Have you experience in Account Management and Business development? A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join one of the UK's leading Destination management companies which specialises in Incentives, Leisure Groups and Individual travel. As a French speaking - Business Development Executive you will be responsible for developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with existing and potential new clients in the French Speaking Groups Market.
Job Description: *Develop and maintain strong relationships with both existing and potential new clients in the French Speaking Groups Market. *Active hands on role in the Business Development function for the French Speaking Groups Department. *Preparation and costing of proposed client group and series programmes and dealing with the client to ensure their subsequent conversion to confirmed business. *Full utilization of the Tourplan system to generate all quotations and subsequent follow up, also ensuring that the confirmed proposal is accurately reflected in Tourplan. *Any agreed sales and marketing activities, either in Ireland/UK or in the overseas market place. This could take the form of either desk based activities or direct agent/client interaction. *The position may also extend to cover support in any of the other company departments as the need arises. *Assistance with the supervision of any trainees assigned to the area *Any other duties as assigned from time to time by your Manager or Director *You will report to the Business Development Manager, French Speaking Groups Department.
Experience required: *Fluency in French is essential (oral & written) *In depth knowledge of the luxury UK Tourism product a distinct advantage *Proven track record in the development of clients proposals and operating those programs to the highest level within a fast paced and competitive environment *Ability to meet agreed time lines / deadlines *Excellent customer care and communication skills *Good team player with excellent communication skills who demonstrates pro-activeness and initiative *Willingness to travel - mainly within Ireland & UK but also possibly to overseas locations *Fluency in verbal and written English
Salary: *The successful candidate will receive a competitive basic salary of £25,000 - £29,000 (depending on experience)
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