Account Executive (Travel Industry)

Recruiter
Versende
Location
London (North), London (Greater)
Salary
£23,000 - £26,000
Posted
02 Jan 2018
Closes
30 Jan 2018
Ref
00184
Marketing Disciplines
Account Management
Industry Sector
Travel / Tourism
Contract Type
Permanent
Work Experience Level
Executive
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side

Account Executive (Travel Industry)

 

Company:

A truly unique opportunity for an Account Executive to work for an exciting travel organisation which combines travel with worthwhile causes based in North London. A small organisation with a great environment, they full of people who have a real passion for what they are doing, this is a chance to do something special.

Job role:

We are looking to recruit a passionate and customer focused Account Executive to join a highly driven, ambitious and dynamic team. The Account Executive is responsible for the day to day management of corporate, charity and private group clients. You will be responsible for managing relationships with these clients and building long-term mutually beneficial relationships. The goal is to keep clients longterm and develop their challenge event programme to meet with their objectives whilst being commercially viable for the business.

-          Provide exceptional support and customer service to your assigned client accounts which will include charities, corporates and private groups 

-          Be the key contact for your assigned clients 

-          Listen to your clients’ needs and tailor products to meet their objectives whilst being commercially viable for the business 

-          Monitor progress and follow processes to meet critical deadlines 

-          Develop sales materials (eg. proposals, web pages, digital content) to support clients’ objectives

-          Maintain great negotiation skills with finalising sales

-          Uphold excellent attention to detail with preparing contracts

-          Update internal database with accurate account and expedition details

-          Create and share analytical reports regarding marketing activity and performance metrics

-          Maintain digital records of contracts and agreements

-          Identify new opportunities for increased revenue with existing clients

Basic skills required:

-          2+ years’ experience in a client-focused role preferably in the charity or travel industry

-          Proven track record of exceeding targets 

-          Strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to negotiate and problem solve

-          Proficient in MS Office - Word, Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint 

-          Experience using a database or CRM platform 

-          Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

-          Meticulous attention to detail 

-          Ability to work independently, and co-operatively as part of a team 

-          Solution focused, with an innovative approach to problem solving 

-          Pitch and presentation skills 

-          Demonstrable business acumen and a deep understanding of business sales processes

-          Knowledge of current marketing trends and best practices

 

Preferred attributes:

-          Passion for adventure travel & events and understanding of the third sector

-          Self-motivated and highly results-driven in fast-paced environment

-          Excellent attention to detail, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

-          Strong sense of brand 

-          Experience of making sales and closing deals

The role has the potential to travel and experience a challenge, with generous holiday offerings. If this sounds like a good match, then please get in touch ASAP as interviews are taking place immediately.