Contractor Lapland Winter, Ireland & UK

Nordic Collection is looking for a contractor!

Together with your team, you will ensure that Nordic Collection is the market leader in developing and purchasing the most innovative products.

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Job description

As a contractor, you will turn your production ideas into a concrete and strategic purchasing plan. You are ultimately responsible for the full development of this purchasing plan, as well as to ensure a good information flow between the product owners and sales teams.

Your role:

  • You are ultimately responsible for purchasing package tours on for Lapland in the winter, Ireland and the UK.
  • You work with your teamlead and the different sales teams on a strategic production plan within the framework of our package tours for all of our markets (Flanders, Wallonia/Northern France, the Netherlands and Germany).
  • To do this, you follow the trends of your destination and our markets closely. You will follow what our competitors are doing, what our different markets are asking for and what developments are happening at the destinations. Therefore, you meet with other contractors, partners, tourist services and sales teams.
  • Based on the purchase plan, you will start convincing partners to work with us, regarding accommodation as well as transport and excursions.
  • You will set up clear contracts and terms of cooperation with each partner around prices, quotas/guarantees, cancellation policies and billing conditions.
  • You provide a clear fact sheet per partner (detailed product description, “how to book instructions”, image bank, …).
  • You ensure a good information flow with the product owners, who are responsible for transforming these contracts into an operational production plan in which packages are composed, priced and programmed into our systems with text and images.
  • The product owners also coordinate day-to-day operational matters with the partners, with you as the buyer being available as an intermediary for important matters or additional procurement.
  • Together with the product owner, you train the travel designers around product knowledge at the start of the season. You will then be available for questions from the product owners, who will be the first point of contact with product related questions from the team. During the year you will also coordinate all necessary prospections.

Who are you?

  • You’re an enthusiastic networker. You can easily build lasting relationships with partners.
  • You are a proactive entrepreneur. You see and take opportunities and do not fear a challenge.
  • You are a born negotiator who is dedicated to a partnership until it is completed. You have the necessary commercial and financial insights.
  • You work responsibly and accurately. You always hold up your promises and ensure transparent and complete agreements with all stakeholders.
  • You are a communicative team player. You ensure good interaction between production, sales and procurement. You communicate smoothly and timely about contracted partners.
  • Our business values feel natural to you. You have a passion for our authentic nature destinations and are committed to quality and honesty.
  • You have several years of relevant work experience in tourism as a Contractor/Product Manager.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with one or more of our destinations is a plus, but not a necessity.
  • You have professional oral and written communication skills in both Dutch and English (minimum level B2, preferably C1).
  • You are flexible and stress-resistant. You are not deterred by the fact that you will be travelling abroad on a regular basis.
  • You have a car and driver’s licence B.


  • A job where you can challenge yourself with exciting work trips and international relationships.
  • Open and dynamic work environment with focus on business values, entrepreneurship, team atmosphere and autonomy.
  • The chance to spend a lot of your time in our beautiful travel destinations!
  • Flexible working hours and location. You combine work abroad with our office in Melle (1d/week minimum or 1 week/month), your home office and, if desired (optional) our other offices in Londerzeel, Brussels or Utrecht/Nieuwegein.
  • Attractive compensation package and fringe benefits.

Start date: Preferably June 2023, but for the right candidate we are happy to be flexible 😊

Job category: Buyer / Contractor
Job type: Full Time
Job location: On-Site
Language: Dutch (BE) English

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