Global Sourcing Specialist - Swindon

24000 - 28000
Ref: 392 Date Posted: Tuesday 07 May 2024
Global Sourcing Specialist
£24000 - 28000
  • Multi award winning business with over 30 years expertise
  • Innovative and creative team
  • Excellent client wins in 2022 with exciting plans for growth in 2023
  • Collaborative and progressive business
We are looking to appoint a Global Sourcing Specialist to join a successful team based in Swindon.  You will be joining at a very exciting time within the business, there is plenty going on with exciting client wins.
The main purpose of this role is to manage all client venue fiends from brief to completion.  Sourcing up to 5 suppliers both UK and internationally. 
Key Responsibilities
  • Managing client enquiries from initial enquiry through to completion of booking.
  • To ensure that deadlines and client SLA’s are met.
  • To negotiate the best rates on behalf of clients.
  • To prioritise workloads and support the team in order to fulfil client needs.
  • To proactively learn and follow specific client and internal processes.
  • To be confident in contract checking and scrutinizing the detail.
  • Using Gratis to produce high quality proposal and confirmation documents.
  • To follow up after every booking with a courtesy call and to understand future requirements.
  • To support the Commercial area by proactively negotiating enhanced commission, requesting credit facilities, and being aware of deals in place.
  • To maximise all product knowledge opportunities by hosting suppliers visiting the office, accompanying client on-site inspections, attending external product knowledge days and attending trade shows.
  • To ensure that knowledge is shared within the company.
  • To build and development good supplier relationships.
  • To attend two Kit Day (Keeping in touch) day each year 
  • To attend two key stakeholders client event per year.
  • To live and breathe the Company values and ensure that all the team follow suit.
  • To ensure the Company maintains a fun, socialising and hard-working environment
Skills required
  • An understanding of venue finding and events. 
  • Worldwide venue & destination knowledge desirable, not essential.
  • Excellent team player.
  • PC literacy including Excel, PowerPoint & Word.
Required Competencies
  • Accountability – Being accountable for one’s own actions; taking ownership of work
  • Attention to detail – The ability to process detailed information effectively and consistently
  • Initiative – The ability to recognise and create opportunities and to act accordingly, rather starting something than waiting passively for it to happen
  • Learning ability – The ability to absorb new information readily and to put it into practice effectively
  • Negotiating – The ability to obtain maximum results
  • Planning and Organising – The ability to determine goals and priorities and to assess the actions, time and resources needed to achieve those goals
  • Verbal and Written expression – the ability to communicate clearly in verbal or written language
  • Stress management – the ability to perform under pressure and in adversity whilst maintaining an enthusiastic, positive outlook and attitude
Next steps…
Send your CV to Vicky today!