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Travel Trade Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Plus great company ben
Location: Surrey
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Helen Cassin
Category: Tour Operator Jobs
My client is looking to recruit an experienced Manager to join their Product & Purchasing team, taking ownership of a defined geographical region, you will be responsible for delivering the Product & Purchasing strategy for your destination areas. Your role as Product & Purchasing Manager involves working and developing relationships with hotels and DMC's, negotiating rates and terms to strengthen commercial agreements and also customer benefits. To be a successful Product & Purchasing Manager for this prestigious brand you will be hands-on, positive with a can-do attitude and strong negation skills

THE job:
*Negotiating and contracting rates, special offers, allocations, release periods, overrides, brochure contributions, marketing funds, terms and conditions, service level agreements with hotels and DMC's, in the UK, at Trade shows and overseas as required
*Securing targeted rates and offers for late bookings
*Maximising key commercial relationships to drive exclusivity and profitability
*Negotiating marketing contributions with Tourist Boards and Government departments to actively promote your destination areas
*Loading and managing contracts in the relevant system, adhering to the required processes for signature and storage
*Analysing weekly product/sales reports to identify market trends and revenue/room nights sales growth opportunities
*Analysing and maximising opportunities for potential new destinations and product innovation/development
*Actively raising issues and highlighting any commercial threats or liabilities to the Senior Product & Purchasing Manager
*Ensuring regular tracking of commercial overrides in order to achieve agreed targets
*Delivering monthly KPI's
*Working closely with the Trading and Air Product teams to ensure sales and margin opportunities are maximised
*Tracking and analysing key competitor activity in the UK and other source markets
*Directing and supporting the Marketing team with brochure paginations, product content and programme launches
*Collaborating on marketing campaigns and activity to maximise commercial agreements and contribution
*Proactively sharing product knowledge with Marketing, PR and Training teams
*Assisting and supporting Operation/Finance teams in resolving complaints and administrative issues with suppliers
*Managing, coaching and supporting one direct report within the team
*Ensuring that performance management reviews are carried out twice per year for your direct report
*Collaborating and demonstrating flexibility, supporting colleagues as and when required Processes and Procedures
*Ensuring deadlines are met at all times
*Knowing, understanding and complying with the Purchasing and Policy procedures

*Proven excellent negotiation skills
*Experience of building strong relationships with suppliers
*Commercial focus
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills
*Self-motivated, proactive approach
*Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks
*Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
*Excellent organisation skills
*Experience of working under pressure to meet tight deadlines
*Customer focus
*Knowledge of long-haul beach destinations
*Strong team player with the ability to work independently
*Proficiency of Excel, Word, Powerpoint
*Ability to travel overseas as and when required by the Company

The successful candidate can expect an excellent starting salary which is in the region of £35000 upwards and also my client really do offer some amazing company benefits!

If you would like to be considered for this exciting new Product and Purchasing Manager role please follow the link and click "apply" send your CV to Helenc@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk or call Helen Cassin onfor more information.

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