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13 days ago

Travel Purchasing Executive – Central London - £20k plus benefits

 

Travel Purchasing Executive is required by this highly thought of award winning tour operator.  As Purchasing Executive you will build relations with key hotels UK, Ireland and Europe and assist in the placing of ad hoc group bookings, undertaking purchasing tasks in order to meet our clients’ requirements and deadlines on qualified ad hoc and series requests, with successful management of space and to negotiate the lowest possible rates and flexible T&Cs in order to maximise margins.

 

As Travel Purchasing Executive you will:

  • Place qualified group requests ensuring that the right product has been offered at the lowest possible rates
  • Improve supplier relationships by representing the company at appropriate supplier events
  • Send options, confirmations, amendments and cancellations out to suppliers and follow up where necessary ensuring paperwork accurately reflects requirements.
  • To ensure maximum usage of allocation and RU space is being implemented where relevant.
  • Attending Familiarisation trips, networking events and trade shows in order to enhance existing supplier relationships as well as create new relationships.
  • Attend supplier meetings face to face to maintain and improve good relations with hotels
  • Arrange visits to allocation and other key hotels to maximise product knowledge
  • Understand the needs of the clients and the markets in which the company is operating, obtaining this information through discussions with colleagues.
  • Negotiate ad-hoc group rates with contracted and non-contracted suppliers in key locations

 

 

The Successful Travel Purchasing Executive will have previous travel industry experience within a tour operating environment working in a purchasing/product/contracting role and is able to display strong negotiation skills.  As Travel Purchasing Executive you will be highly accurate with an excellent attention to detail, and have well developed written and verbal communication skills.   The Travel Purchasing Executive will have a professional approach to work, with a positive can-do attitude and have excellent organisational and time management skills.

 

 

To apply for Travel Purchasing Executive, or for your career in the Travel Industry, please send your CV to Travel Futures and apply below.

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