Join the fastest growing travel company in the Middle East!

About the role:

As a Contracting Specialist - Accommodation, your primary responsibility will be to manage hotel contracting within the UAE. You will help to expand Seera’s room supply network and manage hotel relationships. You will take ownership of a hotel market and responsible for the day to day operational tasks that effectively assist with Seera’s growth plans around the region. 

Your responsibilities:

  • Conduct price and availability analysis and take action on findings both internally and externally
  • Coordinate onboarding of new accommodation partners, making sure all administrative requirements are in place.
  • Plan, execute & prioritize accommodation partner activation.
  • Work closely with other departments where additional input is needed to complete internal projects/support supplier's requirements.
  • Support management in executing the sourcing plan.
  • Analyze and prepare supplier performance reports, monitor KPIs and make recommendations.
  • Develop multiple business scenarios to validate performance improvement actions.
  • Maintain and update salesforce to keep up to date information about accommodation partners.
  • Conduct market analysis to explore supplier opportunities and identify, vet and approve new partners.
  • Research and provide information on Accommodation industry procurement trends and best practices and assist with group’s contracting decisions.
  • Lead in the negotiation and contracting of commercial deals and rates with independent hotels to become their preferred supplier.
  • Conduct frequent meetings with the top accommodation partners.

About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 2 years of accommodation contracting experience within the UAE market
  • Prior experience in managing accommodation operations is essential, especially in a travel
  • Proven success in acquiring, building and maintaining long term customer relationships.
  • Understanding of the tourism/hospitality landscape in the region is essential
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Strong analytical and negotiations skills
  • Positive attitude 
  • Excellent communications skills in English, Arabic is nice to have
  • Valid UAE Driver’s license
  • Ability to travel across UAE 30% of the time

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