City Purchasing Manager

Location
Italy/Spain/France/Netherlands
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
10 Apr 2018
Closes
10 May 2018
Ref
CPMMPYT
Job function
Purchasing
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

The purpose of our City Purchasing Manager role is to expand our directly contracted city content in key Cities throughout Europe The City Purchasing Manager will be responsible for expanding the hotel portfolio while maintaining the best available conditions on rates & availability.Roles available for the following destinations

  • Netherlands/ France/ Spain/ Italy

Rapidly expand our City inventory within a pre-defined territories. · Negotiate the best available rates, commissions, special offers and allocations. · Identify market trends and implement purchasing strategy accordingly. · Contract hotels using a wide range of Channel Manager connectivity’s · Maintain strong supplier relationships · Work collaboratively with partners negotiating rates and assisting the purchasing process to ensure that products acquired are competitive and marketable · Communicate effectively with hoteliers, acting as the main point of contact for the group

Good commercial awareness and an ability  to demonstrate your competence in analysing, reporting and efficiently responding to data · Proven experience in developing and maintaining strong partner relationships · Target driven with good numerical and analytical skills with an excellent eye for detail · An adept communicator with a good command for the English language and ability to liaise with people on all levels · Work effectively using your own initiative, prioritising and managing your own workload with a methodical and organised approach · Proven negotiation skills · Excellent literacy skills and a proficient computer user with experience of using Microsoft office, internet and email systems as well as good experience of working with supplier extranets & Channel managers

A strong academic background at graduate level preferable

Strong catalogue of hotel contacts · Understanding of API and XML activity · Minimum 5 years in similar role · Demonstrated experience in travel purchasing coordination and ability to work remotely

 

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