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Trade Marketing Executive

The Opportunity

Are you a creative marketTrade Marketing Executiveeer looking for a new challenge within the travel industry? Do you enjoy copywriting and are you passionate about social media? Are you an excellent communicator who’s keen to become part of a dynamic and sociable team?

We’re looking to recruit a pro-active and organised Trade Marketing Executive with strong attention to detail to join our hotel representation company of 30+ people. You’ll be based at our head office in East Croydon at least three days per week, with the option to work remotely two days per week with flexible working hours throughout.

In this newly created role, you will be responsible for the successful implementation of all trade marketing strategies across the UK & Irish source markets on behalf of our client – Inclusive Collection, part of World of Hyatt. This will include developing and maintaining strong relationships with the travel trade and the coordination and tracking of all trade marketing activity, with a specific focus on strategic trade media and consortia plans. The role also entails driving creative and effective owned trade communications including writing travel agent newsletters and social media posts. Working very closely with HIC’s global marketing team, the ultimate goal of this role is to establish HIC’s brands and resorts as the “go to” All-Inclusive product for the UK & Irish travel trade.

Please only apply for this position if you already have the right to work in the UK and can commute to East Croydon (Greater London) on a weekly basis.

What You’ll Be Doing (Key Responsibilities)

  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with the UK & Irish travel trade, including media partners, consortia and tourist boards.
  • Responsibility for the execution and tracking of all trade media and consortia marketing plans across the UK & Irish markets.
  • Responsibility for the creative design, content, copywriting and delivery of regular UK & Irish travel agent e-newsletters and blogs on behalf of Inclusive Collection.
  • Responsibility for the creative content and copywriting of B2B social media posts across the UK & Irish markets on behalf of HIC.
  • Providing input to the Head of Business Development & Trade Marketing on the creative strategy for HIC’s own sales and marketing campaigns launched in the UK & Irish markets.
  • Responding to incoming trade media requests and actively issuing HIC press releases which could result in positive PR coverage for Inclusive Collection.
  • Supporting the Head of Business Development & Trade Marketing on the design and creation of all HIC sales collateral and promotional items.
  • Regular communication with Inclusive Collection’s global marketing team to update them on key trade marketing initiatives, and to learn what is happening globally regarding advertising campaigns, creative design, and brand messaging.

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You’re The Type of Person that…

  • Has an interest in and basic understanding of the travel/hotel industry.
  • Has excellent written communication skills and a passion for copywriting.
  • Enjoys creating content for social media.
  • Has the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Has some prior experience working in a Marketing-related role or company.
  • Is proactive, committed and results-oriented with a positive outlook.
  • Has excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Is able to multi-task in a busy and varied role.

We Can Offer You

  • A salary of £28-30k DOE
  • In addition, a company performance related bonus of up to £3k per year
  • 25 days of annual leave (plus bank holidays), increasing to 30 days with long service
  • Hybrid working – at least 3 days p/w in the office and up to 2 days p/w working remotely
  • Flexible working hours so you can start and finish each day based on your needs

Applications with CV & Covering Letter to Lauren Mack at lauren.mack@carahotelmarketing.com

We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic, creative and smart people to join us. If that sounds like you, send your CV and a cover letter to: jobs@carahotelmarketing.com.