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13 days ago
Travel Futures
Salary: £35K plus bonus and benefits
Location: Central/West End, North London, North West London, West London, Hertfordshire
Job type: Permanent
Contact: The Travel Recruitment Experts
Category: Account Manager Jobs, Product Manager Jobs, Tour Operator Jobs, Travel Executive Jobs, Travel Manager Jobs

A leading tour operator are looking for a Contract Manager, to act as the face of the company to the industry.  As Contract Manager you will be looking to successfully negotiate rates & allocations with existing suppliers and seek new contracts to extend our portfolio, and to review agreements to ensure that our client has the best rates on the market.

As Contract Manager you will:

  • Negotiate rates needed for all suppliers such as Hotels, Transport Providers, Attractions, Guides etc. obtaining the best rates and availability
  • Account manage top suppliers and ensure regular visits, calls, contact and to make sure that any gifts are sent for Christmas, birthdays etc.
  • Create an annual contracting strategy to ensure that regular visits suppliers are planned
  • Setting all hotel buying guideline rates
  • Build relationships with internal and external sales agents helping to identify the right products at the right prices
  • Ensure that adequate bed stock is bed banked at least 12 months in advance
  • Keep the bed bank list up to date and that cancellations are sent within agreed time frames
  • Keep ad-hoc business under budget and that under budget targets are met
  • Product monthly KPI report and attend monthly management meetings
  • Keep the company database up to date and that all supplier information is correct
  • Manage and motivate the Contracts & database teams ensuring good communications and best working practices are adopted.  

The successful Contracts Manager will have excellent, and established, experience as a Contracts Manager in the Travel industry with excellent product knowledge of the UK Industry.   You will be an excellent negotiator with strong commercial acumen and be a confident communicator.  You will have a thorough attention to detail and be able to prioritise tasks, working to deadlines. 

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