Destination Manager

Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Salary
£25000 - £35000 per annum + Additional bonus and company benefits
Posted
18 May 2017
Closes
15 Jun 2017
Ref
18272GLT
Contact
Gemma Thelwell
Job function
Product
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
We are seeking an experienced Travel Industry Product Manager to join a dynamic Travel Company in Greater Manchester, to negotiate ground arrangements in worldwide locations, building relationships and gaining competitive rates. This is an exciting time to join this travel agency and tour operator as they continue their success story with further expansion due to recent commercial success. You will be rewarded with an excellent starting salary, plus bonus, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, health care, pension and more!
JOB DESCRIPTION:
-Reporting to the Head of Department you will ensure that all sales and margin opportunities are maximised through negotiation of all ground product rates
-Liaising with multiple sources, obtaining exclusive added value offers and achieving agreed contribution targets.
-Management of core buying strategy for a given region.
-Sourcing and purchasing of all ground products and services at market leading rates in accordance with health and safety and operational requirements.
-Responsible for the increase of sales to your given destination through.
-Develop an in depth knowledge of the product range and ensure to take every opportunity to grow in-house sales and margins
-Price management of product within the in-house booking system to deliver volume while maximising returns.
-Ensure that all contracts are 100% accurate, loaded on CMS at all times and are delivered to agreed timescales.
-Destination market analysis and trends
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
You will have previous experience of working within a product or commercial team, within a Travel Company. You will be an excellent negotiator with a proven track record of contracting and relationship building.

THE PACKAGE:
A competitive starting salary is available for the successful candidate and this is negotiable and dependent on experience. In addition there will be a bonus and extensive benefits package, as well as solid opportunities for career development.

INTERESTED?
Please follow the instructions to apply, attaching your CV> For further information, please contact Gemma on 0161 9236120 or email gemma@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk

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