Position: Product Manager
Portfolio: North America
Reporting to: GM of Product & Operations, North America & Australia/New Zealand
Location Base: Los Angeles
Contract: Full time
We are Topdeck, a name that's been around in the youth travel space since 1973. We do epic Euro-trips, Big Game safaris, American road trips, sailing voyages, pyramid expeditions and Asian adventures for travellers between 18-39.
Being a part of the Topdeck Team means you will have the opportunity to inspire young people through life changing travel experiences. We are looking for someone to join our dynamic team that aligns perfectly with our brand and values... if this sounds like you and the idea of designing and managing a portfolio of trips and travel experiences sounds exciting then keep reading!
Brief Job Summary:
The Product Manager is responsible for developing and managing the Topdeck product range associated with the assigned portfolio of business. For the Topdeck North America portfolio, this means designing the best road trips imaginable across the US and Canada! The role requires a thorough understanding of product development, contracting, pricing and schedule management from a group touring perspective and the flexibility to consider varying customer and regional effects on different product ranges. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and additional goals and responsibilities will be outlined as an appendix to this job description.
Excellent relationship management skills are essential to successfully work with internal team members, external suppliers and destination management companies.
The role requires a self-motivated, enthusiastic, highly numerate, analytically-minded person with an astute commercial awareness. A good knowledge of yield management and analytical skills are required to ensure product design and delivery meets growth and profitability targets.
The person will possess excellent planning skills, with an ability to identify market opportunities to improve existing products, and to develop new products.
The role requires excellent attention to detail, methodical research and analysis skills, effective negotiation skills, and a thorough understanding of the youth travel market.
Some international travel will be required for this role.
Experience, Requirements and Key Behaviours