Hotel Contracting Manager

Location
Essex, England
Salary
Market Rate
Posted
13 Jan 2017
Closes
10 Feb 2017
Ref
18086RB
Contact
Regis Banza
Sector
Cruise
Job function
Product
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Are you experienced within hotel contracting in the UK & major European countries? Do you come from a wholesale travel background? Do you have a proven track record in negotiating rates and building supplier relationships? If so, this position would represent a fantastic opportunity to work for a leading wholesale tour operator based in Essex as a Hotel Contracting Manager. The successful candidate is required to speak fluent French, Spanish, German or Italian.

You would be responsible for finding and booking group space at suitable hotel accommodation in the UK and Europe, contracting of hotel rate agreements and allocations, according to customer needs. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will be able to work as part of a team, understanding and dealing with customer hotel booking requirements and delivering the right product and price within time deadlines. This position is ideal for a person who has a good experience in dealing with hotels within the group travel sector, and is keen to expand their knowledge and skills as we deal with suppliers all over Europe.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
- The purpose of this role is to contract hotels in the UK and Europe
- Negotiating group rates and terms and conditions with hotels.
- Identifying destinations and periods where hotel allocations may be required, negotiating rate agreements and pre-booking allocations.
- Inspecting new hotel product where required.
- Maintaining and developing relationships with hotels and suppliers
- Identifying hotel product likely to produce sales interest and within estimated required sales budgets

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- A second European language would be an advantage.
- Must have experience in FIT hotel purchasing/contracting
- Excellent negotiation skills

THE PACKAGE:
The successful candidate can expect a competitive salary dependent on experience plus excellent benefits. You will be part of an expanding business, with the opportunity for career progression.

INTEESTED?
If you have the relevant experience for this role, please click 'Apply' now. Alternatively please send your CV to regis@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk or call Regis on 0207 347 5060.

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