Group Sourcing Agent job vacancy in World Travel Inc. (Exton, PA 19341)

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Company name : World Travel Inc.
Location : Exton, PA 19341
Position : Group Sourcing Agent

Description :
WME – Sourcing Specialist
The World Meeting and Event division of World Travel Inc. is a CMI Top 25 Meeting Management organization. Our primary goal is to create and execute extraordinary events for our clients. We do this by immersing ourselves into our client’s culture, becoming an extension of our accounts team and most importantly, a trusted partner.
At World Travel, Inc., we firmly believe that a positive workplace culture is the key to success. That’s why we make our employees part of our strategy and give them benefits and perks worth working for.
When you decide to join our team of travel experts, you will become part owner of our business! In December 2017, World Travel, Inc. became 100 percent employee owned. By completing an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), World Travel has shown its commitment to investing in the future of our team members
The position of Sourcing Specialist will work directly alongside the Event, Corporate Teams and our newest partnership with Full Throttle specializing in collegiate athletic travel to contribute to the success of the highly visible workstream that affects attendees, executives, internal stakeholders, and suppliers on a portfolio of events.
Job Summary:
Looking to start a career in the Meeting & Event industry? The World Meeting and Event Sourcing Specialist is a fast-paced entry level position that is responsible for understanding program objectives to vet, recommend and negotiation key program components such as venue location, nightly room blocks and ground transportation for our valued clients including our newest partnership with Full Throttle specializing in collegiate athletic travel.
Duties include but not limited to working in our third-party registration tool, effectively research, develop RFP’s, negotiations vendor contracts for venue locations, nightly room blocks and ground transportation. This requires an understanding of current Meeting and Hotel Industry trends which are critical to conducting our business. As part of our Events Team, you will be managing multiple client engagements simultaneously within a defined timeline.
Reporting office is Douglassville PA
Your Responsibilities:
Work with your peers and clients to understand meeting & event objective

Research best options for services required
Send RFPs to qualified suppliers and review responses
Evaluate viable options and make recommendations
Negotiate the best overall deal
Be consultative
Provide superior customer service
Must be creative and can problem solve
Work under pressure to meet the timelines of the event
Oversee requirements for rooms, meeting facilities, food & beverage, materials, a/v equipment, etc. and arrange all with hotel/venue/caterer/other vendors
Must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time
Effectively use company resources to organize and relay information needed by team members
Closely collaborate with colleagues on continuous process improvement.
Deliver high level internal meeting experience
Build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and industry contacts
Handle all proprietary information as confidential
Commission collection
Document savings

Internally this role will interact with our planning team, air team, members of our newest partnership, Full Throttle, who specialize in collegiate athletic travel, account management, sales, and accounting department
Externally this is a client facing role as well as interaction with our meeting related vendors.
Meeting Sourcing Specialist:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred, however industry education is acceptable

1 + years’ experience in meeting and conference planning preferred

Must have excellent teamwork skills

Demonstrated grasp and knowledge of the highest levels of service
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
Experience with third-party tools and technology such as Cvent is a plus
Demonstrate time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
Demonstrate ability to interact with senior level clients
Strong Client Focused/ Customer Service Skills
Competent in Microsoft office with focus on Excel
Highly motivated, solution oriented, collaborative, decisive
Some travel may be required

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