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Travel Procurement Analyst

 

Travel Procurement Analyst

  • JR-131879
  • Frankfurt
  • Amsterdam
  • Warsaw
  • Finance
  • Full time
Travel Procurement Analyst

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 245+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000 cloud and IT service providers in 32 countries spanning six continents.  

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success. 

Job Summary

As the Travel Procurement Analyst, you are accountable for supporting strategies to deliver sustainable results across all Travel categories by identifying new opportunities for value and process improvement. The Travel Procurement Analyst will support the travel operations and have responsibility to deliver against department and functional goals. You will need a strong sense of urgency and the ability to succinctly frame issues and alternatives to drive decisions forward.
 

Responsibilities

  • Assists Global Travel Category Manager in establishing business partnerships across Equinix to collaborate, influence, and drive sourcing strategies

  • Supports multiple complex sourcing strategies, scope requirements, business partnerships, and navigate complexity within the organization

  • Responsible for the management of Travel Operations ensuring all preferred suppliers are performing and evolving the travel program to the best interest of Equinix

  • Supports long term portfolio category strategies that are directly linked to Corporate Services’ functional objectives and Equinix goals for Air, Lodging, Ground Transportation, Global Travel Agency, Travel booking tool, Car and Events

  • Perform complex data analysis to provide sound business recommendations and identify gaps

  • Partner closely with the Finance and Procurement organizations to measure and assess T&E performance vs. negotiated KPIs and industry benchmarks

  • Partner closely with the Card team to ensure seamless integration and support of global T&E and BTA cards

  • Measure and monitor travel experience for Equinix employees identifying ways to continually improve and maximize our travelers’ time on the road

  • Provide guidance on the continuous strategic sourcing process and operations management from needs identification, through supplier performance management across multiple Travel platforms and systems

  • Supports strategy for consistent travel measurement and monitoring

  • Maintain strong external focus by leveraging industry peers, organizations, associations and by continuing to build strong relationships outside of Equinix

  • A champion for change that can act decisively to drive decisions, while demonstrating agility to support the evolution of business needs

  • Communicates effectively and frequently, listens carefully, and actively seeks and values the perspectives of others

  • Builds effective strategic relationships with external suppliers to drive and execute category strategies

  • Supports category wide SRM plans with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation

  • Support the implementation of Global Procurement policies and procedures

Qualifications

  • Proven years of experience in Strategic Sourcing and travel management operations including competitive bidding and contracting experience.

  • Proven years of experience leading the development and management of category plans or global sourcing strategies preferred

  • Experience working and partnering within diverse global cultures and regions to drive local programs and processes.

  • In-depth understanding of the Global Travel marketplace; deep industry and/or professional relationships with suppliers and agencies

  • Deep understanding of travel KPI’s and associated metrics

  • Demonstrated contract and agreement negotiation expertise, including development of negotiating plans and strategies for travel services and suppliers

  • Strong relationship-management skills and ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with management

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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