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Product Planning Costing Analyst

Vantage Deluxe World Travel
Boston, MA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Title: Product Planning Costin Analyst
Department: World Wide Operations/Revenue Management
Location: Boston, MA or Miami, FL

About Vantage
Since 1983, Vantage Deluxe World Travel develops and delivers memorable travel journeys on seven continents whether on land, riverboats or small ships.

If you are driven by working in a dynamic environment where you’ll discover the value of impactful contributions in an industry that’s easy to fall in love with – the travel industry…Vantage may just be your next home to learn, contribute, work hard and have a little fun. As we evolve technologically and proactively offer differentiated travel experiences to our customers, we search for dynamic, progressive and focused professionals to join the Vantage team whether that’s in our headquarters in Boston or in one of our global offices.

Our team at Vantage exemplifies the values of our company:
  • Adaptability to change
  • Effective Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork & Cooperation
  • Accountability & Dependability
  • On Time & Accurate

At Vantage, you’ll discover team members as being talented, driven, globally aware, entrepreneurial individuals who are flexible in a fast-paced environment and who bring sense of pride and humility to a unique culture. Vantage is proud to offer flexible hours and a robust hybrid work schedule as well as commuter benefits, 401K with company match, an onsite gym and several options for medical insurance.

We have created a culture that embodies an appreciation for the deep history of the Company that is driven by the ultimate goal of delivering memorable journeys to our passengers worldwide. Individually we are one piece of an amazing group while working collaboratively across the globe. We have discovered success year-over-year, by appreciating a proven formula of success while evolving with an ever changing world whether as a result technology advancements or keeping in front of passenger demands for exhilarating and memorable travel experiences.

Job Summary
We are currently seeking a Product Planning Costing Analyst to maximize the EBITDA across all assigned products and departures and enter and maintain product costs and other data in the company’s internal systems. The person will report to the Sr. Director of Revenue and must have intermediate Excel skills, be very detailed, and a team player. Working with the Revenue team, you will be responsible for ensuring that the Product Cost of Sales is accurate and that promotional codes are properly maintained in the reservations system. The candidate for the role must have the ability to work in fast pace environment and meet corporate deadlines.

List of Responsibilities
  • Maintain Product costings and passenger forecasts to feed forecast process.
  • Data Entry in the company’s internal systems including the loading and testing of products. (Costings+, CMS and AS-400)
  • Build Product discounts into reservation system.
  • Responsible for P&L reporting for Ocean products and associations on-tour activities
  • Prepare & manage Operational Turnovers
  • Conduct variance calculations against historical data.
  • Manage Web at a Glance, day by day itineraries
  • Proof all mail pieces related to the product, support accuracy of web content
  • Review Pricing grids to ensure accuracy.
  • Provide support to Contact Center team for inventory related questions.
  • Assist in the inventory control of the available cabin categories.
  • Provide Product Administrative support to buyer(s) and/or programs assigned
  • Assist buyer & attend Creative Turnovers as well as PPD meetings.
  • Monitor and action the quality of products assigned
  • Create & maintain flow charts and get flight department sign off
  • Create & track, as needed, hotel space addendums and service agreements
  • Support buyer(s), as needed, in securing additional hotel or ground space
  • Maintain contract status and vendor contact sheets
  • Create and circulate any change forms as required
  • Monitor and action TD/CD reports, Passenger quality scores in working closely with vendors and buyers assigned.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience
  • Associates degree or High School Diploma and currently attending college or technical school.
  • Preferred fields of study are Information Systems, Accounting, or other business studies.
  • A “can do” hands-on attitude
  • Intermediate to Excel Skills
  • Detail oriented; fast paced individual
  • 1 year of business experience preferred but entry level candidates will be considered

Equal Opportunity Employer
Vantage Travel is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Vantage Deluxe World Travel


Boston, MA



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