2 months ago
Seeking an experienced Product Development Executive to take on a new and exciting opportunity for a leading London travel company.
The role involves maintaining and developing supplier relationships, sourcing new products and features, dealing with contracts and planning and overseeing large events throughout the year. You will also be required to attend networking events and trade shows.
We are looking for someone with a confident, bubbly personality and an in depth understanding of the travel and tourism industry. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years' experience in a similar role, and offer excellent communication skills with the ability to negotiate.
*Build and maintain relationships with and then manage the performance of suppliers
*Support the Commercial, Finance and Operational teams in the agreement of contracts with suppliers, including discounts, short term exclusives and amendments
*Keep up to date with market trends and support the identification and sourcing of new and ad-hoc products and features
*Assist the procurement of services and products for the business
*Planning and overseeing key events and trade shows throughout the year
*Comparing costs, quality and service to ensure the highest standard
*Attending trade shows and networking events across the UK where you will represent the company
*Fluent written and spoken English
*Confident and approachable
*Contracting and negotiating experience
*Experience working in a similar role - 2 years' experience preferred
*Proactive and professional attitude to work and learning
*Well organised and good time management skills
*Smart / Well-presented and polite
*Can work well to tight deadlines and prioritise work load
*Strong telephone manor
*A 'can do' attitude and able to work in a fast-paced environment
*Confident with Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
*Able to attend conferences and exhibitions outside of usual working hours
This is a Monday-Friday role with working hours of 9am-5pm.
A starting package of £25,000 - £27,000 per annum is on offer.
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