Senior Consultant Procurement Solution DACH (All genders)

City:  Cologne
Job Function:  Sales
Job Area:  Business Consulting & Steering
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Mar 26, 2024

HRS AS A COMPANY

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.

BUSINESS UNIT

Our value proposition in Procurement Solutions initiates and completes the supply chain of: Intelligent Procurement, Smart Booking and Invisible Payment. It aims to achieve a continuous, cyclic optimization in such supply chain. Within, we initialize the preferred program’s optimization with the ingestion of all internal and external spend and behavioral 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 direct and indirect cost factors as well as the increase of the traveler’s satisfaction. Once the optimal hotel program is aligned with the customer, we initiate the negotiation with suppliers to contractually agree on the best conditions to be supplied within the optimal hotel program, compliant to renewed procurement strategy, before then ensuring its full and correct availability across booking channels and adherence in financial reconciliation.

POSITION

We are looking for a Cologne based Senior Consultant / Project Manager for the Consulting Department of HRS Enterprise Solutions (All genders) to lead and manage strategic consulting projects for our global corporate customers. You will help our clients to create and implement travel procurement strategies, optimize and manage their global hotel spending and ensure a seamless travel experience for their employees. You will be responsible for project delivery together with a multinational team of consultants. In addition, you will manage the collaboration within an agile team including colleagues from various departments like data scientists, product managers and operations managers. 

CHALLENGE

  • Lead multiple strategic projects for global corporate clients 
  • Manage hotel programs of clients (Volume up to 300 Mio. EUR), including strategy definition, hotel procurement and continuous hotel program management 
  • Coordinate an agile team of data, product and commercial experts 
  • 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 
  • 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 Supplier Solutions 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 and Human Resource Executives) 
  • Support the acquisition of new customers as well as the renewal of current customers 
  • Work hand-in-hand with our global sales organization 
  • Identify areas of growth both internally and externally to drive continuous innovation 

FOR THIS EXCITING MISSION YOU ARE EQUIPPED WITH...

  • Approx. 3+ years of professional experience in consulting, procurement or corporate strategy roles 
  • Passionate about working for a global travel tech company disrupting the market 
  • 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 German and English spoken and written (other European languages are a plus)

PERSPECTIVE

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.

LOCATION, MOBILITY, INCENTIVE

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:  17476


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