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Partnership Manager

Maasmechelen, BE, 3630

Full Time

[ Partnerships Manager ¦ Maasmechelen Village ¦ Permanent, full time]  


Something Extraordinary Every Day™ 

We are looking for a Partnerships Manager to help develop the key and strategic relationships with local and (inter)national partners to promote Maasmechelen Village and attract cosmopolitan, savvy and sophisticated guests!


What you will be doing 

  • Promote the Village to consolidate Brand awareness and positioning;
  • Build, maintain and develop strong relationships with local, national and international partners, to address the strategy of the Bicester Collection (Maasmechelen Village) targeting elevated guests and promoting the touristic destination in addition to the shopping destination.
  • Develop relationships with 4/5* hotels to build shopping packages, working with the hotels to encourage their guests to discover, shop and recommend all villages of The Bicester Collection.
  • Develop partnerships with corporate bodies including credit card companies, banks, high net worth businesses and closed user groups to increase the usage of all transport solutions and purchase of packages and gift cards.
  • Work closely with the Village Marketing Team and Central Team to develop:
    • The village and Group initiatives and Marketing campaigns
    • Partnership opportunities consistent to the Village Calendar
    • Tailored packages for sale through third parties and via the online booking portal
    • Promotion of sales of Shopping Express tickets, and break the distance with main cities
    • The distribution of all Marketing materials and seed campaign videos with partners
  • Attend Tourism Marketing events, trade shows, seminars as required.
  • Support the Village Digital Team to maximize online and social media opportunities for tourism.


What makes you special 

Every colleague is an entrepreneur at heart and this drives our organisational culture, which values invention, innovation and risk taking. To be successful with us, you’ll have: 

  • Proven experience in a sales position, preferable with a broad European/international experience.
  • Experience in the tourism, hospitality or premium or luxury brand segments.
  • Fluent in English, Dutch or French, any other European language would be beneficial.
  • Computer literate with high proficiency of Microsoft Office and Salesforce of other similar customer database.
  • Sound knowledge of the travel, fashion and retail industry.
  • Good knowledge of regional and national tourism activities and resorts .
  • Experience with targeting inbound and outbound Tour Operators.
  • Strong analytical skills, excellent organization and planning skills with an eye for details.
  • A process orientated and solution driven person.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Possess an international mind-set and an open mind.
  • Willingness to travel abroad.


There’s no one quite like us 

The Bicester Collection are the worlds’ leading luxury shopping destinations, and we are committed to creating magical and memorable experiences for our guests. Taking the name of the founding Village, The Bicester Collection distinguishes the 11 Villages in Europe and China as one collection of destinations for our guests, our brand partners, our travel and tourism partners, our corporate and financial media, and our internal teams.  


Our Vision is to be the best shopping destination in the world.

Our Mission is to make the lives of others better - our brands, our guests, our  people and our communities.

Our Brand Promise is to offer something extraordinary every day.


Our Five Values are the glue that bind us together and allows us to lead ahead: 

  • Authenticity - Always do the right thing 

  • Innovation - Think outside of the box 

  • Passion - Do what you love and love what you do! 

  • Critical Thinking - Challenge the obvious 

  • Vision - Be mission driven always  


Why we’re exceptional 

The key to our success is the quality and commitment of our people. To work in one of the teams at any of the Villages is to play an active role in redefining both the art and the science of retail. This creates a dynamic approach that underpins our ability to anticipate future trends in a fast changing world. In return for your Authenticity, Critical Thinking, Innovation, Passion and Vision, you’ll receive a generous salary and we’ll also reward you by:

  • Looking after you: You’re entitled to 20 days of annual leave, 6 compensation days and 5 extra days provided by the company (when working fulltime), Belgium’s Bank Holidays and your birthday off. Plus you get extra leave if you are getting married, moving or doing voluntary work. We provide above industry life assurance cover, pension saving, personal travel insurance, private travel insurance, hospitalization and extra health insurance (dental and more). You also have the ability to choose your own benefits package with our cafeteria plan.
  • Treating you: discounts throughout our villages, discounts with other retailers (known as Ekivita Benefits Platform) and a very generous employee referral bonus.
  • Championing you: you’ll be working within a creative and collaborative environment like no other, with the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills while advancing your career.

Come and live your story with us 

The key to our success is the quality and commitment of our people. The Bicester Collection is made up of 1,200 colleagues of 50 nationalities. We are diverse in background, age, experience and leadership style. We believe that an inclusive workforce makes magic happen, and with this in mind we welcome everyone - regardless of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or ethnicity - to be a part of our family. We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a professional and commercially focused individual to join us. We have huge ambition for what we can achieve together and we want to have fun! 

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