• Travel Manager

    Job Location US-AZ-Phoenix
    Department
    Store Support Staff (Corporate/Field Support)
    Position Type
    Full-Time
    Requisition ID
    45328
  • Overview

    Responsible and accountable for partnership with the outside travel agency to ensure costs are managed within Sprouts guidelines; responsible for reporting – budget and hotel logs; the travel manager needs to manage the invoicing process including audits to ensure there are no errors in billing. The Travel Manager establishes policies for vendors and team members to follow when traveling.

    The Travel Manager handles all necessary arrangements needed when a company representative needs to travel.

    Essential Functions

    • The Travel Manager over any company is held responsible for the traveler to make sure that they reach the destination in a timely manner and have hotel accommodations.
    • The Travel Manager will also make sure that the person who is traveling from their company has a rental car and any other necessary items they need while on the trip.
    • The Travel Manager has responsibilities just like a wholesale Travel Agency in that they must get the best bargains possible for their travelers.
    • The Travel Manager must meet the economic guidelines set forth by the company.
    • The Travel Manager negotiates rates with hotels in new markets.
    • The Travel Manager advises employees about passport and visa requirements, rates of currency exchange, and important duties.
    • The Travel Manager may also include personnel relocation, convention planning, corporate aircraft administration, and group vacation organization for employees.
    • The Travel Manger must keep up with all the latest travel industry news and other information vital to the travel planning process.
    • The Travel Manager maybe asks to host a convention of their own executives or perhaps a trade show is being held on behalf of the company. The Travel Manager is expected to make sure that everyone involved has travel arrangements, motel rooms, and often meetings set up in the restaurants in the evenings.

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Provide TMs timely, candid and constructive performance feedback; develop Travel Reservationists to

    their fullest potential; provide challenging opportunities that enhance career growth;

    develop the appropriate talent pool to ensure adequate bench strength and succession planning;

    recognize and reward accomplishments.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements

    • Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Business administration or related field (equivalent work experience considered).
    • Certifications from organizations such as the Institute of Certified Travel Agents
    • A minimum of 6-8 years’ experience in the travel industry with a demonstrated track record in a travel manager role.
    • In depth knowledge of travel principles and practices.
    • Must be well organized and able to coordinate multiple tasks and requests.
    • Position requires strong analytical, interpersonal, negotiation and problem solving skills and excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Integrity (maintain confidentiality).
    • Computer/Technical: Ability to use all Microsoft Office software including: Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access Database.
    • Good communication and management abilities
    • Good interpersonal relationships
    • A sound knowledge about the best travel arrangements
    • Good computer skills and internet applications in order to search for the best possible deals
    • Ability to negotiate with travel companies in order to make reservations
    • May have to travel frequently
    • Good analysis and logical thinking ability

    Benefits

    In addition to a rewarding career, Sprouts offers a comprehensive program to help support you and your family. These programs include:

    • Competitive pay
    • Opportunities for career growth
    • 15% discount for you and one other family member in your household on all purchases made at Sprouts
    • Flexible schedules
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

      

    Eligibility requirements may apply for the following benefits:

    • 401(K) Retirement savings plan with a generous company match
    • Affordable benefit coverage, including medical, dental vision
    • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care
    • Company paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage

    Why Sprouts

    Grow with us!

    If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmer’s market setting.  Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey.

     

     

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Sprouts’ management reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

     

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