Ground Transport Commercial Lead

Location
Newingreen, Hythe
Salary
DOE + Profit Share + Benefits
Posted
01 Feb 2019
Closes
01 Mar 2019
Job function
Commercial
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

We are Holiday Extras: a Times Top 100 employer that uses innovative technology, a wide choice of products and unbeatable prices to deliver "less hassle, more holiday" to our customers and partners. We are the UK's market leader for travel extras - with airport hotels, airport parking, airport lounges, airports by rail and coach, destination car hire and holiday insurance amongst some of our core products.

We've grown rapidly and form part of a group of six companies in key locations across Europe, with a group turnover of £450m.

The Ground Transport Commercial Lead role in a nutshell

As part of our growth strategy, we are investing in our New Products Team and are looking for an experienced Ground Transport Commercial Lead to join us on the Holiday Extras campus. As Ground Transport Commercial Lead at Holiday Extras you’ll be responsible for defining and delivering our ground transportation strategy and work collaboratively with the wider business to drive volume and product development.

As someone with a background in ground transportation, you will be responsible for the car hire & transfers/ground transportation budget (i.e. rail, coach, taxi) ensuring that these products perform well and become part of the wider Holiday Extras core offering.

You will use your expert partnering and account management skills to maintain and grow strong, solid relationships with existing partners and suppliers. As someone with a commercial mindset, you will also source and negotiate new supplier deals, and build win/win strategic partnerships at a senior level possessing a deep understanding of our partners trading cycles and technical requirements.

The type of person we would love to meet. Are you this person?

Everyone says they are looking for someone special, and we really mean it! You have:

  • Experience working within a commercial environment, contracting new supply whilst maintaining and growing a portfolio of existing partners.
  • Demonstrable experience in successfully developing and maintaining a successful Ground Transportation strategy.
  • Demonstrable experience of building strong, profitable partnerships that cater for the needs of your customers.
  • Strong communication skills, able to flex and adapt your approach when needed.
  • A commercial mindset and deep understanding of the effective use of data insight and analysis to drive strategic decision making

We are looking for the best to join our team. We pride ourselves on being able to offer exciting challenges in the world of product development, whilst providing a fantastic environment in which to work. Along with pension, medical insurance, enhanced parental leave, cycle-to-work schemes, etc we also have birthday days off, ‘Anytime +' (our flexible working philosophy that says if you are contactable and connected it doesn't matter where or when you work)

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