Unbridled Sourcing Manager in St. Louis, Missouri
This position can be based in Boston, Grand Rapids, St. Louis, Denver, or San Diego.
Unbridled is an event management, production, and creative agency delivering intentionally crafted events through our customer-focused approach to creative design, attendee management, program logistics, production, and travel. We believe that in an unbridled atmosphere, talented people are unleashed to imagine and intentionally craft solutions and services that amaze our customers. Our values drive everything we do....and differentiate the Unbridled Brand. We collaborate in each other's destiny, foster a culture of authenticity, and are a business of radical generosity. You will thrive at Unbridled because we focus on relationships, keep clients first, and put people before process.
We’re looking for a passionate, energetic, flexible, and reliable individual who has a passion for sourcing hotel venues. This individual will facilitate the sourcing process and contract negotiation for the sales and account management teams. The Sourcing Manager acts as a subject matter expert, providing superlative customer service and consultation in all aspects of destination and hotel property research and analysis.
The right individual for this position has a passion for supporting other teams, is well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously. The ideal candidate needs to manage tight time constraints, multiple changes with short notice, and tolerate frequent interruptions while maintaining a positive and enthusiastic outlook.
Successful candidates will have the following:
Experience with Cvent, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Proven excellence in delivering exceptional customer service through a sincere desire to help others
Ability to develop and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues, and industry contacts
Demonstrated ability to execute tasks autonomously while thriving in a team environment
Understanding of hotel contracts, clauses, concessions, and addendums
Domestic and international hotel product and destination knowledge
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
3+ years of direct work experience in hospitality or meetings industry
3+ years experience in hotel/venue sourcing
3+ years experience in hotel/venue contract negotiation
What you would be doing at Unbridled:
Conduct discovery meeting with internal customer to determine program requirements
Prepare in-depth Request for Proposal (RFP) and distribute to qualified hotels and venues
Evaluate proposals and compare to required function space, sleeping room block, requested concessions, and contract language requirements
Summarize viable hotel options in company template
Confidently provide hotel and venue consulting to internal customer, and offer recommendations
Maintain communication with hotels on proposal status in a timely manner
Negotiate hotel and venue contracts representing client’s interest at all times; maximize savings and minimize risk
Utilize legal counsel-approved and client-specific contracts and addendums as needed; ensure both program-specific and basic terms and conditions are accurate and legally protect client
Communicate with internal customer on key hotel and venue contract deadlines
Follow internal policies and procedures for contract turnover
Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers through active participation in approved industry events
Take initiative to stay up-to-date on industry trends; share knowledge with colleagues and clients as applicable
Minimal Travel required
Embody the Unbridled brand and culture, including: character, change, credibility, and community
Flexibility to start immediately
Comprehensive Benefit Package
Unbridled provides a comprehensive benefits package to all Unbridled employees, as well as other perks and work-life integration. The package includes:
Salary Range: $50K - 60K
Health & Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance, FSA & HSA Plan Options
Life, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
401k Plan with Discretionary Company Match
Employee Loan Program
Paid Time Off & Paid Sick Leave
Monthly Parking Pass
Community Service Leave
Professional Therapy Benefits
Cell Phone Allowance
In addition to our extensive benefits package, we also offer things like a company advocate program for new hires, wellness days, company social events, awards to empower employees to recognize colleagues, and more. We also have monthly Friday Forums where employees have a chance to hear from different members of the company regarding important updates and communications.
An Unbridled Community Takes All KindsWe hire top talent from various backgrounds and intentionally cultivate a workplace of belonging where every team member is celebrated for who they are and where differing perspectives are valued. We are committed to creating a diverse, caring community where everyone can feel like they belong, no matter their race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ability. Come “Be you” with us.
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