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VACANCY: ADVENTURE TRAVEL PRODUCT MANAGER
We are currently seeking a well travelled, motivated and enthusiastic person to join our busy product management team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone passionate about adventure travel and the outdoors.
Date Posted: 6 June 2014
Location: Keswick, Cumbria
As part of our product management team you will be responsible for creating new adventure holidays for our extensive programme and continually monitoring and improving our existing product range. You will work closely with our ground operators' abroad building on relationships which we have had for decades in many cases and some that are very recent. Dependent on past experience, after an initial period you will be given various geographical areas to look after. There will also be a close working relationship alongside our operations, sales and marketing teams, with challenging targets to meet.
• Developing and implementing the launch of new holiday programs
• Research of new programs
• Negotiating prices with ground operators
• Writing sales literature
• Finalising contracts
• Ongoing quality management of existing programs
• Liaising and briefing operations, sales and marketing teams
• Building relationships with our ground operators
• Keeping in touch with market trends and competition
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to write good copy
• Ability to work under pressure
• Attention to detail
• Outstanding personal organisation
• Ability to work within a team
• Creative and innovative with the talent to solve problems
• The skill of knowing what holidays work
• The ability to travel overseas on regular KE trips
• Previous travel industry experience is essential
• Product knowledge through extensive personal travel
• A genuine passion for the outdoors is needed
A normal working week is 9 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 5.00 pm Friday, with half an hour off for lunch, 39.5 hours over 5 days per week.
Circa £24,000 starting salary, dependent on experience
How to apply:
Email your CV with a covering letter explaining what you have to offer KE and why you think you are suitable for the job to: email@example.com
Closing Date :
August 2014 but we invite applications ASAP.
Thinking of Joining Us?
KE Adventure Travel is one of the UK's leading independent adventure travel tour operators, with an illustrious history going back 30 years. Originally Karakoram Experience, we specialised in taking our early clients on trek in Pakistan's northern areas. Now we take people on walk, trek, climb, bike, discovery and family holidays worldwide. Currently we offer 400 different holidays in 90 countries around the world.
Head office is in the heart of the English Lake District in Keswick, Cumbria. Keswick is a small town with a big personality - not only do we have easy access to the Lakeland fells, we also have an abundance of pubs, restaurants and the award-winning Theatre-By-The-Lake . Whinlatter Forest Trails - perfect for keen mountain bikers - is just up the road and the local fell road passes are a challenge for any adventurous road cyclist. The west coast mainline stops at nearby Penrith making London only a 3 hour journey by train.
Our friendly office team of around 25 staff are widely travelled, but love the Lake District life. With views of Skiddaw and the Borrowdale Valley from our office, we are ideally placed for those who want to work in the dynamic work of adventure travel but also enjoy an outdoorsy, healthy life. All KE staff travel with our groups - we know we are only as good as the travel experience we have ourselves.
We are always on the looking for the right people to join our team. If you have experience working for another adventure travel tour operator and are thinking of relocating to the Lake District, we would like to hear from you. Product managers, flights experts, sales people etc are welcome to contact us. Please send your CV with a letter explaining why you want to work for KE to: firstname.lastname@example.org