UK Hotel Contracts Manager

Salary: Competitive salary package
Location: London
Sector: Product / Commercial
Job type: Permanent
Date posted: 08/11/2018
Job reference: 20998MR1
Contact: Michael Ruggiero
Contact tel: 0203 887 9444
Do you have proven experience of UK hotel contracting for groups and series? This well-established UK DMC is seeking an experienced UK hotel contractor with an extensive background of contracting hotels in London, UK regions as well as Scotland.

Summary of Role:

*Working off targeted KPI's, source suitable new hotel partners for collaboration, contracting best negotiated rates and availability.
*Build & maintain relationships with existing key hotel suppliers including regular performance analysis and monitoring of sales/availability.
*Contracting for series as well as group allocations for city break groups and touring groups.
*Contracting Group Series (Guaranteed Departures) and assisting the Operations Team with space constraints for existing confirmed Groups.
*Assisting/ Dealing with any complaints / overbooking situations where your expertise is required by the Ops Team.
*Assistance to Accounts with regards invoice queries/negotiation on cancellation charges etc.
*New Product Knowledge - keep up to speed on new hotel developments and openings and analyse whether an opportunity exists for the business. Be the first to knock on the door!
*Attendance at Travel-trade Networking Events, FAM Trips and Trade Shows - grow the brand name.

Key skills required:

*Superb negotiation and face to face communication/interpersonal skills with a persuasive demeanour and "Can Do" attitude.
*Enthusiastic negotiator with the ability to influence and interact at all levels.
*The ideal candidate will be well established in the UK market with at least 2-3 years experience contracting hotels & allocations in all the key destinations in the UK.
*Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
*A proactive approach with the passion and drive to deliver the best agreements.
*Strong commercial acumen and numeracy skills to match.
*Professional fluency in English
*Full and clean UK Driving License: Estimated travel 10-12 weeks per year around England and Scotland.
*Self starter and demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast paced environment whilst managing multiple projects & tight deadlines.
*Strong computer applications skills (Microsoft Word, Excel).

The Package:
A very competitive compensation and bonus package is on offer for the right candidate with the relevant hotel contracting experience.

If you think you have the right skills and background please submit your CV by applying to this advert online.

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