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Sourcing Manager

Accommodations Plus International (API) is currently seeking an experienced Sourcing Manager to join our team in Melville, NY.

About Us:

Accommodations Plus International (API) is a growing, Long Island-based travel management company that is dedicated to enhancing the business and leisure travel experience of airline professionals as well as corporate and business travelers throughout the world.

API sets the standard for crew accommodations management with a passion to deliver exception and measurable results. As the result of increased demand for our services, we are experiencing great growth and will be looking to add professional individuals who want to grow with us. You can learn more about API on our website,

Job Summary:

The Sourcing Manager will actively manage the procurement process for our existing client relationships with our Airline and Hotel partners in assigned markets. In this role, responsibilities include market analysis, identifying industry trends, sourcing multiple destinations, negotiating with hotels and producing presentations in Excel.


Sourcing hotels and collecting market data for our clients in key destinations. Collection of data includes but is not limited to hotel names, addresses, contact email addresses, number of miles from the hotel to the airport, contracted rates, special concessions, star ratings, contract terms and conditions, and overall management of the procurement process and supplier relationships.
Manage the hotel sourcing projects for our clients. Research hotel options using the CRM database, previously established business relationships and the internet.
Manage the Request for Proposal/Request for Information process to secure hotel offers, concessions, negotiated contract terms and conditions.
Research and analyze market trends and conditions in order to secure the best possible scenarios for our airlines and hotel partners.
Create high quality detailed Excel presentations that include submitted proposals and identify market trends within established deadlines.
Adapt to the situation at hand e.g. quick market analysis and sourcing requirements to accommodate needs created due to the changing dynamics of airline schedules or unforeseen situations.
Proactively approach each project with the goal of achieving a win-win solution.
Update and track all information in the CRM
Work in concurrence with other departments and other API team members with focus on serving API customers
Adhere to professional behavior and attire to represent API in the most professional manner.
Strictly follow work schedules/processes and operate in a timely manner
Other job duties may be assigned to the Sourcing Manager when needed, based on the client's or API' needs. This will be communicated directly by his/her supervisor.


Education and Experience:

Two year travel industry experience, working closely with airlines and/or hotels is preferred.
High School Diploma
Skills and Abilities:

Multilingual skill is a plus especially Spanish/Portuguese/French/Japanese
Attention to detail and the ability to produce high quality work is a must
Strong computer skills, with emphasis on Microsoft Office, Excel and CRM
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Outstanding customer service skills
Ability to understand and work with diverse culture here and abroad
An organized self-starter who can effectively manage workload in a fast paced atmosphere and be able to accomplish goals
Able to multi task and work well under strict deadlines
Flexible schedule to work outside normal business hours based on business demand
Ability to travel on company business when needed
Strong attention to detail and the ability to produce high quality work
Strong Microsoft Office computer skills, with emphasis on Excel
This position requires minimal travel
Preferred Education and Experience:

Bi-lingual is a plus
Experience in travel industry

Compensation and Benefits:

$16.00 to $19.00 hourly; commensurate with experience
Excellent benefits package available
This is a full-time position
Core API business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements via the “APPLY NOW” button

Equal Opportunity Employer

Accommodations Plus International is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

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Education = High School

Relevant Work Experience = At Least 3 Years

Job Type = Customer Service, Hospitality - Hotel, Research

Salary Range = $16.00 to $19.00

Company = 5T2

Job Industry = Travel

Job Location City = Melville

Job Location State = NY

Job Location Zip = 11747

RelocationExpenses = not covered

EmployeeType = Full-Time Employee

Travel = Negligible

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• Location: Long Island, Melville, NY

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