|Location||Edgware, United Kingdom|
|Date Posted||June 10, 2016|
|Salary||£23,000-£28,000 pro rata|
Job Title:Business Development Executive (P/T home based/pro rata salary) – 100% fluent written and spoken French + excellent written and spoken English
Our client provides bespoke tours in the UK 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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