​Global Luxury Hotel Contracting Manager - Ultra-Luxury Travel

Recruiter
Red Planet Recruitment
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This Global Luxury Hotel Contracting Manager role is about passion, drive and having the fire to want to progress and develop your career with an outstanding luxury specialist that focuses on life enriching, experiential, inspiring, authentic and engaging form of luxury travel. This opportunity will see you join a highly successful company that is taking their business to new heights. The Global Luxury Hotel Contracting Manager role will oversee the procurement of special rates with worldwide luxury hotels for our client’s ultra-luxury, pre-defined, worldwide luxury travel programmes & unique packaged trips, offering their High Nett Worth Travellers true to life, ultimate travel experiences.

Global Luxury Hotel Contracting Manager Role:

  • Work alongside the Product Director to develop selected global destinations and handpicked ultra-luxury hotels in line with business needs and vision
  • Contracting hotels such as: Banyan Tree, One & Only, Four Seasons, Oberoi, Viceroy, Conrad, Kempinski, Shangri La, Fairmont, Ritz Carlton, Jumeirah, Nobu, Sandy Lane, Ikos, Westin, Grace Hotels, Elegant Hotels, Couples, Atlantis, Secrets, Pan Pacific, Marina Bay, Taj, Leela etc.
  • Successfully manage all elements of the contracting process with hotels and DMC’s from target identification and initial contact right through to pricing, contract agreement and allocation management
  • Provide weekly report and analysis on assigned destinations and target hotels to the Product Director
  • Competition research for similar hotel products
  • Work alongside Product Director to ensure the successful promotion of their pre-defined worldwide luxury travel programmes and unique packaged trips
  • Research and develop new suppliers to continuously expand luxury hotel portfolio
  • Regular overseas travel, meeting with luxury hoteliers and local service providers as well as attending trade fairs such as WTM, ITB etc.
  • Regular internal and external presentations

Now Let’s Talk About you:

  • Essential: Impeccably presented, slick, energetic, gregarious, contracting professional with a Big Sales Personality, who is obsessed with all things luxury
  • Essential: Experience of contracting luxury hotels with the likes of Banyan Tree, One & Only, Four Seasons, Oberoi, Viceroy, Conrad, Kempinski, Shangri La, Fairmont, Ritz Carlton, Jumeirah, Nobu, Sandy Lane, Ikos, Westin, Grace Hotels, Elegant Hotels, Couples, Atlantis, Secrets, Pan Pacific, Marina Bay, Taj, Leela etc.
  • Experience of negotiating contract rates with sales directors/senior management professionals within hotels and DMC’s
  • Numerate, well developed IT skills, and familiar with the contracting process involving pricing, negotiation, terms etc
  • Great written, verbal, and presentation style communication skills that is set to impress
  • Flexible in the way you work, ability to respond positively to change and be capable of quickly forming sustainable commercial relationships
  • Must be flexible to travel overseas for contracting purposes

Salary:
Our client is looking for an ambitious Contractor with the above skill sets with a willingness for professional and personal growth within their luxury travel company. The basic salary is £40,000 - £45,000 per annum BOE, along with KPI bonus and lucrative benefits.

Sounds Like You?
If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Important, Please Note: It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based role who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to your situation prior to applying.

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