Travel Contracts Manager, Edinburgh

Location
Edinburgh, Scotland
Salary
Market Rate
Posted
04 Mar 2019
Closes
01 Apr 2019
Ref
21720
Contact
Christine Wilkins
Job function
Product
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Contracts Manager working for fastest growing DMC in the UK and Ireland, This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual with proven experience to join a fast growing travel company.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
My Client offers comprehensive ground handling services throughout Ireland and the UK for touring groups, special interest groups, Conferences and Incentives. This Contracts Manager role will be based in there Edinburgh Office. Duties Include:
* Working off targeted KPIs, source suitable new hotel partners for collaboration, contracting best negotiated rates and availability.
* Build & maintain relationships with existing key hotel suppliers including regular performance analysis and monitoring of sales/availability.
* Contracting for Promotions/City Breaks and Flash Sales - for specific markets or clients.
* Assisting the Operations Team with space constraints for existing confirmed Groups.
* Assisting/ Dealing with any complaints / overbooking situations where your expertise is required by the Operations Team.
* Assistance to Accounts with regards invoice queries/negotiation on cancellation charges etc.
* New Product Knowledge - keep up to speed on new hotel developments and openings
* Attendance at Travel-trade Networking Events, FAM Trips and Trade Shows.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
* Superb negotiation and face to face communication/interpersonal skills with a persuasive demeanour and "Can Do" attitude.
* Enthusiastic negotiator with the ability to influence and interact at all levels.
* The ideal candidate will be well established in the UK and Irish markets with experience in contracting hotels & allocations.
* Ability to work independently as well as within a team.

PLEASE CALL CHRISTINE AT TRAVEL TRADE RECRUITMENT 0141 248 5222 OR EMAIL Christine@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk

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