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Sourcing Strategy & Project Manager (m/w - 100%)

Kuoni Reisen AG

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Sourcing Strategy & Project Manager (m/w - 100%)

BrandJob ID1759BRJob Posting TitleSourcing Strategy & Project Manager (m/w - 100%)CountrySwitzerlandCityZurichJob FamilySourcing & ContractingDivisionGlobal Travel ServicesJob LevelExperiencedContract TypePermanentTime TypeFull TimeAdvert

Kuoni Group is a leading service provider to the global travel industry and governments with leading positions in its areas of activity and sustainable growth prospects, with a strong focus on Asia. Its division Global Travel Distribution (GTD) is an industry pioneer and a highly experienced, leading global distributor that provides travel companies with easy access to hotel accommodation and destination services. Via its brands ‘GTA’, ‘Travelcube’ and ‘Travelbound’, it sells approximately 38,000 room nights per day online. More than 40% of its turnover is sourced from fast growing markets in Asia, the Middle East and Africa markets. The division has approximately 1,500 employees in 30 offices, which are based on all five continents. In order to support our Sourcing Strategy Team here in Zurich we are looking for a

Sourcing Strategy & Project Manager (m/w - 80-100%)

In this role you report to the Head of Sourcing Strategy & Projects and closely collaborate with various internal stakeholders such as Global Sourcing and Commercial Management, Global Sales & Marketing, Product & Revenue Management, Global HR and others. You will be supporting these internal partners by successfully leading and coordination related strategic global initiatives & projects. You will have end-to-end project responsibility, meaning from conceptual work to implementation planning and succession tracking as well as ensuring that projects are aligned across the GTD Division with other key departments.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Lead or support strategic sourcing related global projects
  • Possible projects include (non-exhaustive): optimizing GTAs segmentation strategy,  introducing differentiated discount models, integration of 3rd party suppliers, optimizing Sourcing setup to meet changing technical and commercial developments, etc.
  • Support the Global Sourcing & Commercial Development Leadership Team in developing, adapting and implementing the global sourcing strategy
  • Develop a strong network of contacts throughout the business and gain the support of key players
  • Conduct profound ad hoc analyses, presentations and communication papers 
  • Act as a facilitator between various departments, ensuring a close alignment on business goals 
  • Ensure Sourcing projects are compliant with GTAs vision to become the world’s easiest travel distribution partner to business with 
  • Act as a sparring partner for the Head of Sourcing Strategy & Projects

For this complex environment, we are looking for a highly engaged person with a Master or MBA degree in Business Administration (University/FH) or similar education and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in business development, consulting and/or project management. You have excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as an independent working style. You already have experience when it comes to strategic project management or you are highly motivated to work in a project environment. Your outstanding communication skills as well as your fluent language skills in English and German help you to build relationship and gain credibility, as well as enable you to successfully move things forward using your positive, pragmatic approach.

If you are matching these requirements and are interested in this challenge, we are looking forward to receiving your full application using our online recruiting tool.

If there is any further question, please do not hesitate to contact Miriam Bächtold, Senior HR Advisor.

Only direct applications will be considered.

Miriam Bächtold, Senior HR Advisor

Removal Date07-Jan-2017