Jobs at the Hospitality Line Group

A market leader, established in 1990, Hospitality Line’s business success has been built on the highest possible level of attention to detail and the sound understanding of the needs and aspirations of our customers.

Business Development Manager

Hours Full Time
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £ Experience dependant

A market leader, established in 1990, Hospitality Line’s business success has been built on the highest possible level of attention to detail and the sound understanding of the needs and aspirations of our customers.

An exciting position is available for an experienced Business Development Manager to work closely with the UK and international travel industry and tourism partners.
Reporting to Head of Sales, the successful candidate will help Hospitality Line remain at the fore front of the international travel trade by exploring, building and developing new relationships with a range of partners across different market segments, territories and distribution channels.  The role requires a high level of both strategic and creative thinking and the ability to evaluate, secure and grow commercial opportunities whilst pushing Hospitality Line forward in a number of different directions.
Part of the role will be to represent the Company at trade shows and networking events and working closely with trade bodies and trade partners including London and Partners, Visit Britain, UKInbound and ETOA.

Responsibilities

  • Devise a business plan (in line with the company 3 year plan) in order to achieve sales, margin and profit targets.
  • Identify new sales leads, pitching to prospective clients, commercial negotiations, drawing up and implementing agreements.
  • Developing strategic partnerships with new clients.
  • Pro-actively building strong relations with travel agents and tour operators
  • Creating, designing and writing copy for marketing materials in conjunction with the marketing team.
  • Work with the marketing team to research, development, implementation and review of campaigns.
  • Researching and identifying new niches, websites and trends to integrate into our marketing campaigns.
  • Keeping up-to-date with latest developments in the global travel industry, online marketing and social media.
  • Organizing and attending meetings, events and exhibitions on behalf of the company
  • Network in relevant trade circles to raise the profile of the company and maintain our existing good reputation.
  • Collecting and collating feedback from all leads.
  • Developing content ideas for the online teams regular newsletters
  • Compiling weekly stats, reports for internal distribution.
  • Assisting the Director of Sales with ad hoc duties as required.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge and experience of the global travel trade
  • Well networked with an extensive contact base
  • Excellent customer service skills with demonstrable experience
  • Articulate with good telephone manner
  • The ability to engage with a range of people at different levels
  • Understanding of international business practices and cultural differences
  • Proven ability in copy writing for marketing purposes
  • Excellent written communication skills, particularly for a sales audience
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, strong organisational skills, a keen eye for details and determination to produce results in a pressurised work environment.  An innovator with an outgoing personality coupled with a good sense of humour which is a must!

Please contact Adele Godden – adele.godden@hospitalityline.co.uk