Global Travel Manager

Location
Kent or Surrey
Salary
£80-100k + bonus + pension
Posted
16 Oct 2017
Closes
09 Nov 2017
Ref
JO-04210
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Exciting opening for an experienced Global Travel Manager who has extensive experience of managing travel requirements for mid to large Global organisations…

We are looking for an experienced Travel Manager to develop our client’s global travel requirements into a world class travel programme across: policy, airlines, hotels, expenses, ground transport, corporate cards, booking and expense management systems and operations.

In addition to meeting the business’ core travel needs, you need to be able to deliver expert cost management and reduction strategies, and mitigate associated risks.

This role holds the responsibility for end to end management of the travel spend across 3 regions, and for developing a strategic approach to travel, including policy, sourcing, supplier management, stakeholder management, reporting and business wide communications.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a strategic approach to all aspects of travel management, with both short and longer term plans for active management of all travel costs and associated expenses

  • Tender and negotiation of contracts and rates with all appropriate travel suppliers

  • Travel policy and procedures ownership, including reviewing programme compliance and performance against policy. Regular review and benchmark of policy content against market best practices

  • Own all aspects of travel reporting, up to and including reporting to executive stakeholders. Reporting requirements will include cost summaries and trends, claims management, booking behaviour and policy compliance. Production of summary reports for appropriate audiences as required

  • Management of relationships and contracts with key partners including travel agencies and travel suppliers, encompassing: regular reviews and performance tracking, contract management activities, supplier benchmarking & financial/risk assessment reviews

  • Ensuring accurate and up to date contracts and supplier records are maintained, and commercially sensitive information managed in line with information security standards

  • Maintaining a deep knowledge of the travel market and any market developments

Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience of managing a travel programme for a mid-size, global corporate organisation with c£50m of annual travel spend

  • Extensive experience of leading concurrent travel initiatives, contract negotiations, and the management of supply relationships across a range of travel activities in a global services organisation

  • Strong team working skills, and ability to operate across teams, cultural and organisational boundaries

  • Influencing executive stakeholders and achieving results through working with senior business managers and specialists embedded in regional business functions around the globe

  • Expertise in delivering meaningful management reports to improve decision making

  • Experience of developing and implementing global travel category strategy in a multinational company environment

  • Developing strategic travel plans

  • Knowledge and implementation of the latest travel technology to enhance the travel programme and ensure that it is a truly global programme; specifically working knowledge of Concur Travel & Expense management systems

  • Strong market knowledge and evidence of utilising that knowledge to make changes to travel programmes and business decisions

  • Experience of resolving disputes, an understanding of commercial contract law and key contract terms

  • Ability to successfully deliver in an un-mandated, relationship led, matrix management environment

  • Travel industry experience / CIPS or equivalent qualification

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Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business
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