Floor, 1 Aldgate

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