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Manager, Corporate Events-Global Hotel Sourcing

Frisco, Texas Job ID 97248 Job Category Marketing Job Level Manager Position Type Full-Time
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Manager, Corporate Events - Global Sourcing & Strategic Meeting Management

Frisco, Texas

At Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) the consumer is at the heart of everything we do. Join the team at KDP and make a difference to consumers with one of America’s leading producers and distributors of hot and cold beverages helping to satisfy every consumer’s beverage need, anytime and anywhere.

The Manager of Corporate Events - Global Sourcing & Strategic Meeting Management is a key role in bringing the KDP portfolio to life, aligning with our brand and event objectives. This position will lead the hotel sourcing programs and strategic meeting management initiatives across KDP. The ideal candidate will possess extensive experience in domestic and international hotel sourcing, financial planning, SMM program implementation, event planning, and project management. This role will primarily focus on SMM and destination/hotel sourcing but will also require a small amount of event planning as needed to support the team. 

Responsibilities:

Global Sourcing:

  • Collaborate with Corporate Events Operational Managers and internal stakeholders to understand business needs and establish sourcing initiatives aligned with business goals.
  • Lead complex and multi-year venue and hotel RFPs, considering audience needs and sourcing suitable options to support the company's strategy.
  • Manage the contracting process, negotiating pricing and terms to minimize risk and maximize value.
  • Utilize companywide buying power to secure the best options at affordable costs.
  • Manage hotel and supplier relationships, conduct business reviews, and develop master service agreements.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts for the SMM program, updating processes and managing event lifecycle within Cvent.
  • Oversee project management for sourcing within the SMM program, ensuring adherence to timelines and accurate tracking and evaluation.

Strategic Meeting Management: 

  • Business Insights: Interpret data findings and translate them into meaningful business insights. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business objectives and provide strategic recommendations based on data-driven insights. Identify key drivers of business performance and proactively propose actionable solutions to optimize operations and drive organizational growth.
  • Performance Metrics: Develop and maintain performance metrics, dashboards, and reports that effectively communicate key findings and provide visibility into business performance. Monitor and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) to identify areas of improvement and track progress towards organizational goals.
  • Change Management: Act as a catalyst for change by driving data-focused initiatives within the organization. Collaborate with stakeholders to identify opportunities for process improvements and operational efficiencies. Develop and implement change management strategies to ensure successful adoption of data-driven insights and recommendations.
  • Continuous Learning: Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices in data analysis, business intelligence, and organizational change management. Continuously enhance technical skills and knowledge to effectively leverage new tools and technologies for data analysis and visualization.

Leadership:

  • Manage, train, coach, and develop direct reports and program teams.
  • Adapt communication styles to achieve goals effectively, moving with speed and working with an agile mindset.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional stakeholders to ensure effective SMM workflows
  • Identify and prioritize critical projects/tasks, keeping the cross-functional partners focused on meeting deadlines.
  • Communicate departmental objectives, priorities, and expectations.
  • Provide continuous coaching and mentoring support.
  • Implement individual developmental plans with measurable goals.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and training initiatives for direct reports.

Ensure high performance results of your team by:

  • Fostering a culture of trust and wellbeing that prioritizes the team and values employee contributions
  • Driving a shared vision with clear goals and accountability, supported by regular conversations to maximize talent
  • Embracing diverse perspectives to foster innovation, learning from both successes and failures
  • Establishing a safe environment where team members are motivated, heard, and aligned with clear expectations

Total Rewards

Total Rewards

We take great pride in offering our people benefits that are competitive. We appreciate hard work, innovative ideas and unending passion, which is why we provide a comprehensive set of benefits and options designed to fit the unique lifestyles of our employees from day one based on eligibility requirements. 

Requirements

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree  
  • Minimum of 10-15 years of experience in domestic and international hotel sourcing, financial planning, SMM program implementation, event planning, and project management. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think critically and propose innovative solutions. 
  • Strong leadership skills with a passion for making an impact. 
  • Exceptional project management abilities with a focus on timelines and templates. 
  • Proficiency in event management industry practices and tools, including Cvent. 
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills. 
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

 

 

 

Joining Keurig Dr Pepper as the Manager of Corporate Events - Global Sourcing & Strategic Meeting Management offers an exciting opportunity to lead strategic initiatives that drive business objectives and enhance the consumer experience. If you are a dynamic leader with a strategic mindset and a passion for excellence, we invite you to apply and become part of our innovative team in Frisco, Texas. 

 

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Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a leading beverage company in North America, with a portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partners brands and powerful distribution capabilities to provide a beverage for every need, anytime, anywhere. We operate with a differentiated business model and world-class brand portfolio, powered by a talented and engaged team that is anchored in our values. We work with big, exciting beverage brands and the #1 single-serve coffee brewing system in North America at KDP, and we have fun doing it! 
 
Together, we have built a leading beverage company in North America offering hot and cold beverages together at scale. Whatever your area of expertise, at KDP you can be a part of a team that’s proud of its brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth. Will you join us? 
 
We strive to be an employer of choice, providing a culture and opportunities that empower our team of ~28,000 employees to grow and develop.  We offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development, while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.
 
Keurig Dr Pepper is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or association with a person with a disability, medical condition, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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