Product Development Manager

at Outlook Expeditions (view profile)
Location BANGOR, United Kingdom
Date Posted 8th December 2017
Category In the office
Job Type Contract/short-term


The position of Product Development Manager requires a resourceful, motivated and experienced project manager, with a passion for the adventure travel industry and the development of young people through experiential learning.

Ideally, you will be a competent and confident individual with outstanding administrative skills, extensive experience of the school travel and expedition market and have a keen eye for detail. You will be part of a busy team focused on making sure that Outlook leads the sector in providing safe, well-managed and innovative overseas experiences, with a focus on developing Outlook’s range of expeditions, school trips and travel product, in line with our product development plan. You will be working extensively with overseas partners, as well as interacting and supporting other teams based at the head office – to do this well you will need to have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Produce and cost realistic bespoke itineraries for quotations, to meet client needs and in line with business aims, to short deadlines.

2. Build and maintain effective relationships with in-country and third-party providers. Develop a network of UK and overseas contacts and resources, as appropriate.

3. Document, organise and maintain all destination related planning information in the Outlook product book and knowledge base.

4. Conduct desk-based research to identify new destinations and products for development, in line with agreed schedule, and as directed by the Head of Destination Management or Managing Director.

5. Plan recce visits to current Outlook destinations in line with the Destination Management maintenance schedule, and to new destinations, as approved, to achieve specified outcomes.

6. Provide destination advice, support and training to other teams within Outlook. Give destination specific advice and guidance to all stakeholders as required.

7. Develop and expand Outlook’s ‘library’ range of expeditions, and justify the in-country costs against each.

8. Ensure that all hazards particular to each country as well as each specific product, have been identified, assessed and can be managed to give a low residual risk to travelling teams.

9. Maintain and develop templated documentation, used to support itineraries. Others

Applications will be considered until December 31st 2017. Interviews will be held during the first two weeks of January with a view to starting soon after.

For more information on the job role, please refer to the attached PDF.

To apply, please send your CV along with a cover letter to [email protected]

We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.