Procurement Specialist

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Job Description - Procurement Specialist

About Sportsnet Holidays:

Sportsnet® Holidays is Asia Pacific’s premier sports travel and experience business. For over 25 years Sportsnet® has formulated successful partnerships with some of the world’s largest and most prolific sporting event stakeholders. We are proud to say that we have helped make the dreams of hundreds of thousands of sports fans come true over that time. Due to rapid growth and expansion, the Product Department is expanding with a focus to continue differentiating our product range and moving customers into the goose bump zone with memories that will last a lifetime. 

Head office location: Fitzroy, Melbourne. A hybrid model is offered to combine working remotely and onsite with three days office and two days work from home. 

About the role :

Our Procurement Specialist’s primary responsibility will be to contract and negotiate hotel rates and value ads through our supplier network. You would be responsible for managing sales updates, inventory and contract terms and conditions. Duties will also include reporting to provide insights to increase revenue as well as ensuring Sportsnet is offering the best accommodation range in the market. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Building and maintaining excellent relationships with all suppliers, review property performance and provide insights to increase revenue opportunities 
  • Contract all accommodation options
  • Procure tourism experiences and additional package inclusions
  • Negotiation of rates and value ads
  • Manage hotel sales updates and inventory
  • Manage hotel cancellation and payment timeline
  • Oversee site inspections of existing and new properties to ascertain suitability. 
  • Ensure that rates, data, and information loaded into the reservation system is in line with the quality control standards 
  • Support the product team with other tasks when required
  • Work closely with the Product Reservations Coordinator 
  • Demonstrate a sound ability to operate efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced working environment 

The successful applicant will have: 

  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Strong stakeholder management/negotiation skills 
  • High level of initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well both autonomously and as part of a team 
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • A passion for travel and sports

Applicants must have: 

  • Minimum 3 years demonstrated, relevant experience in a similar role 
  • Proven ability to exercise commercial judgement in the selection, negotiation and contracting of accommodation, experiences and other travel products/services 
  • Inventory management
  • General destination / travel knowledge
  • Experience using Salesforce CRM (desirable but not essential)

What's in it for you:

  • Competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience
  • Working in the exciting industry of sport and travel
  • Fun & flexible working environment - Friday afternoon drinks, monthly celebrations & recognition of birthdays and anniversaries 

Please apply through LinkedIn or email Ornella Abbasciano with a Cover Letter and CV.

Please note: While we appreciate everyone who takes the time to apply for this role, due to a high volume of applications, we will only be responding to candidates who are successful in progressing to the next stage of the hiring process.

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