Our client is a successful and award-winning travel company that offer various travel services across the globe. Due to remarkable growth, we are now seeking an experienced Spanish SpeakingArea Manager (Contracting) to join their busy and friendly contracting & purchasing team.
This role is ideal for a Contracting Manager from a travel background seeking something a little different in which you will be rewarded for your hard work.
The ideal candidate will be in charge of targeting clients with a number of new hotel products. This role involves frequent travel and liaison with suppliers and sales offices.
Managing a small team of contractors.
Negotiate with suppliers and regularly.
Negotiate special offers and exclusive deals with all hotels throughout the year.
Address and resolve any standard/service level issues with suppliers.
Closely monitor the room production and work with all the relevant parties to stimulate the growth of bookings, room nights and revenue.
Conduct a required number of business trips to improve relations with suppliers and negotiate best in market rates in line with business requirements.
Undertake ongoing analysis of product and quality within the contracting area to maintain consistent product offering for clients.
Proven management skills within the travel industry.
Experience in hotel contracting within Spain, ideally within the wholesale model, group and FIT.
Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
Strong negotiation skills.
Fluent in English Spanish is essential.
Ideally experience in leading a team of buyers in meeting challenging targets, ideal but not essential.