UK & Ireland Hotel Contracts Manager

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£38k-£45k + excellent benefits
Posted
11 Sep 2018
Closes
11 Oct 2018
Ref
TWRBUK&Ireland
Job function
Purchasing
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

A dynamic and world renowned tour operator based in Central London are now seeking a UK & Ireland Hotel Contracts Manager 

Responsibilities include

  • Ensure accommodation is contracted at best conditions for both FIT and Groups
  • Achieve targeted KPI’s, based on rates, availability number of contracts.
  • Building and managing relationships with key suppliers
  • Contracting for special promotions and flash sales
  • Monitoring availability and increasing where possible
  • Finding new suitable hotel partners and re-negotiating existing agreements with the best possible commercial terms.
  • Manage relations with hotel partners, providing regular performance reporting analysis.
  • Contracting for specific client and/or market requirements
  • Placing existing groups
  • Coordinating product loading and ensure contracts are on sale
  • Updating clients and colleagues on new product and change to existing products
  • Produce and review reports for management on his/her specific destinations
  • Solving problems that cannot be solved by the FIT / Groups Departments (for example overbooking situations)
  • Dealing with complaints when no suitable solution can be reached in the first instance.
  • Keeping up to date with new hotel openings and new products in the market
  • Attending fam trips and networking events
  • Assisting with invoice queries and giving the correct information to the accounts department
  • Any other office duties as required
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  • Skills & Experience
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Full clean applicable UK driving license
  • Estimated travel 10 – 12 weeks per year
  • Good numeric understanding and commercial acumen
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and precision
  • Strong organisational, multi-tasking and prioritisation skills
  • Good computer knowledge (Microsoft Excel/Word/Outlook)
  • Professional fluency in English
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience contracting group hotels and allocations

If this sounds like you and are looking for a new challenge please send is your CV to be interviewed for this superb opportunity.

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