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Product Manager- Europe

Position:                    Europe Product Manager                  

Reporting to:             Global Head of Product

Location Base:         Topdeck HQ – London          

Contract:                    Full time          

 

We are Topdeck, a name that's been around in the youth travel space since 1973. We do epic Eurotrips, Big Game safaris, American road trips, sailing voyages, pyramid expeditions and Asian adventures for travellers between 18-39.

Being a part of the Topdeck Team means you will have the opportunity to inspire young people through life changing travel experiences. We are looking for someone to join the team that aligns perfectly with our brand and values... if this sounds like you then keep reading!

 

Brief Job Summary

The Europe Product Manager will be responsible for developing and managing the Topdeck Europe product range. The role requires a thorough understanding of product development, contracting and schedule management from a group touring perspective.

Excellent relationship management skills are essential to manage the Europe product team, and to successfully work with Topdeck team members, external suppliers and destination management companies.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, enthusiastic, highly numerate, analytically minded, with an astute commercial awareness. The person will possess excellent planning skills, with an ability to identify market opportunities to improve existing products, and to develop new products.

The role requires excellent attention to detail, well-developed management skills, methodical research and analysis skills, effective negotiation skills, and a thorough understanding of the youth travel market.

Some international travel will be required for this role.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implementation and development of group touring products
  • Manage the Europe product team
  • Prepare trip budgets, costings and pricing for the Europe product
  • Monitor the capacity status of trips and perform regular yield management
  • Develop strategic relationships with suppliers and destination management companies
  • Foster good working relationships with Topdeck employees and crew members
  • Work closely with other Topdeck departments (e.g. Sales, Marketing, Operations) to ensure product is represented and being delivered in line with Topdeck core values
  • Ensure product is developed and delivered within specified timeframes
  • Research and analyse current and potential product opportunities
  • Reporting delivered in an accurate and timely manner to senior management
  • Perform tasks to ensure product is brought to market accurately (e.g. proofing copy, data entry, implement data automation)
  • Ensure product is developed in accordance with Topdeck crisis management and health and safety guidelines                           

 

Experience, Requirements and Key Behaviours:

  • Commercial awareness with strong negotiating skills
  • Highly numerate and analytical
  • On road experience with Topdeck Travel or relevant travel experience
  • In-depth knowledge of European destinations
  • Experience with accommodation and activity suppliers
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in collecting, assessing and automating data
  • Experience working with accommodation providers
  • Confident making decisions based on analysing numbers
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • A valid UK visa or European passport
  • And of course… A passion for all things travel related!

 

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