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European Travel Manager

At syncreon, a DP World company we travel around the world. Besides the frequent business travelling to our various offices around the globe, we also travel to our clients and suppliers. Quite a challenge in organization! We are looking for a European Travel Manager, who is responsible for the annual travel budget and take control in and influence the spending behavior. This also includes managing suppliers and bringing to attention of the management any relevant trends, individual, regional and by supplier.


Tasks & Responsibilities:

In this position you will:

  • Assist all DP World European travelers in day to day travel requirements, as required.
  • Takes responsibility for travel in all DP World European countries and Intercontinental travel as required. Responsibilities include physically booking travel in manually controlled regions and managing the provider or travel agent in automated or outsourced regions.
  • To gain the best service for the best price from all travel providers globally.
  • Directly responsible to achieve Cost reductions as specified in Travel Budget and Objectives. Constantly reducing or minimizing travel costs globally.
  • To own and enforce the DP World Regional and DP World Global Travel Policies in conjunction with the Executive owner of the Travel Policy. In practical terms this means monitoring actual travel and communicating and escalating adherence to the policy.
  • To take responsibility for the entire ‘process’ of managing DP World travel, including managing the existing processes, but also actively looking forward and updating and improving the process.
  • Supplier Management (Air, Car Hire, Hotels) including Order Book Management, Order Progression and Supplier Performance Review and any contractual relationship. This includes working with purchasing on all pricing and contractual matters.
  • Ensure compliance with all Legislative requirements for products within the category.
  • To take responsibility for all centrally held Travel Cards, including authorizations, reconciliation and general card administration.
  • Directly responsible for regional compliance to travel policies and procedures measured through effective monitoring of SAP data.
  • Responsible for suggesting and implementing, where viable, dynamic travel service strategies to ensure competitive positioning of DPW in the industry.
  • Responsible for maintaining excellent vendor relations to ensure a reliable, competitive key travel supplier base.


Key Qualifications:

In this position you need:

  • More than 5 years of Purchasing or Travel Management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business.
  • Excellent commercial and negotiating skills.
  • Fluent language skills both spoken and written in English, German is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to interact with personnel at all levels internally and externally.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills – written and oral to deal with a wide range of customers, both internal and external.
  • Flexibility needed to occasional travel in Europe, max. 25%.


We are looking to recruit our new European Travel Manager based in Rotterdam or Tilburg


At syncreon - A DP World Company we are fully committed to the health and safety of our employees. We have full prevention and mitigation processes in place, including cleaning and sanitization practices, as well as screenings, masks and social distancing. syncreon complies with national, state and local orders.


syncreon - A DP World Company offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally; stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package.


About syncreon - A DP World Company 
At syncreon - A DP World Company, we partner with customers, such as Jaguar Land Rover, Harley Davidson, BMW, Dell, Xerox and Canon to provide specialized logistics, operational excellence and value added solutions in: Fulfillment, eCommerce & Value-Add Solutions, Manufacturing Support & Assembly Services, Export Packing, Transportation Management and Reverse, Repair & Service Parts.

We specialize in the design and operation of supply chain solutions for Automotive, Technology, Consumer Home Products, Industrial, Healthcare & MedTech companies. Today we have 14,000+ employees working in 100+ locations worldwide who enjoy our supportive culture, dedication to work-life balance, people development and superb career opportunities.


Candidates chosen to move forward within the Recruitment Process may be required to undergo an assessment and/or submit further background information. Any offers of employment may be conditional on completion of required checks and provision of relevant documentation, in accordance with the applicable local legislation.

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