Sourcing and Procurement Specialist, Meetings and Events job Cupertino Californi
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Sourcing and Procurement Specialist, Meetings and Events Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 7644405
Location: Cupertino, California Date Posted: 6/12/2018
Wage: $58400.0 - $87600.0 per year Category: Travel Agent
Job Code: 17000604

Job Description:

We are looking for a Sourcing Specialist to join our team at the Cupertino, CA onsite.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support Strategic Meetings Management Procurement clients through utilization of the Starcite tool as described by client agreement. Such support will include, but not limited to, conducting hotel space searches for 100% of workload through Starcite; complete understanding on the functionality of Starcite in order to advise and educate client users.

  • Negotiate best possible rates and program concessions for the component of SMM Procurement, leveraging client supplier relationships, utilizing processes and procedures outlined in the client agreements

  • Be knowledgeable of the client contract process, their legal addendums, ensuring client is appropriately informed of and represented in all terms and conditions contained within.

  • Build and maintain strong client knowledge by attending weekly conference calls to further define; re-define process and procedure

  • Proactively escalate potential client or supplier issues to manager / Account Director / IR for resolution. Involve client where appropriate

  • Stay current with supplier agreements, relationships and industry trends through attendance at weekly team meetings, supplier presentations, educational trips and industry trade shows

  • Provide guidance and offer recommendations to team members not actively involved in SMM Procurement on a daily basis.

  • Fully support the larger Strategic Travel & Event Procurement team through workload sharing, and brainstorming opportunities.

Skills and Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of current relative Meeting/Event Management experience required, typical experience 4-6 years

  • CMP designation an asset, formal Project Management designation/training an asset

  • College diploma or degree in related field

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft office suite

  • Proven ability in Project Management

  • Strong communications skills verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Ability to remain calm and composed under stressful situations

  • Proven negotiating skills

  • Strong Financial Acumen

  • Strong multi-tasker who works well under pressure

  • Knowledge of web based registration tools is a plus

Note: Work From Home privileges are granted after 3 months of assignment to the account.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Carlson Wagonlit Travel Company Type:
Company: Carlson Wagonlit Travel

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