Our client is looking for a German or Dutch Planning and Purchasing Consultant to join their team in Cape Town, South Africa. This company designs adhoc and group tours with both brochure and web campaigns for travellers coming into European destinations. They offer many package and independent tours throughout Europe as well as providing air, rail, ship and hotel bookings.
The German or Dutch Planning and Purchasing Consultant applicant must have initiative to make decisions and be able to negotiate with hotels on an annual contracting level with both independent and chains at Director level as well as on ad-hoc basis. The German or Dutch Planning and Purchasing Consultant applicant needs to be able to deal effectively with conflict situations, negotiate compensations and taking complaints forward to the highest level.
Responsibilities for the German or Dutch Planning and Purchasing Consultant job in Cape Town, South Africa:
Dealing with the planning and purchasing of hotels in Europe
Negotiating rates with suppliers for both group and F.I.T bookings
Providing a high level of quality control
Complaint handling in a constructive way securing the best outcome for our client as well as keeping the supplier relationship in place
Building and maintaining strong supplier relationships at top level management
Contracting of hotel rate agreements, allocations and maintenance of hotel information, but also the day to day sourcing of group space at suitable hotel accommodation according to our customers needs.
Building quotations and land costs around itineraries for both adhoc and seasonal tour programmes within the UK & Europe; where experience of itineraries is important for correct timings and scheduling of sightseeing and travel between
Requirements for this German or Dutch Planning and Purchasing Consultant job:
German or Dutch mother tongue speaker
Knowledge in dealing with suppliers throughout the UK and Europe
Knowledge of at least some of the main European markets is essential
Good level of proficiency in at least 1 European language (although European knowledge is of more importance than language skill)
Are you fluent in German or Dutch and want to further your career in the sunny Cape Town, South Africa? Apply for this German or Dutch Planning and Purchasing Consultant job today! Send your CV through to Protected content