Travel Product Manager for Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka and Middle East - upto £35k Buckinghamshire
As Travel Product Manager for this privately owned luxury tour operator you will take full responsibility for the selection, pricing & brochure production of your product area.
You will be expected to represent the company at trade shows, exhibitions and supplier dinners/events.
The successful applicant will need the ability to create an effect strategy and develop the region in-line with our growth aspirations.
The job will be target based and we are looking for candidates who have a strong commercial acquirement and background.
•Direct & recent experience in the contracting, sourcing and pricing of overseas product
•In-depth knowledge of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka and Middle East
•Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to write original and authentic copy from first-hand experience
•Excellent training skills to motivate our sales team
•Good knowledge of IT systems including Travelink/Amadeus would be advantageous
•First hand sales experience (within the luxury travel sector and the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka and Middle East market) would be a bonus
•Use of Excel and Photoshop, as well as recent and relevant experience in the production of brochures and newsletters
•Ability to manage and update website content
•Excellent contacts and industry relationships
•Ability to drive the business forward independently (with minimal support) within our brand guidelines
•At least one year’s experience within product at Luxury Tour Operator
•Experience of yield and margin management
•Well presented with outstanding negotiation skills
•Brochure production including writing/choice of photography
•Monitoring and updating the content of our website
•Representing the company at relevant trade shows
•Regular competitor analysis
•Training of sales staff as well as planning educationals
•Pricing of the product
•Loading of the database
•Producing a quarterly report on the sales performance of your region highlighting room nights/margin
•Monitoring of the exchange rates & margins to ensure the company is on budget
•Reviewing and improving conversion levels in line with company targets