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Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing Travel Category

Salt Lake City, UT 84190
**Business Title:** Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing Travel Category

**Requisition Number:** 81911 - 91

**Function:** Business Support Services

**Area of Interest:**

**State:** UT

**City:** Salt Lake City


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, Strategic Sourcing Travel Category Manager to join our Finance and Accounting organization.


+ Work closely with the Head of Travel, to develop and execute category strategies and sourcing plans for KPMG's US Travel Management Services; this includes: Transportation, Lodging, TMC, T&E technology solutions, Corporate Card, and other related sub-categories, as needed

+ Bring subject-matter expertise/insights and market intelligence and best practices to ensure sourcing solutions meet travel business needs; formulate negotiation strategies and plans; manage contracting activities with suppliers for subcategories in scope

+ Partner with various internal functions, including Legal, F&A, Independence, Third Party Risk, IT Digital Security, and Risk, to ensure adherence with applicable policies, independence requirements, regulatory conditions, and achievement of favorable contractual terms

+ Facilitate supplier relationship management through development and tracking of Key Performance Indicators for the travel category; establish collaborative environment with key suppliers and business partners to optimize supplier performance and innovation

+ Identify and assess risks and benefits of sourcing decisions and clearly present proposals to mitigate risks collaboratively, ensuring sustained product supply-quality-compliance


+ Minimum of seven years of recent Travel sourcing experience required

+ Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Art degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience; MBA and other relevant degree /certification highly desirable

+ Proven experience in leading travel category management and strategic sourcing initiatives including opportunity diagnostic, strategic sourcing process, contract negotiations, supplier management, and program management with a proven track record of delivering business impact

+ Expertise in the travel industry and proven experience in leading sustainable high impact sourcing approaches beyond competitive bidding; ability to lead comprehensive sourcing strategies (RFX) across the entire Travel Category; be comfortable managing the RFX process, risk identification, negotiation, contracting and onboarding

+ Strong interpersonal, collaborative and influencing skills to effectively navigate a complex management and organization structure with a high degree of ambiguity

+ Demonstrated analytical, financial, problem solving, organization and excellent communication and presentation skills; ability to influence others and effectuate change management and best practices; strong project management skills and ability to liaise with all levels of the organization

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( https://assets.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/us/pdf/2018/09/eeo.pdf) contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

At KPMG, any partner or employee must be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to any KPMG office, client site or KPMG event. In some circumstances, individuals who are not fully vaccinated may also be required to have a reasonable accommodation to not be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

**GL:** 4

**GF:** 15312


Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-15

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