Company Description

Rentalcars.com is the world’s largest online car rental reservation agency - arranging over 8.5 million rentals a year in more than 46,000 locations worldwide. We employ over 1,600 people from 65 countries across 3 sites in Manchester city centre.

As a part of Priceline Group we are a member of the world’s leading and most valuable travel group. Other group companies include: Booking.com the world's leading online hotel reservations agency, Priceline.com, Kayak, Agoda, and OpenTable. The Priceline Group is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: PCLN) and was ranked in Fortune's 7 fastest growing technology companies in 2014 as well as being one of Fortune’s most admired technology companies.

Job purpose:

To support achievement of commercial, customer and supplier objectives using Revenue Management and Product Management practices for specified destinations and/or customer origin markets

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Track sales and margin performance for specified destination and/or customer origin markets, and to define and agree actions to achieve agreed the business targets
  • Apply department Revenue Management practices and decisions to daily pricing and competitor tracking to ensure profit and revenue opportunities are maximised and any risks highlighted
  • Maximise opportunities for sale through maintenance and regular audits of supplier information ensuring the display of products, locations and terms and conditions up to date, clear and accurate
  • Explore opportunities for scaling supply and new product initiatives across areas of responsibility to maximise growth and customer choice
  • Monitor supplier performance to pre-agreed targets / sales growth and to identify and escalate any areas of risk or opportunity
  • Constant tracking of our website to ensure correct and optimum display of products to positively affect conversion
  • Communication with suppliers on email or over telephone, to solve customer queries, share insights into performance and negotiation of terms and conditions and market rates
  • Ensuring we have competitive rates in the marketplace and that they are loaded accurately and according to the timescales and criteria defined by the supplier
  • Preparation and presentation of supplier and destination and/or customer origin performance reports to manager for weekly review, highlighting trends, issues and opportunities
  • Training and induction of new starters
  • Responsibility to support and help deliver on Business Improvement projects

Skills:

  • Strong focus on quality checking and attention to detail
  • Ability to demonstrate strong commercial awareness
  • Tenacity to work in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Confident and analytical approach to problem solving and decision making
  • Ability to communicate confidently and professionally with internal teams and departments and also with external suppliers
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as work independently
  • Self-motivated with a positive outlook with an enthusiastic approach work
  • Effective organisation and time management skills

 

Essential Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge:

Minimum 2 years’ experience in a Product and Commercial (travel company), purchasing/buying or Revenue Management Role

OR

Minimum 1 year experience in a Product and Commercial (travel company), purchasing/buying or Revenue Management Role and relevant proven analytical A levels or Degree

 

Applications:

Microsoft Office applications, especially basic/intermediate use of Excel and Powerpoint (Essential)

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