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Head of Travel Design

Khiri Travel
USD 2,400 - 2,800 Monthly
Bangkok, Thailand
02 May 2019
Industry : Travel Agent or Tour Operator
Sector : DMC (Destination Management Company)
Department : Executive
Type : Full-Time
Work Sponsorship : Available
Experience : 1 to 3 Years
Vacancies : 1
Job Status : Active

Job Description

Job Description

The Travel design Department at Khiri Travel Thailand is a hive of creative and commercial activity. Our clients are specialist tour operators from around the world. They trust us with creating cutting edge itineraries, with a personal touch. The Head of Travel Design (HOTD) supports an experienced team of Thai travel designers by prioritizing and dividing daily work, monitoring progress and leading larger projects. Khiri Travel is a specialist and HOTD ensures that we add value in all of our proposals. At times you’re hands-on, but know how to empower the team to shine! You’ll help the team with commercial insights, and make our clients fall in love with our efficiency, creativity and punctuality. We are about long-term relations, not about short-term gains or losses.

Reporting to: General Manager, Khiri Travel Thailand

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maximize the potential of our tour operator partners, through competent product analysis and proactive, added value communications
  • Relationship management – ensuring our tour operators partners proactively hear from us and feel cared for, beyond timely replies.
  • Ensure fast, correct and efficient communications between sales / travel design teams and overseas tour operators
  • Be aware of incoming requests, identify problems, and provide proactive direction or assist hands-on in more complicated communications
  • Manage regular relevant team training programs, in-house and external.
  • Maximize agent production, by keeping itineraries both cutting edge and marketable
  • Manage periodical projects, such as annual re-quote rounds
  • Create and share product updates, webinars and other training, both internal and for the use of our clients
  • To maximize account management, work closely with our dedicated sales office in the USA and sales reps in UK and Germany
  • Collaborate with relevant teams in other Khiri countries, in particular when it pertains multi-country itineraries.
  • Ensure proper usage of IT systems by the team
  • Proactively close feedback loop from operational results to sales (and vice versa)
  • Conduct field research to help develop new products, be aware of routings, including those that link itineraries with surrounding countries.
  • Be an ambassador for the Khiri brand and Thailand as a world-class destination for travellers of any budget

This role profile is not exhaustive; it will be subject to periodic review and may be amended from time to time to meet the needs of the business and changing landscape in sustainability practices.

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in Tourism or Business
  • At least 2 years work experience in related field in Southeast Asia, preferably in Thailand
  • Fluent in English, a second language an advantage
  • Proven excellence in a cross-cultural work environment
  • Positive attitude and sincere desire to lead by supporting others
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Responsible team player who can also thrive working independently

What we offer:

  • Full time, results oriented position. At times, deadlines and time zones may dictate outside office hours work as part of this pivotal position
  • Based at our Nonthaburi office, close to MRT Purple Line
  • Regular travel as part of product updates (count on a trip once a quarter)
  • one-year contract, with opportunity for post-contract engagement, subject to mutual agreement
  • Career advancement opportunities in the Khiri Travel organization
  • Visa & work permit (if so required)
  • Medical and disability Insurance
  • Annual discretionary bonus

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Work Location

Address: Bangkok, Thailand

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