Travel Product Manager - Africa and Middle East

Farnborough, Hampshire, England
£30000 - £35000 per annum
11 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
Emily Savage
Job function
Full Time
Contract Type
Exciting times call for exciting new jobs and a new opening has arisen for a Product Manager.
This specialist tour operator operates worldwide offering excellent trips to the travel industry and direct clients alike. They are now recruiting a Product Manager for the Africa & Middle Eastern regions.

You will ensure that the client has on sale a range of cultural and multi-active tours that cater to the client demographic, whilst continuing to push the boundaries with pioneering tours that achieve the company vision. As Product Manager you are responsible for sales, tour note and brochure content for the Americas and for ensuring that this is both inspiring and accurate. Each Product Manager within the company is accountable for the overall profitability of their tours, sales growth and operating profit of all the relevant company's products within that region. Duties include:-

*To be the leader of the Africa & Middle East team, driving the team forward to achieve strategic and personal goals.
*To develop members of the team to ensure that everyone is challenged to attain their maximum potential.
*To be responsible for all product development within a specific geographical area and for ensuring it is based on the strategic aims of the business, and in line with the market-led product strategy briefs provided by the Business Intelligence (BI).
*To produce accurate and inspiring brochure / web text for all tours.
*Working alongside BI to ensure that the most appropriate product is on sale at the optimum price at all times.
*To ensure that we have the very best ground costs.
*To work closely with the Air Contracts Manager to ensure that we have the best and most appropriate air costs and routings.
*To have ownership of all operational supplier relationships within the geographical area, and to be responsible for achieving and maintaining the very best working relationship in each case.
*To be accountable for ensuring all products on sale within the geographical area adheres to the company's stringent guidelines on quality, safety and responsible travel.
*To oversee any necessary changes to itineraries.
*To ensure that good, regular and concise communication is maintained between the Product team and all other areas of the business.
*This includes the timely provision of product information required to maximise customer satisfaction and sales - including up to date planning sheets, updating the Product Database, sales focused text & images for web, brochures, tour notes, 3rd party websites, one-off campaigns, PR releases & training material etc.
*To have ownership of product-based PR for the specific geographical area and to ensure that it is considered at all stages of the product cycle. To be actively and regularly involved in PR and other promotional activity.

*Extensive travel experience within Africa & The Middle East
*Demonstrable results inside a product environment
*Knowledge of the adventure travel market
*Proven people management & leadership skills
*Excellent negotiation skills
*Demonstrable organisational, communication & interpersonal skills
*High degree of numeracy
*High degree of literacy

The salary range for the Product Manager is between £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus excellent company benefits.

To apply for the Product Manager position
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This role is being managed by: Emily on 01293 850647

Due to the volume of applicants received, only suitable candidates will be contacted.

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