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5 months ago
Travel Futures
Salary: Up to €46k + bonus (15%) and benefits
Location: Ireland
Job type: Permanent
Contact: The Travel Recruitment Experts
Category: Operations Jobs, Product Manager Jobs, Tour Operator Jobs, Travel Agent Jobs, Travel Manager Jobs

Contracting and Operations Manager - €46,000 plus 15% bonus - Dublin

A Contracting and Operations Manager is required in a rare and exciting opportunity in the travel industry to join the newest office of a rapidly growing leading inbound travel services company. As Contracting and Operations Manager you will bring a co-ordinated, focused and ambitious approach to managing the operational and account development functions.  The Contracting & Operations Manager will liaise with the senior management team within the Groups Division should ensure strength and efficiency within the selling, operating and buying process in Ireland.

As Contracting & Operations Manager you will:


  • Manage Irish Operations and Product account managing key clients for the destination
  • Identify new product opportunities, build relationships and promote the company to the supply chain as an operator of choice
  • Contract all non-accommodation services
  • Work with the placing team in London and assist with placing Ireland adhoc groups
  • Represent the company in Ireland at supplier, client and Tourism Ireland/Failte Ireland events
  • Assist in the recruitment of future appointments to ensure that team recruited are capable of delivering the levels of Customer Service
  • Ensure tours are operated smoothly and within pre-agreed margin parameters
  • Manage, allocate the quotation requests for Ireland amongst the team and ensure quotations issued promptly and priced in line with policy
  • Represent the company at client trade shows and events as appropriate
  • Develop and refresh new programmes for Ireland working alongside the Sales and Marketing team
  • Assist the Contracting team in creating accurate and competitive tariff rates for non-allocation hotels
  • Maintain and improve good relations with all suppliers and to support placing team within Placing Department where necessary
  • Develop product knowledge by participating in relevant fam trips and undertaking visits when necessary


The ideal Contracting & Operations Manager you will have a proven track record managing a team within travel and tourism sector.  The Contracting & Operations Manager you will ideally have experience of the Irish market, be a self-starter with brilliant time management skills, strong negotiation and communication skills and also commercial awareness.  


To apply for the Contracting & Operations Manager role, or for a career in the travel industry, please apply below with Travel Futures.

Keywords – Contracting, Operations, Manager, Travel

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