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Travel Procurement Specialist in Des Plaines, IL at DSC Logistics

Date Posted: 11/12/2018

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Job Description

The Travel Procurement Specialist is an integral part of the procurement team. The initial goal will be to gain a solid knowledge of the team’s supply base, company and procurement processes, and understanding of the roles and personnel of associated work groups inside DSC.

The Travel Procurement Specialist supports the Senior Director, BPI in managing Cost, Quality and Delivery performance of DSC’s travel sourcing. Key activities include administration of travel booking for field personnel , management of Cost Reduction projects, assisting with strategic sourcing activities for new programs and transfer business, supplier contract negotiations and administration, supplier performance management, and developing strategies for events (projects, meetings, or other activities that require a high volume of travelers).

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years of experience in purchasing, travel, or supply chain
  • Experience with online travel tools (CWT, Expedia, Orbitz, etc.)

  • Actively collaborate with DSC’s travel vendor to improve user experience
  • Assist field personnel with travel booking
  • Improve and monitor booking processes
  • Identify savings opportunities from existing travel spend
  • Evaluate travel solutions specific to DSC regions (i.e. hotel locations, large events, etc.)
  • Support project teams in the coordination of group travel (i.e. Start up projects or SWAT team deployments)
  • Assist with developing company processes for vendor evaluation
  • Support company user base with knowledge and training of booking tool and travel services
  • Negotiate with vendors on contract and spot pricing needs
  • Strong written communication skills / Excel & Word
  • Strong verbal communication - phone contact with vendors (hotels, rental cars, etc.) and user support
  • Knowledge of the travel industry preferred but not required