• Abbots Langley
dnata Travel, part of the Emirates Group, includes the brands of Gold Medal, Travel 2, Netflights, Travelbag, Travel Republic, Global Travel Group and Sunmaster. These brands are based at offices across the UK including London, Kingston-upon-Thames, Chester, Preston, Halifax and Glasgow.

We are now recruiting for a Purchasing Executive based in the UK or overseas to be responsible for building and driving revenue growth through offering management support to the Purchasing team including the procurement and co-ordination of special offers to the marketing teams, ensuring inventory and availability is always market leading and content is always up to date and accurate.

Job Accountabilities

Quality assessment and acceptance of hotels via the extranet.
Building hotel relationships with Purchasing Managers ensuring inventories are always up to date.
Ensuring content is up to date and accurate.
Manage payment queries including day of payment settings by room type, creating read only extranet accounts and liaising with VCC team on failed payments when contacted by hotels.
Manage the purchasing support inbox and telephone and either answer directly or co-ordinate communications to the relevant team member.
Assist Purchasing Manager/hotel when an extranet property is live but not showing online. Coordinate with Servicedesk if escalation required and keep both parties informed.
With request from Purchasing Manager, co-ordinate mass email campaigns such as promotional emails for marketing. Review disabled promotions and contact hotels to request extension.
Keep extranet literature/manuals/website landing pages up to date and assist pushing through technical development when change required.
Manage deactivated properties. Contact hotels to request inventory be loaded. Manage responses and liaise with Purchasing Manager on whether they need to be disabled. Handle the disabling process.
Offering support on CSR issues.
Support on competitor analysis.
Work with Purchasing Managers and loaders to ensure all products are loaded in a proper and timely manner in accordance with best practice and business needs, ensuring systems are regularly checked to maintain rate integrity and continuity of supply and Monitor loading progress from Tracker bearing in mind commercial needs
Handle all customer service and accounts issues relating to products ensuring requests are confirmed and losses minimised where possible.
Work with Purchasing Managers to ensure that all contracts are issued and received in a timely manner and appropriate records are kept, including appropriate H & S information
Maintain records of brochure contributions and ensure agreements are issued and returned, and invoices issued.
Maintain an accurate record of special offers for Purchasing Managers and ensure distribution to appropriate commercial teams on a regular basis.
Assist Health and Safety team with Health & Safety assessment follow ups to ensure they are completed and returned within the SLA deadline.
Complete synergy logs on behalf of Purchasing Manager when requested and ensure they are up to date and loaded in yammer.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

Excellent written and oral English language skills - other languages are desirable.
Demonstrable commercial experience working for an OTA, bedbank or tour operator
Proven track record in improving Company revenues / profits
Demonstrate strong communication skills
Commercial, numerate with a high level of analytical skills
Self-motivated, with ability to work autonomously, organising time and prioritising workload.
Possess the ability to understand and optimise yield strategies and revenue management to drive and leverage business
Ability to work and thrive in a multi-tasked, fast paced environment
Able to work on own initiative and contribute positively to the team environment
Confident and competent in establishing relationships with key suppliers
Adaptability and the ability to cope with frequent change requirements
Highly proficiency levels in working with Microsoft office products
Problem solving and decision making
Strategic thinking
Leadership skills
Influence and Negotiation
Adaptable and innovative
Organisation skills

Our employees enjoy many benefits including life assurance, company pension scheme, travel discounts and industry/social events.