London based tour operator and DMC is part of a global travel group which has expanded quickly in the last few years with further acquisitions coming on board in 2019. We are seeking a Head of FIT for a company that handles MICE, Groups and FITs – this role is for the FIT department which offers both accommodation and tourist products for international visitors coming to the UK and Ireland.
They offer a lot of special interest and tailor made itineraries to their clients and part of your role will be to develop product ideas.
Key responsibilities as Head of FIT will include :
- managing and mentoring a small but growing team
- managing allocations, offers and reservations to key overseas B2B clients
- costing FIT programmes for inclusions such as car rental, car hire, theatre, events, sports, tailor made holidays
- liaising daily with key suppliers
- supporting the Product development team with ideas and ad hoc contracting
As Head of FIT you should have :
- proven man management skills
- experience of working within an inbound tour operator in a FIT department
- have great communication skills
- attention to detail and finance area
- ability to look at your markets and develop appropriate new product ideas
- work closely with the contracting team and help monitor allocations
- knowledge of the UK and key cities and working relationships with key hotel groups and independent hotels
The company are going through an exciting time and are attracting some well known and high profile candidates – they use modern technology, have great spacious offices and offer their staff a range of benefits including bonus, health care, free car parking, STL and various travel discounts.
You will have great support from a motivational Director and have the opportunity to make efficient changes and work with a professional and happy team. Languages will be useful especially German or French.
Please send your CV in confidence and we will contact successful Head of FIT candidates within 2 working days – since 2001 we have helped many people find a new career – we hope we can help you.