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Pelorus is recruiting for a product manager. This new hire will own, manage and develop all travel product across the group. This role requires creativity, strong relationship management, negotiating skills and experience working alongside suppliers, DMCs and hotels. You will in time manage your own team and work closely with directors, marketing and partnerships managers.

To succeed in this role you will need to attend seminars, events, trade and consumer shows. A background in travel and negotiating contracts is ideal. You will need to demonstrate a track record of generating exciting and innovative products and experiences. Having an established network of industry contacts, specifically premium hotels/lodges or private travel companies would be beneficial along with experience of working in fast-pace environments that require laser-focused prioritisation.

 

OFFER

  • Competitive Salary
  • Global team with offices in UK/US
  • Individual and team target-based bonus structure
  • Holiday allowance that increases annually plus birthday off
  • Additional time out of the office for conservation projects (Foundation Days)
  • Personal development days
  • FAM trips
  • Personal travel allowance and discount
  • Team and Industry Awards Scheme
  • Progression opportunities
  • Relaxed office and flexible working environment
  • Opportunity to work with high performance and best in Industry team

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead on researching and developing world-class and creative travel experiences globally, seeking out the rare and extraordinary
  • Build and manage a portfolio of unique hotels, world-class DMCs, industry field experts and specialists to deliver exceptional and transformative travel experiences, building on supplier relationships
  • Use destination and industry knowledge to curate commercially strong concept experiences and ensure competitive rates, reviewing and updating existing concepts
  • Sharing new itineraries with Travel Designers to inspire clients
  • Join team planning sessions to share innovative ideas for client enquiries
  • Attend trade shows and industry events to build the profile of Pelorus and discover new potential partners
  • Provide Marketing, PR and BD teams with new ideas and inspiration for promotion, and access to imagery and other content received from partners
  • Direct marketing team on changes needed to the website and any activity plans to keep up to date, with exciting and topical content
  • Work alongside the Operations Manager to share feedback and any notable reporting with ground handlers and partners to improve relationships, client experience and commercials
  • Be responsible for ensuring all partners meet our CSR guidelines and work alongside other key members of the team to audit regularly

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Experience of 3+ years in luxury travel
  • Established network of contacts in the premium/private hotel/lodge travel and luxury sectors
  • Demonstrated history of meeting targets
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Impeccably organised and accurate in execution
  • Analytical mindset and digital proficiency
  • Experience of fast-pace environments that require laser-focused prioritisation

JOB SPECIFICATION

Personal Specification:

  • Logical thinker with good commercial mind-set
  • Good problem solver and solution provider
  • Strong numerical skills in order to overseas all financial aspects of each project
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
  • Team player who can also work autonomously
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent planning and time management, with exceptional attention to detail

Qualifications:

  • Degree (or equivalent)
  • Languages (desirable)