We are looking for a highly driven experience and professional travel enthusiast to join our   Italian Contracts Manager Team in Milan. You will be working directly with the Head of Hotels – Italy, to increase the supply of the region as well as being responsible for developing and maintaining strategic partnership with suppliers. We expect a young dynamic individual with excellent organisation and time management skills, a very high commercial know-how and a positive attitude.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Negotiating and constantly improving the best offers for your region by evaluating product standards and monitoring performances
  • Identifying a pipeline of sales that offer a constant diversity of product across Italy, from country hotels and spas to chic and boutique in the city, from beach resorts to self-catering apartments
  • Drive the commercial growth of your region by building strong relationships with decision makers in the supply chain
  • Be an expert in your destination generating new leads and strategic acquisition of new product and fully understand the competitive landscape of the tourism trends of your region
  • Attend trade shows and networking events in the travel industry that will result in positive returns of increase business and learning
  • Liaising with other departments to drive the growth of your region 

Role Requirements:

  • A proven Contracts Manager within the travel industry with a track record of successful product roles
  • A pre-existing network in the Italian travel industry is a plus
  • Strong commercial mindset with at least 2 years of experience of negotiating contracts, closing deals and building strategic partnership with hotels in Italy is essential
  • A start up mindset with the ability to independently grow your own region and hit ambitious targets
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Willingness to work under pressure in a dynamic environment and quickly address and resolve issues
  • Good knowledge of the domestic Italian travel market
  • Good knowledge of the inbound travel market
  • Fluent Italian
  • Fluent English
  • Ability to travel within Italy, or overseas when required
  • Good knowledge of Excel
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a bonus
  • Experience in Flash Sales Companies will be considered a plus

 Your Characteristics:

  • Excellent sales, business development and negotiation skills – previous flash sale experience in travel is essential
  • Boundless energy and commitment to your work and an entrepreneurial ‘can do’ approach to business

We are an equal opportunity employer:

Diversity and inclusion are important to us at Secret Escapes and we encourage a culture where everyone can be themselves at work. We value and actively seek out a richly diverse range of talent and our policies ensure that every job application and employee is treated fairly, with equal opportunity to succeed. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.

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