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12 months ago
Travel Trade Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Location: South West London
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Helen Newton
Category: Tour Operator Jobs
Looking for a friendly Villa Contractor to join our dynamic France, Italy & Ski product team.
This role will require you to work closely with the France Product Manager, in order to contract new and existing product all over France. You will help to grow and develop our portfolio of unique properties whilst ensuring its optimal performance at all times and whilst forging successful relationships with our suppliers. This role would suit someone with similar contracting experience in the travel industry, who has the ability to recognise the right product and negotiate the best conditions, whilst remaining true to our brand, our targets and also our values. You will be working closely with a small team on a large and successful programme, where you can make a difference.
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. You'll be working in a team of hard-working and passionate travellers from a range of countries. Breakfast, drinks and early Friday finish all on the company!

The Job:
*Contracting new (and existing) properties to the required brief and standards and securing optimal commercial terms and conditions
*Actively developing and growing the France programme
*Managing and maintaining successful supplier relationships
*Meeting company targets, aims and strategic planning
*Carrying out price and market analysis
*Preparing and analysing data and reports
*Researching and obtaining contracting and product loading information and preparing it on relevant forms, contracts and reports
*Liaising with the marketing team on special offers and marketing campaigns
*Assisting with queries regarding pricing, availability and property listings
*Providing feedback and proactively contributing to the team's performance
*Promoting the company and being a positive company ambassador at all times
*International travel may be required to develop product and liaise with suppliers

Skills Required:
*Contracting experience within the travel industry (and ideally villas in France) is essential
*Track record of results inside a product/contracting environment
*Proven supplier management skills
*Excellent negotiation skills
*Excellent organisational, communication & interpersonal skills
*High degree of numeracy and commercial acumen
*Ability to problem solve and make decisions
*Ability to be flexible and a good team player as well as work independently
*Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
*Fluency in written and spoken French highly desirable
*In-depth knowledge of France highly desirable

The Package:

*Starting salary up to circa £40k


*If you would like to apply for the position please click to 'APPLY' or send your cv to helen@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk or call Helen on

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