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about 1 year ago
Red Planet Travel Recruitment
Salary: £32k - £35k per annum + benefits + car allowance
Location: Romford
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Red Planet Team
Category: Travel Manager Jobs

Business Development Manager.   A rapidly expanding, award-winning and innovative travel organisation is seeking a commercially minded Business Development Manager to come on board and support their growth ambitions. Our client is an exciting business, with a track record of enviable success. The Business Development role will be responsible for managing a portfolio of existing accounts and developing new business, generating new business & leads, and promoting this exciting travel brand’s products & services. Their career enhancing role is best suited to an accomplished individual that has enjoyed success within a Sales & Account Management role, now looking for their next big opportunity.
Role & Responsibilities:

  • Identify new business opportunities using the current database and own database of contacts to deliver team and individual targets and KPI’s
  • Managing the company strategy and objections in line with company budgets and targets
  • Promoting the business services to existing and new trade clients in the UK, USA Domestic and other markets
  • Attend meetings, training sessions, webinars and perform follow up duties as required
  • Provide market feedback at weekly sales meetings by researching market trends within portfolio of accounts
  • Be involved with marketing activities
  • Attendance at various overseas annual trade shows such as Florida Huddle, ITB, IPW, WTM and trade partner conferences both in the UK and overseas
  • Participate in overseas Sales Missions supporting preferred partners
  • Commercial proposals to generate business/ increase market share including overrides, marketing contributions & incentives
  • Being the main point of contact to trade partners
  • Growing the XML business and giving our client exposure into new markets which they haven’t currently explored
  • Arranging various FAM trips for trade partners with the Orlando office/team

Now Let’s Talk About You:

  • Previous sales & account management experience with a proven record within a travel background
  • Self-motivated with excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Proven history of hitting and exceeding targets
  • Presentation and communication skills
  • Advanced computer literacy with focus on Microsoft and PowerPoint
  • Being enthusiastic, ambitious, confident and a team player
  • The role will be expected to travel within the UK and overseas as required
  • Flexible approach to working hours and travelling plus a willingness to support out of hours
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Applicants should be able to drive and hold a clean current driving licence

The Package, Benefits & Perks!
This company employs some of the nicest, brightest and most interesting people in the travel industry. Because they only employ the best, they are offering a highly competitive basic salary of £30,000 - £35,000 per annum, plus lucrative benefits covering Car Allowance, Company Pension, Medical Insurance, Life Assurance and more. Also not forgetting the travel perks you should expect working for a leading travel brand.
Sounds Like You?
If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Important, Please Note: It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based role who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to your situation prior to applying.

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