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Trip Development Manager - Private Jet, Adventures & Expeditions

Company: Disney Vacation Club
Location: Detroit
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

The A&E (Adventures by Disney and National Geographic Expeditions) trip development organization is responsible for creating and developing all new trips that support the brand, high guest expectations, and all business objectives. You will work with the Manager, Private Jet Trip Development to create and tweak itineraries for new Private Jet departures, build out detailed itineraries, partner with DMCs to obtain costing from suppliers, build costing models, and confirm all required inventory (hotels, attractions, activities, meals and transportation). These efforts are to be completed per business need decisions. This includes extensive RFPs (request for proposal) and driving the vetting for new suppliers, activities, DMC (Destination Management Company) qualifications, animal programs, Public Affairs and global security (in partnership with the supplier management team). Internal partnering is required with operations, sourcing & procurement, risk management, supplier management, finance, revenue management, marketing & sales, and business integration. Trips must be completed per all sales launch deadlines.This role requires frequent domestic and international travel. In a typical year, travel can be as much as 30% of the time.This role is located in the greater Orlando, Florida area.Responsibilities:

  • Project Planning and Management--manages new and evolving development projects for NGE and ABD Private Jet tours. Works with Manager, PJ Trip Dev to determine, define, document and manage project scope, milestones, timelines and project deliverables including project plans, scope statements and risks/issues lists. Resources tasks and trip costing models to ensure the project goals are communicated to all resources/team members/stakeholders and performed within time and budget constraints.
  • May lead Assistant Manager, Trip Development who manages much of the documentation and detailed processes of the projects.
  • Partners extensively with all internal functional partners as described in the summary.
  • Develops product in a hands-on manner in addition to leadership responsibilities of the Assistant Manager, Trip Development.
  • Networks within the travel industry.
  • Creates and facilitates product overview trainings and presentations as needed.Requirements :
    • Minimum 3 years private jet travel industry experience in leadership roles; preferably with tour operators and in trip development.
    • Ability to create and present compelling PowerPoint presentations to various internal teams regarding new product(s).
    • Ability to meet or exceed deadlines.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Vast destination knowledge.
    • Proven ability to create itineraries and unique, differentiated Guest experiences.
    • Travel is required up to 30% of time.
    • Negotiation experience.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Keywords: Disney Vacation Club, Detroit , Trip Development Manager - Private Jet, Adventures & Expeditions, Executive , Detroit, Michigan

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