Venue Sourcing Specialist

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Date: 24 May 2024

Location: UK, Virtual, EUROPE

Company: BCD

About Us:

At BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E), we provide more than meeting and event planning services: we create connections that inspire, motivate and change behavior for our customers. As the world’s most trusted and innovative meetings and events agency, BCD M&E cultivates a culture of people, passion and purpose to drive business forward. 

Headquartered in Chicago, with locations in 50+ countries across the world, BCD M&E’s team of 1,800+ people are committed to sustainability and driving success for our customers, our business and ourselves. Our values are at the heart of everything we do, and we look for people that want to be a part of something special, can rise to our standards and love to bring their unique perspective to the table.

While we can’t guarantee every day will be the best (who can?), we can promise a community of people who genuinely care and lead with empathy, a flexible workplace with awesome perks and challenging work that means something. 

See what life is about at BCD M&E at bcdme.com/careers

 

About the role:

We are seeking a Sourcing Specialist to join our dynamic team. This role is responsible for consultative scoping, intuitive program design, researches/develops/sends eRFP program specifications, monitors availability and offers, provides recommendations, negotiates savings/terms/conditions/concessions, secures contract, and provides contract summary for signature.

 

Sound like you? Read on!

 

As a Sourcing Specialist, you will:

  • Partner with Event Organizer to ensure Request for Proposal (RFPs) meet all client needs for hotel and non-hotel suppliers.  
  • Maintain the highest level of quality, professionalism and integrity when negotiating with suppliers.  
  • Negotiate all supplier contracts for the best possible prices and concessions in order to meet savings expectation on meeting spend.  
  • Consult throughout the entire sourcing process and make appropriate suggestions to ensure meeting success regarding proposed meeting venues. Prepare availability grid with appropriate options, track first quoted to negotiated.    

 

You’re good at:

  • Keeping abreast of new destination options, well-priced seasonal destination options, and “hot date” offerings. 
  • Adept working in event management technology platforms.
  • Adhering to deadlines and policies.

 

You might also have:

  • Venue booking system experience
  • Previous experience of using Cvent

 

Our Benefits for this role:

  • Life Assurance x2 your annual salary
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme - allowing up to 5 additional holidays days
  • Discounted rates on Hotels & Travel
  • Gym & Fitness Discounts 
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company Sick pay
  • Lifestyle Benefits

You should know:

  • This is a UK Remote based role
  • The working hours are 9am-5:30pm with an hours lunch break

 

How to apply:

Click apply now to be considered

 

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THE PERKS


Flexible Working

We believe that a flexible working environment is key to getting the best out of our teams. We will support you to work where you need to and when you need to, depending on how you work best.

Room to Grow

Our line of work and business structure challenge our people in a way that inspires growth, with learning and development built into every role. We give individuals ownership over the direction and speed in which they grow.

Everyone has a voice

We thrive on conversations that spark curiosity and empathy. No matter how big or how small, every voice is heard, considered and respected.

Make your move

The diversity of roles across BCD M&E’s global locations means that our people often find new adventures during their time with us. Join us as a meeting planner role in the UK, stay for a global marketing career — there’s always room to move.


We’ve got you covered

Our extensive benefits include comprehensive healthcare, retirement plans, continued education support, diverse work locations, travel and hotel discounts, volunteer and sustainability opportunities and a successful employee recognition program.


We’re positive. You’ll love it.

It starts from the top. Our leaders lead with positivity, believe in our people and trust us to do the right thing. There will always be support along your journey, in little and big ways.

 

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