Virtuoso
  • 02-Jul-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Full Time

Virtuoso is the leading global travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. We bring together 20,000 of the world's most sought-after travel advisors and more than 2,000 elite travel companies, from five-star hotel groups and renowned cruise lines to boutique properties and high-end adventure travel outfitters around the world. Whether in the pages of Virtuoso Life magazine, on Virtuoso.com, in e-mail newsletters, or across social media, our goal is to inspire people to travel Virtuoso-style, with the help of a Virtuoso travel advisor and Virtuoso-preferred partners.

Position Summary: The Sr. Manager, Strategic Program Management will oversee Virtuoso's cross-Enterprise initiatives, as well as serve as a subject matter expert in Virtuoso's emerging Program Management activities.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Leads Strategic Programs
    1. Planning, tracking, coordinating delivery and achieving goals of Strategic Programs from start to finish
    2. Manages every aspect of strategic programs from initiation to maintenance
    3. Initiation activities will include working with SVP-Strategy and other Virtuoso Executives to identify program opportunities and goals
    4. Implementation activities will help launch programs and touch on related divisional activities, including but not limited to Operations, Product and Marketing
  2. Program Management excellence
    1. Serves as a contact point for establishing best practices for Virtuoso's emerging Program Management activities in the Strategy & Network Products division
  3. Develop and manage detailed project plans, scope program deliverables, and drive complex timelines.
  4. Collaborate with cross-functional internal stakeholders (sales, marketing, technology, and operations), and external agencies and vendors to complete initiatives on time. Responsible for assigning resources, assessing risks, and clearly articulating responsibilities, activities, and deadlines to teams.
  5. Liaise with Product Marketing division to proof materials for accuracy.
  6. Liaise with Operations division to define new process, train on new or upgraded features, and resolve issues.
  7. Liaise with Partnerships division to train on new or upgraded features, resolve and triage issues.
  8. Act as escalation point for issues/questions.
  9. Deliver transparent and comprehensive reporting on success metrics.
  10. Drive improvements for streamlining operational processes.
  11. Understand and stay current on travel, tourism, technology, operational best practices, Virtuoso's diverse customers and Virtuoso's competitive landscape.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree preferred but not required
  • 4-7 years of relevant Program Management experience and subject matter expertise on best practices
  • Travel Industry experience preferred

Skills, Abilities, Experience

  • Experience with Virtuoso's Network & Products a big plus
  • Experience working with Global markets (non-US)
  • Strong Project Management core skills/fundamentals
  • Meeting facilitation and planning
  • Proven cross-divisional work and coordination
  • Forward thinking, curious, and creative
  • Able to lead people and/or projects
  • Able to collect and analyze complex information, problem solve, and make decisions
  • Strong skills in inspiring the win-win-win
  • Able to work independently

Travel Requirements

  • Infrequent travel may be required to attend company events (1-3 trips per year)
  • Travel will be entirely domestic.

Type & Nature of Contacts

  • Internal: Key job contacts are with managers outside of the job's immediate work unit/department
  • External: This role is unlikely to have external contacts.

Physical/Mental Demands

  • Flexibility with ebbs and flows of project work e.g., implementation deadlines and goals

We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life, a company matched 401(k) savings plan, and more. Virtuoso is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a diverse workforce.

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