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Business Development Executive (German)

Location London, United Kingdom
Date Posted May 25, 2016
Category Sales
Job Type Full-time
Salary £23,000 – £28,000 according to experience


Job Title:Business Development Executive (P/T home based/pro rata salary but F/T office based also considered) – 100% fluent German + excellent written and spoken English

This role would suit someone with business development experience who has 100% fluent German and would like to work part-time from home, though it would be necessary to attend the office for a period of training and from time to time on an ongoing basis. There is also the potential for a full-time office based role for a Business Development Executive with 100% fluent German.

Our client provides bespoke UK Tours for European tour operators.

Reporting to:Operations and Business Development Manager

Purpose of Role:

To support the operations staff

To effectively win business by producing quality, competitive quotations in response to our client’s group travel requirements in the UK.

Specific Areas of Responsibility:

1)Staff and Handovers:

To be involved in the training of all new Business Development staff with the input of the Sales Manager

To ensure that all handovers are completed correctly

2)New Requests / Quoting:

To acknowledge all new requests with a telephone call.

To ensure that all new requests are qualified.

To produce good quality quotations using the e-voyages standard format and within the agreed deadlines for your market.

To take an option on accommodation or other services when required.

To follow up all quotations consistently to maximize conversion rates.

To acknowledge confirmations to clients.

To ensure all offers are completed in tourplan

To ensure that all options are confirmed before handing over to the Ops team


To log all new requests.

To update log with confirmations and lost business.


To negotiate the best possible rates with suppliers (contracted and non-contracted).

To ensure that options held are centralised and checked on a daily basis

To negotiate allocations with Hotels for the dept with Manager’s assistance

To develop close relationship with the Purchasing dept


To ensure that we achieve the correct margin for each client

To ensure that we buy under budget as much as possible

6)Liaison with Manager:

To assist the Sales Manager in production of the weekly report for the MD

To liaise with the Sales Manager every day to update her on the enquiry levels and conversion rates in order to anticipate peak dates


To develop product knowledge by attending training sessions, familiarisation trips and educational activities.

To liaise with Sales on special products, special offers and meet with the Sales Manager on a fortnightly basis.

To complete any reasonable instruction from a superior.


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