Product & Purchasing Manager - Luxury Travel

Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Salary
Plus compnay benefits
Posted
04 Dec 2017
Closes
01 Jan 2018
Ref
19815
Contact
Lisa Harding
Job function
Product
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Travel Product Manager & Purchasing Manager required for established luxury Travel Company. If you have product experience from a tour operator background, ideally with knowledge of luxury resorts and hotels. A competitive basic salary is on offer plus wide ranging benefits is available to the successful Product Manager!

JOB DESCRIPTION:
My client provides tailor made luxury holidays, luxury hotels and flights to alluring holiday destinations. Currently looking for an experienced and highly motivated Product Manager to join their Commercial Team. You will need current knowledge of Worldwide Destinations. Working as a Product Manager you will identify and take advantage of the considerable potential growth and for developing the programme in years ahead. This is a permanent full time role working Monday - Friday , predominantly based from home with weekly visits to the office based in Cheshire.

Duties:
- Product planning and pricing
- Negotiating with suppliers including hotels, tour companies, transfer companies etc
- Accountability for the trading performance of designated destinations and product lines
- Competitor analysis and market research
- Co-ordinating activities with marketing and reservations to ensure maximum exposure and sales
- Identify areas of development based on competitor research, market analysis and demand.
- Overseas travel to attend tradeshows as required.
- Ensure all website images and content for product is displayed accurately
- Maintain and develop 3rd party connected partners.
- Support the sales team with product training and information.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
You will already have worked within a Tour Operator as a senior Product Executive or Product Manager. You will have strong influencing and negotiating skills, as well as being a team player. Ideally you will have excellent long-haul product knowledge.

THE PACKAGE:
The successful candidate will receive a competitive basic salary, which will be dependent on experience plus benefits. This is a reputable and expanding travel company, and an exciting opportunity to help them grow further!

INTERESTED?
If you are keen to be considered, please follow the instructions to apply, attaching your CV. For any questions please contact Lisa on 01619236120 or Lisah@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk

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