Associate Sourcing and Contract Manager LATAM
EF Educational Tours allows educators in North America to incorporate international travel into their lesson plans. Our escorted tours, known as the Global Classroom, bring student groups to experience first-
hand the very best historic, cultural and natural sites in the world. You can learn more on www.eftours.com
EF Educational Tours is part of EF Education First, the world leader in international education. We are a multinational group employing over 43,000 staff and teachers with 500 schools and offices in over 53 countries.
To date, millions of people have benefited from an EF program.
The role Sourcing & Contract Manager
EF Educational Tours is currently looking for an ambitious, driven and enthusiastic candidate, to join a data driven Operations department focused on optimization and continuous improvement.
You will be responsible for the production, and on-tour experience of our tours, working closely with colleagues across the Operations department in Panama City and with our Sales and Product Innovation departments situated in Boston, USA.
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Responsibilities include but are not limited to :
Negotiation & Contracting leading negotiations for the assigned components and suppliers
Inventory Management analyze demand, source and process component inventory
Strategy actively participating in setting mid and long term strategic direction for the area of responsibility
Component Management implementation of a category management approach, continuous expansion of know-how for the assigned components and geographical regions
Supplier Relationship Management manage supply base through the implementation of a SRM approach
Risk Management monitor and proactively manage any potential areas of risk
Savings, Cost Management and Quality Management meeting and exceeding cost savings and process efficiency targets by giving EF access to the most favorable pricing and conditions whilst maintaining a high standard of quality and customer satisfaction
Budget and Cash Flow Management participate in the budget processes as part of EF budget cycles
Technology contribute to the development of technology solutions and the improvement of current tools
Market Knowledge, Trends and Innovation being on the forefront to be on the pulse of the supply market, evolving trends in spend categories and geographies with a focus on bringing innovation to EF
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in business, economics or procurement
3 or more years of experience in travel, tourism, educational travel or online travel agency industry
Strong interest and network in the tourism industry
Passion for educational travel
Strategic mindset whilst actively engaged to run day-to-day sourcing priorities
Solution oriented, open-minded and driven
Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Strong communication, social skills and cultural awareness
Business fluent in Spanish and English
EF is an equal opportunity employer and offers a multicultural working environment. If you are motivated by the prospect of an international career with a dynamic and forward-
thinking company, we want to hear from you!