Commercial Distribution Manager

Palma - Spain

04 Jul 2024

Palma - Spain

Contracting

Full Time - Hybrid

2

2 - 3 years

*This role can be based in Palma de Mallorca, remote Europe, or London.

Who are WebBeds?

WebBeds is the fastest growing and most significant accommodation supplier to the travel industry. We are a global company offering ground services (hotels, transfers, tours, activities) to travel professionals. Our products help our partners and customers to create amazing Travel experiences.

Our Products range from a Retail Online platform, Integration Connectivity hub and distribution APIs to name but a few and our systems are 100% cloud hosted processing up to 5.0bn search requests daily. We deliver amazing outcomes using leading edge technology through innovative and creative thinking.

WebBeds is a subsidiary of Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) – an ASX 200 listed company operating a global digital travel business.


What makes us stand out?

  •  We are a wholesale global travel organisation
  • We have 1500+ people speaking 50+ languages in 120+ cites across 50+ countries 
  • We partner with over 430,000 properties in more than 15,000 destinations 
  • We work with more than 44,000 travel companies in 139 source markets 
  • We have an amazing Technology team focused on delivering valuable outcomes using innovative tech and creative & lateral thinking


What will you do on your journey with WebBeds?

WebBeds is the world’s fastest growing provider of accommodation distribution services to the travel industry. Our products incorporate distribution APIs, payment integrations, ERP integration, Data Lakes, User Interfaces, and others. Our search API reach peaks of more than 50.000 requests per second, each one consisting of tens or hundreds of hotels, with continued expansion.


In this role you will:

The Commercial Distribution Manager plays a key role in the account management of key Channel Manager partners headquartered in Europe. The role requires technical and account management expertise to support the direction and growth efforts of WebBeds’ Connectivity partnerships by optimizing the commercial relationships between WebBeds and its largest Connectivity partners in Europe.

This position will be working collaboratively with external and internal customers in an agile manner to maximize opportunities, set up processes and increase growth.

This role will be part of the Chains Team Europe, supporting all European Regional Contracting Teams for both chains as independent properties and working in close collaboration with the Supplier Connectivity IT Team.


Key elements to this role include, but not limited to:

  • Commercial account management of WebBeds’ largest Channel Manager Partners headquartered in Europe.
  • Identify additional Channel Manager Partnerships to drive profitable growth and additional supply of accommodation partners. 
  • Build Channel Manager Partner pipeline based on potential revenue, to prioritize new connections for future growth. 
  • Extract and explore data to identify opportunities; analyze and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets. 
  • Proactively identify opportunities to accelerate the growth of WebBeds’ hotel performance, through regular QBRs with key strategic external stakeholders.
  • Drive Commercial performance of the Channel Manager connections including new builds, rebuilds, upgrades, day-to-day success rates, access to inventory, rates, rate plans, content, and availability.
  • Support Contracting Team Europe and work in partnership with Supplier Connectivity IT Team to handle day to day issues, audits, and projects, to optimize overall the connectivity. 
  • Implement monthly reporting and support in creation of a strategic commercial roadmap. 
  • Set up and automate business processes to work more effectively, efficiently, and to promote scalability. 
  • Attend tradeshows and network opportunities within region to engage with Partners when relevant.
  • Communicate both internally and externally in a professional manner in keeping with corporate guidelines.


The skills we would love to see in your suitcase!

  • Outstanding project management, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload.
  • Educated to degree level of equivalent or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Open to frequent travel.
  • Strong negotiation skills, strategic view, commercial acumen, pro-active, dynamic, passionate, and a team player.
  • Highly accurate with an excellent attention to detail.
  • Fluent English written and verbal communication skills 
  • Highly developed analytical skills, and proficient use of Microsoft office, especially Excel applications
  • Proactive, with ability to offer solutions to issues encountered. 
  • Personable with lots of enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of the team.
  • Min 2 years in a Channel Manager Connectivity related role at an OTA, Channel Manager, wholesaler, hotel or chain.
  • Thorough understanding of current Connectivity landscape (different types of integrations, connections, etc.)
  • Additional European language a plus 


Why choose us as your next destination?

We are super proud of our dedicated team of friendly, energetic & passionate professionals. Our people are key to the success of our business & everybody at WebBeds has their own unique role to play as we continue to drive the company forward.

Over 50 different languages are spoken by our workforce, but whether working from offices in Dubai or London or out in the field in Johannesburg or Buenos Aires, we all share the common goal to take pride in what we do & to deliver our partners with unbeatable service & support.

  • International highly skilled group of experts from all around the globe 🌎
  • Dynamic environment with the chance to grow, influence & impact change ⚡
  • Disruptive, fast-growing market leader within travel & endless possibilities 💼
  • Culture built on collaboration🤝 empowerment and innovation 💡



Find out more about the WebBeds business at www.webbeds.com - #LI-Hybrid