Product Manager

Location
South West London, London, England
Salary
£30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted
10 Apr 2019
Closes
24 Apr 2019
Ref
21844
Contact
Danielle Nairne
Job function
Product
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Well known reputable tour operator is seeking a product manager to join their busy team.

The main purpose of this role is to work closely with the Head of Product to develop, plan and deliver a range of profitable quality products to meet the strategic aims of the business. Negotiate the very best commercial termS to preserve and improve the company's market position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
⦁Product strategy, annual planning and development, in conjunction with the Head of Product
⦁Specification, direction and management of all air and ground supplier contracts to deliver the annual plan
⦁Negotiate strong commercial terms with all suppliers and build excellent and lasting relationships
⦁Proactively source exclusive special offers where possible and implement tactical opportunities through strong supplier working relationships.
⦁Work with Head of Marketing to identify opportunities and agree marketing plans and activities with key suppliers
⦁Pagination of all brochures, and proof reading & sign off on pages once produced.
⦁Regular analysis of given destinations sales performance, trends, to shape future activities and purchasing strategy.
⦁Management and motivation of Product Executive
⦁Training of consultants in the brochure and product offering
⦁Regularly review competitor activity.
⦁Review and implement systems, processes and technologies to ensure on going improvement in day to day efficiency and time management.
⦁As a key member of the senior management team you will be required to take on additional responsibilities relating to the running of the business
⦁New Product Development - assist in looking at future commercial opportunities
⦁To represent the company at travel industry events when required

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS REQUIRED
⦁Sound product knowledge of luxury Indian Ocean & Arabia is preferable. Experience in Europe / Caribbean and or other long-haul luxury markets would be an advantage.
⦁Proven experience gained as a Product Manager within a tour operator, ideally with a specialist, luxury brand or product
⦁Commercially astute with strong negotiation and relationship management skills
⦁Highly numerate and analytical
⦁Strong organisational skills with an excellent eye for detail
⦁Good all-round understanding of latest technologies with good understanding of all elements of e-commerce
⦁Proven people management ability
⦁Good knowledge of crisis management procedures
⦁Literate, numerate, analytical and creative with excellent computer skills
⦁Excellent budgetary and forecasting skills

PREFERABLE EXPERIENCE
⦁Minimum 3 years Product/Contracting experience in a Premium/Luxury Tour Operator environment or similar

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES/QUALITIES REQUIRED
⦁A self-starter, highly motivated and innovative, with plenty of energy and initiative
⦁Strong customer service ethic
⦁The successful candidate will be a well-organised forward thinker with strong commercial skills.
⦁High profile within the industry with an excellent knowledge of the industry and the key players within
⦁A flexible approach and willing attitude


If you think this is the position for you please apply online. The successful candidate will expect a competitive package.

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