Travel Product Manager

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Salary
£30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted
04 Oct 2019
Closes
01 Nov 2019
Ref
22428-MHE-01
Contact
Marie Heaven
Job function
Product
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Are you looking for a new Product Manager position within the Travel Industry?? If so this could be a new exciting position for you!! Do you have experience as a Product Manager within a travel environment? Have you dealt in depth with products across various travel brands? This leading travel provider is looking to recruit an experienced Product Manager to join this great team in Birmingham. Accountable for the development, contracting and delivery of a given product area, you will help expand my clients' product base and help this successful independent travel company go from strength to strength.

To secure the best commercial terms and ensure we are commercially best placed in the market through effective sourcing and administration of our destination, hotel and auxiliary requirements. To ensure maximum revenue protection, process efficiencies and excellence in customer service. As Product Manager you are key in the success of our inventory.

Personal Requirements
Thorough knowledge of product and industry awareness
The ability to organise
Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Have the ability to focus on specific goals
Be energetic an enthusiastic about our product
Be able to work under pressure.

Main duties:
*Maintaining consistent relationships with suppliers and Tourist Boards.
*Monitor competitor activity and pricing against our own.
*Monitor sales for preferred and key partners to drive deals.
*Collate figures for product review
*Negotiate and monitor commercial agreements with preferred partners.
*Negotiate exclusive offer deals and incentives and marketing deals with suppliers.
*Investigate the sourcing of alternative suppliers and direct contracts and new products.
*Manage the efficient running of all products within the department.
*Arrange and attend supplier meetings and liaise with HR/Training department to organise training requirements.
*Provide offer and supplier updates to the sales departments 3 times a week.
*Provide the sales team with information and booking process on new suppliers and liaise with Training department to ensure training is arranged if required.
*Provide all holiday and hotel offers for marketing and liaise with Marketing/Aviation Departments.
*Review and report to Managers/HR/Training on the performance of staff in regards to ground products.
*Follow up with suppliers on day to day supplier related issues and complaints.
*Attend industry events on behalf of the company.
*Commercial reporting for month end and YTD sales by product, and by customer type.
*Report on sales results from incentive activities, internally and externally.
*Attend supplier meetings
*Attend internal management, marketing and product meetings.
*Errata management

Salary: £30,000 plus depending on experience plus bonus and great company benefits.

Company Benefits
*summer and winter ball free for staff.
*Satellite TV for all staff rooms
*free onsite parking
*Dress down Friday
*28 Days holiday plus Birthday off
*Discounted package holidays and the opportunity to have an all expenses payed holiday for exceptional performance at work.
*Fam trips
*Bar opens at 4pm on a Friday, alcoholic drinks and soft drinks
*Christmas bonus
*Free eye test and discount
*Host dinners at Football matches and concerts
*Free tickets to football matches and concerts

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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