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Indirect Procurement Travel Category Manager

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As Indirect Procurement Travel Category Manager with the Global Indirect Procurement team at Hillenbrand, you’ll be responsible for leading the team developing sourcing strategies, creating and implementing procedures, and managing relationships to support sustainable cost reduction efforts, manage corporate liability, and maximize the value of Hillenbrand’s investment in our Corporate Travel Program.


You’ll use your expertise and insights into foreign and domestic travel markets to negotiate, measure, and evaluate the performance of our travel suppliers: analyzing cost drivers, market dynamics, and trends to provide solid market information for decision making. We’ll rely on you to identify savings opportunities and service enhancements, as well initiate measurable methodologies and process improvements, that will improve cost, quality and service. This is a dynamic, forward-thinking role where your leadership and contribution will have immediate impact on Hillenbrand’s employee experience world-wide, as well as our bottom line. 


About Hillenbrand
Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
  • Design and facilitate a Hillenbrand Corporate Travel programs that ensures care of our Travelers and manages company liability wherever practical.

  • Define and execute a Strategy to negotiate, measure, and evaluate the performance of our Travel Management Company and associated travel suppliers.  This includes, potentially direct relationships with key Travel Supply such as airlines, hotels, car rental firms, online booking software, and other suppliers.

  • Benchmark and facilitate best practice across the enterprise through changes in pricing, policy, and demand management tools.

  • Analyze and monitor preferred Service Providers quality, cost and delivery of services in efforts to identify areas of opportunity while maximizing customer value.

  • Must have strong understanding and use various automated travel technology tools including travel management reporting tools and self- booking/expense tool, Concur.

  • Work closely with and assist with the maintenance of credit card administration program

  • Maintain, brand and improve the Hillenbrand Corporate Travel Internet site.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) in business, operations management, supply chain management, or engineering; or equivalent combination of education and experience with an emphasis on operations management

  • Minimum of 5 years of related professional procurement experience and/or training; 5+ years preferred

  • Experience in the Industrial/Manufacturing Industry and understanding of Lean principals and methodologies

  • Strong procurement skillset in negotiation, problem solving, cross-functional leadership, multi-task project management, etc.

  • Experience administering Concur and Travel and Expense strongly preferred
  • 15-20% travel will be required
Why join us:

We Take Care of Our Associates: We present on-site wellness services including a clinic offering free health care & prescriptions to plan members, the revolutionary Bod Pod Assessment & Weight Management Program, and Market C – a vending management kiosk offering fresh food and convenience items when you need to grab a quick bite on the go.


We have Fun! We work hard and when it’s time to play hard, our workforce engagement team focuses on planning and promoting team events such as: our annual Associate Christmas & Children’s Parties, Summer Picnic, March Madness & Putt-Putt tournaments, Cinco de Mayo, Super Bowl and many other fun activities.


We Give Back: In addition to planning associate events, our workforce is encouraged to volunteer through our One Campaign, which helps associations within the local community. 

*These services are not available at all locations. 


At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans


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