Contracts Executive

Posted 9 January by K.B.C. Associates Ltd
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A leading Travel company are looking for a Hotel Contracting Executive to help develop their Hotel product range.

The main purpose of the role is to identify new products, establish contacts, build relationships and negotiate room rates and contract for mainly ad-hoc groups.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of hotel and group booking processes, good working knowledge of a range of UK and European hotels and the confidence and experience to negotiate best prices and arrange contracts.

Some of the responsibilities for this role are:

Negotiating group rates and conditions with hotels in the UK and Europe

Ensuring that hotels offered are of the standard and quality required

Building, developing, strengthening and maintaining strong relationships with hotels

Identifying and developing new suppliers

Being pro-active in sourcing alternative solutions when originally requested locations/hotels are unavailable

Skills required for the role:

Previous Hotel and/or group reservations experience

Good working knowledge of UK and European hotels

Understanding of hotel and group booking processes

Excellent negotiation skills

Strong relationship building and communication skills

Highly organised, adaptable and with time management skills

Salary, based on experience, up to £26,000 plus benefits.

Benefits (after 6 months): contribution of up to £600 per annum towards the company’s private medical cover scheme
Luncheon Vouchers to the value of £250 per annum
Discretionary Christmas Bonus, dependent upon the success of the company during the year
Discretionary end of year bonus dependent upon the success of the company during the year. In recent times this has ranged from half a month’s salary up to 2 month’s salary.
Discounts / FAMs etc in line with travel industry benefits
20 working day’s holiday (plus all the public holidays). After 1 year of service this rises by 1 day for every year of service, up to a maximum of 25 working days, so 5 week’s paid holidays per year.

Reference: 36981741

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