Location: Ayr with possibility of hybrid homeworking/office Hours: Full time Monday to Friday 09:00 until 17:30
We are Scotland’s most dynamic Cruise Specialists and to support the continued growth across Stewart Travel Ltd, including cruise specialist brands CruiseKings and Scotland’s Cruise Centre, we are looking for a Cruise Product Expert to join our team.
This varied and interesting role will see the successful candidate liaising with suppliers to source cruise deals, monitoring trends, researching new product ideas, and proactively sourcing and creating new cruise products. The role will encompass creative, analytical, commercial, and administrative responsibilities. The successful candidate will work closely with both colleagues and suppliers in areas such as product development, training, and support.
Pro-actively sourcing cruise deals, negotiating special offers and groups
Researching and analysing data to identify opportunities
Creating bespoke and tailor-made cruise holidays, pairing land and rail tours
Liaising with cruise lines
Communicating cruise offers and products to our Sales teams
Creating accurate product briefs and working closely with Marketing team
Competitor analysis and reporting upon on insights
Maintain and develop excellent knowledge of the cruise industry as a whole
Arranging training and supporting colleagues across the group both face to face and remotely
Experience, Qualities & Skills
Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communicator
Commercially aware with eye for a deal
Possess excellent numeric and written skills
Be highly motivated, enthusiastic with a passion for travel
A creative thinker, with ability to create complex worldwide cruise and stay holidays
Adept in the use of MS Office, particularly excel
The ability to review data, spot trends and share insights
Excellent organizational skills, ability to work to deadlines
Previous Travel knowledge is essential. An understanding of the cruise industry would be beneficial.