Based in London OR Paris
New Frontiers are now supporting a leading online Operator who are looking to recruit an experienced Contract Manager with knowledge of the French Market and ability to speak fluent French to join their Contracting team, based in their London OR Paris (Homeworking)
As a Contracts Manager you will undertake an array of tasks & responsibilities:
Consult and agree with the Senior Contracts Manager on the specific product requirements
" Ensure hotels are re-contracted within specified deadlines
" Identify 'must-have' hotels within a destination and contract where appropriate
" Undertake to travel approx 18 weeks of the year to maintain relationship with hoteliers/ground handlers and embark on contracting trips.
" Consult and agree with the Senior Contracts Manager on an on-going basis regarding deletions and additions to product
" Negotiate added-value deals, overrides and special offers
" Regularly monitor competitor pricing and availability in line with demand
" Liaise with yield team to ensure maximum profit, communicate peak and trough dates so they can be priced appropriately
" Advise on preferred partner hotels in the relevant destinations, negotiate exclusive deals
" Address and resolve any standard/service level issues with suppliers
" Ensure hotels are inspected and details (photos, amenities etc) updated on a regular basis.
" Communicate destination information regarding peak dates, trade shows, visitor information etc internally
" Register with relevant tourist boards to gain information and to increase company profile
Assist with group placements as necessary
Manage the supplier relationship throughout the period of the contract, including dealing with close out requests and book out issues and liaising with relevant departments accordingly.
Co-operate with Health and Safety team to ensure reports are completed and up to date.
Communicate both internally and externally in a professional manner in keeping with corporate guidelines.
Contracts Manager Skill attributes:
" Experience in Hotel contracting in France (local knowledge is a MUST!)
" Driving licence
" Influential & Negotiation skills
" Fluent in French
" Self motivated and results driven individual
" Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
" Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
For a fully confidential Application on this Contracts Manager Job, please contact Elena.
Due to volume of applications, only suitable applicants will be contacted.
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