Product Manager - Africa

Location
South West London, London, England
Salary
Market Rate
Posted
08 May 2018
Closes
05 Jun 2018
Ref
20400/0805
Contact
Helen Newton
Job function
Product
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
You're seriously well-travelled in Africa, creative and commercially experienced and have been succeeding in your current product / sales role for a few years now. You're now looking to bring your extensive tour operator experience into one of the travel industry's most established and highly regarded global luxury brands.

The Role:
*Reporting into you will be a small team of Product Supports and/or Product Executives who will assist you in developing our forward thinking and innovative product portfolio for the region. You will ideally have knowledge of both luxury travel as well as experiential tailor-made travel so that you can cater to both brands
*The right candidate will think outside of the box, be results driven, very well organised, and efficient and will possess a strong self-motivated attitude. The role will require excellent communication skills as you will be working alongside several different teams, including Sales and Marketing. A big part of the role will be building on your existing relationships and developing news relationships with suppliers. You will create and run training sessions for the sales and the product team, as well as crafting innovative FAM trips with the help of your direct reports.
*The right candidate will seek out new opportunities for growth and will want to drive forward new product development for both brands, bringing on the best in new hotel openings and regions across Africa. You will have a very good grasp of contracts, ground handlers and will have the ability and drive to negotiate well with all your suppliers, You'll be planning press trips for some of the nation's best travel magazines.
Skills Required:
*At least 4 years' experience of working within a tour operator ideally within Product or Sales
*A passion and knowledge of tailor-made travel in Africa
*A serious interest in management and career development
*Excellent commercial, contracting and negotiation skills
*Exceptional writing skills
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills
*Excellent organisation skills and time management
*Self-motivated and results orientated
*Specific and in-depth destination expertise within Africa
*Product Management experience
*Sales experience within the travel industry
*Knowledge and experience within both luxury travel and experiential tailor-made travel
The Package:
*Located in our beautiful modern offices in London, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant, well-travelled team of travel experts. The right candidate will be happy to travel to our offices in the US and Asia, as well take part in FAM trips and trade shows around the globe. With free daily fruit, snacks and drinks, an incredible social scene, discounts on wonderful holidays, a cycle to work scheme, complimentary yoga and a travel allowance, this is a unique opportunity in a very exciting global company.
*If this sounds like the rare and exciting opportunity to move your career to the next level, and if you have extensive experience in tailor made travel in Africa, then please apply
*Salary Dependent on Experience ( 9 Month - Temp to Perm)
Interested:
*If you would like to apply for the position please click 'APPLY' or email your CV to helen@traveltradercruitment.co.uk or call Helen on 02038879444





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