Contracting Manager

Posted 7 Nov 2019

Peak DMC Southern Africa, part of Intrepid Group, is looking for a passionate and skilled Contracting Manager to join our DMC based in Johannesburg. Leading a small team; the self-driven, enthusiastic and experienced individual will also manage and further develop the PEAK DMC Adventure Travel Southern Africa Contracting Department. Reporting to the General Manager the Contracting Manager has primary accountability for developing a service range at the best rates possible - effective contracting systems, managing and improving trip profitability, contracting suppliers and improving supplier service. This role works closely with the Sales team to assist when building new itineraries and contracting services specifically to clients’ needs whilst supporting the Operations, Reservation and Finance team.

Full Time

Gauteng, South Africa

Required Qualifications

Are you passionate about responsible adventure tourism, understand the local travel Industry in Southern Africa and possess a willingness and ability to travel frequently to destinations within region? Do you have high standards of customer service and proven experience in contracting, pricing, sourcing suppliers and contract management? Are you skilled with sound negotiation techniques; have demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to foster teamwork while building and maintaining excellent internal and external relationships? Are you a master communicator; able to provide feedback and coaching; strive towards empowerment and collaboration; able to provide clarity to your team while taking ownership and accountability? Do you possess resilience to work under pressure while maintaining accuracy, working towards and meeting deadlines, show demonstrated ability to work with new and different software? In addition to the above, if you have outstanding organisational skills, tenacity and attention to detail, are confident and professional, humble, hungry and smart, friendly, flexible, devoted and honest with a sense of humour and a smile then this role is for you!

Additional Info

What will you be doing? You will be leading a small contracting team to ensure key deliverables are met, this includes the following accountabilities: Establish Purchasing Power in the region Oversee effective Systems: Establish and maintain contracting systems and processes which meet PEAK DMC’s business needs and align with PEAK Global and local DMC business Champion the use of Travel Studio system Oversee effective Team: Manage the Contracting and Loading team to achieve department goals, encourage personal growth, and create a great working environment Improve Supplier Service: Maintain good working relationships with all suppliers, and monitor supplier performance to improve and/or ensure continued excellent service Improve Profitability: Develop and review trip budgets, contract and negotiate with suppliers, actively seek new or alternative suppliers, and implement business development initiatives to consistently improve PEAK DMC’s contract rates and trip profitability Business development: Support PEAK global and local business; respond to PEAK brands requests Support Operations Department: Provide timely and accurate information and excellent support to the Operations Department Support Finance Department: Provide timely and accurate information and excellent support to the Finance Department Purpose Beyond Profit: Contribute to the achievement of the social, environmental and Intrepid Foundation goals as set by Intrepid Group each year

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For a downloadable job description, application form and application details please visit our company website via the link below. Applications close 22nd November 2019.

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