Job Description: A world-class business innovating personalised solutions for its partners; delivering an aspirational working culture for its people
Whilst Advantage is a member-owned company, and in contrast to the more supportive areas of the membership model, we are planning for significant growth in a number of existing and new commercial divisions of the business as part of our Vision for the Future. This growth will enable the company to invest further into membership products, including technology and product supply with the aim of further supporting our members.
Two examples of these commercial areas would be Advantage Holidays, our in house tour operation and Advantage Managed Services (AMS), our fully managed travel agent service division. The creation of Advantage Holidays, powered by our newly deployed b2b booking platform, will drive a significant part of our projected growth and will help generate a new revenue line for the business following several years of significant investment. Similarly, there are ambitions to increase AMS turnover from the current £100m to £200m by 2025. We are also looking to align additional travel agency models within Advantage in order to drive growth and to ensure we remain relevant in the ever-evolving leisure retail market place.
Job Description: 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.
Cunard’s Food and Beverage Director will provide leadership and direction to a multidisciplinary Food and Beverage team who develop propositions within operational and budgetary constraints; executing medium and long term strategies to ensure the offer is in line with the needs of our discerning, international target audience and commercial objectives.
The role will focus on growing guest satisfaction and onboard revenue whilst meeting cost targets, with clear accountability for significant bar revenue, cover charge and hotel food cost budget lines.