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Candidate 5644

Senior Sourcing Manager
£30,000 to £40,000, £40,000 to £50,000
Temporary, Part Time, Full Time/Permanent
Agency, Conferences, Incentives
- Sourcing Hotel/Venue/Restaurant/Activity/Transport solutions appropriate to the client’s requirements, both overseas and in the UK
 - Implementation, management & maintenance of the preferred supplier list, including internal & external reviews
 - Management of supplier relationships and rate negotiations
 - Supplier negotiations on all quotes received; compiling savings reports for key client accounts
 - Contract negotiation with suppliers for all programmes
 - Compliance with Client specific contract process and contract addendum
 - Preparation of written proposals and initial budgets for submission
 - Managing supplier diary for workshops/presentations and fam trips
 - Attendance at trade shows, both to extend and grow contacts and knowledge and also on stand, representing the company to new and prospective clients
An experienced, customer-focused professional, I have worked in corporate events and hospitality for most of my career. I'm one of life's natural organisers and love nothing more than creating order out of chaos! With extensive domestic and global venue sourcing knowledge, I have a large 'black book' of contacts and established supplier relationships within all areas of business and luxury travel brands. I am also accustomed to negotiating rates and contract terms.

- Well connected, with long-standing & established supplier relationships in the UK and overseas
- Self-starter, equally at home working alone or as part of a team
- Skilled budgeter and negotiator
- Comprehensive venue / destination knowledge
- Strategic thinker and adept problem solver
- High level of written & spoken English – excellent communication & presentation skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Pro-active, "can do" attitude
- Intermediate Excel and advanced Word & PowerPoint skills
- Cvent Venue Sourcing Certified
- Experience in owning 'whole' projects, from the pre-planning, through operation and on to reconciliation and review