Corporate Travel Manager

US-TX-Dallas
Req #
2017-6514
Type
Full-Time
Category
Other
Dallas, TX - Republic Center (HTH)
Availability
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Company Name
HILLTOP HOLDINGS, INC.

Job Summary

The Corporate Travel Manager will be responsible for all spend related to corporate travel, meetings, and events for Hilltop Holdings (“Hilltop”). Will work with key stakeholders to create, update, and maintain travel policies and provide assistance for sourcing of travel suppliers. Will collaborate with other functional and line of business leaders to create and drive best practices related to travel and expense strategies to support organizational objectives.

 

 

Essential Functions

  1. Establish and promote the vision and mission for the Travel category.
  2. Influence policy and standards for Hilltop’s travel spend (including air, hotel, ground transportation, meals, agencies, online booking tools, and card programs).
  3. Oversee compliance to the travel and expense policy and requirements, ensuring standardization of related processes and operations.
  4. Consistently improve technology and processes by increasing the effectiveness of suppliers, internal customers, and travel and expense systems.  
  5. Act as primary contact with corporate travel agencies other travel-related vendors.
  6. Lead travel category procurement activity such as hotel and airline RFP’s.
  7. Achieve cost reduction targets and help to develop new cost reduction strategies and improve negotiable spend.
  8. Establish communication strategy to manage demand/spend with the goal to educate employees on cost avoidance and increase savings.
  9. Manage and drive meeting technology by interacting with corporate and line of business event teams and suppliers.
  10. Work with end-users and suppliers to facilitate group travel and meetings and events bookings.
  11. Conduct quarterly review meetings with key stakeholders to review key performance indicators (KPIs) and monitor submission of monthly savings report.
  12. Provide end-user support to internal customers.
  13. Prepare ad hoc analyses and perform other assignments as necessary.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree OR equivalent combination of education and relevant, progressive work experience required. Degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field strongly preferred.
  • 5 or more years of progressively challenging professional experience in travel program management. Financial Services industry experience a plus.
  • Must have excellent knowledge in travel management and supporting tools, metrics, and leading practices
  • Experience with Concur software platform preferred
  • Ability to understand travel data and establish business cases
  • Strong management, marketing and analytical skills
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent time management, organizational and problem-solving skills

About the Company

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Hilltop Holdings offers a diverse range of financial services through its four primary subsidiaries, PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending, HilltopSecurities, and National Lloyds Corporation. PlainsCapital Bank is a leading commercial bank with locations throughout Texas. PrimeLending is a national mortgage provider focused on purchase mortgage originations. HilltopSecurities provides financial advisory, clearing, retail brokerage, and other investment banking services. National Lloyds Corporation is a niche property and casualty underwriter focused on homeowners insurance for low value dwellings. Hilltop Holdings seeks to build the premier Texas-based diversified financial services holding company through acquisitions and organic growth.  To learn more, please visit www.hilltop-holdings.com.

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