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Global Indirect Sourcing Manager/Travel Program Manager

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about 5 hours ago.
Location:
Santa Clara, California
Job Description:
PURPOSE:
• Seeking a highly motivated individual with the experience and capability to manage a large Indirect Category spend covering Global Travel Program including air, rental car/ground transportation, and hotel program.
• Responsible for over $120M annual spend in this exciting category
• Responsible for developing multiyear strategy for travel program with yearly implementation plans that drive consistent improvements in travel program costs, services and program effectiveness
• Responsible for selecting and managing the travel program through an agency or agencies or other form of central service provider for ticketing
• Responsible for delivery of services and ability to meet company needs, travelers requirements and overall satisfaction with program

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES / DUTIES:
• Responsible for developing world class procedures to effectively manage global travel program service providers and delivery of services
• Responsible for creating global strategy that is innovative, cost effective, and meets needs of growing complexities and challenges in travel
• Responsible for development of short-term and long-term cost reduction strategies and/or quality of service requirements
• Able to meet Global Sourcing quarterly and annual savings goals
• Manage travel program and sourcing activities to meet needs and expectations of various types of travelers ( executive, road warriors, infrequent)
• Work closely with diverse and global stakeholders to define internal needs and requirements and implement these through active supplier management and program refinements
• Establish and maintain networks and linkages to stay informed of latest industry trends, innovations, developments for consideration in travel program
• Manage the Indirect sourcing and procurement process including RFX development, reverse auctions, negotiations, and supplier development
• Lead negotiations on pricing, terms, and conditions with agency, air, car, ground transportation, hotel and major meal suppliers
• Utilize internal systems including Oracle Sourcing to perform project activity updates, contract approvals, document management, and RFX compliance
• Develop and distribute data analytics to facilitate decision making, trend analysis and reporting for compliance or awareness Additional Info:
REQUIRED Qualifications (must have skills):
• Must have managed indirect or direct spend for a large corporation, and have 5 or more years’ experience in procurement, finance or travel category management, including extensive involvement in contract negotiations
• Must have Bachelors or Advanced Degree in general business, supply chain management, or technical discipline
• Deep knowledge of Indirect category management, including both strategic and tactical aspects
• Superior interpersonal communications skills
• Demonstrated ability to manage people and relationships in global, multi cultural environments
• Strong service and customer satisfaction orientation as demonstrated through previous experience in these areas

PREFERRED Qualifications (nice to have skills):
• MBA
• ISM or equivalent industry certification
• Prior experience travel services

Agilent is an equal opportunity employer

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