Apple Leisure Group

  • Assistant Manager of Distribution Connectivity International Markets

    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/20/2018 11:28 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    To develop and execute electronic distribution along with the Senior Distribution Manager. This is completed by providing analysis and administration of the multiple third-party distribution channels; maximizing time and efforts in accordance with corporate goals and objectives. This role is instrumental in minimizing the project timelines and increasing the speed to market of connectivity projects.
    Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Analyze the compatibility of connecting each distribution partner with our channel management providers and decide which of these solutions to pursue.
    • Project lead in communication for connectivity projects across multiple teams within corporate office and hotels.
    • Lead connectivity team to ensure technologies are being fully maximized so that all yield and rate strategies are being implemented and maintained.
    • Conducts kick-off calls with potential partners and channel management providers to understand what modifications may need to be made to the standard connectivity setup procedure.
    • Keep up with a rapidly changing work environment where priorities may shift from day-to-day.
    • Implements processes for the maintenance of day-to-day workflow, promotions, new hotels, connectivity and interface changes.
    • Provide support and feedback with regard to the technological capabilities of each channel manager in conjunction with each connected tour operator to ensure broadest and most profitable methods of distribution are implemented.
    • Provide support and training on HBSI, Vertical Booking, Omnibees and Partner extranets, and any other third-party method of electronic distribution with AMResorts.
    • Ensures after hour coverage to monitor partner interfaces after hours, communicate outages when needed.
    • Schedule connectivity launches (kick-off call, testing, mapping, launching etc.) with all parties involved (partners, hotel sales teams and channel management providers) and ensure that agreed deadlines are met.
    • Successfully manage Distribution Team relationships with vendor partners and hotels.
    • Manage a team of 6-10 people to ensure accurate and timely project planning is implemented. As well as maintaining Customer Service.
    • Evaluate new channel managers as they become available, provide feedback on the feasibility of working with AMResorts as needed, to minimize cost to hotels and maximize profitability.
    • Understands the sensitivities and manages partner expectations to troubleshoot and report at appropriate urgency level.
    Job Requirements :
    • Bachelor’s Degree Required
    • Knowledge of TTOO and OTAs segments
    • Knowledge of hotel commercialization or hotel procedures a plus.
    • Previous channel manager experience required. HBSi, Vertical Booking, Omnibeesa plus.
    • Advanced MS Office including Word, PowerPoint and Excel a must
    • Spanish


    • Characteristics:
    • Ability to multi-task and reprioritize in a dynamic environment.
    • Able to think beyond what is asked for, juggle multiple projects and competing priorities in an often-evolving environment
    • Ability to achieve defined objectives, in a fast-paced environment with minimum supervision.
    • Attention to detail and organized.
    • Effectively communicate with management, staff and suppliers and demonstrate sound judgment/reasoning skills.
    • Excellent PC literacy and quantitative skills.
    • Excellent time management and project management skills.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
    • Foster Teamwork.
    • Must be self-motivated and results oriented person, able to lead projects and share knowledge with team members.
    • Must have the ability to work independently and must possess strong analytical, organizational and negotiation skills.
    • < >Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Results Driven.
    • Valid passport and ability to travel required.
    Physical Demands:

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment:

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



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