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2 months ago
Travel Futures
Salary: Up to £40k + bonus (15%) & benefits
Location: Central/West End, East London, North London, West London
Job type: Permanent
Contact: The Travel Recuitment Experts
Category: Product Manager Jobs, Tour Operator Jobs, Travel Agent Jobs, Travel Executive Jobs, Travel Manager Jobs

French Speaking Contracts Manager - Travel Industry- Up to 40k - London

A French speaking Contracts Manager is required for a large travel company to help consolidate their continued growth. As a French Speaking Contracts Manager you will be working to achieve the target number and mix of hotels and with the correct prices and availability.

As French Speaking Contracts Manager for this travel company you will:

  • Ensure hotels are re-contracted within specified deadlines
  • Identify ‘must-have’ hotels within a destination and contract where appropriate
  • Undertake to travel approx. 18 weeks of the year to maintain relationship with hoteliers/ground handlers and embark on contracting trips.
  • Consult and agree with the Regional Head of Contracting on an ongoing basis regarding deletions and additions to product
  • Negotiate added-value deals, overrides and special offers
  • Regularly monitor competitor pricing and availability in line with demand
  • Liaise with yield team to ensure maximum profit, communicate peak and trough dates so they can be priced appropriately
  • Advise on preferred partner hotels in the relevant destinations, negotiate exclusive deals
  • Address and resolve any standard/service level issues with suppliers
  • Ensure hotels are inspected and details (photos, amenities etc) updated on a regular basis.
  • Communicate destination information regarding peak dates, trade shows, visitor information etc internally
  • Register with relevant tourist boards to gain information and to increase company profile
  • Manage the supplier relationship throughout the period of the contract, including dealing with close out requests and book out issues and liaising with relevant departments accordingly.

If you are the ideal candidate for the French Speaking Contracts Manager position you will be a fluent French speaker, university educated (or equivalent) with extremely strong negotiation and communication skills. As French Speaking Contracts Manager you will be able to maintain strong and trusting relationships with hoteliers, have a strong attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure. Your work approach will be dynamic and pro-active. 

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