Hospitality & Tourism

Product Contracting Specialist, Eastern Europe

Full Time

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Product Contracting Manager for the region, the Product Contracting Specialist is responsible for executing their region’s Buying strategy, keeping a focus on costs and service quality. This includes conducting and supporting the research and execution of the strategy set by the Region’s Director Product with the support of the Product Contracting Manager. This role works closely with the Product Contracting Manager, local Operation Managers and CEO (Tour Leader) Managers to generate the most optimal content flow, budgets, vendor selection and product content recommendations. As a member of the regions destination team; must be able to effectively partner and maintain consistent communication with all stakeholders, internally and externally, to ensure the objectives of their region are achieved.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execution of the region buying strategy that meets the organization’s cost objectives and service standards
  • Building relationships with existing vendors and sourcing new vendors as required; and using
  • relationships to encourage new ideas and innovative solutions to challenges
  • Negotiating vendor contracts while maximizing cost value and ensuring G Adventures is preferred
  • Working with stakeholders to optimize our purchasing and utilization in the region.
  • Communicating results (costs and cost estimates) to meet deadlines
  • Develop and build awareness of competitive marketplace via local market intelligence
  • Ensuring updated costs and tour content for coming year are secured, negotiated and contracted
  • Providing Content Coordinator with accurate and detailed tour details as needed
  • Encouraging and promoting our social enterprise purpose through vendor engagement
  • Ensuring contracts are effectively processed using internal software
  • Monitoring customer feedback and vendor SOP’s to ensure contracted services are meeting expectations and safety standards
  • Conducting the Audits for their region
  • Represent Buying on DT
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2+ years or more of relevant travel, product and operation experience in their region
  • Proven experience negotiating rates and services and managing vendor communication in their region
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant discipline
  • Solid knowledge of western tourism markets
  • Experience with buying, Tour Leading and operations cycle and processes
  • Experience collaboratively with cross-functional groups
  • Advanced communication skills, both oral and written in English and the local language
  • Proven experience in administrative and management skills
  • Ability to travel as role necessitates up to 25% – 30% of the time

Employment Type Permanent

Advertiser Type Agency