Manager Corporate Development - Process Excellence (all genders)

City:  Cologne
Job Function:  Sales
Job Area:  Business Consulting & Steering
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Apr 6, 2024


HRS, a pioneer in business travel, aims to elevate every stay through innovative technology. With over 50 years of experience, their digital platform, driven by ProcureTech, TravelTech, and FinTech, transforms how companies and travelers Stay, Work, and Pay.

ProcureTech digitally revolutionizes lodging procurement, connecting corporations and suppliers in a cutting-edge ecosystem. This enables seamless efficiency and automation, surpassing travelers' expectations.

TravelTech redefines the online lodging experience, offering personalized content from selection to check-in, ensuring an unparalleled journey for corporate travelers.

In FinTech, HRS introduces advancements like mobile banking and digital payments, turning corporate back offices into touchless lodging enablers, eliminating legacy cost barriers. The innovative 2-click book-to-pay feature streamlines interactions for travelers and hoteliers.

Combining these technology propositions, HRS unlocks exponential catalyst effects. Their data-driven focus delivers value-added services and high-return network effects, creating substantial customer value.

HRS's exponential growth since 1972 serves over 35% of the global Fortune 500 and leading hotel chains.

Join HRS to shape the future of business travel, empowered by a culture of growth and setting new industry standards worldwide.


The corporate strategy team is strongly focused on developing and driving HRS Group’s strategy across all of its three business units: Enterprise Solutions (large global customers), Business Travel Club (German SMEs), and Destination Solutions (vacation rentals). The team is a main value contributor by continuously conceptualizing the company’s offering based on market needs and technology trends, detailing and operationally pushing the group-wide growth plan into local markets. By supporting group-level or high-priority BU-specific activities, the team is at the forefront of disrupting global and local business travel and vacation rental markets and setting new standards within their challenging ecosystems.


We are looking for a Cologne-based Manager Corporate Development – Process Efficiency & Automation (all genders), who will be a key driver in shaping the strategic initiatives of our organization. The future placeholder will play a pivotal role in enhancing operational efficiency and driving automation processes across the company. This position requires a strategic thinker with a proven track record in corporate development, process optimization, and automation.


  • Lead Strategic Initiatives: Take ownership of diverse projects within corporate development, focusing on process efficiency and automation from conceptualization to realization.
  • Functional Expertise: Be the go-to expert for process efficiency and automation, providing insights and recommendations to enhance operational workflows.
  • Collaboration with Leadership: Work closely with the senior management team to align corporate development strategies with overall business objectives.
  • Cross-Functional Alignment: Drive collaboration and alignment between interdisciplinary teams and external partners to ensure seamless project execution.
  • Strategic Coaching: Coach business units and functional leaders on matters related to process optimization, automation, and overall corporate development.
  • Knowledge Development: Quickly acquire in-depth knowledge of the company's business models and industry trends, positioning yourself for future leadership roles.


  • Professional Experience: 3 - 5 years of experience in a managerial role within corporate development, process optimization, or automation, preferably with a global scope.
  • Background: Proven experience in a top-tier strategy consultancy or within leading SaaS companies.
  • Project Management: Demonstrated success in leading and completing multiple projects simultaneously, with a focus on operational efficiency and digitalization.
  • Analytical Skills: Outstanding conceptual, analytical, and structured approach to problem-solving.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in both English (spoken and written); German and/or additional languages are a plus.
  • Results-Oriented: Passionate about working in a pragmatic and results-driven environment.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to quickly build credibility, trust, and effectively collaborate within interdisciplinary teams and matrix organizations.


Access to a global network of a globally united and mutually responsible “Tribe of Intrapreneurs” that is passionately dedicated to renew the travel industry and while doing so reinvent the ways how businesses stay, work and pay.

Our entrepreneurial driven environment of full ownership and execution focus offers you the playground to contribute to a greater mission, while growing personally and professionally throughout this unique journey. You will continuously learn from a radical culture of retrospectives and continuous improvement and actively contribute to making business life better, smarter and more sustainable.


The attractive remuneration is in line with the market and, in addition to a fixed monthly salary, all necessary work equipment and mobility, will also include an annual bonus.

In general, the position is assigned to the company headquarters in Cologne but can be agreed as any location within Germany. The position includes an attractive remuneration that is in line with the market.  

Req ID:  17153

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