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Shared Services, Travel & Relocation Expert

Biomerieux , Inc. Durham, NC Full-Time
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World leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux conceives, develops, produces and markets diagnostics solutions (systems, reagents, software and services) intended for clinical and industrial applications, which determine the origin of a disease or a contamination to improve the health of patients and insure consumer safety.

bioMérieux is present in 43 countries and services more than 160 countries with the support of a large network of distributors. Its corporate headquarters are located in Marcy l’Etoile, near Lyon, in France.

Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture.

We look for candidates whose motivation is to invest in themselves, in the projects of the future, and to participate in a collective adventure led by a pioneering spirit.

We have the commitment to offer our collaborators a working environment which encourages team spirit, with priority given to training and development with international career opportunities.

Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 11,200 bioMérieux employees who have already identified with these values!

bioMerieux has an opening for a Travel & Relocation Manager to be based in Durham, North Carolina.

The Travel & Relocation Manager will advise, lead and support travel and domestic relocation programs for team members and candidates. 

Main Accountabilities: 

Travel Responsibilities

•Manage regional corporate travel initiatives within the overall Global Travel program 

•Recommend, develop, and execute strategies/policies to achieve key business objectives in collaboration with senior management both in the near term and long-term perspective

•Identify process efficiencies, drive program compliance, maximize discounts and improve customer experience

•Oversee the administration of the company’s on-line travel booking tool, including processing reservations, troubleshooting, and providing general training and navigational support to end-users

•The incumbent is customer focused, employs excellent judgment, discretion and customer service skills. They build and maintain strong working relationships across the organization, interact with all levels of associates including senior management, and they understand the travel requirements in order provide best practice travel solutions.

•They are the point of escalation for urgent, sensitive issues and information, including Leadership Team and their assistants. Resolves issues when travelers are stranded or delayed due to weather related problems or other errors and problems related to travel bookings.

•Manage reward programs, which may include airline, hotel, car rental programs and others

•Develop and analyze key internal travel related metrics to identify trends and opportunities for cost savings

•Make recommendations for travel process improvement and cost savings

•Monitoring vendor relationships and performance 

•Analyze travel data to understand travel activity and behaviors and provides reports to senior management along with guidance

•Participate in discussions with Purchasing on contracts for rates with service providers

•Provide advice on travel documents, insurance, import/export regulations etc.

•Ensure compliance in all aspects of travel procedures and policies


Relocation Responsibilities

•Assist employees with various relocation activities

•Assist in connecting the employee with the outside relocation vendor for housing, transfer of personal items and office supplies

•Compile, organize and submit and track employee relocation expenses

•Conducts relocation research for employees 

•Ensures payments are made for reimbursements

•Responsible for policies and procedures covering all aspects of employee relocation and vendor management

•Participate in discussions with Purchasing on vendor contract negotiations and accountability for monitoring relocation costs


Qualifications: 

•Bachelor’s degree is required

• 6+ years experience in corporate travel or relocation preferred

•Knowledge of travel & relocation reporting and processing

•Understanding of relocation taxation

•Strong knowledge of MS Office programs

•Excellent communication (oral and written) and negotiation skills

•Well-organized and reliable

•An analytical mind with strong business acumen

•Effective strategic thinking, planning and visioning capabilities

•Ability to successfully prioritize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously and independently

•Customer-oriented approach



bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA

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