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Travel Manager Global Programs

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Bloomfield, CT
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Travel Manager (Global Programs)','18004524','!*!At Cigna, we are

committed to providing our customers with employee benefits, expertise and

services that improve the health, well-being and productivity of their

employees. Cigna 's people are the key to our success in a changing

and increasingly competitive marketplace. The collective skills,

behaviors and work experiences of all Cigna employees enable us to make a real difference in

the lives of the individuals we serve. We seek the most talented and

creative minds to develop innovative solutions our customers value and

individuals expect. Cigna offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive

benefits package including health and wellness benefits, and 401k plan, as well

as opportunities for career growth and development.


Our Team

The Travel &

Meeting Services team is a benchmark operation with a highly consultative

approach to achieving the organizations travel and meeting services needs in a

rapidly growing and complex environment. The team’s mission is to provide

industry expertise in support of Cigna's business initiatives. Deliver

innovative tools, technology and spend management controls to effectively

manage programs while insuring policy compliance and due diligence, enabling

our customers to focus on core responsibilities.


The Cigna Travel

& Meeting Services team is comprised of several areas of knowledge

expertise; Travel management US Markets, Travel Management international

Markets, Travel management, Executive services, Meeting Service Management,

T&E policy, Sports & Special Events, Travel Communications, Financial

& Contract compliance. These areas

support all of Cigna business initiative globally including product, sales and

service operations. This is a high visibility team that interfaces with top

level executives, customers, brokers, all levels of employees and a large

number of vendors. This team has been

recognized in the travel industry with a Visionary Award and an industry Top 20

Changemakers Award.


Our Role

The Travel Manager – Global Programs is an individual contributor role

focused on supporting the growth, demands and unique needs for our domestic

markets. This key role is a strategic

leadership role, managing projects, processes, operational and implementation

aspects of travel through a matrix global team. 

Key skills in analysis, reporting, negotiations and relationship

building while managing performance results metrics are essential. This

position will support the Director of Global Travel & Meeting Services in

program management and support of our global operations. The Travel Manager will review, evaluate and

analyze for business needs, opportunities, and trends to support Cigna's

requirements. They will be the driver of

daily corporate based operations with strategic travel leadership

responsibilities, vendor management and service procurement. Using their

expertise in global solutions and service delivery, they will work closely with

many levels of business partners, while building alliances with key travel

leaders and suppliers throughout the world. A self-directed leader who will

possess strong analytical and strategic management skills to research and

benchmark service offerings, performance trends and evaluate business analytics

to build programs and services. 


A Day In The Life Of A Travel Manager May Include:

Developing comprehensive, analytic reports, based on service

performance metrics and market intelligence, across a diverse international

group.Partnering closely with a matrix team across the

organization, leveraging their expertise when managing projects, evaluating

trends, reporting and issues resolution.Driving the planning, scheduling and delivery of process

improvements.Assembling data needed for development and execution of

strategic plans, to optimize and enhance service performance delivery within a

global framework.Manage business program success and vendor performance

reviews.Sharing critical expertise and knowledge to support goals

and objectives.Leveraging knowledge of travel service platforms, operations

performance metrics and other business travel operations work streams.Differentiating Cigna Travel & Meeting Services as a

best in class program through a comprehensive understanding of the industry and

the market, synthesizing competitive intelligence to understand future

implications, and proactively communicating trends, innovations, and best

practices to internal partners and leadership.Identifying opportunities to leverage additional tools and

services to benefit Cigna. Providing guidance in the assessment of goals and strategies

in order to optimize individual operations and service delivery.Owning responsibility for the financial success of the US

travel programs.

','!*!Our Ideal Candidate

Will Offer:

7 years global travel management experience working in a

mid-large, global organizationExtensive corporate travel management, procurement and

operations experienceGlobal integration and project management experienceProcess improvement experience, financial management

experienceBachelor's degree or equivalent required, advanced degree a

plusStrong analytics, superior communications and presentation

skills (including complete self-sufficiency in Excel, PowerPoint).



Extraordinary communications capability across all levels of

the organization, as well as strong interpersonal skills.Relentless focus on clients’ needs and consistent rising of

the bar on service excellence.Exceptional ability to build credibility and positive

relationships across all work groups.Ability to deal with ambiguityStrategic thinking, superb

time management, judgment, and problem solving skillsDemonstration of a high level of integrity and ethics.Thrive in a fast-paced environment and comfortable being

accountable for decision making.Versatility, flexibility, and ability to work within

constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.Innate ability to exude our values and preserve our culture

as we grow.

','Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status. Need an accommodation? Email:','United States-Connecticut-Bloomfield','','900 Cottage Grove Road Wilde','','Bloomfield','06152','Admin/Gen Mgt--Corp Services','No','No','Full-time','Day Job','Regular','Standard','Individual Contributor','Yes, 25 % of the Time','May 16, 2018','Travel Manager (Global Programs)

Company Profile
Cigna works with employers and organizations around the world helping employees stay healthy and on the job. We work closely with brokers and consultants to develop innovative programs, help individuals and families improve their health, well-being and sense of security—and lower their medical costs. And, Cigna provides access to a global network of local physicians and hospitals—as well as 24/7/365 live customer service.

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