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Vice President/Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing

Tysons Corner, VA, USA | Online Event Registration Software Company

  • Industry:
    Advertising/PR/Marketing/Events
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Purchasing / Supply Chain / Logistics
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Vice President/Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing will be responsible for leading the strategy, adoption, and management of site selection and sourcing globally. This includes managing and coaching a global sales team of highly-motivated individuals including managers, team leads, sales/account executives and sales associates to achieve the division’s aggressive sales and revenue goals. This sales leader will have 3-5 direct reports with oversight into sourcing across all relevant sales teams. 


This individual will be responsible for driving sourcing efforts through all platforms globally. She/he will have experience planning, executing, measuring, and refining programs that support the goals of the sales organization. This individual will work closely with sales, technology and service teams and leadership to support sourcing adoption, new sourcing leads, and new product initiatives, and will ensure that program goals are effectively translated into sales efforts that achieve those goals.


What You Will Be Doing


Oversee all sourcing and adoption across 3 different product lines

Drive a lively and resilient entrepreneurial culture adept at navigating change

Rapidly build and manage a metrics-driven, customer-focused, consultative sales organization

Assist the organization with moving into new sourcing markets globally – define functionality, customization/localization features, etc. with the product team

Conduct and evaluate reporting and analytics of the sourcing volume; share findings with the hospitality teams across all sourcing product lines

Educate hotels on our sourcing model and the importance of sourcing

Drive adoption of sourcing within the planner and hotel communities

Guide, coach and mentor Managers and Team Leads within the sourcing team

Facilitate successful implementation of new programs through the sales organization by ensuring sufficient process is in place; foster an organization of continuous improvement

Oversee, implement, and manage accurate forecasting, planning, and budgeting processes

Monitor data capture and use of reporting tools to track performance, while providing accurate and timely management reports on team metrics

Evaluate existing sales compensation structure and define proposed changes to improve company and individual performance; establish a strong performance management culture

Provide leadership through innovation, collaborating with sales, marketing, and technology leadership to identify key market opportunities and growth areas within the sector and ensure optimal support of sales activity

Acquire and integrate industry knowledge related to general trends, emerging technologies and competitors

Meet or exceed assigned sales objectives and quotas, balancing short-term efforts and long-term, maintaining success of core products while developing new revenue streams

Represent Online Event Registration Software Company at industry events and client meetings, support the sales team in developing executive-level relationships and negotiating large deals


What You Need For This Position:


10-12+ years of sales management experience

Experience managing a similar sized team in the past including direct and indirect reports

Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or similar degree preferred

Events industry and former SaaS experience highly preferred

Experience with sales goal targets and delighting clients

Ability to operate and make timely decisions in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment where products are often sold before they are fully developed, and features change rapidly

Demonstrated experience in effectively developing, managing and motivating members of the millennial generation

Proven track record of consistently achieving sales targets on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis

Innovative mindset to help analyze and improve work processes and advocate internally as well as externally

Expert knowledge of Salesforce.com or similar CRM software

Strong analytical skills, experience with data analysis and proficiency in Microsoft excel

Must be able to travel up to 20% 


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