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Procurement Manager- Destination Services

  • Vienna, Wien, Austria
  • Austria, Wien, Austria
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Destination Management

Company Information & Job Details

About Kuoni Tumlare

At Kuoni Tumlare, we deliver truly inspiring and innovative solutions and experiences that create value both for our Partners and Society at large. Our wide portfolio of products and solutions is built on 100+ years of destination management experience.

Our solutions include series tours, technical visits, educational tours, Japanspecialist travel consulting, as well as meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions. Our product portfolio includes MyBus excursions at destinations as well as guaranteed departure tours devised and delivered by our Seat-in-Coach specialists, Europamundo (EMV) and MyBus Landcruise.

We cater to a wide range of customer needs in close collaboration with our trusted suppliers and powered by our team of destinations experts - enabling us to make a real difference to the world.

About the Business

We are looking for a Contractor to fill this position. The role will be based Remotely in Austria. All candidates must have the Right to work in Austria

As Procurement Manager Destination Services (DS), you are responsible for the procurement of a land services portfolio in-destination (restaurants, tourist attractions, guides, excursions, motor coaches, transportation, etc.).

You build strong relationships with suppliers, tourism organization and industry partners to consistently deliver products that are competitive and suitable for our worldwide customer base and different business segments. You negotiate rates & conditions in line with market demand. You hold a sustainable balance between strategic thinking and operational capability. The travel requirements for this role will be 30%-40%.

As Procurement Manager DS, you will:

  • Report to the General Manager (interim solution)
  • Coordinate closely with the Procurement Coordinator DS responsible for Tier 2 services in your destination
  • Align with and support the Operation and MICE teams responsible for your destination
  • Further build and maintain good internal relationships with a broad range of stakeholders including Procurement, Reservation, Operations, MICE, Accounting and Sales.
  • Contract land services in your assigned destination applying the company’s market-leading procurement strategy and guidelines
  • Full understanding of various systems usages
  • Ensure rate competitiveness of your portfolio (in line with market rates and set KPI targets) and take corrective measures in coordination with your line Manager
  • Reach special / exclusive agreements with key suppliers (override deals / marketing contribution)
  • Monitor market trends and product innovation and reflect in product development
  • Align Sales’ expectation (demand side) with destination trends (supply side) and constantly look for new product ideas and maintain strong relation with key suppliers.
  • Maintain and further optimize inventory to support Sales’ business development across key destinations and “bottleneck” destinations
  • Ensure destination knowledge transfer to Reservation, Operations, MICE and Sales teams including planning and organising training and webinar sessions
  • Promote use of our internal online partner and e-billing tools
  • Build relationship with local tourist offices in your assigned destination
  • Deliver on time reporting when needed
  • Ongoing market and competitor analysis
  • Identify business risks and mitigate them
  • Ensure all business activities comply with relevant financial, legislative, legal demands and ethical standards of the organisation

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrable experience in an international procurement, business development, account or revenue management role, ideally in the hospitality or travel industry
  • Strong knowledge of destination Germany & Austria
  • Excellent relationship with partners in Germany & Austria or Source Market is of advantage
  • Strong communication skills (written / spoken) in German native level and English at business level
  • Strong delivery focus and a proven track record of implementing workable solutions
  • IT proficiency including good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (data analysis in Excel and reporting in PowerPoint)
  • Solution oriented decision maker with strong business acumen
  • Excellent communicator
  • Self-motivated and independent worker with positive can-do attitude
  • Team player who has the ability to cope with different levels of stress

What we offer:

  • Global Brand: Opportunity to work in an international environment
  • Stability: 100 Years at the top of our field and still pushing into new territory
  • Progression: We reward high performers and look to promote key talent internally
  • Learning and Development opportunities for growth and Upskilling
  • A Supportive and Approachable Management Culture and autonomous working environment
  • Company Wide Bonus Scheme
  • Dedicated Employee Engagement Activities
  • Flexible & Hybrid Working
  • Annual Awards and Recognition for high Performers
  • Friendly and Collaborative work environment

  • Vienna, Wien, Austria
  • Austria, Wien, Austria
+1 more
Destination Management