Travel Product Development Manager - Longhaul

Recruiter
C&M Travel Recruitment
Location
East Grinstead
Salary
£28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted
05 Aug 2017
Expires
17 Aug 2017
Travel Product Development Manager - Longhaul This well-known Tour Operator is looking for a Product Development Manager to join their Senior management team to help build their successful product ranges, drive product development and ensure the commerciality and saleability of the set product range meets given targets. Travel Product Development Manager - Product Management experience: ??Seek out, propose and delivering new product within region, working closely with Purchasing Manager to brief new opportunities. ??Assist with guidance of junior team members, providing training and guidance in developing product skill sets. ??Brief new product to web content team & support maintenance of hotel & destination descriptions on all company websites within region - including hotel information, pricing, special offers and key messages. ??Arrange regular training for all key partners, targeted and focussed to drive sales ??Complete regular review of product availability to support demand and promotions with highly proactive approach. ??Support Head of Product in conception, briefing and delivery of new product ideas. Travel Product Development Manager - Commercial management experience ?Drive the delivery of agreed regional targets, working with colleagues to achieve company Goals. ?Brief sales on key product offers and opportunities to drive sales on an ongoing basis. ?Maintain competitor analysis on all featured product, acting proactively and reactively in line with guidance of Head of Product. ?Provide weekly feedback on regional/destination trading prior to weekly trading meetings. ?Provide monthly component stats for given area. ?Analysis of web price output and ensure all prices are constantly up to date, complete and competitive, and target prices achievable across all markets. ?Ensure focus on best available rates whether through XML links, bed banks or direct contracts, managing preferred partner promotions and XML opportunities effectively. ?Regular reviews of best air offering across given destinations to support competitive pricing for the business. ?Pro-actively seek out margin growth opportunities. ?Direct sales teams towards key opportunities to maximise sales and business overrides & targets. ?Monitor performance of tactical activity and provide regular feedback to Head of Product and Direct Contracting Manager. ?Represent company at Trade Shows and overseas product familiarisation trips. Product Development Manager - Essential Skills: ?Previous product or commercial experience in a tour operator role essential. ?Proven track record in product management of key regions within portfolio. ?Ability to drive product delivery and engage others in new ideas. ?Excellent communication skills. ?Numerate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. ?Excellent understanding and application of English language both oral and written. ?Good product knowledge of Long Haul destinations advantageous. ?Excellent attention to detail. ?Strong interpersonal skills and an outgoing, approachable personality. ?Ability to work in a busy and pressured environment. ?Ability to manage busy workload and prioritise effectively. ?Hardworking and able to learn quickly new procedures and business disciplines. ?Flexible approach to team work as well as self-starter able to work on own. ?Willingness to work flexible hours with occasional evening and weekend shifts and Duty Phone responsibilities on a rostered basis. Don't keep a good thing to yourself We grow our business through referrals, so please don't keep us to yourself. If you think we're doing a good job and know of someone who would benefit from our services, please pass on their name and number to me and I promise we will follow it up. Many thanks. C&M Travel Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all candidates. For more opportunities, please visit www.candm.co.uk This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/75125476