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Travel Consultant - VIP Clients (Remote)

Company: American Express Global Business Travel
Location: Boston
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Amex GBT is a place where colleagues find inspiration in travel as a force for good and - through their work - can make an impact on our industry. We're here to help our colleagues achieve success and offer an inclusive and collaborative culture where your voice is valued.
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Overview of Role:
The Ovation Specialized Travel Consultant role at Amex GBT is to deliver exceptional travel service experience for our corporate business customers. By working together as a high performing team, our Ovation Specialized Travel Consultants provide exceptional traveler care, first call resolution and the highest quality of customer service to Amex GBT financial service firm; corporate clients. It is a high touch service environment, where you will have true accountability for the service relationship and customer experience, by providing creative and timely travel solutions, using available tools and technology as needed, while maximizing supplier revenue.
The role will form part of a highly skilled team of Corporate Ovation Specialized Travel Consultants located virtually from home. The role will report to an operations supervisor and support from an operations leader.
Hours of Operation and shifts available: 8 AM to 8 PM ET, Monday to Friday.
Key Responsibilities:



  • Act as trusted advisor and consultant to a single or multiple corporate accounts with the willingness to jump in and flexibility in shifts to meet client needs. Support other Ovation work, including other Ovation customers when directed to do so by Ovation leadership.


  • Act as the point of sale on all Domestic & International travel requirements, arranging both routine and complex travel for air, rail, car, and hotel accommodation, utilizing (GDS), Sabre.


  • Fulfill requests for multi-faceted travelers including executive, VIPs, corporate, group air, roadshows and client's guest arrangements while adhering to applicable requirements and process and procedures.


  • Provide consultative advice, solutions, and recommendations. Additionally, pro-actively selling additional service for our travelers (e.g., hotel and car), whilst ensuring adherence to the customers agreed travel policy and requirements and adhering to quality assurance standards.


  • Follow internal compliance and regulatory requirements for all customers and locations supported.


  • Manage the end-to-end booking process through the ticketing and order fulfillment, either over the telephone, via messaging or via email or back-office systems and servicing platforms.


  • Use positive telephone service techniques; act on special customer requests and maintain excellent client relations.


    Additional Accountabilities

    • Investigates/action Ovation Specialized Travel Consultants reservations/PNR for ticketing, quality/accuracy, client escalations or lowest fare (e.g., CSI, Going the Extra Mile "GEM")

      Key Qualifications and Attributes:


      • Detailed understanding of corporate travel; fares and ticketing rules, for car, air, hotel travel with knowledge and experience of:


      • Air, rail, hotel, car booking


      • Calculating and Processing exchanges


      • High proficiency in Sabre GDS


      • Experience working under pressure in a high touch service environment where performance is measured and integrity is expected


      • Excellent Professional Communication - both written and verbal


      • Ability to research and resolve customer service and traveler issues independently and /or with suppliers


      • Ability to positively influence team and peers while working in a team


      • Learning agility and ability to act on constructive feedback


        Location
        New York, United States
        The US national hourly wage range for this position is from $20.00 to $35.00 per hour. The national range provided includes the hourly rate that GBT expects to pay for the role. Actual hourly wage rate will be based on factors including the scope and complexity of the role and the successful candidate's relevant experience, skills, knowledge, and work location.
        This role is eligible for an annual Performance Based Incentive, which rewards participants based on company performance. For information about our comprehensive US benefits programs and eligibility, please review our Benefits-at-a-Glance document.
        Benefits at a glance (https://explorer.amexglobalbusinesstravel.com/rs/346-POJ-129/images/GBT_2023BenefitsAtAGlance_Without_Rates_Final.pdf)
        The #TeamGBT Experience
        Work and life: Find your happy medium at Amex GBT.


        • Flexible benefits are tailored to each country and start the day you do. These include health and welfare insurance plans, retirement programs, parental leave, adoption assistance, and more.


        • Travel perks: get a choice of deals each week from major travel providers on everything from flights to hotels to cruises and car rentals.


        • Develop the skills you want when the time is right for you, with global tuition assistance, access to over 20,000 courses on our learning platform, leadership courses, and new job openings available to internal candidates first.


        • We strive to champion Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in every aspect of our business at GBT. You can connect with colleagues through our global Inclusion Groups, centered around common identities or initiatives, to discuss challenges, obstacles, achievements, and drive company awareness and action.


        • Wellbeing resources to support mental and emotional health for you and your immediate family.


        • And much more!


          All applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, gender (and characteristics related to sex and gender), pregnancy (and related medical conditions), race, color, citizenship, religion, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by law.
          Furthermore, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the hiring process. For details regarding how we protect your data, please consult GBT Recruitment Privacy Statement (https://www.amexglobalbusinesstravel.com/gbt-recruitment-privacy-statement/) .
          What if I don't meet every requirement? If you're passionate about our mission and believe you'd be a phenomenal addition to our team, don't worry about "checking every box;" please apply anyway. You may be exactly the person we're looking for!
          Click Here to Learn More (https://www.amexglobalbusinesstravel.com/careers/)

Keywords: American Express Global Business Travel, Boston , Travel Consultant - VIP Clients (Remote), Professions , Boston, Massachusetts

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