Head of Trading, Travel

Location: London

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 04 March 2018

Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits

Head of Trading, Travel

Telegraph Travel are seeking a new Head of Trading, a fantastic high profile and senior role focused on driving on and offline revenue growth in line with budgeted targets, supported by travel-dedicated marketing, editorial, product & tech and analytics teams.

As Travel is a key strategic growth area this role will be responsible for performance-managing the travel trading teams and managing external travel partner partner relationships at a senior level, working closely and collaboratively with travel-dedicated marketing, editorial, product and business development teams teams.


Key Responsibilities

  • Performance-manage a team of travel trading managers to maximise revenue opportunities
  • Set the direction for the marketing teams to support revenue plan
  • Forge a strong working relationship with the travel editorial team to support revenue plan
  • Explore new business opportunities working closely with the business development team to bring on board new revenue streams
  • Work closely with Finance business partner to forecast and track revenue performance
  • Provide weekly and monthly trading updates
  • Prioritise and track product and technical deliverables
  • Work closely with the travel advertising team to ensure joint campaign opportunities are realised
  • Represent Telegraph Travel at related external business events


Required Skills and Experience

  • Strong online and offline travel experience
  • Excellent knowledge of online revenue optimisation
  • Track record of commercial success and retail sales growth
  • Good understanding of technical technical interfaces and platforms
  • Track record of motivating and developing a team to achieve great things
  • Experience of senior level sales relationships
  • Ability to forge productive relationships across a number of diverse internal partners
  • A passion for trading and driving revenue
  • Passion for innovation, process improvement, driving excellence and putting the customer first
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a dynamic business environment and a passion to deliver quality results
  • A clear and concise communicator who sets clear direction
  • Relentless drive to execute on plans with a sense of urgency
  • An ability to deliver results whilst putting the customer experience first
  • A charismatic leader with strong influencing skills and a flair for getting things done


The Telegraph is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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