Operations Consultant - Travel

Location
Derbyshire, England
Salary
£22000 - £25000 per annum + great company benefits
Posted
12 Jul 2019
Closes
09 Aug 2019
Ref
22234- MHE
Contact
Marie Heaven
Job function
Sales
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Do you have experience working within the Travel Industry? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Operations Consultant to join an Educational Travel company, this role is home working but you do need to be able to travel to the Derby/Nottingham area.

Job purpose
To provide administrative support for bespoke cultural and educational tours in the UK, Europe and Long haul for school, college and university groups.

Responsibilities
*Provide a helpful, friendly and efficient administrative support to the sales team, being the liaison between them and our suppliers.

*Provide accurate itinerary arrangements and pricing within required timelines.

*Accurately book flights, accommodation, transfers, tours, attraction tickets, guides as required. Accurately update API information, ATOL and Swissport.

*Once a tour is confirmed, maintain regular contact with the client, keeping sales in the loop. Make any changes/cancellations that are required, resolving any issues that arise efficiently and professionally. Check if there are any special requirements for the group and pass on to relevant suppliers.

*Reconfirm services with suppliers including pick up dates and times with every coach supplier before departure, also visits and restaurant bookings, especially when these are not standard or if they are taking place out of office hours.

*Compile travel packs ensuring these are accurate, meet the client's requirements and are sent out by the set deadline.

*Resolve problems related to a tour efficiently and professionally.

*Keep client and supplier information up to date in our system. Update emergency numbers for all suppliers.

*Update a visits database in line with the Learning outside the Classroom initiative.

*Develop product knowledge, attending familiarisation trips and undergoing product training. Make inspection visits. Research new destinations, accommodations and visits.

*Research and source new suppliers.
*Negotiate rates and contracts with attractions and transport suppliers.

*Attend trade fairs and deliver presentations as required.
*Ensure payments are made to suppliers on time.

Experience
*Experience in an operations position within a fast-paced sales environment in the Travel Industry
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Excellent literacy and numeracy
*Competency in Microsoft Office
*Helpful, supportive and friendly team player
*Driven to exceed targets

Working hours & package
This position is a Monday - Friday (office hours) role, paying £22,000 - £25,000 depending on experience.

Interested??
Please contact Marie on 0121 450 9776 or email your CV to marie@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk
You can also apply via the link below.

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