Technology Manager – Online Booking Tool
Company: WTMC
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Information Technology, Professional
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 6/17/2019
JOB DESCRIPTION:

As the functional and technical lead of WTMC’s Online Booking Tool efforts, the Technology Manager of OBT is charged with the development and sustainability of WTMC’s OBT program.

In alignment with the goals, processes and values established and by the CEO and senior management team, he or she creates, materializes, and executes WTMC’s online strategy. Specifically, the manager will coordinate the efficient and optimal delivery of OBT products and services to all of WTMC’s clients through the entire engagement lifecycle from requirement gathering, specification, implementation, support/maintenance as well as offboarding.

As the steward of WTMC’s online program, the OBT lead ensures program success through rigorous project management, proactive client engagement, education and leadership of staff, and lastly foresight and vision across the entire OBT horizon.

 

This position reports to: VP of Technical Operations


Responsiblites

  • Oversee all client OBT implementations
  • Manage resources and scheduling for upcoming OBT projects
  • Gather client business requirements and design a solution that meets the needs of the client within the boundaries time and budget
  • Provide business acumen and strive to understand the business problem, in order to best configure the system exceeding client expectations
  • Oversee the configuration of a customer’s specific environment as well as knowledge transfer to staff and management team
  • Establishes and ensures completion of project milestones, client documentation, and client transitions to their production environment – guaranteeing technical success
  • Assist customers with the development of a project plan for each assigned project based on established methodology
  • Manage and monitor projects against the customer’s project plans
  • Coordinate and schedule activities between various internal and external departments to meet the project milestones and timeline
  • Understand and provide thought leadership on the current OBT landscape as well as the upcoming horizon
  • Lead client and internal training - design and conduct sessions both remote and on-site
  • Communicate "best practice" recommendations based on prior experiences
  • Effectively troubleshoot and solve client issues caused by unique client circumstances or software/hardware issues
  • Liaison with client team members and OBT vendors to provide solutions and technical support
  • Support client’s testing cycles
  • Research complex customer problems, issues, and circumstances and provide recommendations, alternatives, and risk assessments
JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Requirements

  • Deep knowledge of global TMC practices in reference to online booking tools.
  • Deep knowledge of travel technology platforms.
  • Experience with and knowledge of alternate distribution strategies.
  • Expert knowledge and experience with multiple online booking tools – deep experience Concur Travel is a must.
  • Ability to understand and anticipate external partner needs, to think creatively and problem-solve efficiently while adapting to changes in strategy, methodology, and responsibilities.
  • Ability to quickly recognize trends in the travel industry and deliver new opportunities accordingly.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, work independently as well as collaboratively to develop strategies, action plans and tactics.
  • Ownership for outcomes and results and confidence and accountability to accomplish business goals and results.
  • An ability to lead by example and foster a success-oriented culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize.
  • Good organizational and planning skills.
  • Good client’s relationship & contact.
  • Experience in client facing role.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate goals and objectives at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong data and analytical skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently.
  • Ability to work with a geographically diverse team.
ADDRESS:

Houston, TX
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