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 VIP Account Handler you will be responsible for developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with existing and potential clients and have total responsibility of putting together competitive quotations in response to client's FIT travel requirements in the UK. Job Description: *Develop and maintain strong relationships with both existing and potential new clients *A hands on approach to developing FIT business for the UK from existing and potential new clients. *Developing a clear understanding of the client's needs and deadlines, offering existing and new programmes to fulfil those needs and ensuring that the client has all the necessary material and information to present this information to their clients whether in brochure or online format. *Work with the team to ensure that company information and sample programmes are constantly updated, refreshed and reflect current special offers on the Travel Advisors websites. *Full utilisation of the Tourplan system to generate all client quotations and subsequent follow up, also ensuring that the confirmed proposal is accurately reflected in Tourplan *Periodic out of hours emergency phone coverage *Support with the supervision of any staff/trainees assigned to the area.
Experience required: *Experience in a similar role/ company is essential for this position *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 - £30,000 (depending on experience)
Hours: *Office hours from 10:00 to 18:30 in high booking season and from 09:00 to 17:30 in lower booking season
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