Global Lead Buyer – Transportation and Accommodation


UK Wide

About us

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients' opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2017 global revenues of EUR 12.8 billion.  People matter, results count.

The focus of your role

The GLB Accommodation and Transportation owns strategy, supplier selection and the overall supplier relationship for all vendors in his/her category. The profile drives savings within the category all the while ensuring the best possible experience for the Capgemini traveller.
This is a global position reporting into the Global Category Manager (GCM) for Travel. The position is based in Europe.

What you’ll do

Build sourcing strategy for accommodation (hotel and alternative lodging) and transportation (air, rail, ground transportation) categories
•    Manage full category sourcing process, supplier negotiations, strategic account relationships, performance evaluations and continuous improvement initiatives
•    Ensure follow-up on global and regional category savings initiatives in close cooperation with the RTM (Regional Travel Managers) and own oversight of category reporting in Capgemini’s central systems 
•    Evaluate make-vs-buy decision on full in-house ownership of negotiation processes or partial outsourcing to external partners; conduct RFP and own relationship with any external consulting partners supporting the category
•    Closely cooperate with the RTM to review KPIs and define compliance initiatives to maximize leverage with global suppliers; provide category input to Global and Regional Travel Councils
•    Monitor the market to identify startups, disruptors, new regulations, relevant industry developments impacting the Capgemini travel program and contribute to the overall travel team expertise with insights and expertise
•    Identify and implement improvements in processes, tools and documentation
•    Provide input and guidance to Global Travel Policy to drive a best in class travel program
•    Regularly benchmark with peers to
•    Ensure suppliers are correctly reflected in the Capgemini OBT to drive contract adherence, savings and traveler booking experience

What you’ll bring

–    Master’s degree in business/economics, engineering or tourism
–    5+ years of experience in large corporations with proven track record in sourcing global travel suppliers for accommodation and transportation
–    Results oriented with proven negotiation skills driving significant savings and strong supplier partnerships
–    Highly organized with ability to balance global vision with attention to local detail and prioritizing activities in a complex environment
–    Strong communicator with solid problem-solving skills

What we’ll offer you

Professional development. Accelerated career progression. An environment that encourages entrepreneurial spirit. It’s all on offer at Capgemini and although collaboration is at the core of the way we work, we also recognise individual needs with a flexible benefits package you can tailor to suit you.

Why we’re different

At Capgemini, we help organisations across the world become more agile, more competitive and more successful. Smart, tailored, often ground-breaking technical solutions to complex problems are the norm. But so, too, is a culture that’s as collaborative as it is forward thinking. Working closely with each other, and with our clients, we get under the skin of businesses and to the heart of their goals. You will too.
Capgemini is proud to represent nearly 130 nationalities and its cultural diversity. Our holistic definition of diversity extends beyond gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, race, age and religion. Capgemini views diversity as everything that makes us who we are as an organization, including our social background, our experiences in life and work, our communication styles and even our personality.  These dimensions contribute to the type of diversity we value the most: diversity of thought.



Posted on:

January 10, 2020

Experience level:

Experienced Professional

Contract type:

Permanent Full Time



Business units:

Corporate Common and Other


Corporate Function


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