Vice President Business Development and Operations - Independent Advisors and Affiliates (Leisure Travel)

  • Aims Community College
  • Jun 05, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

Be the face of Ovation East Coast for the leisure & luxury Independent Associates & Affiliate division.

This position is an exciting and rare opportunity; from previous experience, the successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, work cohesively in a team, be a good listener, and act swiftly and advise on sensitive issues.

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

a passion for the luxury leisure travel industry and have strong knowledge & understanding of the supplier chain and interactions with the Independent Associates & Affiliates. Enjoy networking, looking for new opportunities, identifying & attracting new talent to grow the Independent Advisor & Affiliate division. Assist with the delivery of systems and business processes, along with the implementation of new strategies.Excellent business acumen, ability to engage and inspire to increase business performance.

Responsibilities include:

Delivering the company's Independent Associates & Affiliate growth pipelineMaintaining IA experience and Ovation cultureAttend supplier network meetings to identify potential Independent Associates & AffiliatesWork with implementation team on new Independent Associates & AffiliatesCoordinate regular meetings with Independent Associates & Affiliates to review their needsCreate new relationships and strengthening existing onesSupport Independent Associates & Affiliates daily on:Supplier queriesCommission requestsIdentify training requirementsOrganize and enroll in training programsLiaison between Independent Associates & Affiliates and accounting/financeLiaison between Independent Associates & Affiliates and ITCreate and implement a full onboarding experience

Work with Independent Associate & Affiliate support team to:

Maintain relationships with VirtuosoReview and maintain Independent Associates bios, assist with enhancing their contentRepresent and attend East coast meetingsCreate a community of Independent Associates with Virtuoso engagementIndependent Associate Portal - be responsible for the overall content and up-keepReview supplier contracts, negotiate to enhance incentives and commission programsAssist with the Elite hotel programs to ensure Independent Associates are fully aware of their value proposition and arrange ongoing training sessions for each program.Assist in coordinating supplier meetings internal & externalIdentify new suppliers that fit the luxury portfolioIdentify opportunities and coordinate Fam tripsCoordinate Thirsty Thursday content and host the meetingsAssist with Independent Advisory Board meetings & subcommittees, Coordinate meeting contentPrepare topics and presentation deckPrepare newsletters and updates

New Opportunities & identify:

New travel toolsNew travel programs to bring to the Ovation IA platformNew revenue streams

Location

United States - New York - New York Head Quarters

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship or marital status, and to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.