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Senior Travel Industry Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 524251BR Location Celebration, Florida, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Brand The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted 02/02/2018
At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Global Travel manages and executes complex travel processes with an emphasis on exceptional customer service while generating significant cost savings for the Company. We coordinate and manage individual and group travel arrangements for all corporate travelers in accordance with the guidelines of the Walt Disney Company’s Travel & Entertainment policy.

The Senior Travel Industry Analyst must deliver quality of service/accuracy in reporting/high analytical skills /savings to our stakeholders and continuous knowledge and updates of all facets of travel industry as it relates to the company. In addition, this role is responsible for the airline, hotel and car agreements.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for negotiating airline, hotel, car rental, ground transportation, meet & greet service agreements providing competitive pricing, amenities, value adds and cost savings on all negotiations globally. This includes initiating RFP processes for hotels, car programs, etc. from beginning to final decision. Maintain all global contractual responsibilities. Review all agreements and liaison between Disney Legal and Vendors.
  • Create savings and cost reductions for the Walt Disney Company on a Global basis and report monthly.
  • Maintain, execute and monitor the Global Preferred Hotel Program, optimizing member point utilization when appropriate.
  • Maintain the Corporate Rental Car Program which includes, obtaining Applicant ID# as needed for new accounts.
  • Cultivate an understanding of TMC reporting tools and capabilities. Develop custom reports as required (Domestic & International). Validate data accuracy and provide in a timely manner.
  • Provide analytical reporting to all company stakeholders on a monthly and ad hoc basis.
  • Partner with other Sr. Travel Industry Analysts to review accuracy of monthly stakeholder reporting and provide summary of findings which define where problems or improvements could be made in savings to the company.
  • React to any change in the travel industry which could affect savings to the company and communicate to the travel team and appropriate internal and external partners.
  • Ensure correct rates are provided for airline, hotels, car rentals, ground transportation and updated accurately into TMC's, GDS, and Concur systems.
  • Monitor Monthly Market Share goals with our preferred carriers to ensure compliance. Take action to improve market share goals when required. Provide monthly reporting to the travel management team.
  • Extract and assimilate data from multiple sources and communicate analysis in a concise, easy­ to- understand and actionable format

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 yrs. experience in an analytical/reporting capability/travel industry and contract travel negotiations
  • 4 yrs. travel industry experience, proficient with Microsoft Excel, Data warehousing.
  • Strong business acumen
  • Verbal and written communication skills including active listening and questioning skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Knowledgeable of travel industry standards and best practices
  • Proven knowledge of statistical software packages such as SAS
  • Demonstrate ability to extract and assimilate data from multiple sources and communicate analysis in a concise, easy-to- understand and actionable format
  • Demonstrated ability to execute projects from initiation through implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to interact at various levels in the organization
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in airline sourcing and procurement

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred analytical, negotiation skills and travel industry background

Required Education

  • Minimum 4 year degree or industry experience

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, statistics or related quantitative and industry experience

Company Overview

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

Additional Information

This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.
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