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Travel Product Executive


Prospects4LeisureTravel
Salary: £20k - 28k per year
Location: Hampshire, West Sussex
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Recruitment Team
Category: Tour Operator Jobs, Travel Agent Jobs, Travel Executive Jobs
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Travel Product Executive up to £28k plus comm  

Our client is currently seeking a travel product executive to maintain and improve the company’s products, in order to improve revenue, margins and quality. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE 

• Ideally at least three years’ experience of product development/maintenance in activity holidays

• Passionate about developing commercially-viable holidays (for groups and private departures) and able to sense opportunities for improving the bottom line through product development

• A thorough understanding and appreciation of the Product Development process

• Excellent communicator - both verbal and written

• Excellent at writing enticing, good quality text. Proven ability to write well and produce a high volume of information about the product quickly and accurately

• Excellent organisation skills

• Good mathematical and analytical skills

• Highly numerate - able to deal with numbers/rates in multiple currencies, apply margins/mark-ups quickly and assess product information and pricing versus competitors

• Intermediate to advanced Excel skills (database skills an advantage)

• Able to liaise with/build relationships with suppliers while at the same time negotiating firmly to achieve competitive rates, differentiated product and favourable terms for the company

• Balances strong negotiation skills with building relationships with overseas suppliers

• Demonstrates solid understanding of accounting principles (especially relating to tour operator costing and management of gross margins)

• Good at editing/formatting/presenting in Word or other relevant packages

• Knowledge of flights/airlines (Amadeus or similar GDS, contracts, fares...) and relevant travel reservations systems 

OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

• Personal values aligned with company - especially in relation to commercial driven for profit balanced with responsible travel, conservation and community development

• Understanding and empathy with product offered

• Happy and willing to travel overseas regularly for trade show

The successful applicant does not have to tick ALL of the above boxes - training will be given. The most important thing is drive and passion 4 travel as well as commitment and perseverance

Travel Product Executive up to £28k plus comm  

Our client is currently seeking a travel product executive to maintain and improve the company’s products, in order to improve revenue, margins and quality. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE 

• Ideally at least three years’ experience of product development/maintenance in activity holidays

• Passionate about developing commercially-viable holidays (for groups and private departures) and able to sense opportunities for improving the bottom line through product development

• A thorough understanding and appreciation of the Product Development process

• Excellent communicator - both verbal and written

• Excellent at writing enticing, good quality text. Proven ability to write well and produce a high volume of information about the product quickly and accurately

• Excellent organisation skills

• Good mathematical and analytical skills

• Highly numerate - able to deal with numbers/rates in multiple currencies, apply margins/mark-ups quickly and assess product information and pricing versus competitors

• Intermediate to advanced Excel skills (database skills an advantage)

• Able to liaise with/build relationships with suppliers while at the same time negotiating firmly to achieve competitive rates, differentiated product and favourable terms for the company

• Balances strong negotiation skills with building relationships with overseas suppliers

• Demonstrates solid understanding of accounting principles (especially relating to tour operator costing and management of gross margins)

• Good at editing/formatting/presenting in Word or other relevant packages

• Knowledge of flights/airlines (Amadeus or similar GDS, contracts, fares...) and relevant travel reservations systems 

OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

• Personal values aligned with company - especially in relation to commercial driven for profit balanced with responsible travel, conservation and community development

• Understanding and empathy with product offered

• Happy and willing to travel overseas regularly for trade show

The successful applicant does not have to tick ALL of the above boxes - training will be given. The most important thing is drive and passion 4 travel as well as commitment and perseverance


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