KAC220421030429 - Manager, Distribution

Organization: Kuwait Airways Job: Manager, Distribution
Division: Chief commercial officer Employment Type: Full Time - Permanent
Last date of application: 2022-05-26 Country: Kuwait,


Job Description:

Basic Function and Scope:
Implement and maintain Kuwait Airways’ overall distribution strategy, ensuring all distribution channels are available, and fully support commercial business objectives. Ensure that distribution supplier contracts are maintained, and that all invoices are processed, reconciled and approved in accordance with company procurement and financial practices. Provide day to day management of Distribution team.

Tasks and Duties:
a. Supervises the activities of assigned personnel in the Distribution. Performs supervisory duties and exercises financial authority at the level established by Management for the position.
b. Acts as primary point of contact for third party distribution vendors and vendors of related support services. Resolve and respond to day to day business queries; escalating issues to Head of Distribution, as required.
c. Monitor Kuwait Airways’ presence within contracted third party distribution systems (such as GDS’, OTAs and Meta-search Engines), ensuring that appropriate content is being displayed and maintained, and that such systems are optimized to ensure maximum revenue opportunities are realized for Kuwait Airways.
d. Liaise with Kuwait Airways Scheduling, Revenue Management and Pricing teams, to ensure that appropriate content is being distributed and updated via organizations such as ATPCO and OAG, to ensure that contracted GDS participation levels and business requirements are achieved.
e. Maintain contracts and supporting documentation for all third party distribution vendors and vendors of related support services, including a log of contracts, with commencement and expiry dates. Ensure that any applicable updates or notifications are distributed internally. 

Requirement:

a. Bachelor's degree in Administration of Science, Marketing or equivalent.
b. 10 years' varied experience in commercial airline or travel agency systems.


Skills:

Very good knowledge of both spoken and written English.


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