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Manager, Supplier Strategy & Investment

Company: Apple Leisure Group
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Inspire and deliver exceptional value to travelers around the globe as part of the Apple Leisure Group (ALG) team! Our vision is to be the best-in-class and largest all-inclusive resort management and travel services provider, differentiated by the collaboration of our unique resort and distribution brands.

Grow your career as a Manager, Supplier Strategy& Investment with Apple Leisure Group. In this role you will manage the strategic planning and implementation process and drive negotiation of cooperative marketing for targeted suppliers. This is a critical role for the communication and alignment all of the engagement teams (internal and external) that have an effect on maximizing ALG marketing spend and ultimately the return on investment (ROI) from those efforts.

A successful Manager, Supplier Strategy& Investment will:


  • Engage in monthly destination meetings, to ensure alignment and collaboration across cross-functional teams to drive growth
  • Drive negotiations of annual funding and overrides with targeted suppliers
  • Establish and manage annual budget for targeted suppliers
  • Create and execute strategic cooperative plans and optimize funds throughout the year, based on results
  • Create& maintain relationships with suppliers and internal teams
  • Engage in supplier strategy discussions. Communicate brand vision, marketing strategy, initiative goals, and tactics
  • Travel to destinations for supplier visits as needed
  • Lead all components of marketing initiatives: Provide direction to backstage team on tactic timing , manage activity , align on creative messaging, track performance and provide ROI to suppliers
  • Collaborate with all engagement& brand teams to ensure co-op strategy is executed and maximized
  • Ensure brand standards and supplier requirements are met via proofing landing pages, press releases, emails, etc. to ensure marketing message, content, and imagery aligns with supplier and brand expectations

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree from a 4 year college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Knowledge of the economic and accounting principles and practices and analysis of financial data
    • Computer Programs- Experience using MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer
    • Clerical- Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records and other office procedures and terminology
    • Customer Service- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction
    • Marketing- Knowledge of principles and methods for showing or promoting products and services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics.
    • Judgment and Decision-Making- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
    • Learning from Past Experience- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
    • Active Listening- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    • Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    • Reaction Awareness- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do
    • Time Management- managing one's own time and time of others
    • Quality Control Analysis- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance
    • Troubleshooting- Determining causes or operating errors and deciding what to do about them
    • Travel industry experience a plus, but not required

      About Apple Leisure Group

      Apple Leisure Group-- (ALG) is the leading North American travel, hospitality and leisure management group with the only vertically-integrated business model, serving travelers and destinations worldwide. ALG consistently delivers exceptional value to travelers and strong performance to resort owners and partners by strategically leveraging the power of its portfolio of brands across five segments, comprising: the largest seller of vacation packages and charter flights in the U.S. for travel to Mexico and the Caribbean, moving approximately 3.2 million passengers annually through well-established vacation brands, brand management of 5-star and 4-star luxury resorts through AMResorts-- award-winning brand portfolio; best-in-class destination management services provided by Amstar DMC and Worldstar--, the exclusive loyalty program Unlimited Vacation Club--; and the innovative technology solutions provider Trisept Solutions--, connecting over 88,000 travel agents with leading travel suppliers. To learn more about the Apple Leisure Group advantage, visit appleleisuregroup.com.

      Benefits at a Glance

      We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package to our U.S. based employees:

      • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
      • Basic Life Insurance
      • Short& Long Term Disability
      • Corporate Wellness Program
      • Travel Discounts& Deals
      • Paid Time Off& Holidays
      • 401(k) Plan with Company Match
      • Tuition Reimbursement

        We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free and tobacco-free workplace and perform pre-employment background checks.

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