Product Development Manager

  • Job Reference: KN1603
  • Date Posted: 13 February 2018
  • Recruiter: Strong Recruitment
  • Website: http://www.strongrecruitment.co.uk
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £40,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Tour Operators/Wholesale, Tourism, Tourism Board
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Product Development Manager – long established company based in Central London, part of a global travel group is seeking a Product Development Manager to manage all the key UK partners and attraction suppliers and to design new tour programmes for their successful London and UK Tour programmes. We are seeking a mix of skills for this busy and varied role – as Product Development Manager you must have :

                                                                                                                                                  

  • Strong existing relationships with London and UK’s key attraction and visitor experience suppliers

  • Proven negotiation, contracting and product development skills

  • Experience of working with a UK tour operator designing new tour itineraries

  • Strategic planning and research experience 

As Product Development Manager your role will involve : 

  • Understanding tourism trends and developing product ideas inline with the target audience

  • Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and developing and negotiating new contracts with appropriate suppliers

  • Attending trade shows and trade events including Visit Britain, UKInbound, ETOA

  • Working with the marketing team on product content and style of brochures and websites

  • Using the companies excellent communication marketing data to support ongoing communications with internal departments and guides and clients

  • Coaching, mentoring and training internal departments such as sales, reservations and operations

  • Review the commercial and operational performance of all tours and products

 This award winning company are going through an exciting time –  already leaders in their field, they are launching a rebrand and have made major internal changes which are benefiting both staff and clients. You will be joining a happy and motivated team. The company offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit package. 

Successful Product Development Manager candidates will be contacted within 2 working days – we will arrange to meet you to discuss the role and company in detail to ensure this is the right role for you. We have helped many people since 2001 find the career move, we hope we can help you.