Account Manager

Travel Leaders Group

Full-time Non-agent travel job Plymouth, MN or Alexandria, VA

Travel Leaders Network is currently looking for an Account Manager to join the team in either Plymouth, MN or Alexandria, VA. The main focus of the Account Manager is to work as the liaison between Travel Leaders Network and the company’s preferred Supplier partners including Destination, Resort, Cruise, Tour and other Land partners as assigned.The Marketing Account Manager will be responsible for developing, managing and implementing marketing plans and promotions to increase Preferred Supplier Partner revenue, exposure, awareness and education.

Responsibilities

Program Development

  1. Create preferred destination and Preferred Supplier Partner annual marketing budgets to increase exposure, education and marketing execution
  2. Monitor and adjust marketing activities; continually review programs and suggest improvements throughout the year as deemed necessary to maximize partnerships
  3. Lead and direct marketing campaigns and work with marketing team on other marketing initiatives as needed
  4. Work with Creative Team members and Copywriter on the development of creative marketing materials for all respective destination and supplier partners
  5. Works with the Industry Relations team to receive contracted marketing funding/terms
  6. Engage with other Marketing Account Managers to develop and execute marketing initiatives which are co-partnered with other supplier partners
  7. Responsible for all communication of programs to internal teams and Members to ensure engagement and support including extranet updates, training calls, mailings and more
  8. Work with the Manager of Destinations and Resort Program Manager and other Marketing Staff as appropriate to secure and manage preferred destination and product supplier partnerships
  9. Work with Event Planning team to ensure Preferred Supplier Partner participation at regional and annual meetings is maximized
  10. Handle all Agency/Member inquiries regarding Preferred Supplier Partner products and promotions
  11. Execute multiple marketing plans (10+) simultaneously
  12. Other duties as assigned

Budget Management

  1. Obtain budget amounts and manage all facets within the revenue/expense parameters
  2. Compile final budgets; produce program analysis and performance recaps for partners

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Tourism, Business Administration or equivalent (required)
  2. 4+ years post-college marketing experience
  3. Self-motivated with the strong initiative to work independently
  4. Proven ability to manage multiple priorities, complex partnerships and large program budgets
  5. Strong attention to detail
  6. Ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment
  7. Exemplified development of creative programs that deliver on business goals.
  8. Demonstrated strong communication and/or sales skills with a variety of audiences
  9. Computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office, word processing, database and spreadsheet software
  10. Must be extremely organized and able to work on many programs simultaneously
  11. Experience in the travel and/or tourism industry a plus