Product Development and Distribution Manager - VisitBritain
February 22, 2018
New York, New York
Contract - Experienced
4 Year Degree
This role will work closely with the Head of Product Development & Distribution in providing support for the product development and distribution of new tourism products delivered through the Discover England Fund (DEF).
For more details please visit https://trade.visitbritain.com/whats-new/discover-england-fund/
The primary objectives of the role are to work with a number of DEF projects in the market to identify product needs, gaps and opportunities and to deliver solutions to assist in the international distribution of tourism products. These products will include areas of transport, accommodation, attractions, sights and services to enable international visitors to experience more of England.
This role will deliver and implement the strategy of a number of DEF projects by liaising closely with the project leads and colleagues across VisitEngland and VisitBritain, as well as working with Trade Partners both in the private and public sectors.
Specific to Job:
Experience and track record in commercial Product Development in a tourism context
Up to date knowledge of international market trends in travel trade distribution (online & offline)
Project Management skills preferable
Experience in commercial sector of tourism organisations is mandatory
Experience in public sector is advantageous
Have established relationships with key travel trade contacts in their selected market and experience of international tourism management
A clear track record of developing successful new tourism products and delivering these to market
A clear track record of building partnerships with tourism organisations
Excellent organisational skills and the capacity to deliver outcomes on time and to budget within a product cycle
High level of self-motivation and resilience and the ability to meet demanding targets within deadlines
Exceptional communication skills both oral and written
Creative, innovative, future focused, entrepreneurial, high energy individual focused on delivery
Demonstrable analytical skills with knowledge of research and marketing and an evidence based approach
A good understanding of the current English tourism product landscape ideally with experience of developing English products for distribution in international markets
Able to travel domestically and internationally as required
The ability to build highly productive relationships across internal departments and with a range of external stakeholders, ensuring common goals are achieved
A strong commercial ethos
Ability to work in a matrixed organisation
Under US State Department requirements, we may only employ, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A visa holders. If you hold a visa other than an A visa, you are not currently eligible to work for us.
As the National Tourism Agency for Great Britain, VisitBritain (VB) is one of the preeminent organizations in the travel industry worldwide. VB plays a unique role in building England’s tourism product, raising Britain’s profile worldwide, increasing the volume and value of tourism exports - and developing England and Britain’s visitor economy.