Luxury Product Manager

Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Location: South West London
Sector: Tour Operator, Product / Commercial
Job type: Permanent
Date posted: 13/06/2018
Job reference: 20461CWI
Contact: Charlotte Williams
Contact tel: 0203 887 9444
A great opportunity for a Product Manager to take full responsibility of their Luxury travel market in order to deliver quality products for its customers.

The main purpose of this role is to work closely with the Head of Product to develop, plan and deliver a range of profitable quality products to meet the strategic aims of the business. Negotiate the very best commercial terms and to preserve and improve the company's market position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
*Product strategy, annual planning and development, in conjunction with the Head of Commercial
*Specification, direction and management of all air and ground supplier contracts to deliver the annual plan
*Negotiate strong commercial terms with all suppliers and build excellent and lasting relationships
*Pagination of all brochures, and proof reading & sign off of pages once produced.
*Regular analysis of given destinations sales performance, trends, to shape future activities and purchasing strategy.
*Management and motivation of Product Executive
*Training of consultants in the brochure and product offering
*Regularly review competitor activity.
*Proactively source exclusive special offers where possible and implement tactical opportunities through strong supplier working relationships.
*Review and implement systems, processes and technologies to ensure on going improvement in day to day efficiency and time management.
*As a key member of the senior management team you will be required to take on additional responsibilities relating to the running of the business
*New Product Development - assist in looking at future commercial opportunities
*To represent the company at travel industry events when required

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
*Sound product knowledge of Europe and preferably other long haul luxury markets.
*Proven experience gained as a Product Manager within a tour operator ideally with a specialist quality brand/product.
*Minimum 3 years Product/Contracting experience in a Premium/Luxury Tour Operator environment or similar
*Good all round understanding of latest technologies with good understanding of all elements of e-commerce
*Proven man-management ability
*Highly numerate and analytical
*Strong organisational skills with an eye for detail
*Good knowledge of crisis management procedures
*Literate, numerate, analytical and creative with excellent computer skills
*Commercially astute with strong negotiation skills
*Excellent budgetary and forecasting skills

THE PACKAGE
*5 days a week, 09:00 - 17:30
*Competitive salary depending on experience
*Fantastic working environment
*Travel Perks and opportunities

INTERESTED?
Call: 0203 887 9444
Email: charlotte@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk
Click: "Apply Now"

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