Lucid Motors

Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-09-22

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Senior

Salary

Salary not provided

Sr. Global Travel Program Manager

About the company:

Lucid is the new generation of EV. Our relentless focus on innovation, luxury, and sustainability drives us into a reality where you no longer have to choose between doing great things, doing the right thing, and doing everything with the highest regard for efficiency and design. There were luxury cars, then EVs, now there’s Lucid.  

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
 
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are no longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
 
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.

We are currently seeking an experienced and collaborated Global Travel Program Manager. He/she will manage and drive the Global Travel Program. As the lead for this program, he/she will develop strategies to deliver sustainable results across a global workforce.  Lucid is a global company and we are looking for someone who has global expertise.  Someone who is customer focused and can learn to understand our employee based to best support their travel experience. *We prefer to have this individual residing in N. California at our Newark, CA headquarters, however remote candidates will be considered.

At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.

Notice regarding COVID-19 protocols  
At Lucid, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus all new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States may or may not be required to provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses). Vaccination requirements are dependent upon location and position, please refer to the job description for more details.
 
Individuals in positions requiring vaccinations may seek a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement and may be granted such an accommodation after submitting a formal request to and the subsequent review and approval thereof by our dedicated Covid-19 Response team.
 
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

The Role

  • Oversee and manage a Global Travel Program that will scale the company’s growth by working closely with all suppliers and vendors (including air, lodging, and car rental transportation) 
  • Develop and drive global travel strategy and best practices in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Develop strategy for consistent travel measurement and monitoring; drive for ongoing improvements
  • Partner closely with cross-functional teams to measure T&E performance and industry benchmarks
  • Engage and establish business partnerships with cross functional teams to collaborate and drive strategies to provide world class service for travel and employees
  • Provide operational management oversight of Concur booking tool
  • Responsible for ongoing monitoring and benchmarking of travel program and industry trends, for process enhancements and vendor/supplier innovation opportunities to develop new initiatives
  • Monthly SLA and travel spend reporting 
  • Responsible for developing strong and effective business partner relationships with all departments at all levels, and Senior Leaders across globe
  • Develop travel reports and benchmark analysis for all stakeholders and leadership team
  • Prepares and presents complex data analysis to Leadership Team
  • Conducts SOX and compliance audits on a regular cadence 
  • Ensures compliance to travel program as per T&E policy
  • Respond to travel requests and HR Helpdesk tickets pertaining to travel in a timely manner
  • Conduct Yearly Business Reviews internally and participate in Yearly Supplier Business Reviews
  • Attend relevant travel and event industry functions 
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and equivalent experience 10+ years in global travel management
  • Strong track record with vendor and supplier partnership
  • T&E, Concur, SAP and American Express Corporate Card program experience is a must
  • Ability to communicate effectively and frequently, listen attentively with all levels of the company
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong program management and negotiation skills 
  • Ability to succinctly frame issues and can act decisively to drive decisions, while demonstrating agility to support the evolution of business needs.
  • Ability to drive change management and champion changes
  • Strong business ethics, must be enthusiastic and team orientated
  • Commitment: self-motivated and performance driven; coupled with the willingness to take necessary actions to deliver on commitments 
  • Independent judgment, proactive approach and fierce analytical abilities 
  • Highest ethical standards in dealing with suppliers and in representing Lucid