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Category Leader, Fleet & Travel
Functions/Responsibilities:FleetScope: Manage the North American corporate fleet program consisting of 300+ vehicles and an annual spend of $2M+. Lead the strategy design for the acquisition (purchase or lease) of corporate vehicles. Manage a comprehensive sourcing strategy incorporating all potential providers based on a thorough understanding of what the market has to offer relative to internal requirements and objectives. Develop a working knowledge of how vehicles are priced, specifications established, and value added attributes to maximize investment and employee satisfaction. Understand and track total cost of ownership to ensure value of the program is meeting objectives. Develop effective RFP process for total cost of vehicle acquisition and maintenance, while optimizing quality of vehicle selection. Review fleet policy and procedures from vehicle assignment to replacement cycling, personal use, accident reporting, and structured safety initiatives including driver training modules. Facilitate the turn over cycle of cars to ensure all transfer data is documented while disposition and acquisition is transparent to the users and providers (this is approximately 100+ cars annually). Create and analyze vehicle cost and exceptions reports. Manage the administrative tasks to support the program and employee needs.TravelScope: Manage a global Transportation Management Company representing travel services for approximately 40 countries and total global spend of $14M+. Also, manage the North American travel service providers comprised of airline, hotel and rental car companies. Establish a formal global travel management services program based on a combination of services, technology, and policies covering all countries travelled. Program should be comprised of preferred booking channels, preferred suppliers, and compliance policies, while providing lowest cost value propositions and user satisfaction. Sourcing and contract management to ensure most attractive scenarios for multiple destinations frequently traveled as well as a comprehensive plan to manage the entire spend. Perform fact based analyses to ensure selected providers have the travel content required based on our key markets and destinations. Perform post travel analytics to validate contract compliance and ensure process is being optimized. Develop systems to manage employee profiles, pro-active travel care for users, and ability to communicate travelers’ data with international ISOS. Analyze and aggregate spend data to optimize leveraging of the travel spend portfolio to enable strong negotiation strategies. Monitor execution to achieve full user adoption, full user satisfaction, and to meet business goals. Maintain spend files and reconciliation data to drive continuous improvement.Sun Chemical Corporation: Category Leader, Fleet & Travel