Global Travel Manager (Procurement) - £100K

GBP80000 - GBP100000 per annum + Excellent Corporate Benefits
05 Oct 2017
04 Nov 2017
Samir Zargar
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Global Travel Manager (Procurement) - £100K

Our client, a leading Financial Services organisation in Kent, with a track-record of embracing innovation and creativity, seeks to recruit a Global Travel Manager to develop global travel requirements in to a world class travel programme across: policy, airlines, hotels, expenses, ground transport, corporate cards, booking and expense management systems and operations. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to lead the development of a global travel management strategy in a relatively 'greenfield' procurement organisation, embracing the value proposition of a newly created Global Procurement function.


As the Global Travel Manager you will be responsible for meeting the business' core travel needs, in addition to delivering expert cost management and reduction strategies, and mitigate associated risks. You will also hold the responsibility for end to end management of $45m of spend, across 3 regions, and for developing the businesses strategic approach to travel, including policy, sourcing, supplier management, stakeholder management, reporting and business wide communications.


  • Working in conjunction with our operational partner, Corporate Property Services, to 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 (TMC, OBT, air, loggings, taxi etc.)
  • Travel policy and procedures ownership, including reviewing programme compliance and performance against policy. Regular review and benchmark of policy content against market best practices;
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory changes
  • Obtain clear operational oversight and information from local operational stakeholders to flow up to the wider global programme. Ensuring a clear understanding of traveller requirements and management of annual survey's to assess programme performance;
  • 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;


  • Extensive experience of managing a travel programme for a mid-size, global corporate organisation with c£50m+ of annual travel spend;
  • Travel function leadership skills - 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;
  • Travel industry experience / CIPS or equivalent qualification.