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WORKING AT KENES – A GLOBAL COMPANY, THAT FEELS LIKE HOME 

­Creating a truly remarkable event takes professionals. Creating 3,000 conferences in more than 100 cities around the globe, with over 120,000 participants per year, takes a very special kind of passion. The kind you’ll find every day in the people that work at Kenes. For over fifty years, we’ve been nurturing talent and providing opportunities for career growth. It’s the reason we are one of the world’s leading Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs). If you are serious about events, come join our growing family.

Kenes is keen on building and maintaining a global team of confident, competent, customer-oriented employees. We are more than 300 strong – a true ‘family’ of dedicated professionals who provide the best possible service and support to clients around the globe. Simply put, Kenes employees are initiative-takers, doers, starters, and finishers.

At Kenes, we ask you to bring your personality to work. We aim to reflect the diverse nature of society and value our employees’ contributions irrespective of age, sex, race, or religion. We are a team of multinational, multicultural, multilingual and multitalented individuals. Kenes is looking for creative, ambitious and dedicated individuals to join our team. We offer the opportunity for personal and professional growth, with a competitive salary and benefits package.

If you are interested in joining a uniquely professional and enthusiastic team, view the open positions below or send your CV to careers@kenes.com.

Procurement Specialist, Hotels & Venues – Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Sofia

Kenes Group is looking for an experienced Procurement Specialist to manage the company’s core purchasing process for the hotels and venues sector. The Procurement Specialist is reporting directly to the Procurement Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage hotel and venue purchasing activities/processes
  • Research, analysis, and approval of preferred suppliers, mainly hotels, venues and travel services
  • Preliminary supplier negotiations and contracting
  • Managing the purchasing lifecycle, including planning, RFI/RFP/RFQ, purchase orders, goods/services receipts and non-conformity reports
  • Monitor and process payments and invoices
  • Reporting, including spending analysis, pricing trends, market impact, risk analysis and SCM performance reports

Requirements:

  • Highly analytical, performance driven individual with strategic thinking
  • Ability to work on multiple projects/multitasking in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Service oriented team player with excellent communication skills

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree – an advantage
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in negotiations/contracting and/or operations in the Hotels/Tourism/Travel/Professional Events sector or corporate in-house travel
  • Experience managing large purchasing volume portfolios
  • Experience working in an international, multicultural environment
  • Native or mother-tongue English; additional European languages – an advantage
  • Computer skills – computer literate, including Microsoft Office and ERP systems
  • Moderate travel – 2-5 times per year

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #18-2017