Contracts Manager - Tour Operator

Location
Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Salary
£36000 - £42000 per annum + bonus
Posted
28 Aug 2018
Closes
19 Sep 2018
Ref
50866
Contact
Sarah Smith
Job function
Product
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent


Job Title: Contracts Manager - Tour Operator - Sevenoaks up to £42k + bonus

A well-established travel company based in Sevenoaks, Kent seeks a Contracts Manager to support and drive its well established FIT programme. If you have a keen interest in developing and contracting beach holiday destinations and are looking to take the next step in your career, with a company that values your continued growth, this is the role for you. This position presents exciting travel opportunities abroad for the inspection and contracting of hotels.

Contracts Manager - Tour Operator - Responsibilities

  • Negotiating hotel contracts with suppliers via email, phone and face to face for existing and new FIT hotels including the development of within existing destinations.
  • Helping to develop new FIT destinations to enhance the existing FIT portfolio.
  • Undertaking price comparisons and market research on your given destinations for new and existing programmes to ensure we are continuously competitive
  • Assisting with the production of 3 brochures per year.
  • Clear communication on any new product being introduced to the company's reservations staff during in house training sessions. * Dealing with incoming and outgoing enquiries from ground handlers
  • Working with the Product Department to analyse the success of your assigned areas and devise strategies to further grow their worth within the business.
  • Worldwide travel opportunities to both long-haul and short-haul destinations on contracting visits.
  • Assisting the Head of Product in ad-hoc tasks.

Contracts Manager - Tour Operator - Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in a product department role. Preferably in contracting with suppliers.
  • Strong negotiation skills and communication skills
  • The ability to work in a high-pressured environment to meet deadlines
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A high level of organisation and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)



Contracts Manager - Tour Operator - Package

* Competitive salary

* The chance to travel and inspect & contract in destinations around the world, ranging from Latin America to Asia and Africa

* Discounted holiday travel with service

* Excellent annual bonus opportunity

* Pension contributions

* A caring and fair company culture that builds its employees' skills to ensure career progression

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