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Director Business Traveler

Travix is one of the leading global online travel agencies managing an extensive portfolio of travel-focused websites operating under the brand names CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir, Flugladen and Vayama. All our brands provide both search and book capability for flight combinations worldwide on both legacy and low cost airlines. In addition, our booking websites offer attractive pricing for hotels, rental cars and other ancillary products such as insurances, airport parking & transfers. We operate our five brands in 37 countries, employ more than 550 people with over 50 different nationalities worldwide. Travix has offices in the Netherlands, Germany, India, Curaçao, Singapore, the UK and the USA.

 

Director Business Traveler

(Entrepreneur with successful growth-hacking track record)


At this moment we are hiring a Director Business Traveler to lead Travix’ commercial proposition for the Business Traveler target group (frequent traveler). We believe Business Travelers book and schedule travel more and more online, separating away from the traditional B2B Travel Management Companies (TMC’s); especially the unmanaged SME Business Travelers. The role reports to our Chief Commercial Officer and is a pipeline position to a bigger leadership post at Travix. In this exciting role you define and lead the new idea from concept to business and will be 100% accountable for its success. This document describes the key challenges and opportunities of the job. Are you ready to join Travix?

Our aim is to be the best in flights, the be the online global travel retailer offering the best deals to consumers. This is an ambitious goal and will not be possible without the people who work for our brands with entrepreneurial drive each day.

The Challenge:

As the Director Business Traveler you will be challenged to establish and deliver a new business proposition from scratch to high-value. You are the leader in charge and you act as an entrepreneur who builds its own end-to-end proposition for this segment. For sure you can and will build on a global established platform with great technology and product. Your first main job will be to create a business plan based on current thoughts and studies already done, followed by a detailed overview of required features, products, services and marketing plan to Go-Live. This role offers a unique chance to truly take ownership in driving the growth of our business.


As this is a true business development position within an already established business you will need to collaborate strongly with stakeholders and involved people to line them up for your key goals. As such you will initially lead a virtual team and hugely depend on your lateral influencing skills. Depending on the success and growth of the new business you will be able to expend with an own direct team. The new business development will go hand in hand with establishing strong external partnerships and identifying external alliances and possible suppliers.


Travix is now known as a company with strong consumer brand and consumer focus, you can change this and add the Business Traveler touch and conquer new market segments. When successfully launched this can be a true game changer with gigantic revenue growth. Much of the success will depend on what you bring to the table. At the same time, you will be part of a global team of highly motivated and talented people. You will work closely with the Travix Leadership team to optimize the current solutions, define and execute the new strategy and propositions.


Responsibilities

This is a highly visible and leading role in the organization in which you are the true key linking pin between multiple internal teams and external suppliers. Your main responsibilities include Business & Strategy Development, Operational Execution all with full P&L ownership for this business segment.


Business & Strategy Development:

  • Develop Business Traveler idea/thought to full proposition, including features, product and services requirements.

  • Create 3-year direction / business plan for Business Traveler proposition, with a clear business case and organizational needs

  • Identify market & segments and corresponding marketing plan.

  • Identify and select potential partners and suppliers to launch initiative and maintain successful partnerships.


Operational Execution:

  • Deliver on business plan and ensure proper management of initiative.

  • Lead (virtual) teams and key stakeholders towards goal completion, with a strong collaborative approach.


P&L:

  • Full ownership of all commercial KPI’s.

  • Daily commercial & operational management in current organisation and / or newly defined dedicated organisation.


This position comes with the autonomy to introduce your own ideas and creativity. We are always looking for innovative ways to improve our offerings to our customers. You will work in an international environment with colleagues from all over the world. You will collaborate with our Product Owners and their dedicated teams of developers (SCRUM) to achieve your Business Traveler proposition goals and objectives. As a company we are growing fast and we would like you to help us to reach our goals.


What you bring:

We are looking for a highly driven, ambitious leader with business development experience in (e)commerce.

  • Outstanding Master's degree: Marketing, MBA, Business, Economics;

  • 7 - 10 years of relevant experience of which 3-5 years of work experience in a similar commercial job in an E-commerce/Internet (air/ travel) environment;

  • Track record in business development while delivering results.

  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically; combined with strong commercial acumen;

  • Familiar with Scrum / Agile (IT) development;

  • Good verbal and written communications skills in English;

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous change is desired;

  • Demonstrated ability to dive deep in understanding the product, our business, and the competitive landscape;

  • Great People Leader.


Critical Competencies for Success

  • Personal Leadership & drive to achieve results

  • People Leadership

  • Lateral influencing

  • Collaboration

  • Strategist with can do attitude

  • Business Acumen & Management

Master of the Travix Traits for Success!

What you can expect:

  • Monthly salary, holiday allowance, and other great benefits

  • Covered travel costs, discounted ongoing cancellation / travel insurances

  • A multinational team of specialists to inspire and support you

  • Possibility to follow fun Dutch language courses @ Travix with your colleagues

  • There’s a good deal of room to be creative and to build your legacy

  • 30.5 days of paid leave, plenty of time to enjoy your global travel adventures

  • Top floor offices in the centre of Amsterdam, next to Central Station

  • Nice to have perks: Free fruit, company bar & free beer, foosball / table tennis competitions, great company events, good food and team activities.

Interested?

Of course you are! Do you recognize yourself in the above profile, we look forward receiving your application by clicking the “apply now” button. For more information about the vacancy and the application process you can contact Remko Verheul at rverheul@travix.com.

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