Product and Purchasing Manager - Indian Ocean/Middle East

Recruiter
Location
Chester or Home Based
Salary
£Excellent - based on experience
Posted
04 May 2018
Closes
04 Jun 2018
Ref
PM/IOME
Job function
Product
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

An exciting opportunity to join a rapidly expanding Long Haul Tour Operator based out of Chester. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Full responsibility for negotiating market leading rates, offers and availability with suppliers
  • Accountability for the trading performance of designated destinations and product lines
  • Creation of the product strategy for designated destinations using market research, competitor analysis and performance reviews
  • Development and management of strong supplier relationships (at all levels) across a range of product types and across a range of international destinations
  • Ensuring all designated Product lines adhere to full Health and Safety requirements
  • Developing and sourcing funding for marketing opportunities from suppliers and Tourist Boards
  • Ensuring all website images and content for product is displayed accurately
  • Supporting the sales teams with product training and information  

 

Essential Attributes:

  • Minimum of 3 years working within a Product/Purchasing role within a Tour Operator
  • Strong knowledge of the online travel sector
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Confident decision maker
  • Proactive and enthusiastic (willing to go the extra mile)
  • Able to work as part of a team

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