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Travel officer 250 000
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2005
Second (Class Lower Division), B.Sc. Estate Management, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)
No added languages

Experience

NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL SERVICES NIGERIA
July 2011 - Present Day (5 years 9 months)

Responsibilities

  • Developing and Implementing new businesses
  • Closing new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.
  • Preparing detailed business plans, proposals and pipelines and Implementation documents
  • Designing and delivering presentations
  • Establishing and maintaining working relationships
  • Communicating new product developments to prospective clients
  • Administering accounts and writing reports
  • Conducting market research/ analysis and providing Management with market feedback.
  • Following up new business leads/opportunities and setting up meetings
  • Overseeing client implementation process and ensuring all documents are signed and handed over to the relevant department
  • Networking and attending workshops, trade functions, and Sales seminars

Achievements:

Increased contact database by 11%

Successfully implemented new businesses with up to N300m turnover within the first year

Accommodation Officer (Three (4) months maternity cover)
British Deputy High Commission Lagos
February 2010 - May 2010 (4 months)

Responsibilities:

  • Daily administrative duties which involved but were not restricted to solving residential and office accommodation problems.
  • Oversaw and managed the process of completing/updating all outstanding residential accommodation inventories on Access database and ensured all occupants signed hard copies before a set deadline.
  • Line managed two assistants and 8 General Service officers, organised and supervised the services they provide.
  • Liaised with local contractors/suppliers for the provision of goods and services.
  • Oversaw and managed the process of completion of residence refurbishments and relocation of staff.
  • Supervised the preparation of residential accommodation for all new arrivals.
  • Managed/maintained a cash imprest of N100, 000 for the Section and reconciled with accounts as necessary.

Achievements:

  • Oversaw and managed the successful completion of DHC's Ikoyi residence refurbishments and relocation within 2months.
  • Managed the process of uploading all BDHC property inventories from hard copies to Access database 1 month before the set deadline.
Personal Assistant to both the Deputy High Commissioner (DHC) and Head of Corporate Services
British Deputy High Commission Lagos
March 2009 - December 2010 (1 year 11 months)

Daily administrative duties which included;

  • Liaising with transport department to organize and manage logistics for all High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner’s travel.
  • Managing all confidential UK based staff files and personal documents; passports, family details and other sensitive travel documents.
  • Maintaining Chancery and Corporate Services contact databases.
  • Preparing welcome and departure packs for UK-based staff; liaising with the CLO to provide advisory information to new arrivals at post.
  • Planning and organizing all functions/events hosted by DHC and HC.
  • Preparing applications for Nigerian visas, immigration documents & IDs for all UK-based Officers.
  • Preparing letters of invitation for visitors to the Commission and/or UK-based staff.
  • Maintaining inventory and managing distribution of official mobile phones at post.
  • Coordinating the Queen’s Birthday Party, Remembrance Sunday ceremony and other consular events
  • Performing relevant clerical and administrative tasks as required by the HC and DHC.
  • Receiving and dealing with telephone enquiries and visitors for Deputy High Commissioner (DHC) /High Commissioner (HC) and Head of Corporate Services.
  • Maintaining diaries and calendars for DHC and HC.
  • Replying to invitations/letters sent to DHC either in writing or by telephone.

Achievements:

  • Successful planning of the visit of HRH, Duke of Gloucester to Lagos, September 2010.
  • Successful planning of the visit of the HRM Ocean (Britain’s biggest warship with 59 Royal Naval Officers) to Nigeria, 1st October 2010.
Travel/Admin Officer
Hoffmann & Danja Int'l Ltd Abuja
September 2007 - January 2009 (1 year 6 months)

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with travel agencies as needed to obtain best options for all travel tickets and hotel reservations.
  • Assisted in the arrangement of hotel accommodation for consultants, staff and visiting surveyors in Abuja.
  • Maintained the office filing system and ensured that both electronic and hard copies of all Management folders and documents were stored in a systematic catalogued repository.
  • Assisted in the management of Travel MIS reports and compiled these reports for Management and audit purposes.
  • Authorized all invoices for payment and ensured they had the correct purchase order numbers.
  • Prepared briefs and bi annual reports on office management and other activities.
  • Maintained inventories for office machinery and equipment.
  • Provided logistic support to staff and visitors.

Achievement:

  • Helped ensure effective and efficient internal and external movement of staff and company visitors.