Work for Oliver's Travels

Keen to jump-start your career by working in one of the travel industry's top brands? Passionate about travel? Then we'd love to hear from you!

Apply now for the existing vacancies we've listed below, or just email us your CV for future openings: jobs@oliverstravels.com



Villa Contractor – France (UK or France based)

We are looking for a friendly Villa Contractor to join our dynamic France, Italy & Ski product team.

France is our biggest programme at Oliver’s Travels and where it all began for us 14 years ago. It boasts a stunning portfolio of châteaux, manor houses and luxury villas. Italy & Ski is growing at a fast speed and likewise, features a mouth-watering collection of villas and chalets respectively.

This role will require you to work closely with the France Product Manager, in order to contract new and existing product all over France. You will help to grow and develop our portfolio of unique properties whilst ensuring its optimal performance at all times and whilst forging successful relationships with our suppliers.

This role would suit someone with similar contracting experience in the travel industry, who has the ability to recognise the right product and negotiate the best conditions, whilst remaining true to our brand, our targets and also our values. You will be working closely with a small team on a large and successful programme, where you can make a difference.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. You’ll be working in a team of hard-working and passionate travellers from a range of countries. Breakfast, drinks and early Friday finish all on the company!

Duties would include:

  • Contracting new (and existing) properties to the required brief and standards and securing optimal commercial terms and conditions
  • Actively developing and growing the France programme 
  • Managing and maintaining successful supplier relationships
  • Meeting company targets, aims and strategic planning
  • Carrying out price and market analysis
  • Preparing and analysing data and reports
  • Researching and obtaining contracting and product loading information and preparing it on relevant forms, contracts and reports
  • Liaising with the marketing team on special offers and marketing campaigns 
  • Assisting with queries regarding pricing, availability and property listings 
  • Providing feedback and proactively contributing to the team’s performance
  • Promoting the company and being a positive company ambassador at all times
  • International travel may be required to develop product and liaise with suppliers

Requirements

  • Contracting experience within the travel industry (and ideally villas in France) is essential
  • Track record of results inside a product/contracting environment
  • Proven supplier management skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent organisational, communication & interpersonal skills
  • High degree of numeracy and commercial acumen
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions
  • Ability to be flexible and a good team player as well as work independently
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken French highly desirable
  • In-depth knowledge of France highly desirable

Send your CV to jobs@oliverstravels.com 


Villa Contractor / Product Manager

We are looking for a Villa Contractor / Product Manager to join our passionate team, driving their destinations forward to achieve strategic targets.

Typical duties include

  • To be a destination guardian - driving their destination(s) forward to achieve strategic targets.
  • To be responsible for all product development within these destinations, ensuring it is based on the strategic aims of the business, and in line with the market-led product strategy briefs
  • Recruiting properties to ensure that the most appropriate product is on sale at optimum market price and rate
  • To have ownership of all operational supplier relationships within these destinations, and to be responsible for achieving and maintaining the very best working relationship in each case.
  • To be accountable for ensuring all products on sale within the geographical area adheres to the company's stringent guidelines on quality and criteria.
  • To ensure that regular and concise communication is maintained with other departments, specifically sales and marketing and all other areas of the business.

Requirements

  • Contracting experience within travel (and ideally villas) is essential
  • Track record of results inside a product/contracting environment
  • Proven supplier management skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Demonstrable organisational, communication & interpersonal skills
  • High degree of numeracy, literacy and commercial acumen
  • Ability to work within a team and alone

Send your CV to jobs@oliverstravels.com 


Intern / Work Placement

Are you considering a career in travel? We sometimes have work placement opportunities available in Product or Sales. The positions are best suited to an undergraduate needing a work placement as part of their degree but they are not limited to this.

Send send your CV to jobs@oliverstravels.com

Working With Us

  • Headquarters in Clapham
  • Team of 40 ... and growing fast!
  • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Twice-yearly bonus and other incentives throughout the year
  • Flexible working considered
  • Breakfast, nibbles and Friday drinks (plus early Friday finish) all on the company!
  • Great working environment - team of hard working and passionate travellers from around the world.