Business Development Manager
Company: COLLETTE TRAVEL SERVICE INC
Posted on: January 17, 2023
Collette is seeking a Business Development Manager for our
Maryland, DC and Virginia territories. The ideal candidate must
reside within the these territories.
About Collette: Let Us Show You the World
There has never been a better time to be in the travel industry.
See the world, connect with others, and experience the immersive
benefits of one of the trendiest industries when you join the
Collette team! As the longest-running tour operator in North
America, our family-owned business leads the industry in innovation
and expertise. Collette's passionate team works hard to fulfill
travel dreams and is always looking for talent that will help to
shape the company's future. Being part of the Collette team means
having a willingness to grow, a desire to learn and ask questions,
and a zest for seeing the world. From giving back to local
communities to creating incredible experiences for a world of
travelers and being part of a value-oriented team that cares for
one another - Collette is all about the people. So, what are you
waiting for? Your journey starts here.
The Business Development Manager will be responsible for selling
guided travel and identifying potential growth areas, opening new
accounts, and developing long-term relationships with guests and
travel professionals. Traveling throughout their territory, the
Business Development Manager promotes the benefits of Collette
travel experiences, actively supports partner marketing efforts,
and presents to potential travelers on a daily basis. Responsible
for soliciting new accounts and maintaining relationships with
existing accounts to meet and exceed revenue goals in support of
the organization's strategic priorities.
Promotes, solicits, and produces sales of Collette products to
travel professionals in assigned territory while achieving and
surpassing sales goals.
Closes the sale through strong relationship and negotiation
Solicit new and existing accounts to meet and exceed revenue goals
through telephone prospecting, outside sales calls, community
engagement and relationship building.
Research local travel market and develops new marketing plans.
Identifies potential growth areas through prospecting new and
existing customers to maintain and develop new accounts and deliver
information regarding product.
Partners with various departments throughout Collette to coordinate
the processing of account details.
Distributes brochures and itineraries describing Collette Services
to clients traveling on tour packages or to travel agents arranging
Attends international/domestic sales meetings, product seminars,
and trade shows and is an active participant in the learning
Knowledge and Skills:
History of competitive success in business, academics, or
Strong relationship building and negotiation skills
Well - developed oral and written communication/presentation
Proactive, positive, and professional approach and demeanor
Desire to continually improve their selling ability
Strong interpersonal skills
Passion for networking in person, via phone, e-mail, and social
Willingness to benefit from hands on coaching
Bachelor's Degree required
Three to five years' experience
Ability to travel overnight - up to 5+ nights a month and to
domestic and international sales trips
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