Product Coordinator

Location
Wallington, London (Greater)
Salary
£19,000pa
Posted
24 Jul 2017
Closes
18 Aug 2017
Ref
PCTW717
Job function
Product
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Do you have a keen interest in and experience of the Travel and Tourism industry? If you are confident and forward thinking in your approach and can deal proactively with suppliers, Tour Managers, customers and emergency calls, this is the perfect job for you!!!

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Product Coordinator to join the award-winning Newmarket Group which is one of the UK's largest independently owned specialist tour operators who look after the arrangements of tens of thousands of clients each year to a wide range of destinations throughout the UK, across Europe and worldwide.

This is a core and varied administrative role supporting the delivery of our various tours to our highest standards; therefore you must have a good command of English with excellent spelling and use of grammar. A calm, practical disposition and common sense is a must. Supporting a small but busy team to deliver well operated and managed tours your tasks will include:

  • Booking and monitoring visit times and liaising with suppliers
  • Assisting with forward planning of regular and one-off large volume events
  • Diagnosing coach tours; contracting coaches and invoice checking; preparing customer tour documents
  • Briefing and preparing detailed information for Tour Managers and drivers (e.g. daily itineraries, attraction/venue information/ payment methods, maps etc)
  • Allocating and logging tickets
  • Handling emergency calls from Tour Managers, coach companies and customers
  • Attending industry events, trade shows and large volume events to assist their smooth running
  • Post tour and event evaluation
  • Liaising with internal teams, suppliers, Tour Managers, customers

To be considered for this role, you must:

  • Have a love of travel and a real desire to give people the best holiday experience possible
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Be able to work to strict deadlines and at times under high level’s of pressure
  • Be highly organised and able to assimilate a variety of tasks
  • Be flexible to meet changing priorities as demands dictate
  • Have a high level of numeracy and accuracy essential
  • Be an energetic, motivated team player with a positive can do attitude
  • Enjoy taking responsibility and thinking through problems
  • Have a strong desire to constantly improve what we do, to input ideas and with a commitment to quality and customer service
  • Be able to work both individually and as a team
  • Be able to build strong relationships with colleagues, suppliers and tour managers
  • Previous travel operation experience highly desirable

Staff incentives and benefits:

  • 20 days annual leave per year increasing by a day after 5-years to a maximum of 25 days
  • 8 paid Public/Bank Holidays each year
  • Contributory pension scheme (subject to auto enrolment of staff member)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free eye test and contribution towards VDU use only prescription
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Salary sacrifice Childcare voucher scheme
  • Staff discounts - Newmarket holidays (15-50% dependent on product)
  • Staff discounts - West End theatre shows, royal events and concerts etc
  • Training and development
  • Travel Zoo Voucher Deals
  • Up to 2 extra days holiday entitlement in each calendar year when travelling on a Newmarket holiday
  • Work-Life Balance/ flexible working arrangements

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