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C&M Executive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Location: Belfast
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Tim Robinson
Category: Tour Operator Jobs

Country Manager - Ireland - Escorted Touring. A fantastic opportunity for an experienced travel and tourism professional to join a global tour company, responsible for leading their operations across Ireland (Northern and Southern). This role will be 'home-based' but will ideally need to be based close to Dublin or Belfast.

Country Manager Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the recruitment, management and scheduling of around 30 freelance trip leaders (both directly and through a supervisory team), ensuring the quality of tours and customer satisfaction are maximised at all times. Using your expert knowledge of Ireland you will make recommendations to changes of itineraries and also play a direct role in the contracting of small-medium sized suppliers such as transfer companies, hotels, restaurants, attractions and excursions. You will act as a central point of contact for the trip leaders, manage any crisis incidents in line with company procedures and attend board/regional meeting to provide insight to market conditions, customer satisfaction, cost management and so on. You will be responsible for the budget and ensuring tours meet both the service level agreement and cost base.

Country Manager Skills Required

  • Excellent knowledge of the Irish tourism sector including product knowledge of attractions, hotels and ancillary travel providers
  • Strong track record in people management and driving team performance
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of supplier management and contacting new suppliers a distinct advantage
  • Ability to create and implement strategies on product quality, cost management and operational initiatives
  • Flexibility

Country Manager Salary Details

A salary around £40,000 - £45,000 per annum (depending on experience) - or the equivalent in Euros.

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