Latin & Polar Destination Manager

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Brand: Scott Dunn
Work type: Fixed Term Contract
Location: Hammersmith
Categories: Wholesale & Product, Leisure Travel & Retail

The Opportunity
We are seeking a Destination Manager for our Latin America and Polar product portfolios to develop and maintain destinations in line with Scott Dunn’s destination development strategy, in doing so identifying new product opportunities and ensuring we remain at the forefront of the luxury travel market. This is to cover a period of maternity on a 12-month fixed-term contract. 

More than your standard Destination Manager role, this opportunity will have a broad remit to accelerate opportunities across the product portfolio, and work collaboratively across destination management functions to build out and develop our industry-leading product proposition. Resultingly, we are seeking a commercially oriented individual who is looking to build upon their career in luxury travel product. 

Responsibilities
The responsibilities for this role include (but are not limited to): 

  • Ownership and destination specialism of Scott Dunn’s Latin America and Polar geographical regions across multiple source markets 
  • Develop a compelling product proposition designed to engage new guests and compel repeat guests to go on another Latin America or Polar holiday
  • Commercial negotiations and ground-handler tenders
  • Delivering destination product overhauls to deadline
  • Drive new campaign ideas and website development
  • Planning fam trips and ensuring that each trip delivers maximum benefit to the business
  • Managing relationships, leading key supplier meetings, and representing Scott Dunn at tradeshows
  • Supporting the sales teams
  • Proactively identify sales team training requirements, building a bank of tools and resources
  • Maintaining accuracy and relevance of content within the product database
  • Effective communication with product, sales, and marketing team and the wider business
  • Creatively writing new and existing product copy

About You

You will have a deep passion and knowledge for Latin America and Polar regions, and luxury product in general, having evidenced the ability to take ownership for a product proposition and collaborate across a business to drive its marketability and adaptation to the latest industry trends. Leading the product-portfolio, you will have your finger on the pulse of all things travel, combined with the creative flair, strong commercial awareness and acumen, as well as relationship management skills, to contribute towards and lead destination development projects in mind of a wider product-strategy. Resultingly, the minimum requirements to evidence in your application include:

  • 2+ years experience working with Latin America-travel product
  • Commercial acumen with evidenced experience in managing commercial negotiations
  • Collaborative approach with strong internal and external relationship management skills
  • Forward-thinking approach with the ability to work autonomously

Location
We aim to find someone who would be office based at our London, Hammersmith office.


Values & Behaviours 
All employees must promote, understand, and apply Scott Dunn’s workplace values. These are embedded in all roles and applicants must evidence the values as part of the application process.

  • In the know - Start by listening. We take the time to understand our guests’ and colleagues needs. Be Precise. We take pride in getting every detail right. Own it. We deliver on commitments we make.
  • In the Detail - Love learning. We energetically seek out and share new ideas and insights. Embrace feedback. We continuously seek to improve by sharing and accepting honest feedback. Work with the best. We attract, retrain and partner with the best.
  • Inspiring - Look to the future. We constantly seek opportunities to make travel memorable and sustainable. Be more we. We work together collaboratively and value different viewpoints. Win together. We celebrate each other’s successes and have fun

 

Why work for Scott Dunn
In return for your expertise and commitment to our values of in the detail, in the know, and inspiring;

  • We support your career growth – We provide you with career progression aligned with your chosen career path, access to internal job opportunities across Scott Dunn's global offices, as well as across 30+ brands spread across 93 cities worldwide as part of Flight Centre Travel Group
  • We give you the tools to succeed – We provide personal and professional development enabled by our award-winning Learning and Development team, comprehensive familiarisation, and educational trips, unlimited access to LinkedIn learning amongst other professional and personal development platforms, as well as 1 hour for your own development each week.
  • We recognise and reward your success and loyalty – We run commission and bonus incentive schemes to compliment competitive salaries, as well as a company loyalty scheme, which includes a personal travel fund for each staff member and 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays that rises by 1 day per each year of service (up to a maximum of 30).
  • We celebrate your excellence – With monthly, quarterly, and annual recognition schemes and awards, alongside the opportunity to win a place at Flight Centre Travel Groups annual Global Gathering, we celebrate excellence in all forms
  • We provide you with a wide-range of job and industry-perks – We can offer you subsidized private healthcare, a contributory pension scheme, staff travel insurance, 3 days of paid volunteering leave, access to cycle to work and season ticket loan schemes, a dedicated in-house team who are your source for exclusive industry discounts for personal and work-related travel, as well as share options in Flight Centre Travel Group amongst much, much, more!

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At Scott Dunn we champion equality, diversity, and inclusivity in all its forms and are signatories of both the Race at Work and the Diversity in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure charters. As part of our commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and recognises the value of differences. Should you require any support or accommodations as it relates to our recruitment process, please contact recruitment@scottdunn.com for further information or alternative application processes to support your requirement.

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You do not need to meet all the requirements to apply for a position at Scott Dunn. Should this role be of interest to you we would welcome your application.

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