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Procurement Travel Operations Assistant - Ref: 19462

  • Location: NE England
  • Salary: £10-12p/h
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Languages: English
  • Categories: Procurement/ Purchasing - Supply Chain


Your New Job Title:        Procurement Travel Operations Assistant

The Skills You'll Need:    Procurement, Administration, Advanced Excel

Your New Salary:          £10-12p/h

Location:                    Leeds

Job status:                  Temporary (Until 31/07/2019 initially maybe longer)

Start date:                  ASAP

Working hours:            Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm

Who You'll Be Working for:

World renowned luxury fashion brand.

What You'll be Doing Each Day:

The Travel Team manage all areas of corporate travel globally, including air, hotel, taxi, train and car rental, as well as meetings and events. They develop relationships with preferred suppliers to provide the best possible experience for travellers, as well as helping to control overall Travel and Expense budgets.

An exciting and varied role where you will be providing a high level of customer service, supporting the Global Travel Manager with day to day operational tasks, procurement activities and some key category initiatives. The role includes general administration, procurement support and data analysis.

- Supporting the Global Travel Manager for the Travel Category with new operational processes and stakeholder engagement
- Providing support for procurement and contracting activities
- Supporting the day to day operational aspects of Travel Services to ensure company-wide satisfaction
- Manage travel queries to ensure SLAs are met, delivering responses efficiently and effectively across telephone and email
- Triage queries between IT, HR, Finance and the Travel Management Company
- Managing queries relating to the Online Booking Tool - raising support cases and coordinating updates and responses
- Building relationships with key internal stakeholders (bookers, PAs, travellers) to obtain support in the delivery of the Travel Programme and embed the Travel and Expense Policy
- Data cleansing and analysis of Travel portfolio data – reporting against trends and non-compliance
- Regular audit checks to ensure negotiated rates are loaded correctly with suppliers and the Online Booking Tool
- Root cause analysis for supplier payment issues
- Leading some smaller project and initiatives within the Category

The Skills You'll Need to Succeed:

- Excellent all-round communication skills with the ability to engage effectively with different audiences at all levels
- An excellent eye for detail with a focus on quality and accuracy
- Team oriented approach and collaborative with a flexible, proactive attitude
- Analytical
- Highly proficient in Excel
- Ability to multi task and work under pressure
- Natural problem solver
- Corporate travel knowledge would be a plus
- Concur system experience is desirable
- Procurement knowledge
- Commercial awareness desirable

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