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Business Development Manager (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · U.K.

As travel continues to roar back, we are looking for a Business Development Manager (f/m/d) to build new and existing client relationships & business opportunities for our growing UK team.
Established for over 10 years, we are a prominent media organisation within the UK travel sector and are looking for a smart, hard-working and target-driven candidate to join our award-winning business.
Reporting to the Commercial Partnerships Supervisor UK and North America, you’ll sell HolidayPirates’ suite of media products as well as evangelise our business  to potential partners in the travel & tourism sector. Alongside this, you will have the ability to manage ongoing partner relationships, always be on the lookout for upsell and account growth opportunities, maintain your own CRM, work cross-functionally as required with other internal stakeholders and work alongside key decision-makers within the UK business to play a key role in growing HolidayPirates in the UK.
  • Lead sourcing: Be able to scour the UK Travel Industry independently to look for new business targets
  • Maintain accurate CRM records and sales pipeline
  • Familiarisation with the activities of HolidayPirates competitors within the UK travel industry and be able to communicate USP’s of the HolidayPirates business functions against any competitor
  • Pitch HolidayPirates products to target partners to acquire new business revenue
  • Develop relationships with partners to aid business retention and capitalise on upsell opportunities to facilitate account growth
  • Attend external meetings with prospective, new and existing partners, either in person or via video-conferencing
  • Produce regular advertising performance reports and be able to present these reports to external partners
  • Attend relevant trade fairs and exhibitions
  • Be able to work closely and cross-functionally with internal departments e.g. editorial team, marketing department, finance department
  • Target-driven individual
  • 2+ years sales experience within the UK travel & tourism sector
  • Knowledge of common KPI’s for businesses within the UK travel industry and how this may vary according to sector
  • Media sales experience is a clear advantage, including different commercial models (fixed, CPC, CPA, Revenue share)
  • A networker with excellent people and communication skills up to C-Level
  • Analytical skills, specifically the ability to source data from different sources and be able to present conclusions concisely to both external partners and internal stakeholders
  • Initiative and drive to be successful, combined with enterprise thinking
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Google Analytics preferred
  • Willingness to travel overseas, when required
  • Contacts with the following sectors: UK Accommodation providers or International tourism associations
  • A unique and open company culture, where sharing ideas is our lifeblood
  • The possibility to play an essential part as the lookout in the crow's nest of our pirate ship
  • As a company we just became fully remote (just note that you do need to be resident in the UK for tax purposes for this role), though we keep a head office in Berlin for staff to use when they choose
  •  The option of a ‘WeWork’ All Access pass to use anywhere in the world
  • Competitive Salary Based On Experience
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Opportunity to travel to our Berlin Head Office for company events
  • Regular team events
  • Inspiring mates from all over the world

...then it seems like it's time for you to get in touch! 
Please send us your CV and optional a motivational letter for your application, and everything should be a PDF.
Please note that while the position is remote, you must be entitled to work in the UK for tax purposes.

What counts for us is that you fit into our pirate family and that you enable our fleet to grow and shine even more! We are a caring and diverse crew and we are looking forward to meeting diverse applicants during the recruiting process!
See you soon, mate!

Work like a captain, play like pirate!
About us
HolidayPirates represents one of the fastest-growing online travel companies in Europe. Its unique concept of “best travel deals” rapidly gained popularity and since its inception HolidayPirates has become the preferred portal for millions of travellers. HolidayPirates has spread not only in Germany but also in Austria, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the United States. The company currently employs around 120 crew members, 100 are based in Berlin Headquarters.

Even though we are facing the Corona pandemic at the moment, we strongly believe in travel as a desire of people to explore the world. That is why we go on surprising and delighting our audience with helpful and useful content. We are very much looking forward to welcome you on board and to succeed together in that!

HolidayPirates Group is an equal opportunity employer and hires employees regardless of an individual’s age, gender, religion, national origin or ethnicity etc. Please read more in our HolidayPirate's Diversity statement

For that reason we appreciate applications without information about age, gender, marital status or pictures the same way we appreciate applicants in pirate costumes ;-)

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