Event Sourcing Manager

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Salary Description:
C & I Agencies, Event Management Agencies
ESP Recruitment
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This international meetings and incentives agency, responsible for a variety of highly recognisable international brands, is looking for an Events Sourcing Manager to be based on site with one of their global clients. Working in a team, the successful candidate will hold a dual events planning and account management role encompassing venue sourcing, contract negotiation and execution, savings generation, budgeting, final invoice collection and client management of assigned meetings.

The ideal candidate must have good venue sourcing and meeting planning experience, preferably in the travel industry, with knowledge of accounting and payment processes. You will have excellent organisational and customer service skills.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

* Conduct research of venues ensuring client requirements are met in meeting specifications
* Prepare estimated budgets
* Utilise preferred vendors for quality of service, minimise risk and maximum pricing advantage
* Negotiate all supplier contracts for the best possible prices and concessions in order to meet client's expectation of savings on meeting spend
* Keep abreast of new destination options, well-priced seasonal destination options and offerings
* Keep vendors up-to-date on proposal status. Block appropriate space and release all space not needed on a timely basis
* Co-ordinate site inspections with suppliers. Prepare appropriate site inspection material for Client
* Develop and maintain relationship with meetings clients to ensure repeat and new business
* Participate in strategic sourcing initiatives
* Enter and update meeting information in meetings management technology. Keep database and savings information accurate

Contact Details:
ESP Recruitment
Tel: 020 7299 2960
Contact: Diane Carters

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