Area Manager

Area Manager Italy


EF Go Ahead Tours is part of EF Cultural Tours, the world’s largest privately owned tour operator specialized in Education Travel. EF Go Ahead Tours is a product that specializes in the Adult North American Market.


Lucerne, Switzerland

Key dates

Starting date for the position is as soon as possible.

The role

As an Area Manager you will join the Operations team of EF Go Ahead Tours where you will be responsible for getting the best deals at the target quality for our land services. You will use your social skills to foster relationships with existing suppliers and develop new ones. You will apply your analytical skills to set and manage budgets, being always conscious of offering the best customer experience.


Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Negotiating contracts with hotels, restaurants, bus companies and tourist attractions
  • Prospecting and identifying new business partners within your region
  • Budget-setting and budget accountability at the end of the fiscal year
  • Product development. This includes developing new tours and improving existing itineraries
  • Settling accounts with your suppliers
  • Quality-control


Essential requirements

  • Two years of experience is a similar role.
  • Italian mother tongue
  • English mandatory, German/French /Spanish is a plus.
  • University degree in business, economics, tourism or similar
  • Great face-to-face and telephone communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Quick learner and a proven problem solver. You think already several steps ahead!
  • Excellent with numbers and Microsoft Excel
  • You are never happy with the status-quo and always come up with creative ways of improvement
  • Well-traveled and willing to travel
  • Nationality of one of the EU or EFTA countries or permission to work in Switzerland

 If you are motivated by the prospect of an international career in the largest private education company in the world, we want to hear from you!


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