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Procurement Specialist, Sr
Ref No.: 18-26807
Location: San Diego, California
Title: Procurement Specialist, Sr
Location: San Diego CA
Duration: 12 months

Job Overview:

Leads the global development, implementation and ongoing management of global travel program. Provides leadership; identifies, creates and implements initiatives to maximize value and ensure ongoing management of supplier contracts and relationships. Project manages work-streams and initiatives within the travel category to ensure timely delivery of objectives. Responsibilities: Develop, implement and manage the global travel program. Manage and own relationship with travel suppliers (airlines, hotels, rental cars, ground transportation, travel management companies, systems, etc.). Provide support to company travelers, management and finance teams in management of travel systems and travel agency partnerships. Manage the configuration and understand user navigational experiences with online booking tool, management reporting and savings tracking tools. Lead negotiations and ensure the effective conclusion of commercial and service arrangements that meet the needs of the business. Streamline business processes; research and act upon information on industry category trends and best practices. Manages stakeholders operates at multiple levels within the organization and with suppliers. Manages complex project initiatives; schedules, managing risk, identifying opportunities and tracking savings to achieve maximum value and employee experience.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree with at least 4 years of procurement experience OR at equivalent procurement experience. At least 2 years of experience applying procurement practices/strategies focused on meeting the business challenges, P&L needs, and the needs of the organization, including experience developing and implementing change management methodologies to execute strategic sourcing activities. Spend and Financial analytics required. High level skill in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
Preferred Qualifications:
Solid experience in Corporate Travel Management for large corporations, including sourcing and operations for global travel programs.
Preferred: Bachelor's, Finance or equivalent experience