Assistant Contracting Manager

Requisition ID:  2082
Department:  Contracting
Work Type:  Hybrid
Application Close Date:  25th February 2024

Intrepid Travel was born in 1989 with the simple mission to create positive change through the joy of travel.

More than 34 years later, we’re proud to be a certified B Corp with more than 1000 small group trips in over 120 countries. After all these years, we’ve stayed true to our mission, ensuring our adventures are good for the places we go, good for the communities we visit and good for our travellers. That’s why we carbon offset all our trips and support local communities but we’re not stopping there. We want to be the best travel company not just in the world, but for the world.

The world needs more Intrepid people: 


In this role, you will be responsible for the management of suppliers and costings to contribute to the successful and profitable running of all trips throughout Mexico! This includes taking accountability for the sourcing and ongoing management of suppliers ensuring quality services, competitive prices and accurate and timely costings to our clients. 


This is a full-time permanent position, operating in the vicinity of Mexico City, Mexico. To provide the best experience to our people, this role would operate mostly work-from-home days until further notice. 

A passion for travel is a must! In addition to that you’ll bring with you:


  • A thorough understanding of and passion for Intrepid´s style of travel, including the styles of our different brands. 

  • Knowledge of product, suppliers, destinations, and the travel industry in Mexico and throughout Central America (with knowledge of Costa Rica highly desirable). 

  • Experience in managing people and teams, including remote employees  

  • Management training and/or qualifications advantageous). 

  • Experience in reservations processes and systems, contracting, negotiation, and product development. 

  • Excellent written and spoken communicate skills in both Spanish and English. 


You’ll have excellent organisation skills, attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and manage your own workload. But most importantly you will share in Intrepid’s core values of integrity, innovation, fun, passion, growth, and responsibility.   


A bit about our people:

Our team reflects the diversity of our customers and the communities we visit. Our team is made up of 58 nationalities across 46 countries, and Intrepid recognises that diversity makes us a stronger business. With a commitment to breaking down barriers, we support a culture where people can be themselves. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, including First Nations People, LGBTQI+ people, people living with a disability, people from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, and people from different ethnicities, races, and religions. 

Work perks:

  • We offer flexible work options, including work-from-home, and work from anywhere in the world for up to 4 weeks a year
  • Employees receive a free Intrepid trip every year! As well as generous discounts available for families, and close friends
  • 5 extra days of leave annually, for use when travelling on an Intrepid trip
  • Our global leave benefits are aimed at supporting gender equity, so we offer a minimum of 10 weeks of paid parental leave for all parents, and other additional leave provisions. 
  • Access to incredible e-learning platforms, and professional development via our Elevate Mentor program
  • We provide an Employee Assistance Program, a 24/7 service that offers counselling for you and your family
  • We want to support the causes that are important to you, that’s why we offer 20 hours of volunteer leave every year.

If you’re here to inspire, create, share, and lead in what you do, we want to hear from you. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible – we may close advertising early if the right person is identified.