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CCA Global Partners is the fuel and furnace of entrepreneurialism. Our continuously evolving business model offers independent businesses (franchisees/members), an array of business, marketing and operational tools to maximize efficiencies and achieve sustainability.? Gaining leverage and momentum from CCA Global?s collaborative and coordinated services, independent members are able to:

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Differentiate themselves in high-impact ways.

Compete and win on the toughest of playing fields.

Achieve the advantages of scale while remaining independent and preserving the spirit of entrepreneurialism.

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CCA Global Partners is currently searching for a Director, Travel and Conventions in our Manchester, NH location.? This position is responsible for researching, investigating, negotiating and selecting sites for member meetings/conventions and incentive travel; organizing and overseeing such meetings and travel; developing plans with senior management and implementing those plans; developing and meeting budgets both within the department and for other user-departments; managing Meeting Services department.?? Specific responsibilities include:

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Develop long-range convention and travel concepts and strategies that meet the needs of the Company and its members.? Involves planning horizon of 2-5 years.? Once senior management has approved concept, move to development of detailed plans and budgets, then to implementation and execution.

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Responsible for development of budget for own department and for meeting that budget.

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Dotted line responsibility for development of meeting, convention and travel budgets for user-departments, and for assisting with meeting those budgets.

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Develop external supplier relationships that meet the company?s short and long-term needs, are cost effective, and are uniform and consistent in service.? Negotiate contracts.

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Manage vendors and their staffs, on site and during prep timeframes.

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Set, balance, and manage expectations of internal user-departments, members, and vendors.? Seek innovative solutions to meet their business needs.?

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Meet expectations of company?s merchandise vendors, who often fund certain meetings and travel, and have specific requirements attached to that funding.

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Assist senior executives with corporate projects that may be outside the specific scope of duties.

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Provide expertise to internal users on travel, meetings, and other matters with which the department has experience.

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Identify and implement opportunities to reduce cost and increase effectiveness within the department and across the company.

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Keep staff and business unit personnel properly balanced between short-term deadlines and long-term projects and plans.

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Requires ability to travel 70% and for up to 2 weeks in situations requiring hands-on activity and job performance.? Many trips are international.

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Works with a wide range of member, vendor, and internal customers, who have varying demands, and travel and convention experience.? Exposure ranges from most senior management to owners of a single floor covering store.? Must satisfy all of these internal and external customers.

Source: http://jobs.eventcareers.com/careers/jobsearch/detail/jobId/51178583/viewType/rss

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