Sourcing Specialist
Carlson Wagonlit Travel - United States

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Job ID#: 23197



Multiple Locations

Work from Home:


Department Function:
Program, Sales, Solutions, M&E

Reporting To Position Title:
Manager M&E

Level of Experience:
3 - 5 years

Education Level:
G - Bachelor's Level Degree

Position Purpose

At CWT, we have a unique and compelling culture as an employer defined by our people and supported by our Core Values. Our employees feel a genuine respect for one another, act with uncompromising integrity and feel proud of our global market leadership. They value working together, embrace opportunities for continuous learning and have an intense desire to serve customers.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel is looking for talented and enthusiastic people. People who want to realize their professional ambitions while delivering the highest levels of expertise and service to our customers. As a global leader in business travel management, we offer exciting opportunities in different areas around the world. If you share our commitment to excellence and customer care and enjoy professional challenges, we would like to hear from you.

Learn about us and start your journey.

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. Each year, CWT Meetings & Events delivers more than 15,000 unique events to almost one million participants with our staff of 800+ professionals in 40+ countries.

Position Responsibilities

CWT M&E is looking for talented Meetings Sourcing Specialists to support one of our major clients on an On Demand Sourcing team.

Major areas of Responsibility:
Support Strategic Meetings Management Procurement client through utilization of the CVENT 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 addendum's, 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.

Position Requirements

The ideal candidate should have:
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

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