• Vacancy at Wakanow.com

  • Posted on: 19 May, 2014 Deadline: 31 May, 2014
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  • Wakanow.com is Nigeria’s leading online travel company that provides customers with everything they need to research, plan and purchase a trip locally and globally.

    Wakanow.com offers travelers the cheapest available fares for flights, hotel reservations, airport pickups, visa assistance, vacation packages and many other travel services from a broad selection of partners.

    Product Manager

     

    JOB SUMMARY:
    Manage the entire travel product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities. Conduct margin analysis, industry/market research, and in-life performance measurement to determine travel products demand, positioning, viability, and profitability.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    •         Analyze potential partner relationships for the travel products.
    •         Identify the business and operational requirements based upon the business requirements and objectives of each product.
    •         Liaise with travel partners, including airlines and hotels, to manage bookings and schedules, often one year in advance.
    •         Conduct research about new destinations in order to gain information on issues and amenities of interest to consumers.
    •         Directs, coordinates, and participates in merchandising the travel products, such as airport pick up, accommodation, packaged or specialized tours, or vacation packages.
    •         Keep up to date with any changes in the existing products.
    •         Constantly carry out research to understand customer travel partner and popular travel locations.
    •         Identify and present innovative and creative travel product solutions.
    •         Specify market requirements for current and future travel products by conducting market research supported by research of customers and non-customers.
    •         Must be able to offer specialist, professional and competitive travel product, which includes online bookings and tailor-made trips.
    •         Pre-empts potential problems and provides effective solutions in reaction to the application of concepts, techniques, knowledge, or processes developed to support a new travel product.
    •         Manage the existing products and services and improvise business strategies to bring about developmental changes.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    •     Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing or other related field.
    •     Knowledge of the tourism industry
    •     Knowledge of the hospitality industry

    Required skills:

    •     Entrepreneurial and commercial
    •     Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
    •     Learning and researching
    •     Applying expertise and technology
    •     Formulating strategies and concepts
    •     Analyzing
    •     Planning and organizing
    •     Creating and innovating
    •     Writing and Reporting
    •     Working with people
    •     Adapting and responding to change

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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