Purchasing Manager (Austria based)

TUI Austria Holding GmbHSankt Johann in Tirol, Österreich Vollzeitwith working experience2 days ago

Joining the TUI Group Purchasing team as a Purchasing Manager you will be the ambassador of the Purchasing function and your core focus will be driving revenue. You will be accountable for all buying and account management activities for TUI’s suppliers for a particular source market or across multiple source markets with a specific focus on Ski and Lakes & Mountains products. You will be building sustainable long-term relationships through effective negotiations and bed management resulting in superior revenue results.

We are open to applications from other locations across Austria.


There are many ways for you to get involved:

  • Have full accountability for optimizing hotel cost base in order to maximize profitability for your area of responsibility and manage supplier strategy in line with the 5 year plan
  • Be responsible for setting and managing the overseas accommodation spend budget including contract value, commitments, deposits and cash flow
  • Source and extract key commercial MI, in order to assist in informed decision making
  • Meet individual hotel/area targets through accommodation contract negotiations, renegotiations and in season late buying and ad hoc buying and manage all required buying trading activities to maximize sales, margin and occupancy targets, in a timely matter and with agreed deadlines
  • Influence and input into product selection, range management and new developments and highlight and develop opportunities for long term agreements, joint ventures and acquisitions in line with the 5 year plan
  • Be accountable for meeting all source market bed briefs providing a first-class service in negotiating rates, re-negotiations, risk management and supplier development
  • Negotiate Long Term Agreements on behalf of source markets (including prepayment agreements), working alongside Group Legal as required and where necessary negotiate incoming agency agreements
  • Be the key contact between the various group and source market departments (product, trading, product delivery, group accommodation purchasing, hotels and resorts) to ensure proper showcasing of the department and the strategic development of all company opportunities with each hotel, in line with the 5 year plan as well as with the relevant hotels / areas to ensure end to end consistency from contracting to brochure presentation
  • Negotiate Long Term Agreements on behalf of source markets (including prepayment agreements), working alongside Group Legal as required and where necessary negotiate incoming agency agreements


There is more than one way to the perfect fit – here are some of the ideal things:

  • Proven Tour Operator or general buying experience
  • A goal-oriented person with strong commercial insight and the ability to make commercial decisions based on complex information
  • Excellent communication skills in English and German, both written and verbal. Other languages advantageous
  • Be comfortable communicating and presenting to the senior leadership team.
  • Proven ability to work with multiple contacts within one customer organization
  • Excellent negotiation skills are essential


  • Being a valuable team member of TUI, the No.1 global and socially aware travel company
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Develop yourself by working as part of an international team and through our free global learning and development programmes and various Management Development Programmes
  • The minimum gross salary for this position is € 45.000 - 50.000 per year. The actual remuneration is in line with the market and depends on professional experience and qualifications. 

TUI Group is the world’s number one integrated tourism business. As we continue to build our Global Purchasing function, we will move from operating as a set of largely independent source markets with common management of procurement towards a more global, integrated function, which will accelerate the delivery of our ambitious growth plans.

If you want to know more about why TUI Group is the world’s leading tourism group, and our continuing work in the diversity & inclusion space, simply visit www.careers.tuigroup.com.


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