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12 months ago
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Location: Birmingham
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Recruitment Team
Category: Business Development Jobs

Business Development Manager -Travel, Midlands

Our client who is a well know Travel Group with a turnover in excess of £3b are now looking for a Business Development Manager - Travel in the Midlands area, Reporting into the Head of Business Development. The Business Development Manager - Travel will be responsible for ensuring that the company products are promoted within the Group as well as developing new business opportunites.

The responsibilitie of the Business Development Manager - Travel are:

  • Ensure key business messages are delivered
  • Attend events and meetings to engage with agents and develop network of contacts for drawing in new members
  • Identify agency targets for potential new members and engage proactively
  • Understand the products and services available
  • Identify key members to work with and develop a strategy to engage the member, assess the relevancy of the product and maximise selling opportunities
  • Ensure a thorough feedback process is in place to help the central team identify any specific development opportunities with the system, based on member feedback and own observations
  • Deliver relevant training
  • Plan any follow-up meetings to ensure system is fully embedded in the members business and that the product is being used throughout the business
  • Identify key member supporters to use as case studies to aid recruitment and increase sales.

Key skills required of the Business Development Manager - Travel are:

  • Successfully delivering against high targets in a similar environment
  • Building relationships with business partners/suppliers by phone/email/face to face
  • Able to comfortably liaise with business members and address their needs
  • Working with the leisure travel sector (business travel knowledge is a nice to have)
  • Have extensive experience of gaining new business and client relations
  • A natural and easy communicator
  • Able to work independently with a level of autonomy
  • A strategic thinker
  • An excellent problem solver and decision maker
  • An excellent planner and organiser

The Business Development Manager - Travel role would ideally suit a sales manager from a Tour Operator background with strong commercial and retail knowledge of the Leisure Travel Agency industry.

To apply for the Business Development Manager - Travel, please click on the link below or call Prospects4Leisure Travel on.

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