Contract Manager (Italian-speaking)
Anonymous 35000.00 British Pound . GBP Per annum
Ealing, Greater London, United Kingdom
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Administration
Do you speak fluent Italian?
Are you a strong multi-tasker with solid international experience in buying, procurement or purchasing?
Do you possess experience working within the travel or tourism industry?
….Then this could be the role for you!
An exciting new opportunity has opened up with an education travel company based in Ealing, West London. The company are looking for a Contract Manager to drive contracting and operations initiatives, within budget, quality and safety parameters, across the company portfolio. This will include managing supplier relations, contracting all rates and commercial conditions within geographical remit, supplier strategy and the development of direct relationships with existing and new suppliers.
Core Key Responsibilities:
Drive and develop sourcing plans based upon business and department needs. This will include leading commercial negotiations across a broad spread of categories and involve the management of high value contracts.
Develop and maintain supplier relationships and performance whilst constantly looking to enhance the commercial value to the company.
Allocating, booking and ensuring tour run efficiently from an operations perspective.
Find new suppliers and new product development.
Renegotiate contracts with existing suppliers based on 2019 budgets and maintain existing supplier relationships.
Support groups and Tour Directors whilst on tour and help with customer care or emergency issues as and when necessary.
Provide contract information and prices for all other components in area. Enter contract prices for given components into the system.
Continue to work with suppliers to improve the efficiency of our operations and also the use of internal systems as a means of doing this.
Report to Director regularly on contracted costs versus budget. The contractor has full budget responsibility and is also the guardian for all operational expenses within region.
Visit suppliers according to guidelines and travel budgets. Carry out safety and security checks during these visits.
Participate in preparation and presentation of the European land budgets, including executive level briefings.
Managing booking requirements: keeping track of assigned group space and special requirements including tracking and notifying any changes.Key Skills Required:
Mother tongue is Italian
Good geographical knowledge of Europe and a passion for showcasing what the region has to offer international travellers
The ability to work under tight deadlines and with budget constraints.
Proficient computer skills and the ability to learn new software products a must.
Ability to travel to assigned regions when required.
Strong negotiation and budget management skills.Benefits:
Yearly team outings (flight and outing in Europe)Interested? If so, apply today as we are short-listing candidates now!
For further information, please call Monique Cruden on (phone number removed) or email at (url removed).
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