French Speaking Group Operations Consultant

Location
West London, London, England
Salary
£22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted
03 Oct 2018
Closes
17 Oct 2018
Ref
21130
Contact
Michael Ruggiero
Job function
Operations
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
This successful inbound group travel company is seeking a fluent French speaking group operations coordinator to join their busy London team.

Position Summary:

The Operations Coordinator is responsible for booking, supporting the tours and working closely with suppliers & Regional Manager for this geographical region. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Reserving and booking services, supervising the logistics of the tour, supplier relations, cost and quality control, providing operational support to the on Tour Directors and checking and processing supplier payments.

Responsibilities:
*Managing booking requirements.
*Allocating services with suppliers and in systems
*Maintaining regular contact with suppliers
*Contracting bus companies and ferries
*Quality control of services
*Responsibility for operational costs for the area.
*Participation in preparation of data for budgets.
*Supporting and being a source of information for Tour Directors
*Developing product information to support sales staff and Tour Directors
*Supervising tour itineraries within the region, checking for feasibility and logistics.
*Preparing suggestions for tour development.
*Approving and processing invoices.
*Managing booking requirements: keeping track of assigned group space and special requirements, tracking and notifying any changes.
*Allocating services with suppliers assuring best balance of price and quality, in a timely manner.
*Logistical supervision while groups are in France and dealing with emergency situations on tour when needed.

Requirements:
*A bachelor's degree.
*Proficiency in English and fluent in French
*Good knowledge of European geography and culture with a focus for France.
*Work experience in a field related to tourism and/or experience abroad preferred, preferably experience in group travel.
*Strong communication and presentation skills including the ability to work with all levels of employees.
*The ability to work under tight deadlines and with budget constraints.
*Proficient computer skills and the ability to learn new software products a must.
*Ability to travel to assigned regions.
*Strong negotiation and budget management skills.
*Ability to multi-task projects and responsibilities and strong prioritization skills.

The Package:

The successful applicant can expect a competitive salary package and the opportunity to work for one of the leading group travel companies in the UK.

If you have the right experience and skills please submit your CV by applying to this advert.

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