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7 months ago
Travel Futures
Salary: £21 - £24k (OTE £27k) plus benefits
Location: East London, South East London, South West London, Gravesend
Job type: Permanent
Contact: The Travel Recruitment Experts
Category: Account Manager Jobs, Graduate Travel Jobs, Reservations Jobs, Tour Operator Jobs, Travel Consultant Jobs

School Travel Account Manager – Graduate Travel - Up to £24k (OTE £27k) – South East London


A School Travel Account Manager will be responsible for putting together study travel for UK based student travel groups for a market leading educational travel company. A key part of the School Travel Account Manager role is to increase new business and manage existing accounts.  You will liaise with UK school and colleges; travel accommodation suppliers; flight, rail and coach operators, visitor attractions and overseas agents.  As School Travel Account Manager you will manage your own portfolio of key accounts, ensuring all client requests are responded to effectively and making sure enquiries, quotations and bookings are administrated in line with company procedures.


School Travel Account Manager what will I do?

  • Liaise closely with clients to tailor an educational travel package to meet client needs
  • Deal with clients via telephone, email and letter promptly and professionally
  • Calculate and provide accurate travel quotations, ensuring that documentation is sent promptly
  • Work closely with suppliers and the Operations Dept regarding transport, accommodation and visits to ensure programmes run smoothly
  • Ensure accurate data capture and entry into our database and administration system
  • Maintain product knowledge and comply with Health & Safety policies and procedures
  • Gain a full understanding of the other roles, responsibilities and duties within all departments relevant to student tours & travel
  • Actively participate in the weekly quality control meetings and other departmental meetings
  • Make familiarisation visits in the UK and abroad as directed


School Travel Account Manager – what will I be?

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced sales environment and a track record of exceeding sales targets.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of European cities    
  • Goal driven with the desire to exceed targets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • A good eye for detail with the ability to work quickly and accurately
  • Good time management skills; able to meet deadlines consistently
  • Able to work flexibly and respond positively to new challenges
  • Strong team working skills
  • Ability to think innovatively to resolve work issues and generate business
  • A strong customer focus and the ability to build highly effective working relationships with all stakeholders
  • A positive, ‘can do’ approach to work 

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