WHAT YOU'LL DO
BCG is in a period of rapid development and transformation. Due to our continued growth, we are building our Meetings & Events (M&E) team focused on creating safe and inspiring environments that bring people together to enable meaningful connections and create global impact.
The meetings team partners closely with senior leaders, functional and regional event teams, and individual meeting planners across the company to enhance the overall event experience while creating efficiencies and lowering risk for all meeting formats (in-person, virtual, & hybrid).
The Supplier Management team is responsible for building & managing a global network of preferred suppliers to support BCG meetings & events and works collaboratively with our Procurement, Legal and Insurance teams to protect BCG in the planning and execution of meetings and events.
This role will be responsible for researching legal regulations, negotiating terms for contracts, managing risk and ensuring BCG global policies are adhered to in our supplier relations.
The successful candidate will act as a thought partner and subject matter expert, defining and implementing continuous improvement across meeting-related services including implementing MSA’s, evaluating bids and assisting customers with existing contracts when necessary, on favourable terms.
Key activities and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) :
Build and manage appropriate strategies for assigned supplier categories
Manage risk across all meeting contracting
Ensure compliance with BCG policies
Negotiate and administer contracts and terminations to optimize value for BCG
Monitor and report on supplier performance
Collaborate across other internal functions to align M&E activities with corporate standards
Play role of contract advocate for internal customers ensuring they understand the risks involved in contracting
Provide training and advice to internal teams and customers on supplier best practices
Define supplier performance indicators, manage supplier performance for key suppliers via stakeholder feedback and performance-based metrics
Collaborate with other category leads and across the department to continuously innovate and enhance supplier management strategies and processes.
Lead category management projects
The Contracts and Supplier Management Lead should be comfortable working across multiple functions within BCG to ensure appropriate financial, risk, and legal requirements are being met and be a strong strategic thought partner and subject matter expert, defining and implementing continuous improvement for both long and short-term initiatives
YOU'RE GOOD AT
You possess a strong and solid knowledge and understanding of contracting principles ideally in the meetings and events industry.
You possess strong negotiation and cost-conscious skills
You approach things with a service mindset that focuses on creating customer value, loyalty and trust
You have a strong sense of accountability and resourcefulness in identifying and implementing process improvements
You value transparency and open feedback and strive to unlock the potential’ of those who work around you
You excel in a fast-paced environment and remain calm and pragmatic under stressful situations
You are able to learn new systems and processes quickly, in a self-driven education environment
You are tech-savvy and able to learn / adopt new technology tools and platforms quickly
You are comfortable working independently, managing through ambiguity, and collaborating with a virtual team in a rapidly changing, global environment
You possess awareness of cultural differences and a willingness to adapt work style to allow consensus-driven decision-making and cross-team collaboration
Ability to independently resolve issues / problems using critical thinking, analysis and data always keeping the big picture in mind
YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience ideally in a hospitality related field. Experience as a paralegal or related legal position preferred.
Willingness to work virtually and in an office setting
Knowledge of negotiation best practices, both in-person and in written form, that considers cultural norms and the customer's best interests
Ability to identify, analyze, and suggest solutions for problems as well as customer complaints or concerns
Organizational skills and ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities; ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
Strong attention to detail, flexibility, and the willingness to be an active team player
Excellent time management skills; must work well with deadlines
Highly responsive customer service orientation and excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
YOU'LL WORK WITH
The Meetings & Events team is part of BCG’s Operations Services function, which is also comprised of Travel, Safety & Security, Sustainability, and Real Estate.
You can also expect to work closely with colleagues across IT, Legal, Finance and other BCG support functions as well as a global network of approved external suppliers.
The M&E team supports internal and external-facing events across all BCG functions and regions.