Visit Jersey – Head of Trade
Visit Jersey is the independent company established by the States of Jersey to market Jersey as a tourist destination.
We are now seeking to recruit a Head of Trade, a senior management role, reporting directly to the Chief Executive, who will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for influencing travel distribution channels; specifically, to identify, court and capture new sources of travel trade buyers, traditional tour operators, OTAs, and carriers (scheduled and charter). The post-holder will develop and implement a trade strategy and work with and inspire intermediaries to retain and grow channels between Visit Jersey and hospitality suppliers and potential visitors to Jersey.
Skills and attributes required:
Applicants will demonstrate extensive experience of the travel trade. The primary role is to identify, court and capture new sources of visitors via off-island travel trade buyers, traditional tour operators, OTA’s and carriers, both scheduled and charter.
As part of the senior management team the applicant will work closely with colleagues and other team members to achieve corporate objectives.
He/she will have the presence and stature to be an ambassador for Jersey as a destination and have the resilience to operate in a high profile public interest organisation during a period of change. Most importantly they will be creative, resourceful and savvy in maximising the effectiveness of Trade links. He/she must have a passion for tourism and for Jersey as a destination. Great communication skills will be essential as will the ability to build and maintain mutually beneficial, productive relationships across the public and private sectors.
Closing date for applications is Friday 29th September 2017.