Director Of Trading


Location: Dublin

CarTrawler is the leading B2B technology provider of the car rental and mobility solutions to the global travel industry. Our purpose is to drive successful partnerships. CarTrawler’s end-to-end technology platform expands our airline and travel partners’ offering to their customers, creating substantial ancillary revenue opportunities. We provide unrivaled breadth and depth of content worldwide, including car rental, private airport transfer, and ride-hailing services.

CarTrawler creates innovative, data-led solutions for some of the largest travel brands in the world, including United Airlines, American Express, EasyJet, Alaska Airlines, SWISS,, and Emirates. As a B2B company, we focus solely on helping our airline and travel partners build their brands, not our own.

For our people, they get to work in an indigenous Irish tech company, in healthy, high performing teams, solving interesting problems. 

Role Purpose:
Develop and execute the trading strategy to maximize the contribution potential of our partner base and drive sustainable growth in our partners’ commissions.  

Accountable for setting and execution of CarTrawler’s content mgmt. and pricing strategies (car and insurance), as well as CRM and digital marketing strategies.

Accountable for ensuring the effective coordination of activities and priorities across the Trading Squads.
Accountable for developing, leading, and executing cross-functional commercial mgmt. ceremonies and processes, unlocking commercial opportunities through said processes

Reporting to: Chief Revenue Officer 

Main accountabilities and key tasks:

  • Setting and delivering the partner performance targets for the business through the coordination and effective operation of performance management processes across the Trading Squads.
  • Operationalizing and embedding effective cross-functional trading ceremonies and processes, with, for example, the Supply, Partnership, and Data Science teams, to unlock commercial opportunities.
  • Maximizing the business performance of each partner through effective and timely pricing, merchandising, content mgmt., CRM and digital marketing initiatives.
  • Ensuring effective execution and communication of delivery against the CarTrawler trading strategy.
  • Monitoring and communicating trading performance, delivering and managing the execution of timely, performance action plans to address performance opportunities/threats, and ensuring key internal stakeholders are aligned to deliver against the plan.
  • Working in concert with the Data Science & Insights team to develop and ensure the effective operation of the CarTrawler revenue management platform.
  • Ensuring Partner Relationship Managers are equipped with timely and easily understood trading updates and information to align partners on performance and planned initiatives.
  • Anticipate partner needs, and drive focus into initiatives that create easily integrated, scalable, customizable win-win solutions.
  • Working with the Partner Relationship Managers to renew existing partners, while maintaining margins for CarTrawler’s existing business.
  • Accountable for overseeing the development and execution of our digital marketing strategy (spanning: CRM, Paid Media, Campaign Planning, SEO, and Digital Reach) which maximizes customer value, traffic, volume, quality, and ROI.
  • Accountable for management, leadership, and development of the Trading team. 

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 7 years experience in a similar/relevant role.
  • Commercial acumen: Ability to understand financial and commercial indicators – possess great attention to detail and ability to prioritize workloads according to business focus and opportunity.
  • Commercial mgmt.: demonstrable history of embedding and operationalizing effective, repeatable cross-functional, performance management processes, across, for example, pricing, content mgmt., digital marketing, and CRM, to meet and exceed commercial targets. Ability to identify and drive cross-functional performance initiatives.
  • Leadership: Proven ability to create, develop, run and deliver results from high-performing teams and to successfully lead on cross-functional project delivery.
  • Strategic thinking & execution: Experience designing and leading complex strategic programs with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Negotiation strategy & execution: history of finding and delivering innovative, profitable solutions to partner conflicts while maintaining happy, sustainable relationships.
  • Effective communication: the ability to synthesize and simplify data insights and to communicate succinctly and impactfully, to influence diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple concurrent projects and drive initiatives in a cross-functional environment

Critical Interfaces:

  • Partner Relationship Management to ensure they are equipped with information, context, and trading updates that can be communicated effectively to Partners to maximize business performance. Work collaboratively to execute the partner renewal plan.
  • Supply and Insurance to receive context on competitiveness and availability of supply, and seek input on pricing, merchandising and sort order tactics.
  • Collaborate with Product & Technology to ensure that product priorities are being delivered at pace and are of high-quality Product Marketing (new Sales) to understand new partner key purchase criteria and motivators, as input to car & insurance proposition development. 
  • Business Development/Product Marketing to capture potential partner key purchase criteria and motivators, as input to car & insurance proposition development.
  • Data Science to ensure car and insurance pricing and sort order platform development is aligned with trading objectives.
  • Go-Live team to ensure the seamless transition of new partners from Pre-Go-Live to BAU.

Additional Info

Some of Our Benefits
Hybrid Working: Hybrid working at CarTrawler is a combination of office and remote working. Most of the time, people will have flexibility in terms of where they want to work.
Financial Wellbeing: All employees from day one, whatever their role, are entitled to share options as part of our unique equity scheme offering, we also have an annual performance-related bonus, pension, income protection & life assurance.
Health: Premium VHI health insurance is provided for all team members, we have a dedicated team of Mental Health First Aiders, and an Employee Assistance Programme, “Friday Unplugged” – the last Friday of every month we have a half-day mental health break.
Leave: 25 days annual leave & 2 company days, as we know life often takes over, as it should! For these instances we offer all eligible team members paid maternity, adoptive, paternity, parental, and marriage leave 
Development: We have a dedicated Talent Management Team and Development Framework “Thrive” which supports your professional and personal development throughout your CarTrawler career.
Environmental, Social, and Governance
You will be an ambassador of our culture and social and environmental credentials.
CarTrawler's Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the workplace
CarTrawler is fully committed to ensuring equal opportunities supported by an environment based on mutual respect, inclusion, and dignity at work for all our people.  We welcome diversity, valuing the benefits it brings to the workplace. We have a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination of any kind.
The criteria with regard to decisions on positions and promotions are an individual’s ability, behaviors, and merit to perform in the role. To this end, CarTrawler strives to ensure that recruitment, employment, training, and promotion practices and policies do not directly or indirectly discriminate.
We are a purpose-led, values-driven company, with a focus on a culture of shared wins where relationships make the difference. We strive to foster a culture of continuous learning encouraging our people to invest in themselves to Thrive.  
Success Enablers
CarTrawler will work to ensure neurodivergent individuals and/or people with disabilities are set up for success to participate in the interview process. If additional success enablers and or accommodations are needed to participate in any CarTrawler job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits of employment. Please let your recruiter know how we can support you by contacting our team directly at [email protected]

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