Worldventures Marketing LLC

Travel Product Procurement Professional

ZA
1 week ago(12/7/2017 1:07 PM)
ID
2017-3212
Category
Travel Products
# of Openings
1
Position Type
Full-Time [F]

Overview

Rovia, an industry-leading travel and lifestyle service provider, is currently sourcing for a Travel Product Procurement Professional to be based in South Africa.  Rovia powers exceptional travel and lifestyle products and experiences across the globe in a fast-paced environment.  If you are prepared to grow your career, wear multiple hats, and be part of a growing team with a focus on exceptional service, this may be the role for you.

 

The Travel Product Procurement Professional will work directly with hotels, DMCs, Transfer companies, excursion companies to negotiates favorable terms, volume discounts and long-term contracts in the procurement of group travel products.  In this highly visible regional role, the Travel Product Procurement Professional will be responsible for the development of 25 group travel experiences per month throughout the entire African region.

 

This is an ideal role for an established Procurement/Acquisition professional with a travel/hospitality industry background who is driven by developing exceptional product offerings and vendor relationships.

Responsibilities

- Works directly with hotels, DMC’s, transfer and excursion companies to create and develop a set number of group trips on an established calendar. Each group trip will be inclusive of transfers, excursions, special meals/parties, and hotel accommodations.
- Maintains and creates relationships with new and existing strategic vendors.
- Negotiates best possible hotel/transfer/excursion terms and rates.
- Sourcing, contracting, and administration of inclusive group travel experiences.
- Negotiates contract terms with vendors and their appropriate team to adhere to company legal and compliance policies.
- Evaluates the value and level of quality of all DreamTrip products proposed by strategic partners to ensure alignment with member and company expectations.
- Ensures that once trips are created they are loaded into correct internal booking and management systems.
- Monitors performance of open trips for utilization and performance.
- Actions on underperforming trips/destination by altering marketing efforts, included elements, terms, timing, etc.
- Creates reports for regional manager on trip volume, utilization, performance, procurement and progress.
- Works with internal teams to ensure trip production, communication, and dissemination of trip details to members.
- Maintains and monitors inventory levels of trips available for purchase on member facing portals.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years Procurement/acquisition/market management/vendor management/account management
  • 5+ years Travel/ Hotel Industry experience
  • Procurement/acquisition within travel industry highly preferred
  • Knowledge of hotel distribution/commerce and group travel desired.
  • Hotel revenue management and contracting experience is a plus.
  • Analytical skills and demonstrated capabilities with MS Excel reporting and formulas
  • Demonstrated vendor negotiation skills
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Fluency in English required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism or Hospitality or equivalent experience

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