Sourcing Specialist job Columbus Ohio
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Sourcing Specialist Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 7981614
Location: Columbus, Ohio Date Posted: 9/21/2018
Wage: Negotiable Category: Travel Agent
Job Code: 180004I9

Job Description:

Our Meetings & Events team is looking to hire a Sourcing Specialist.

CWT Meetings & Events has the expertise and hands-on experience clients need to optimize savings, improve services, increase control, enrich attendee experiences, and reach their organization's unique strategic objectives.

  • Sourcing Events Presale Process: Identifies stakeholder needs, works with BD and clients to assess needs and recommend destinations. Upholds the process and tracks to timelines. Works with Manager to facilitate the total completion of projects. Proactively escalates potential client, program or delivery issues for timely resolution. Performs time tracks.

  • Destination Expertise: Gives counsel and expert opinion on appropriate geographical location and venues that would best fit client needs. Engages M&E team members both locally and globally to leverage experience in proposals and recommendations to clients. Engages appropriate third parties for quotes and proposals in a timely manner. Develops supplier relationships and works with Manager on identifying gaps in destinations and FAMs or Educational Trips that would fill the void. Strives to stay ahead of market trends and uncover new and unique customer experiences.

  • Contracts: Negotiates best possible rates and program concessions leveraging client supplier relationships. Understands the client contract process, legal addendums; ensuring client/BD is appropriately informed of and represented in all terms and conditions contained within. Stays current with supplier agreements, relationships and industry trends through attendance at bi-monthly team meetings, supplier presentations, educational trips and industry trade shows.

  • Financial & Contract Management: Identifies ancillary revenue sources and/or cost savings opportunities. Develops budget for meeting which includes negotiating all vendor contracts, independently related to a particular event, such as hotels, DMC and transportation companies. Reviews and vets all contracts and follows SOP for signature authority when signing on behalf of clients.

  • Cross Functionality: Works collaboratively across teams to ensure a seamless delivery to the client and conducts turnover meetings as appropriate.

  • Increases Meeting and Events industry knowledge by attending internal trainings, external trainings and events, industry tradeshows, supplier presentations, and team meetings.

  • Presents proposals and debriefs to customers as required.

  • Identifies up-selling opportunities and actions or informs manager.

  • Provides feedback to Manager as requested regarding sourcing project team performance and delivery.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Strong Meeting & Event planning experience in the Pharmaceutical industry, especially as it relates to HCP programs.

  • College diploma or degree in related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years of current relative meeting/sourcing experience, including at least 3 years handling large and more complex events.

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

  • Expert travel industry knowledge

  • CMP or formal Project Management designation preferred.

  • Knowledge of Project Management procedures.

  • Cvent experience required.

  • Excellent presentation as well as oral/written communication skills

  • Strong critical thinking skills.

  • Highly refined proactive and consultative skills required.

  • High attention to detail.

  • Strong customer service experience.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Strong organizational and planning ability that can coordinate multiple resources.

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

  • Ability to set priorities and multitask in a fast-paced, multi-project environment.

  • Work well as a team player, self-motivated, ability to problem solve independently and in team situations.

  • Ability to learn new information quickly.

  • Able to process financial information.

  • Travel will be required as needed. Estimate 10-15% travel.

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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