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Trade Relations Manager – Dutch & English

By February 26, 2024 No Comments



Netherlands: Amsterdam
€ 4290 Monthly
Dutch (Fluent)
English (Fluent)
Hiring type:
Company hire
1 year with view to extension
Start date:
Job ref.:
Yordan Etov
+31 (0)70 311 7822


Our client, a tourism marketing organisation supporting the South African government, is currently looking for a Trade Relations Manager to join their team in Amsterdam.

The Trade Relations Manager is responsible for developing the trade strategies for the hub, aligned to the global brand and trade strategy, ensuring management and implementation thereof.

Job Profile for Trade Relations Manager
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Develop, consolidate, and implement trade engagement initiatives plan
  • Identify and negotiate Joint Marketing Initiatives with travel and/or non-travel entities
  • Manage briefing process of trade activities to the marketing team
  • Partner with trade-in relevant markets to achieve business objectives
  • Manage signed contracts, ensuring proper filing and accessibility; implement initiatives according to contract deliverables
  • Handle goals and outputs set for incentive houses/tour operators/travel agents/non-travel companies in terms of the Joint Marketing Agreement
  • Analyse all trade engagement results to reflect the effectiveness and share learnings from engagements with stakeholders
  • Manage the deals page of the website, check regularly the trade website for relevance and update the digital team
  • Provide quarterly updates for the website to the Marketing/Communications Manager 
  • Send monthly reports to the Line Manager 
  • Arrange Familiarisation trips and co-ordinate Trade Toolkit
  • Develop relationships with leisure and business trade and products
  • Manage the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for assigned markets
  • Handle sales calls; compile and manage budgets
  • Train/educate for trading with the relevant markets

Candidate Profile for Trade Relations Manager

  • Must be fluent in Dutch and English, both written and spoken. Knowledge of French and/or Swedish would be an advantage
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Trade/Trade Relations/Marketing/Communications
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience in Trade, Trade Relations, Marketing Or Sales
  • Know the relevant legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Understand the Treasury Regulations and Frameworks on performance information and strategic plans
  • Knowledge of project management, financial management, and people management
  • Able to negotiate, analytical, communicative, creative decision-maker, with great organisational skills
  • Know how to handle: process improvement, people development, innovation, and customer service orientation

What Our Client Offers

  • 22 vacation days
  • Hybrid working environment
  • Travel opportunities to South Africa, Belgium, Sweden
  • Great team and company vibe
  • Possibility to grow internally
  • Annual performance bonus 

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