Job description


Cruise Product & Commercial Manager (0367)

  • Location:
    Home based (UK), Preston

Gold Medal Travel is an award winning tour-operator with over 40 years’ experience in tailor-making holidays to worldwide destinations. We offer scheduled flights with the world’s leading airlines, thousands of worldwide hotels, car hire, camper-vans and many other exciting products around the world. The Gold Medal family includes Pure Luxury, Cruise Plus and Incredible Journeys. We are part of dnata Travel Group, part of the Emirates Group.

We are now recruiting for a Cruise Product & Commercial Manager to raise the profile of our Cruise product in the B2B market. In this role you will be responsible for defining the strategy; product planning and brochure production. You will ensure all product is accurately represented and available for sale, whilst ensuring we offer the best promotions to meet our targets.  

As our Cruise expert, you will support our sales team to develop their product knowledge, seek efficiencies, and improve speed to market.  

Working with the Sales Managers you will review performance, trading conditions and real time sales performance to ensure we deliver to targets and providing full trading reviews.

You need to have extensive cruise product knowledge, alongside great negotiation skills to secure the best deals, negotiate commercial overrides, exclusive offers and brochure contributions. Experience in brochure production is also vital as you’ll be responsible for selecting products to be included in the brochures, as well as creating optimum paginations.

This role can be based at our flagship office in Leyland, Lancashire or home based with regular travel Leyland. UK and overseas travel will be required in this role.

To be considered for this role, we need you to have the following skills & experience:

  • Significant previous experience within a tour operator in a similar role with relevant cruise product and travel market knowledge
  • Hold existing relationships with cruise lines
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • A thorough understanding of cruise contracts and overrides
  • A high level of attention to detail and copy accuracy
  • Experience in product merchandising
  • Experience in managing significant workloads and prioritising where necessary
  • Good analytical skills and a strong commercial acumen
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure and at a fast pace

For more information, please click on the job description below

If you are based at  our fantastic new state-of-the art office in Leyland, it's just 10 minutes from junction 29 of the M6. Our on-site facilities include free car parking, on-site restaurant and break out area with a pool table and free wifi, shopping & social events

Our people also enjoy benefits including life assurance, pension scheme and travel discounts, cycle-to-work scheme and low cost health care for you and your family.

In the UK, the dnata Travel Group brands include Sunmaster, Netflights, Travel Republic and Travelbag.

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