Business Development Manager

Company
Advantage Travel Partnership
Posted
03 October 2019
Closes
01 November 2019
Location
South East England
Sector
Travel
Job Roles
Leisure/Tourism, Management, Sales
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Salary
Undisclosed salary

Job Detail

This is an amazing opportunity to join a fantastic company at a very exciting time. You, as Business Development Manager, would work within the really friendly Business Development Team. The whole team works very closely together, despite all being on the road and working from home. They are also tightly connected with the whole business, our member partners and business partners.

The overall purpose of your job is to support our member partners and help them grow their business and profits, by understanding how they operate and helping them make positive business choices. You will also be required to recruit new members by handling new member enquiries, proactively approaching agents and new business start-ups, organise meetings for all promising leads and finally converting leads to membership opportunities.

On top of those challenging objectives, the other purpose of your job is to drive sales of Advantage Holidays our exclusive internal tour operation only available to Advantage members. For this we will be looking for you to feedback information from our members and also making your own suggestions too.

Experience and Professional Competence

Skills required:

- Successfully delivering against business targets in various areas
- Building strong relationships with member partners
- 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
- Keeping up to date with all the industry challenges

And be…

- Well versed in member engagement
- A natural and easy communicator
- Naturally enthusiastic and committed
- Knowledgeable and aware of the business & products
- An excellent team player (especially considering the team is on the road a lot)
- Interested in your own self-development
- Creative and yet analytical at the same time
- Commercially aware
- Able to work independently with a level of autonomy
- An excellent problem solver and decision-maker
- Full of direction and purpose
- An excellent planner and organiser
- Able to adapt and work flexibly
- A natural influencer and negotiator