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Specialist, Travel & Expenses (Corporate Cards) Corporate Services

Manchester, United Kingdom

Job Description

This position is responsible for the management of the Client Global Corporate Card & Purchasing Card program The card program includes the issuance and cancelation of Corporate Travel (T&E) cards, maintenance of organizational hierarchy and production of management reporting, including managing any new implementations for new countries or new company acquisitions as appropriate. Implementation of the purchasing card program to include strategy, vendor opportunity analysis, and training of cardholders. This position proactively monitors spend for compliance to policy to minimize credit losses, and identify financial risk factors while working with stakeholders to resolve issues. This role liaises with Shared Services / Expense Accounting to ensure policies and procedures are aligned, integration with Expense system is optimized and helpdesk teams are briefed to answer employee questions and cardholders receive appropriate support for escalation issues. Responsible for documentation of procedures and communications to establish global standards to support implementation of best practices. Issues exception/non-compliance reporting, management spend and supplier reporting to identify opportunity areas, manage vendor negotiations and to mitigate risk. Responsible for creating communications and maintaining website information to assist cardholders to manage their accounts effectively and deliver customer service for our T&E, purchasing and meeting cardholders. Ability to effectively manage and prioritize a heavy workload with completing priorities Management presence; able to gain confidence and respect in skills, knowledge and ability with members of team as well as others within the organization at all levels Outstanding people skills and ability to work effectively in a team based environment Strong knowledge and understanding of travel industry. Strong knowledge and understanding of commercial card programs. No direct reports. Job scope is typically limited to the quality and accuracy of own work. Modified based upon local regulations/requirements. Strong customer service, listening and communication skills Demonstrated project management and leadership capability Open minded – collaborator – willingness to think outside of the box Ability to assess a situation objectively Leverage travel spending to implement cost reduction/avoidance opportunities Monitoring agreement usage and ensuring committed levels are maintained Ensure organization’s travel objectives are met and travel policies are updated to align with travel industry trends and organizational needs Monitor the performance of the travel management company and other travel suppliers to ensure quality and service levels Identify trends, determine causes and develop and implement corrective action plans as appropriate Communicate service and cost avoidance opportunities to employees Build cross-functional partnerships and strategies to drive continuous program and process improvement and cost reductions Day-to-day oversight and liaison with travel agency staff as well as travel suppliers (i.e. airlines, hotels, rental cars, ground transportation companies and corporate charge card provider) Well rounded knowledge of the travel industry, technologies used for reservations systems and data collection Requires a Bachelor's degree with emphasis in business or travel related subject matter.   Travel certification(s) such as CCTE preferred Demonstrated written and verbal leadership skills and the ability to work independently and across functions are essential. Full working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.  Must possess strong analytical, financial, oral and written communication skills.  Must be service oriented with exceptional interpersonal skills in order to communicate with all levels of company personnel and suppliers.  Must be skilled in problem solving, decision making and able to work against deadlines.  Knowledge of travel technology/e-commerce applications a plus.


BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: United Kingdom-Greater Manchester-Manchester
Job: Finance/Accounting
Internal Jobcode: 85120
Organization: BNY Mellon CAO-HR16507
Requisition Number: 1810473