Purchasing Manager

London

Ref: 2312E

Company Profile

Our client is a well-established tour operator specialising in creating tours in Great Britain and Ireland

Responsibilities

Purchasing Manager
Salary: Up to £38,000 depending on experience
Location: North-West London
Ref: 2312E


*Full time permanent position – Flexi office hours*
*Hybrid working system – 3 days office / 2 wfh after probation*


Main duties
To support the Head of Purchasing and to lead the team in securing space and preferential rates from hotels in order to offer best deals for the clients.


The Role:
- To ensure there is a fast turn-around of enquiries and prioritising these with the team
- To support high conversion rates from enquiries in partnership with the Client Hubs
- To negotiation preferential rates with hotels
- To review internal processes and implement improvements
- To identify and make recommendation for hotels to be targeted
- To develop and maintain relationships with suppliers
- To manage the team which handles Purchasing administration, hotel group reservations, amendments and cancellations.
- To be responsible for training and supervising of the Product Booking Team, Interns & enquiry distribution to handlers
- To motivate team by organising weekly team meetings and coordinating the training sessions
- To be reviewing, monitoring, and evaluating sold dates and spaces
- To ensure that all agreements are loaded correctly into system for company wide use
- To liaising with internal clients, Yield Manager, Destination Managers and Market Hubs where required


 

Candidate's Profile

- Previous experience in purchasing/procurement/contracting
- Understanding of hospitality and travel industry within Scotland would be beneficial
- Experience working in DMC would be an advantage
- Excellent communication and organisation skills
- Proactive, dynamic and ability to multi task
- IT literate (MS Office)
- Able to work as part of a team as well as to take initiatives

Salary

Up to £38,000 pa depending on experience

Keywords

Purchasing, Procurement, Yield Management, Tour operations, tour operator, contracting, tours, travel, travel consultant, client relations, operations, bookings, quotes, quotation, administration, suppliers, hotels, events, rates, documentation, invoices, London, Scotland, hybrid

Status

Closed


Salary

Up to 38,000 pa


Reference

2312E


Location

London


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