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Travel Manager
Ref No.: 17-18681
Location: Tampa, Florida
Start Date / End Date: 08/21/2017 to 12/31/2017
Duties: We are looking for a contract Corporate Travel Manager candidate to continously monitor and improve travel policies and programs.  This role will be th "go to" person for any travel related matters from booking tickets through the company designated tool, to assisting with group meetings as well as compliance reporting.  This person should be a strategic thinker and be able to adjust to the companies travel needs.  The position requires a excellent people skills, organizational abilities and a great deal of professionalism.  
Manage relationships with travel agencies and vendors. Negotiate contracts and/or rates with travel service providers.  Develop strategic and scalable policies and programs for corporate and potentially global travel. Provide guideance on travel documnets, insurance or other travel related regulations. Assist departments and admins with arranging travel.  Drive continuous improvement of travel programs. Refine report development to benchmark, analyze and monitor travel and policy compliance. Handle day to day inquiries from employee and vendors. Manage company travel tool (Egencia).
Skills: Proven experience as a corporate travel manager with strong, professional interpersonal skills and travel industry knowledge. Develop solid internal working relationships with all departments, especially Meetings/Events, Sales, Executive Admins and Marketing. Excellent communication and negotiation skills.  Well organized and reliabel with a high attention to detail. Proactive, customer oriented approach. Able to effectively speak to and present data to all levels of the organization.  Flexibility and ability to learn quickly. 
Education: High School diploma with 10+ years experience in a Corporate or Global Travel role or and AA or Bachleors degree in a hospitality related field combined with 5+ years in a Corproate or Global Travel role a must.  Hospitality experience a definite plus.