Travel Analyst - Procurement Contracting and Payment Services 13290
The Procurement Contracting and Payment Services department at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Travel Analyst position. This position d evelops, implements, and executes strategic policies and programs for University travel, as well as manages the strategic sourcing and vendor relationships related to travel. The Travel Analyst serves as the University's subject matter expert on the travel industry and provides a high level of guidance to University stakeholders.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Support the Travel Manager in the day-to-day management of the University's travel program.
Support the Travel Manager in the development, implementation, and execution of strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management of travel suppliers.
Serve as the University's subject matter expert of the University's travel program, including policy questions, system configuration, and program strategy.
Manage internal and external stakeholder relationships, including effectively communicating and providing guidance to stakeholder and troubleshooting issues.
Manage, report, and reduce exceptions to policy through education of travelers' violation of max fly rules, non-preferred hotel, lowest logical airfare, vehicle type, etc.
Design and implement travel training for travelers and travel arrangers. Interface with other University departments, groups, and committees (i.e. Human Resources, Procurement, Finance, Tax, etc.) regarding inputs to travel related topics.
WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes related experience and education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Communications or equivalent experience.
At least one (1) year of experience in travel and expense program management in a mid to large organization.
Demonstrated expertise in travel and expense policies and procedures in a mid to large organization
Advanced knowledge of the Travel market, including card programs.
Ability to negotiate moderate to complex agreements and communicate effectively with all parties internally and externally.
Ability to manage change throughout a large organization.
Advanced knowledge of travel and expense applications/systems.
Ability to engage, educate and support internal customers, staff and business units.
Excellent and effective troubleshooting skills and apply critical and analytical thinking concepts to work assignments and to resolve issues.
Excellent initiative, attention to detail, organizational, and prioritization skills.
Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment, and to multi-task.
Demonstrated experience with process improvements.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate clearly with customers, vendors and other business contacts.
Strong analytical ability.
Thorough working knowledge of automated financial information systems (Oracle preferred).
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://careers.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Nov 6, 2019
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 189362
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.