Contract Manager - Madrid Based

Location
Madrid, Spain
Salary
£35000 - £40000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted
07 Mar 2019
Closes
04 Apr 2019
Ref
21746
Contact
Mitchell Armstrong
Job function
Product
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
We are currently seeking to recruit a Contract Manager for Spain (one of) within our Contracts and Purchasing Department to be based in Madrid.

The ideal candidate will be in charge of contracting hotels and be fully accountable for negotiating rates, static and dynamic, terms and conditions with hotels.

We are looking for a person with fluent Spanish and experience in contracting dynamic rates via Channel Managers.

Main Responsibilities

⦁Negotiate with suppliers & regularly monitor to ensure we has the best rates
⦁Negotiate special offers and exclusive deals with all hotels throughout the year
⦁Closely monitor the room production and work with all the relevant parties to stimulate growth of bookings, room nights and revenue
⦁Comprehensive understanding of the internal systems and processes in order to contract more efficiently and effectively
⦁Undertake ongoing analysis of product and quality within contracting area to maintain consistent product offering for clients
⦁Conduct required number of business trips to improve relations with suppliers and negotiate best in market rates in line with business requirements
⦁Address and resolve any issues with suppliers

Skills and Experience

Relevant Skills/Characteristics

⦁Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
⦁Self-motivated and results driven individual
⦁Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
⦁Capable of working independently as well as part of a team
⦁Ambitious with the ability to think on your feet
⦁Ability to multitask and prioritise work effectively
⦁Ability to develop close working relationships with suppliers to achieve optimum results
⦁Ability to keep up with the market trends and adapt work towards it

Experience/Knowledge
⦁Available to travel up to 10 weeks maximum a year
⦁Experience in Travel Industry desirable
⦁Knowledge of Spain an advantage

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