Product Executive - Sports Tours

Rayburn Tours Ltd
18000.00 - 24000.00 GBP Annual
11 Oct 2019
08 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Product Executive - Sports Tours

Location: Derby - DE24 8HR
Salary: GBP18k - GBP24k dependent upon experience - Bonus scheme based on target achievements
Employment Status: Full-Time, Permanent - 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday - Flexible Working Programme


At Rayburn Tours, inspiring young minds and creating unforgettable experiences is at the heart of what we do.

Group travel specialists since 1965, we are an independent, family-run business based in Derby. Our ever-growing team of over 100 employees is dedicated to creating tailor-made, international trips for over 23,000 passengers each year. Specialising in educational trips, ski trips and sports tours for schools, as well as concert tours for all types of youth and adult ensembles, we aim to inspire our groups to seek adventure, embrace other cultures and learn new skills.

Our sister company, Venture Abroad, offers activity holidays for uniformed youth groups (such as Guides and Scouts) and works closely with the Trefoil Guild to provide an event management service for their Annual Meeting.

We organise a comprehensive package which is comprised of travel arrangements, accommodation, excursions, full itinerary planning and insurance, as well as a multitude of tour-specific extras including organising venues and publicity for concert tours, fixtures for sports tours and study handbooks (linked to the National Curriculum) across a wide variety of subjects for educational tours.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sports Tours Product Executive & Fixture Co-ordinator to join our team. This role will require you to work closely with our Product Manager in order to assist with the management and development of our Sports Tours product portfolio. This role will also incorporate co-ordinating and developing the fixtures for our sports tours and assisting our Tour Co-ordinators with booking these.

Key Responsibilities:
• Managing and developing supplier relationships.

• Undertaking negotiations with suppliers to secure contracts and optimal net rates.
• Managing supplier information and data, providing analysis when required.
• Monitoring and analysing our products against our competitors
• Identifying opportunities for new products.
• Developing new products
• Delivering training to operational departments on new and existing products.
• Identifying and addressing potential supplier and product issues.
• Undertaking destination and accommodation inspections where appropriate

Fixture Co-ordinator:
• Develop a network of international clubs for our Sports Tours groups to play
• Assist our Operations team in selecting and booking the most suitable international clubs for each travelling group

You will have previous experience working in a product position within the travel industry. The role is suited to those with strong analytical and administration skills

Essential Skills & Experience:
• A passion for travel and sports
• Experience of working in a product department within the travel industry.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• A positive, enthusiastic, pro-active approach and the willingness to be hands on.
• The ability to use own initiative.
• Commercial acumen and able to identify opportunities.
• Strong negotiation, analytical and IT skills.
• Ability to travel overseas when necessary.
• Driving licence

Beneficial Skills & Experience:
• Fluency in French, Italian, German or Spanish
• Experience in group or sport travel.
• Previous Health and Safety auditing experience.

• 24 days holiday per year (increasing with length of service to a maximum of 27 days) in addition to all public holidays
• Contributory pension scheme
• Cycle to Work and Healthcare Cashback schemes
• Flexible Working Programme

Applications should include a CV with a covering letter stating:
• Your current role and salary
• Where you saw this vacancy advertised
• Why you are a suitable candidate for this position

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