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Product and Retail Development Manager

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 Closes: 17 Jan 2020
Southampton Competitive
Fixed term & Full time carnival-uk/20200115102249

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Product Development Manager on a fixed term contract for 1 year, within the On Board Revenue department at Carnival UK's Head office in Southampton. The overall purpose of the role is to work with our 3rd party supply base to define, develop and deliver a product strategy for logo, own brand and branded products for both P&O Cruises and Cunard Brands. You will be working with some exciting premium and luxury brands as well as our exciting new sustainable product ranges including lifestyle and homewares.

You will have opportunities visit our incredible cruise ships and we offer cruise holiday benefits that allow you and your family to experience our unforgettable holiday happiness for yourself!

The Role

Responsibilities and key outputs of the role will include:

  • To work with the Concession Partners and Logo suppliers to create an attractive logo range that is Brand and Guest relevant and  meets and exceeds our Guests’ expectations
  • To deliver agreed financial targets from the new logo ranges 
  • Communicate clearly, transparently and regularly with internal and external stakeholders 
  • To negotiate contracts with new multiple suppliers for the provision and sales of products 
  • To support the ships and concession partners in the delivery of product and services on board our cruise ships across P&O Cruises and Cunard brands. 
  • To lead by example by taking care of the health and safety of you and others. 

About you 

Ideally you will have experience in working in large commercial or retail organisations along with a strong commercial understanding. You will have strong numeric, analytical and financial skills and will be organised with the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines. You will be capable of head up as well as detailed head down work. A good communicator and influencer at all levels, you will possess a strong customer centric approach. A proactive self-starter with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders both internal and external to the business.

About Us 

This position has been levelled at CUK08

One of our core organisational values is that we are 'better together' and that’s why we’re working hard to build a flexible and inclusive culture; where difference is respected and valued and where our people can be themselves. Inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do so we welcome applications from everyone. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership and pregnancy & maternity.

Carnival UK is the operating company for P&O Cruises & Cunard. We provide unforgettable holiday experiences and operate a winning culture to achieve standout success. Our Cunard ships have been defining sophisticated ocean travel for over 175 years. Our ships have always been The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World.  We continue our legacy of luxury ocean travel with our flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, with Queen Mary 2 providing the only regularly scheduled transatlantic service between Southampton and New York. In 2022 our fourth Queen will join our Cunard fleet.

P&O Cruises has seven ships, including our flagship Britannia which joined our fleet in March 2015.  Our two new ships, the largest in the UK market, will join the fleet in 2020 and 2022, meaning we can offer more experiences tailored to British tastes - combining genuine service, a sense of occasion and attention to detail, ensuring passengers have the holiday of a lifetime, every time. 

It takes great passion and real dedication to maintain our position at the top. That’s why extraordinary, passionate people are at the heart of our journey delivering the highest standards to our valued customers. With support to help you reach your potential, attractive company benefits and incredible employee offers on discounted cruises we want your career with us to be successful and fun.  Join us on our journey, apply now. 

Manager, Account & Product Development  

Carnival UK

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