Trading Executive

Posted 8 November by TUI

Are you ready to discover your smile? Do you want to be part of an established tour operator sending customers to amazing destinations all over the world? Are you ready to work alongside some of the best in the industry? If the answer to those questions is Yes, then we have the perfect role for you.

As a Trading Executive working for TUI, the world’s number one tourism business, you will be a key part of the Commercial and Business Development team. You will analyse sales data trends and take appropriate pricing actions to maximise our profits and minimise risk as a company. You’ll have the opportunity to drive your own development and we have a clear pathway for progression set up within our structure.

What you will be doing

In the role of Trading Executive, you will be working within a fast paced environment responsible for a number of holiday destinations, striving to optimise sales and profitability across both our flights and our hotels. It’s all about ensuring the right price is available to our customers at the right time.

When you first start with TUI you will undergo a comprehensive 4 week training programme to introduce you to all the systems and reporting you will need to be a success in this role. Once your training is complete you will be ready to review booking trends and use our yield systems to make informed recommendations and decisions to deliver results in line with the company strategy.

You will constantly monitor and react to demand in the competitive holiday market, offering relevant pricing solutions to maximise opportunities and overcome any barriers to sales. Your decisions will directly drive the price offering to our customers and ultimately feed in to the overall financial performance of TUI UK&I.

There is also the opportunity to get involved with ad-hoc projects, which will give you exposure to other areas and other people in the business. This means you will also need to effectively build strong internal relationships with key stakeholders across the commercial division and beyond - to drive current and future business strategy. It is important you are able to perform well under pressure and make decisions using your own initiative.

Key Tasks

  • Analysing of data reports to identify trends in your destinations
  • Making pricing suggestions to senior colleagues.
  • Attending meetings with key stakeholders from other departments to review sales activities
  • Analysing non-pricing factors that impact the sale trends and the performance of your resort areas
  • Dealing with our contact centre to help resolve customer queries
  • Involvement in other related projects and tasks that will impact the profitability and success of the business
  • Reviewing market trends and competitor pricing activities

What’s it like to work at the TUI UK&I head office

We have an open plan office, which helps create a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere. You’ll be provided with your own laptop, so you can take yourself off to one of our many breakout areas and meet with colleagues. There’s also a subsidised Costa Coffee on site for when you’re in need of some refreshment and staff restaurant facility too.

Within the Trading department we also operate a hot-desking policy, so you will get to know your colleagues quickly, as well as being able to interact with some of the more senior members of the department.

You’ll also get the chance to benefit from our concessions scheme, giving you the opportunity to travel to and experience any of the destinations and products we have on offer. You can also benefit from half-price train travel on Thameslink, in line with London Luton airport’s staff discount travel card scheme.

What we are looking for
  • Exceptional numeracy and data analysis skills
  • Structured, focused and conscientious
  • Proactive, curious and driven to learn
  • Confident and ability to work under pressure
  • Seeks to understand others perspectives – Customers and Colleague’s
  • Able to use knowledge and experience within ideally the travel industry to drive change
  • Proficient user of the MS office suite.
  • Educated to degree level or with relevant analytical experience

Working within TUI group

Be Yourself… Be Unique! TUI’s more than a brand, it’s who we are. Trusted – Unique – Inspiring.

We’re the leading tourism business with diverse customers and over 67,000 employees. Together, we embrace different continents and cultures. We believe travel broadens the mind. Just like our customers, we’re on a journey, of development towards a more digital, connected and integrated future. But we haven’t arrived there yet. We believe that differences drive innovation and we’re encouraging an environment where diverse talent thrives. Inclusion is fundamental to everything that we achieve and it’s our unique colleagues that will shape the future of travel.

The TUI Group includes our unique hotel portfolio, our cruise ships, our own aircraft, tour operators, travel agencies. TUI is the UK’s largest tour operator with key brands including TUI, First Choice, Marella Cruises and Crystal Ski Holidays. Our airline is the country's third largest with 62 aircraft operating to over 88 destinations in 30 countries. We have a team of more than 10,000 employees serving over 5.5 million customers each year.

Join us now and you can look forward to a competitive salary, pension scheme and further benefits such as generous holiday discounts, excellent rates with foreign exchange and discounts with retailers.

How to apply

Apply online, we just need a few details from you and your CV.

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