Product Executive – UK & Ireland, AC Group

  • Location: London
  • Salary:
  • Contract: Permanent, full time

AC Group are looking for a Product Executive – UK & Ireland to support their brands of AC Luxe and AC Tours.

Key responsibilities include:

– Ensuring all products (accommodation, unique experiences, services) are contracted with the best conditions for AC Luxe clients (FIT & Groups)
– Carrying out product price comparisons, to ensure AC Group is sourcing and offering products at competitive prices
– Researching and producing exciting and inspiring itineraries connected to particular themes and/or key destinations in order to promote and assist sales for all AC Group’s brands; including AC Luxe and AC Tours
– Producing written ‘copy’ for media, publications and journals in order to promote AC Group’s ability to offer and operate tour itineraries based around particular themes and/or key destinations, tailored to particular markets when required
– Producing marketing material which will promote a range of AC Group products – for example, a new hotel or experience, or a special offer obtained by colleagues in the product development team or the contracting department
– Managing relationships with existing suppliers and establishing relationships with new suppliers in order to support and grow the product portfolio
– Monitoring availability and increasing where applicable
– Preparing proposals for AC Luxe clients, including contracting for their specific programmes
– Completing price comparisons
– Coordinating product loading and ensuring contracts are on sale and bookable
– Updating clients and colleagues on new products and change to existing products
– Producing and reviewing management information
– Assisting the line manager in dealing with complaints when no suitable solution can be reached in the first instance
– Keeping up to date with new accommodation and attractions openings and new products in the market
– Attending and arranging FAM trips and networking events
– Assisting with invoice queries and giving the correct information to the accounts department
– Fulfilling any other office duties as required

The successful candidate will:

– Possess excellent negotiation and communication skills
– Have good numeric understanding and commercial acumen
– Have a driving license (essential) as extensive travelling throughout the UK and Ireland and, potentially, beyond is a part of this role
– Have attention to detail, accuracy and precision
– Have strong organisational, multi-tasking and prioritisation skills
– Have a sense of urgency, and ability to manage a range of projects simultaneously – sometimes with conflicting priorities and short deadlines
– Possess a keen interest in developing unique and different customer experiences for inclusions in bespoke itineraries
– Be a quick learner of new IT tools and operating systems (essential)
– Have good computer knowledge (Microsoft Excel/Word/Outlook)
– Have an excellent command of the English language
– Possess experience in the travel industry (preferably within the London & UK market)

How to apply: Please send through your updated CV and brief cover letter to jobs@actours.co.uk

About AC Group: AC Group was established in 1999 and is a DMC offering tailor-made solutions for visitors to the U.K and Ireland. The group offers 3 brands which are AC Tours, AC Luxe, and AC Online. AC Tours specialise in ad-hoc leisure groups and touring series around the UK and Ireland. AC Luxe tailor-make itineraries and bespoke services for guests travelling individual or as a part of a group, and have a dedicated MICE team who look after incentive groups of all sizes. AC Online is a FIT booking engine for hotels and services.