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Contracts Manager - Tour Operators (BENE + SCANDI)

Secret Escapes

Secret Escapes

London, UK
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023

We are now searching for a talented Contracts Manager to join our contracting team. The role is based in any of our 3 main offices - Amsterdam, Berlin or London. Reporting to the Head of Package Contracting Operations this person will take responsibility for negotiating contracts for third party package products directly with suppliers in BENE and SCANDI.

About Secret Escapes

Secret Escapes is the world’s leading members-only online travel deal company, offering inspiring travel experiences and hand-picked offers to over 60 million users worldwide across our family of brands.

Operating across Europe, Secret Escapes Group continues to grow and establish itself as a world-class business, dedicated to giving our members the best range and value in luxury travel deals at low prices.

We’re a diverse and inclusive bunch of individuals from different backgrounds and with varied interests, but the one thing we all have in common is that we’re good people (even if we do say so ourselves!).

Things you’ll be working on:

  • Establishing and maintaining business relationships with tour operators in BENE and SCANDI
  • Building and developing a diverse product range across beach holidays, city trips, round trips, cruises to experience holidays etc. together with our tour operator partners
  • Managing all elements of the contracting process from target identification and initial contact right through to pricing, contract agreement, allocation management and ongoing account management
  • Negotiating and securing attractive, high quality packages from all kinds of different tour operators
  • Collaborating closely with Package Design Managers and the rest of the contracting organisation to ensure we display the best portfolio of products to the consumer
  • Understanding how the tour operator product interacts with our other product lines and selecting the right package holidays accordingly

And you are…

  • A Contracts Manager with a proven track record and a min of 3 years of successful contracting is essential
  • Fluent Dutch and English
  • Good knowledge of the outbound travel market in BENE and SCANDI
  • Possess a black book of contacts for tour operators in BENE and SCANDI
  • Good general knowledge of the travel industry
  • Excellent account management, business development and negotiation skills – previous flash sale experience a bonus
  • Boundless energy and commitment to your work and an entrepreneurial ‘can do’ approach to business
  • Ability to travel when required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of Salesforce

We are an equal opportunity employer:

Diversity and inclusion are important to us at Secret Escapes and we encourage a culture where everyone can be themselves at work. We value and actively seek out a richly diverse range of talent and our policies ensure that every job application and employee is treated fairly, with equal opportunity to succeed. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.