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Travel Design & Purchasing Manager

Company: BI Worldwide
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

At BI WORLDWIDE, we are committed to creating belongingness, where D&I is a priority. We invite you to join us as we continue to expand our culture of inclusivity, collaboration, and authenticity together. Our Event Solutions Group is seeking a Travel Design & Purchasing Manager. The Travel Design & Purchasing Manager will be the primary sales and event purchasing support to BDDs for Incentive and Meeting Services travel/event proposals. Additionally, this role will be responsible for the site searches, selection, recommendation, and contracting of space for travel programs. You want to be curious, confident and love the challenge to create inspirational events. Roles & Responsibilities: Lead solution design/qualification strategy sessions, brainstorming sessions and recommend appropriate hotels, resorts, cruise lines, destination management companies and other suppliers as necessary. Strategize with BDDs and Event Solutions Management on sales tactics, pricing and strategies. Work with vendors (hotels, DMCs, etc.) on RFPs, proposals, pricing and contracting. Create/write/produce a competitive, creative, operational travel proposal that meets approved profit guidelines. Ability to travel to destinations for supplier/client inspections (15 -20%). Required Experience & Education: 2 years design experience 2 years buying experience Destination/purchasing/hospitality industry knowledge Intermediate to advanced level skill with Excel & PowerPoint; highly preferred BA/BS degree; preferred, CMP, CMM certification a plus Excellent organizational and verbal communication skills Must be organized, creative, detail oriented and service minded Strong multi-tasking skills Ability to work independently and make decisions Ability to negotiate effectively Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/DisabledPDN-96977677-a4a8-4d61-840b-6a3d02895c60

Keywords: BI Worldwide, St. Paul , Travel Design & Purchasing Manager, Executive , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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