Aviation Manager

Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Salary
£35000 - £40000 per annum + Additional company benefits
Posted
27 Nov 2017
Closes
25 Dec 2017
Ref
18900GLT11
Contact
Gemma Thelwell
Job function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
We are seeking an experienced Travel Industry Aviation Manager to join a dynamic Travel Company in Greater Manchester, to work closely with the head of aviation and commercial team. You will be responsible for the day to day account management of the airline portfolio. We are looking for a commercially minded manager with excellent negotiating and strong influencing skills.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
-Manage the portfolio of key airline accounts whilst building strong business relationships
-Negotiate and contract commercial deals and rates
-Ensure all commercial deals are maximised to exceed targets
-Analyse sales performance of airline partners and ensure the business is up to date with sales performance, issues and opportunities
-React to any aviation issues that may arise, and liase with relevant departments to adopt collaborative working
-Ensure airline tactical offers are promoted in an effective and timely manner
-Oversee the distribution of all airfares through the GDS and in house systems
-Oversee the aviation development and distribution strategy working closely with IT to ensure the company is consistently competitive and looking to the future

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
You will have previous experience of working within a similar role, whilst having strong negotiation skills and commercial awareness. You will have excellent account management and relationship skills, as well as knowledge of airline contracts and ideally existing contacts within the aviation industry. You need to have GDS experience to an advanced level.

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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