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Strategic Sourcing Manager - Technology & Product

Company: American Express Global Business Travel
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Amex GBT is a place where colleagues find inspiration in travel as a force for good and - through their work - can make an impact on our industry. We're here to help our colleagues achieve success and offer an inclusive and collaborative culture where your voice is valued.
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This position will focus on these key areas:

  • Collaborate closely with our partners on key negotiations, strategies, and technology enhancements to continue driving Amex GBT's strategy in support of the company values for our customers, travelers, and employees.

  • Engage across a variety of categories and verticals, with a heavy focus on Telecom, Software, Infrastructure, Product, and Meetings & Events

  • Analyze, validate, and align with business partners on opportunities to ensure competitive rates across our vendor program

  • Recommend strategic opportunities to evolve capabilities and functions in an effort to deliver savings to the organization and additional value both internally and externally

  • Consider GBT's Environmental, Social, and Governance programs in all vendor discussions and negotiations, e.g.,

  • Purchase with purpose by empowering our vendor relationship managers with ESG sourcing information to support Amex GBT's goals in diversity and sustainability across the organization.

  • Exercise ethical sourcing practices by embedding ESG into each sourcing decision, strategic requirements, and vendor selections, supporting progress towards our Strategic Sourcing Targets in relation to Amex GBT policies, Supplier Diversity, and customer data platforms and science-based target initiatives.

    What You'll Do

    • Manage commercial and strategic discussions with partners and vendors through prioritization, thoughtful negotiations, and ongoing performance management with vendors and partners

    • Collaborate throughout Amex GBT to developing and implementing new strategies to evolve and expand our sourcing strategies across the various business groups

    • Effectively understand and work with each business functions on their requirements, budgets, and opportunities to align on key principles and complete priorities to drive customer value and improve Amex GBT's EBITDA

    • Communicate as appropriate with senior leaders on key initiatives, metrics, commercials, performance, and strategies.

    • Enhance the value story of Strategic Sourcing through effective documentation and tracking of savings, cost avoidance, and / or revenue opportunities.

      What We're Looking For

      • Minimum 3-years prior experience supporting strategic sourcing principles including, procurement, negotiations (client or vendor), contracting, purchasing, or the equivalent

      • Strong and proven commercial and financial skill with a focus on partnership and negotiations

      • Strategic orientation, change management and thought leadership

      • Confidence in leading and communicating across the organization and in challenging scenarios

      • Proven track record of owning and getting results through personal accountability, organization, and self-managed prioritization

      • Excellent relationship management and collaboration skills across various areas of the business

      • Ability to influence across functions, get results, and optimize opportunities to support financial benefit to the organization

        United States - Virtual Location
        The US national annual base salary range for this position is from $70,000 to $140,000. The national range provided includes the base salary that GBT expects to pay for the role. Actual base salary will be based on factors including the scope and complexity of the role and the successful candidate's relevant experience, skills, knowledge, and work location.
        In addition to base salary, this role is eligible for our Annual Incentive Award plan, which rewards participants based on company and individual performance. For information about our comprehensive US benefits programs and eligibility, please review our Benefits-at-a-Glance document.
        Benefits at a glance (https://explorer.amexglobalbusinesstravel.com/rs/346-POJ-129/images/GBT_2023BenefitsAtAGlance_Without_Rates_Final.pdf)
        The #TeamGBT Experience
        Work and life: Find your happy medium at Amex GBT.

        • Flexible benefits are tailored to each country and start the day you do. These include health and welfare insurance plans, retirement programs, parental leave, adoption assistance, and more.

        • Travel perks: get a choice of deals each week from major travel providers on everything from flights to hotels to cruises and car rentals.

        • Develop the skills you want when the time is right for you, with global tuition assistance, access to over 20,000 courses on our learning platform, leadership courses, and new job openings available to internal candidates first.

        • We strive to champion Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in every aspect of our business at GBT. You can connect with colleagues through our global Inclusion Groups, centered around common identities or initiatives, to discuss challenges, obstacles, achievements, and drive company awareness and action.

        • Wellbeing resources to support mental and emotional health for you and your immediate family.

        • And much more!

          All applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, gender (and characteristics related to sex and gender), pregnancy (and related medical conditions), race, color, citizenship, religion, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by law.
          Furthermore, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the hiring process. For details regarding how we protect your data, please consult GBT Recruitment Privacy Statement (https://www.amexglobalbusinesstravel.com/gbt-recruitment-privacy-statement/) .
          What if I don't meet every requirement? If you're passionate about our mission and believe you'd be a phenomenal addition to our team, don't worry about "checking every box;" please apply anyway. You may be exactly the person we're looking for!
          Click Here to Learn More (https://www.amexglobalbusinesstravel.com/careers/)

Keywords: American Express Global Business Travel, Tallahassee , Strategic Sourcing Manager - Technology & Product, IT / Software / Systems , Tallahassee, Florida

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