About the Team

Tour Partner Group is a leading DMC for the UK, Ireland, the Nordics and Baltics. We bring together more than 300 destination specialists, designing B2B travel for Groups and FIT. Along with our MICE division, HORIZONS by Tour Partner Group, we are the experts in creating authentic experiences and memories that last a lifetime.

We have offices in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Copenhagen, and Phoenix. Our mission is to deliver personally tailored, authentic tours. Perfectly.

Your responsibilities

What will I be doing?

  • Contracting for required allotment needs of the company within the Island of Ireland
  • Contract Irish peripheral services when necessary (attractions) in order to achieve more competitive buying rates - including negotiating override commissions with key attractions.
  • Placing specifically and taking ownership on client series for the area.
  • Constant dialogue with the Purchasing Team in Dublin, Sales, and Account Management teams to ensure that client/hotel timeline requirements are met.
  • Helping the DM in Ireland with the delivery of the overall Contracts strategy.
  • Assisting the DM with the implementation and roll out of internal departmental procedures i.e Busy dates, estimated rates.
  • Creation and internal release of the estimated rates Guideline for yearly market rates for your designated regions.
  • Attend management meetings in the absence of the DM.
  • Maintain, develop and uphold existing supplier relationships, especially with key market segment suppliers.
  • Identify & source new suppliers.
  • Represent TPG at specific, applicable industry events and workshops throughout Ireland
  • Visiting key hotels on a regular basis as needed and other hotels where necessary, to ensure quality is maintained and producing hotel meeting reports for the company, post those meetings.
  • Dealing with book-out situations and supplier issues.

Your profile

What skills do I need?

  • The role requires knowledge of hotels and prices within the Island of Ireland and previous contracting experience is essential.
  • A commercial approach, working to deadlines, turnaround times, allocation management, special offers will be a minimum requirement.
  • IT Literate, proficient in MS Office, office experience, background in the tourism business ideally in the hotel or tour operator business, Strong administrative skills.
  • Good time management and self-management skills.
  • Good organisational skills with, a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to develop strong team working and collaboration. Outstanding interpersonal and networking skills.
  • A full Driver’s licence