Business Development Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
£30000 - £35000 per annum
11 Dec 2013
08 Jan 2014
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Flight Centre UK Ltd
Permanent
Full Time

Business Development Manager

GYT (Gapyear.com Travel) is a specialist team of travel consultants who understand what a gap year is all about. GYT is all over the best flight routes and tickets, plus hostels, travel passes, tours, volunteer placements - the works. Simply put, GYT is the gap year travel agency. Inspired by Gapyear.com members for anyone planning their own gap year travels.

GYT is seeking a Business Development Manager to drive the growth of GYT by building relationships with adventure tour suppliers and securing new clients, such as schools, colleges and universities, for the GYT consultants to work with. Specifically, your core responsibilities will include:

  • Generating new business leads through prospecting, cold calls, networking events and targeting key accounts
  • Meeting and reporting on monthly sales and revenue targets
  • Building strong relationships with the GYT retail team to ensure that new business is managed effectively
  • Negotiating commercial agreements for new and existing clients
  • Creating proposals for clients, using all resources available

This is an exciting new division within a global travel company and therefore the successful Business Development Manager will have an exceptional opportunity to make their mark in a growing team with ambitious plans for the future.

What You'll Need

To achieve in this Business Development Manager role, you'll need a high level of business acumen and the ability to make strategic decisions based on key data. You'll also have impressive sales and networking skills, with the ability to secure new business. In addition, you will need:

  • Proven ability to meet sales targets
  • Driven with a strong decision-making ability
  • Strong academic record (ideally an undergraduate degree)
  • Passion for travel


What You'll Gain

Joining an exciting company with ambitious plans for the future, you'll be an integral part of GYT. What's more, you'll be based in our brand new adventure sales hub, Base Camp, in Central London, surrounded by like-minded travellers who are passionate about our business.

In addition, you'll receive the following award-winning benefits including:

  • Discounted travel and fantastic incentives from the world's top travel providers
  • Industry renowned social events and excellent company culture
  • Exceptional career progression with worldwide opportunities
  • Fast-track leadership programme to develop our future leaders
  • Free and confidential financial advice from our in-house financial advisors
  • Free health consultations, discounted fitness sessions and gym memberships
  • Discounted physiotherapy, massage, reflexology, tax-free bikes and more…
  • Opportunity to take a three month sabbatical after five years

The successful candidate will receive a proven OTE of £30,000 in year one with an uncapped commission structure, to ensure only your sales skills and ambition determine your earning potential.