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Assoc - Travel Finance in Riverwoods, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 4/11/2018

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Job Description

Associate – Travel Finance
Duration: 9 month contract
Location: Riverwoods, IL
Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for a Associate – Travel Finance for one of our clients in the Riverwoods area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.
Job Description:
  • This position is accountable for providing best in class customer service and support to business partners entering in to the SMM process
  • This includes assisting planners and requestors with their questions or issues, in a timely manner
  • Supporting their use of the SMM tool by providing training and other related support
  • This position is also responsible for assisting with the execution and implementation of effective procurement strategies for Meeting related goods and services

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage the day to day activities of the SMM program through activities such as actively monitoring the shared email box, reviewing and processing requests
  • Entering event actual and providing follow-up notifications to requestors
  • Provide best in class customer services support to all requestors
  • Assist and produce regular reporting for the team and business partners
  • Assist with the development, communication and education on the Meetings and Events Policy and Procedures
  • Assist with the development and management preferred meeting and event supplier relationships
  • Intranet site maintenance
  • Assist with the development, implementation and ongoing management of SMM reporting including but not limited to category spend, savings achieved, costs avoided and policy compliance
  • Interface with at times with internal clients, stakeholders and suppliers as a subject matter expert in the Strategic Meetings Management space to ensure tasks are complete and on schedule
  • Plan occasional Finance business meetings, teambuilding events, service projects or social activities

  • A minimum of 3 years meetings and events experience
  • Minimum of 1 years of enterprise level experience or equivalent in strategic sourcing, procurement, or supply chain management
  • Experience working collaboratively with individuals and groups from a wide variety of backgrounds and organization levels, to incorporate their ideas, adapt to their needs, and to form consensus in appropriate situations
  • Strong organization skills, including meeting facilitation and decision making
  • Excellent problem solving skills, computer skills and attention to details, proficiency with the Microsoft suite of productivity applications
  • Excellent written communications, negotiation skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • High level of commitment to customer service and team work
  • Ability to think and act strategically

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.