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Oracle Director, Global Travel Operations in Denver, Colorado

Director, Global Travel Operations Preferred Qualifications Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) We are the world’s largest provider of enterprise software and a leading provider of computer hardware products and services that are engineered to work together in the cloud and in the data center. We are a leader in the core technologies of cloud computing, including database and middleware as well as web-based applications, virtualization, clustering and large-scale systems management. We provide cloud services as well as software and hardware products to other cloud service providers, both public and private. Oracle database and middleware software, applications software and hardware systems—including computer server, storage and networking products—are the building blocks of our own cloud services, our partners’ cloud services and our customers’ private cloud environments. Our customers can subscribe to use select Oracle software and hardware products through our cloud offerings, or purchase our software and hardware products and related services to build their own private cloud or on-premise information technology (IT) environments. Our strategy is to deliver reliable and scalable products and services that are built upon industry standards and are engineered to work together or independently. We also pursue new or emerging growth opportunities in order to maintain technology leadership. Offering customers a choice in how they use our products and services—while maintaining enterprise-grade reliability, security and interoperability—is important to our corporate strategy. Position/Group Overview: Global Travel delivers innovative solutions through sourcing & supplier management to implement efficient processes, optimize spend, ensure traveler safety, mitigate risk and meet Oracle business requirements. As an organization we have a number of key priorities: 1) Deliver quality service & suppliers to our employee traveling population. 2) Deliver cost savings through reducing Total Cost of Ownership 3) Maintain a continuous focus on traveler safety & security 4) Ensure compliance to the program as per T&E policy 5) To recruit, retain and develop a high performance organization. 6) To compliment and ‘add value’ to other Oracle LOB’s and geographies 7) Ensure a common understanding of our Business priorities across all regions The Director, Global Travel Operations will have a key role in working across the Global Travel team in defining strategies and objectives, leading their implementation in support of program Key Performance Metrics, and monitoring progress thereafter. The Director, Global Travel Operations reports direct (solid-line) to the Sr. Director, Global Travel, Meetings & Card Program Lead. Responsibilities: * Responsible for daily Global Travel operations for the Global Travel Program * Focus on reducing Total Cost of Ownership for program * Responsible for analyzing travel spend patterns in an effort to improve supplier offerings, pricing and/or process efficiency across the Program. * Supplier Relationship Management for Tier one suppliers: TMC, Online Booking Tool and our Safety & Security supplier. Assesses overall Global performance for all stakeholders with relevant management information (e.g., performance against KPIs, trend analysis). * Responsible for ongoing monitoring and benchmarking of Program & industry trends, for process improvement and/or supplier innovation opportunities to develop new program initiatives * Collaborates with Global Travel Sourcing team on supplier requirements and recommendations * Leads the travel operations team: sets goals & initiatives, monitors and supports project management across team, manages staff development and training opportunities * Regular interaction and collaboration with internal stakeholders: Global Physical Security, Human Resources etc. Preferred Qualifications: * Educated to Degree Level. BA/BS * More than 10 years of experience and strong track record in Travel Management * Experience managing a Global Program and globally distributed team * Direct Procurement experience a plus * Prior experience leading a team * Strong communication and collaboration skills * Strong business ethics, must be enthusiastic and team orientated * Systems and process oriented. * Sensitive to figures and strong analytical skills * Project management experience would be an advantage * Ability to drive change management. * Pro-active behavior, good organization and time management * Services and Business oriented. * Excellent presentation skills Detailed Description and Job Requirements Responsible for overseeing activities related to the procurement of materials, parts, components, and equipment. Manages a professional staff. Develops and implements policies and procedures for the operation of procurement activities. May review and approve purchases up to a specified dollar amount. May negotiate major contracts involving large dollar amounts. Interacts with suppliers to resolve issues and maintain the Oracle/Supplier relationship. May analyze and summarize global commodity spending trends to identify cost saving opportunities. Monitors activities to ensure Oracle's Global Purchasing/Finance policy objectives are met. May review standard and nonstandard contracts. Identify, propose and initiate implementation of process efficiencies/improvements. Assists in the development of short, medium, and long term plans to achieve strategic objectives. Regularly interacts across functional areas with senior management or executives to ensure unit objectives are met. Ability to influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations. Demonstrated knowledge of commodities and assigned Local Countries. Knowledge of Internet Procurement, Purchasing Core Applications, Purchasing Legal Guidelines, Corporate Financial Policies, and Monaco Documents. Colorado Pay Range: From $124,774 to $224,599 per annum Eligible for bonus and equity Oracle offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following: 1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion 2. Short term disability and long term disability 3. Life insurance and AD&D 4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child) 5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts 6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits 7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match 8. Flexible paid time off (unlimited or accrued vacation and sick leave) 9. Paid parental leave 10. Employee Stock Purchase Plan 11. Adoption assistance 12. Financial planning and group legal 13. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance Oracle is an Affirmative Action-Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Job: Finance Location: US-CA,California-Rocklin Other Locations: US-TX,Texas-Austin, US-CO,Colorado-Broomfield Job Type: Regular Employee Hire Organization: Oracle