Business Development Manager - St. Louis

The Mark Travel Corporation Saint Louis , MO 63150

Posted 2 months ago

Inspire and deliver exceptional value to travelers around the globe as part of the Apple Leisure Group (ALG) team! Our vision is to be the best-in-class and largest all-inclusive resort management and travel services provider, differentiated by the collaboration of our unique resort and distribution brands.

Now it's your turn to enhance your career. Grow and learn with us as a Business Development Manager

  • St. Louis. You will help to maximize profitable business opportunities from existing and designated customers in target market areas and grow additional profitable business by identifying opportunities and prospect customers.

A successful Business Development Manager

  • St. Louis will:
  • Develop a comprehensive sales plan to include strategy for attaining established monthly, quarterly and annual sales quotas relative to profitability and volume

  • Develop specific sales objectives and business plans with all designated accounts, to include marketing and profitable sales strategy

  • Measure, develop and analyze trends in the marketplace

  • Accurately report competitive information along with changes in the marketplace

  • Analyze business practices and business models using TI tools and resources to establish ROI

  • Communicate information on all TI products and services

  • Develop training and sales tools in conjunction with the Marketing Dept. to support the needs of internal/external internal/external customers

  • Participate in appropriate trade shows, vendor seminars, and industry events, as required

  • Work within and manage an established budgets, including Regional Marketing and T&E budgets

  • Partner with Sales Planning to develop compensation programs, tracking and reporting

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (BA) from four-year college or university; or three or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Travel industry knowledge or experience preferred, but will consider other candidates will transferable sales background

  • Excellent Communications Skills - both written and oral

  • Must have good negotiating skills

  • Should have financial understanding and analytical skills

  • Must be self-motivated, an Initiator and show Organizational and Time Management skills

  • Must have a working knowledge of TI technology, to include Salesforce, Qlikview, etc.

  • Experience on VAX preferred

  • Must have strong computer skills

  • Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Bilingual Capabilities an advantage

  • Must be a team player and have the ability to interface and communicate at all levels of the Company

  • Must be able to demonstrate the creation of partnerships and overall strategy to grow the business profitably

  • Must live in the territory, be able to travel a minimum of 60% of the time, be able to drive and be able to work evenings & weekends

About Apple Leisure Group

Apple Leisure Group (ALG) is the leading North American travel, hospitality and leisure management group with the only vertically-integrated business model, serving travelers and destinations worldwide. ALG consistently delivers exceptional value to travelers and strong performance to resort owners and partners by strategically leveraging the power of its portfolio of brands across five segments, comprising: the largest seller of vacation packages and charter flights in the U.S. for travel to Mexico and the Caribbean, moving approximately 3.2 million passengers annually through well-established vacation brands, brand management of 5-star and 4-star luxury resorts through AMResorts award-winning brand portfolio; best-in-class destination management services provided by Amstar DMC and Worldstar, the exclusive loyalty program Unlimited Vacation Club; and the innovative technology solutions provider Trisept Solutions, connecting over 88,000 travel agents with leading travel suppliers. To learn more about the Apple Leisure Group advantage, visit appleleisuregroup.com.

Benefits at a Glance:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Short and Long Term Disability

  • Life Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • 401(k) with employer match

  • Generous time off plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Travel Discounts

  • Team Member Referral Program

  • Wellness Program

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free and tobacco-free workplace and perform pre-employment background checks.


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