(Hotel) Procurement Intern

Procurement Intern | MCI Group | EN

Company description:
MCI Amsterdam is part of the MCI Group, which has its headquarters located in Geneva, Switzerland. MCI is globally the leader in congress and event management, with 62 offices in 38 countries. For the Institutional Division, MCI Amsterdam is currently looking for a (Hotel) Procurement intern. Under the guidance of the Procurement Team you will play an important role in the process of purchasing hotel room blocks for a range of international congresses, from 150 to 15.000 participants.

You will be assisting in the process of purchasing the hotel rooms needed for our congresses; this includes the selection of properties, the communication with the chains and independent properties and the administrative handling of contracts. You will be in constant communication with hotel chains. As part of this versatile position you will be responsible for tasks that include (but are not limited to):
• Administration of hotel contracts
• Preparation of site inspections and of contracting for local and foreign hotels
• Assistance with the selection of hotel portfolio per event
• Regular communications by email and phone with hotels in mainly English and Dutch
• Bench marking, collection and interpretation of (statistical) data
• Preparation of reports and statistics
• Maintenance of Hotel Database
• Liaison with the Hotel Operations & Project Management Teams
• Joining presentations of (international) hotel chains
• Taking part in hotel inspections

Interns Profile:
You are studying tourism, hotel management, procurement or business:
• Your English is fluent (a second European language is preferred, like: French, German, Swedish etc.)
• Your Dutch is fluent
• You are available for a minimum of 5 months from August 2019
• You are flexible, especially in busy periods
• You are enterprising, inventive, and stress resistant
• You can work individually, but you can also work well in a team
• You are experienced in working with computers, especially with Word and Excel
• You can represent the company and its values
• You feel comfortable in a professional, but informal work environment

Our proposal:
• The possibility to combine the work within the department with school assignments
• A monthly remuneration
• A pleasant workplace in an informal atmosphere
• A good learning environment in a growing company

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If you are interested in an internship at MCI Amsterdam, and you would like to have a good start of your career in the congress and event business, please send your CV and cover letter to internship-ams@mci-group.com