Head of Travel Design

Job Description:

The Travel design Department at Khiri Travel Thailand is a hive of creative and commercial activity. Our clients are specialist tour operators from around the world. They trust us with creating cutting edge itineraries, with a personal touch. The Head of Travel Design (HOTD) supports an experienced team of Thai travel designers by prioritizing and dividing daily work, monitoring progress and leading larger projects. Khiri Travel is a specialist and HOTD ensures that we add value in all of our proposals. At times you’re hands-on, but know how to empower the team to shine! You’ll help the team with commercial insights, and make our clients fall in love with our efficiency, creativity, and punctuality. We are about long-term relations, not about short-term gains or losses.

Reporting To: General Manager, Khiri Travel Thailand

 

Key Responsibilities:

• Maximize the potential of our tour operator partners, through competent product analysis and proactive, added value communications
Relationship management – ensuring our tour operators partners proactively hear from us and feel cared for, beyond timely replies
Ensure fast, correct and efficient communications between sales / travel design teams and overseas tour operators
Be aware of incoming requests, identify problems, and provide proactive direction or assist hands-on in more complicated communications
Manage regular relevant team training programs, in-house and external.
Maximize agent production, by keeping itineraries both cutting edge and marketable
Manage periodical projects, such as annual re-quote rounds
Create and share product updates, webinars and other training, both internal and for the use of our clients
To maximize account management, work closely with our dedicated sales office in the USA and sales representatives in the UK and Germany
Collaborate with relevant teams in other Khiri countries, in particular when it pertains multi-country itineraries
Ensure proper usage of IT systems by the team
Proactively close feedback loop from operational results to sales (and vice versa)
Conduct field research to help develop new products, be aware of routings, including those that link itineraries with surrounding countries
Be an ambassador for the Khiri brand and Thailand as a world-class destination for travelers of any budget

 
 

This role profile is not exhaustive; it will be subject to periodic review and may be amended from time to time to meet the needs of the business and the changing landscape in sustainability practices.

 

What we’re looking for:

• Bachelor degree, preferably in Tourism or Business
• At least 2 years work experience in related field in Southeast Asia, preferably in Thailand
• Fluent in English, a second language an advantage
• Proven excellence in a cross-cultural work environment
• Positive attitude and sincere desire to lead by supporting others
• Excellent communications skills
• Responsible team player who can also thrive working independently

 

What we offer:

• Full time, results oriented position. At times, deadlines and time zones may dictate outside office hours work as part of this pivotal position
• Based at our Nonthaburi office, close to MRT Purple Line
• Regular travel as part of product updates (count on a trip once a quarter)
• One-year contract, with opportunity for post-contract engagement, subject to a mutual agreement
• Career advancement opportunities in the Khiri Travel organization
• Salary range between $2400 – $2800 / month
• Visa & work permit (if so required)
• Medical and Disability Insurance
• Annual discretionary bonus

 

  1. Please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected], to the attention of Willem Niemeijer, Founder & CEO.

Successful shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview, either online or in person. 

As a large number of applicants are expected, we will not be able to reply to individual applications.