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Business Analyst Strategic Consulting DACH (m/f/d)

City:  Cologne
Job area:  Business Consulting & Steering
Job field:  Procurement
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Jun 15, 2022


HRS is reinventing the way businesses and governments work, stay and pay in today’s dynamic global marketplace. HRS’ advanced platform technology is extending its reach beyond hospitality to meetings, office space management, payment efficiency and crisis recovery.

Beyond cost savings in the global post-pandemic economy, HRS clients gain from an unrivaled focus on essential aspects including safety, security and satisfaction.

HRS is also recognized for its award-winning Green Stay Initiative, technology that helps corporate hotel programs achieve their NetZero targets, and its groundbreaking Crew & Passengers Solution, which leverages automation to elevate experiences for air and rail operations.

Founded in 1972, HRS works with 35 percent of the global Fortune 500, as well as the world’s leading hotel chains, regional hospitality groups and payment providers.


Our value proposition in Strategic Consulting initiates and completes the supply chain of Corporate Hotel Travel: Intelligent Procurement, Smart Booking and Invisible Payment. For our corporate clients we manage their global hotel program, where we consult the client to establish ground-breaking sustainable solutions and assist with clear safety and diversity options, ultimately to assure satisfaction with the traveller and achieve the clients savings goals.

Fundamentally important is managing the client as well as their hotel travel category, which all start with the ingestion of all spend and behavioural data associated with the customer’s hospitality activities. Based on the consolidated data we develop a market strategy for the customer and deliver an optimized hotel program recommendation that mitigates the cost factors, sustainability, safety & security as well as the increase of the traveller’s satisfaction. Negotiations with suppliers are initiated to contractually agree on the best conditions to be supplied within the optimal hotel program, ensuring its full and correct availability and access for all corporate employees across booking channels and adherence in financial reconciliation.


We are looking for a Cologne based Associate Business Analyst Consulting DACH (m/f/d) to lead and manage strategic consulting projects for our global corporate customers and help our global clients optimize their global hotel spend. Be our strategic consultant and manage global hotel procurement projects from benchmarking analytics to strategy development to negotiation and implementation of hotel programs for our clients!


  • Lead multiple strategic projects for global corporate clients on hotel sourcing and hotel program and data management
  • Conduct analyses and derive insights from client data and extensive HRS global benchmark data to identify hotel spend optimization potential
  • Consult HRS corporate clients and jointly derive a sourcing strategy to generate savings and ensure traveller satisfaction, as well as a strong focus on sustainable and safety challenges in the industry
  • Manage and drive the sourcing projects with client team members as well as consultant peers across the world
  • Conduct hotel price negotiations for key suppliers and manage negotiations together with our hotel sales colleagues to ensure best results for our clients
  • Present recommendations to clients with a management storyline and convince senior stakeholders of recommendations (e.g. Procurement, Finance, HR Executives)
  • Support the acquisition of new customers as well as the renewal of current customers
  • Work hand-in-hand with our global sales organization (e.g. upselling) and data scientists (e.g. tool development)
  • Identify areas of growth both internally and externally to  drive continuous innovation


  • Passionate about strategic thinking and working in a results-oriented environment
  • Confident in dealing with customers and partners in presentations and workshop
  • Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced, challenging but rewarding job
  • Ability to think ‘outside the box’ and find solutions to seemingly complex problems
  • Very good university degree (e.g., in Business Management or similar)
  • Very good project management skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to derive insights from big data
  • Excellent MS Office skills, esp. Microsoft Excel and Power Point
  • Excellent communication skills orally and in written and skilled in leading and collaborating with interdisciplinary and international teams
  • Excellent team building skills, ability to work well in a team and inspiring others to achieve result that exceed what was believed to be possible.
  • Fluency in English and German spoken and written (other European languages are a plus)


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.


In general the position is assigned to the company headquarters in Cologne, but can also be agreed as another location position, preferably in Berlin, Germany.

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 or multi-year bonus.

Req ID:  8661

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