ASSISTANT BUYER - BREAK INTO PRODUCT / CONTRACTING

Location
London, England
Salary
GOOD BASIC PLUS EXCELLENT BONUS
Posted
11 Sep 2017
Closes
26 Sep 2017
Ref
FI568
Contact
Fiona Morrison
Job function
Product
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
ASSISTANT BUYER - BREAK INTO PRODUCT / CONTRACTING
GOOD BASIC PLUS MONTHLY BONUS SCHEME


There are many successful online travel agents but this one has probably the most amazing selection of travel products and they need a fabulous Assistant Buyer to help make their offering even greater.

Duties include:

*Support Contract Managers to ensure the most amazing deals are procured.
*Participate with the buyers to draw-up a product strategy for the destinations and implement it in order to deliver the right type of exclusive hotel deals.
*Communication with partners to ensure the best deals are procured
*Conduct and analyse, very regularly, competitors to ensure that the best prices and deals in the market are available
*Ensure all key information related to an offer are accurately entered into rate sheets
*Work to tight deadlines, as each newsletter must go out on time every week


Requirements:

- Experience within the travel industry in a customer service / agent or product role
- Strong negotiations and ability to manage objections will be a must.
- Taste for negotiation, confident with suppliers, analytical, autonomous, organized, team player, loves a challenge and can work under pressure
- Competent using Excel, Microsoft office
- Strong personality

This role is being recruited by Fiona Morrison

Progressive Travel Recruitment (a trading name of Progressive Personnel Ltd., est. 2005) is a leading international travel recruitment consultancy with offices in England, Scotland, United Arab Emirates, South Africa and The Maldives.

Applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the country where the vacancy exists. We regret we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates, but we may retain your details on our database and consider you for future openings.