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Groups & Events Manager

28,447 P.A. ?
West Sussex
C&M Travel Recruitment Ltd

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Groups & Events Manager
This unique travel company are true specialists in their field and with their continued growth now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Groups & Events Manager to join their dedicated team. In this newly created role you will be managing the account of a new & prestigious client and taking ownership for the planning and operation of their travel & events requirements.

Groups & Events Manager - Role & Responsibilities:

  • Develop & maintain a professional, collaborative relationship with client to build a positive, professional and successful account.
  • Full end to end event management from planning through to on site attendance at major events.
  • Day to day management of a small team - ensuring all travel is booked according to client requirements and on budget and to tight deadlines.
  • Book a wide variety of flight and ground arrangements for clients, maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Work with Flight Manager to secure required group allocations and contracts with airlines.
  • Attend client meetings both in the UK and overseas as required.
  • Project management from initial enquiry and booking to contract, payment and onsite management and attendance as necessary.

Groups & Events Manager - Experience Required:

  • Must have experience of working in a similar Groups Manager / Account Manager / Operations Manager role / corporate groups role within travel.
  • Excellent account management and relationship management skills with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively at all levels.
  • Strong operational background with the ability to organise and book large groups including flights and all ground arrangements.
  • Ability to manage multiple events, prioritising workload and managing a small team to ensure exemplary service to the client.
  • Ability to work flexibly with the willingness to work out of hours on occasion, according to business demands.
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail.
  • Highly proficient GDS skills, preferably Sabre.
  • Ability to thrive in a highly pressurised, fast paced and exciting environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Groups & Events Manager - Additional Information:

  • Very generous salary - according to experience.
  • Office based role - south coast location.
  • Monday to Friday 9 to 5.30 but with flexibility to work outside of these hours according to workload and events.
  • Fantastic working environment with an emphasis on staff wellbeing and a wide programme of sports & social activities on offer throughout the year.

Please apply for the position of Groups & Events Manager online or email your cv to lisa@candm.co.uk

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C&M Travel Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all candidates. For more opportunities, please visit www.candm.co.uk

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