Account Executive

Formed in 2015, TravelBeat is a UKInbound Award-Winning tourism marketing company that helps organisations around the world understand the valuable tourist market and how to target it effectively. With a growing client base of tourist boards, tour operators, sightseeing passes, associations, hotels and some of the biggest brands in attractions and live entertainment across six countries including the UK, Belgium, Greece, Sweden, Estonia and the USA, TravelBeat is establishing itself as one of Europe's top representation companies. 

Due to continued growth, TravelBeat is looking for a talented Account Executive to join our team.We have a rare opportunity to join the TravelBeat team as Account Executive. If you are looking to build a career in sales and marketing and you have a passion for travel, we want to hear from you!

Alongside the Directors, Account Manager and a small number of freelancers you will be responsible for offering our partners the great service they have come to know from TravelBeat. From collaborating with tour operators, Online Travel Agents and travel trade media to booking and planning trade shows, sales calls and events. You will also be required to undertake some administration duties includin from time to time.  the Account Exec’s role is very varied. There is always something different to do! You will implement partners’ sales & marketing plans and be responsible for writing client reports to a high level of accuracy.

We also require the Account Exec to ensure the success of our busiest periods of the year including World Travel Market and ITB Berlin. This will require excellent time management skills and a strong attention to detail.

You will ensure maximum awareness and exposure is maintained for our partners. There will be some UK and overseas travel as part of the job.

Educated to degree leve in marketing, pr, business, tourism travel or similar, you’ll possess strong analytical skills and have the ability to create a quick rapport, using strong personal relationship skills in person, in writing and on the telephone. You’ll have a natural ability to deliver exceptional customer service for our partners and the travel industry alike. At the same time, you’ll be a competent user of MS Office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint – if they aren’t already, they’ll become your best friends. You’ll also need to be comfortable with some public speaking, sharing ideas and products with multiple stakeholder groups.

 

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week worked flexibly with some evening and weekend work included depending upon the time of year
Salary: competitive salary based on experience
Holidays: 20 days plus bank holidays and our Christmas shut down 27 – 31 December rising to 25 days after 3 years
Location: Haywards Heath (West Sussex) – some domestic and European travel may be required from time to time.

This is an exciting time to join us and so if you think you have what we’re looking for, please send your CV with a covering letter stating your required notice period, current salary and some thoughts on what you could bring to this role to: jb@travelbeat.co.uk

We are looking for someone who is outgoing and enthusiastic, highly motivated and extremely organised. We’re a small team! The ability to work in a busy, small-staff environment whilst wearing many hats at the same time is the key to excelling at TravelBeat. Make this work and there is plenty of opportunity for you to grow with the company as we take it forward together.

The team is self-motivated and always willing to learn new processes. Whilst having a highly collaborative, positive and fun attitude to work is important, you’ll also need to be comfortable with taking direction.

A full UK driving license and proficiency in a European language, ideally French or German will be a big advantage.


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