Product Manager - Accommodation

England,West Sussex,East Grinstead
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent
28 Feb 2018
28 Mar 2018
Hiteshkumar Patel
Job Discipline
Brand & Product
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
JOB - Product Manager - Marketing - Up to £35,000 plus excellent benefits - East Grinstead

Your new company
Your new employer are a high profile and well-recognised travel and tourism sector organisation based in East Grinstead, East Sussex. They operate as a member's club, run by and for their members with a huge number of sites across the UK. They are £100 million turnover business and have been well established for over 100 years. During this time they have continuously developed and expanded both sites and the culture of their business to stay in tune with what their members want. They employ over 900 workers with over 400 being based at their head office in Sussex. They have recently undergone a re-branding and are firmly committed to the digitalisation and modernisation of their offering.

Your new role
Reporting to the Senior Accommodation Product Manager, you will be the product owner responsible for driving forward a successful portfolio of 'Glamping', Camping, Yurt and Holiday Homes based across the Club's 160 UK Accommodation Sites, marketed under the new "Experience Freedom" brand. This will encompass ownership of the product range, managing the product road map in day to day delivery and ownership of its success. The Accommodation Product Manager will ensure that their product is commercially viable and appropriate for the target market. They will be the expert in their field, ensuring that customer interests are in mind at all times.

What you'll need to succeed

Main responsibilities but not limited to:

* Responsible for driving and delivering new product development for the UK Alternative Accommodation / Glamping product portfolio, delivering a commercial benefit to the organisation and excellent service to customers.
* Ownership of product performance (maximising return and occupancy) and outstanding customer service delivery, via site audits, Guest and staff feedback.
* Responsible for constructing business case reports for senior management that delivers rational justification for driving forward new product opportunities. This will include, but is not exclusive to new accommodation provision to appraising new accommodation site acquisition opportunities.
* Building commercial pricing models and budgets for existing sites and working up evaluation models for potential new locations
* Analysis of key performance indicators, competitors, market trends and understand where internal and market opportunities exists.
* Responsible for determining the needs and desires of the customer by specifying the research required to obtain relevant market intelligence for developing the product.
* Responsible for evaluating physical locations and products to enable sound commercial decision making.

What you'll get in return

* exceptionally competitive salary - Up to £35k DOE
* get a great work-play balance with 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
* save more towards your retirement - double your contributions with the organisation's generous contributory pension scheme
* get discounts on car and travel insurance as well as other Club products and services
* save up to £50 per week on childcare costs with childcare vouchers
* enjoy big savings at over 700 retailers - including discounts on grocery shopping and even on a new car
* have peace of mind for you and your family with their private healthcare scheme - the organisation pay the annual cost of your scheme and all you'll pay is the tax incurred each month
* get fit at half the price - the organisation will pay 50% towards your annual gym membership at selected health clubs
* free eye tests plus vouchers to help towards cost of frames
* take advantage of a variety of professional training courses - they offer considerable investment in training for all employees
* The organisation will reimburse 50% of adult education courses up to a maximum of £100 per year - from singing to Italian lessons!

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