Products & Contracts Manager

Location
Leicestershire, England
Salary
Market Rate
Posted
24 May 2019
Closes
21 Jun 2019
Ref
21410/LDI
Contact
Laura Dixon
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED CONTRACTOR WITH A TRACK RECORD IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY ? AND DO YOU HAVE, OR ARE YOU READY FOR, MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE?


This successful incoming tour operator is based in South Leicestershire and they are seeking a Product & Contracts Manager and a Product and Contracts Executive to negotiate rates with their suppliers and help develop new products and destinations within Western Europe, the UK and Ireland. Our client's markets are worldwide with a strong focus on South-East Asia, and the company has been making inbound arrangements for groups since 1990, so is very well established and one of the UK's leading operators in its field.

KEY ELEMENTS
- Contracting of UK and European supplies (including hotels, transportation, attractions, restaurants)
- Maintaining our internal product database
- Managing a small team (Manager position only)
- Close liaison with, and education of, our Operations team
- Involvement in costings/pricing for key client quotations

KEY DUTIES
- Negotiating and contracting
- Sourcing new tour content and USPs
- Loading rates and contract information into internal systems
- Managing supplier relationships
- Product development
- Competitor monitoring
- Supporting the Operations team
- Working on long and short term projects simultaneously
- Visiting suppliers across the product area


EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
* Experience of contracting supplies in the product area is essential (Manager position only : for the Executive position it is desirable)
* Must have travel industry or closely related experience
* Strong negotiation and communication skills
* Ability to work in a high pressured environment and meet deadlines
* To be able to work independently as well as part of a team
* To be organised and have a high attention to detail
* To be able to demonstrate creativity and a flair for new ideas

THE PACKAGE
The successful candidates can expect a competitive salary dependent on experience and excellent benefits including a bonus scheme.

INTERESTED?
Please follow the instructions to apply, attaching your CV or if you have any questions, please contact Laura on 0121 450 9776 or email laura@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk

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