Product Manager

City of London, London, England
£30000 - £35000 per annum + plus bonus
17 Jul 2019
14 Aug 2019
Joe Bartholomew
Job function
Full Time
Contract Type
Do you have a passion for the Travel Industry? Do you have 2 or more years' experience as Product Manager and looking for your next exciting challenge?

I have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Product Manager to join a well-established Tour Operator based in the heart of London.

Purpose of role:

To create, launch and manage a range of product which showcases the company brand values, quality, customer service and reliability. To manage commercial relationships with overseas suppliers, taking complete responsibility for the internal and external delivery of your product area

Key Responsibilities:

*Negotiate and implement commercial agreements with overseas suppliers and ensure that the contracts are delivered in a timely manner
*Clear communication of contracts and product range to all departments
*Brochure production: Working with the team to complete brochure deadlines
*Responsible for the content you will ensure that all brochure text complies with the company style and check the accuracy of the content
*Maintain all relevant information to your product areas in the booking system
*Adhere to Health and Safety requirements
*Follow agreed brochure guidelines/format
*Work with the Head of Product in the planning of forward business
*Actively seek new product opportunities
*To take accountability for revenue growth, quality and gross margin of your portfolio.
*Regularly review product to ensure it still fits within the current strategy
*Analyse sales on a weekly basis and set plans accordingly
*Analyse information from feedback forms (Customers, Tour Manager and Agents) and be pro-active in actioning improvements which will benefit the business and our customers To establish regular communication with sales staff and other teams - to keep everyone up to date and ensure that any relevant issues are swiftly acted upon
*Support the sales teams with insight, training and speedy responses to maximise bookings
*To ensure office coverage for your product area during times of travel including monitoring and administration of e-mails
*Plan and carry out Product planning trips and file reports accordingly
*Liaising with suppliers to organise FAM's, journalist visits and staff presentations

Role Requirements:

*Minimum 2 years' experience in a Product Manager position
*Negotiation of contract or commercial agreements with hotels or other travel related service providers
*Knowledge of destinations and travel trends
*Confident use of airline GDS, Word, Excel, Adobe InCopy
*Excellent written communication skills
*Numerate with good data entry skills, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

Personal attributes / style:

*Proven ability to negotiate significant and successful long term contracts with suppliers
*Can demonstrate achievements in meeting tough deadlines
*Analytical skills; identifying major issues affecting profitability, revenue, and opportunities that are followed upon by swift and successful action
*Resourceful and practical with the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively
*Demonstrate a positive attitude to all staff, offering assistance as necessary
*Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
*Knowledge of other languages is preferable
*Well-travelled in countries relevant to our programmes

Full time, permanent
Salary - £30,000 - £35,000 depending on experience

To apply for the position of Product Manager Click 'apply' to submit your CV.
This role is being managed by / Tel: 0203 887 9444
Please note that only candidates who meet the shortlisted requirements will be contacted

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