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Sr. Program Manager
North Chicago, Illinois  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on January 28, 2023
Job Id #61124 Posted January 4, 2023

  • Execute the global category strategies in the Americas region and make recommendations to adjust the regional strategies to better align with the business requirements.
  • Review and make suggestions to maximize the ROI of the spend in the Americas region.
  • Liaise with internal regional stakeholders on a regular cadence to address vendor service concerns and strategize best operational practices.
  • Suggest recommendations and help implement problem resolution and seeks ways to improve metrics by identifying insights to drive optimization across the categories.
  • Monitor and reply to the corporate travel inbox to assist transient travelers with travel questions or concerns.
  • Develop and conduct regional travel training sessions on a regular cadence.
  • Lead annual project to renew executive leadership airline status.
  • Provide data analysis to support the category Manager & Director with decision making.
  • Assist Global Travel Manager with tenders, perform cost analysis and benchmarking of suppliers.
  • Take ownership of the annual hotel RFP for the Americas region.
  • Support in monitoring the airline UATP card balances in collaboration with management.
  • Value-creation through Procurement initiatives that drive sustainable improvement.
  • Operate against the goals set by Director and Category Leads.
  • Review and periodically make proposals to update the regional and/or local category policies. 
  • Global team collaboration with strong people and communication skills.
  • Maintain high standard of data integrity.
  • Help drive results in a fast paced, highly complex global business and contribute to the cost-effective internal control environment with a mindset towards compliance.


  • Excellent English language skills; Spanish language skills a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher academic degree.
  • Travel industry experience for over 4 years; travel agency experience a plus.
  • A strong level of resilience and the ability to identify opportunities.
  • Ability to design and implement tenders.
  • Excellent use of Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Knowledge of the Concur Travel online booking tool.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel when required.

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