Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories - from hotels, city breaks and holidays to theatre, entertainment and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".
lastminute.com is part of lm group, a publicly-traded multinational Group, among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry. Every month, the Group reaches across all its websites and mobile apps (in 17 languages and 40 countries) 60 million unique users that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences.
More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to provide our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel-related products and services.
This role will be responsible for managing all aspects of the relationships between lastminute.com and airlines, growing the company’s airline portfolio, securing differentiated airline content, and increasing airline revenue streams, volumes, and market share.
Main responsibilities include negotiating global airline commercial contracts and commissions and working closely with the lastminute.com media solutions team to sell media products to airlines.
A vital component of this role is securing differentiated airline content to support the company’s strategy of being the European Travel-Tech Leader in Dynamic Holiday Packages. The candidate must also be able to demonstrate a strong ability to identifying new business opportunities.
The Sales Manager represents the commercial team during internal meetings and be adept at presenting in wider business events and conferences, in addition to external airline business meeting, functions and networking events. A key part of this role is to have the ability to communicate relevant business information in a concise and effective way, using the most effective communication channel.
Providing accurate reporting and sales data analysis, monitoring airlines performance and making recommendations to internal stakeholders and airlines to support the company strategies is crucial. Strong collaboration skills are necessary in this role, with a significant amount of daily interaction with many other stakeholders.
Specialist/Technical Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Self-motivated, taking a high level of individual initiative
Able to work remotely, be self-autonomous, prioritize and manage workflow without ongoing guidance
Work to tight deadlines with a ‘can-do’ attitude
What you can expect: