Interim Travel Manager
For more than 15 years, KesselRun has expanded its comprehensive corporate travel consulting services as we recognized some our clients’ interest in and need for long-term travel management solutions. While our services do include short term engagements such as our Program Audit or Airline Benchmarking services, we also offer longer term engagements where our team takes on the internal role of corporate Travel Manager. In general, our outsourced Category Manager role has become very popular over the years due to our cost structure, flexibility, breadth and depth of industry knowledge, and the overall expertise we can bring to our clients.
In many instances, our clients need us to fill internal vacancies for short periods of time. Our Interim Travel Manager role has been requested more frequently over recent years as well qualified corporate Travel Managers become increasingly difficult to find in the marketplace.
Why Hire KesselRun as an Interim Travel Manager
KesselRun can provide Interim Travel Management services on a monthly basis to clients, ensuring that no program momentum is lost and, upon hiring, that the new full-time resource is up to speed before stepping aside. KesselRun engages clients for the Interim Travel Manager role using a traditional matrix approach:
Short Term Support For Long Term Success
In addition to providing the short term support, most of our clients find that the program is in a better position when we complete our engagement. Because full-time travel managers tend to become insulated, keeping current on industry best practices or new industry trends can be difficult. KesselRun manages dozens of client accounts at any given time, including ad-hoc projects that give us exposure to everything from new marketplace technologies, travel agency operations, and the latest on supplier negotiation strategy and tactics.
KesselRun shares lessons learned and practice improvements across our consulting base and provides pertinent consulting advice to clients suited to their program’s specific needs. The result is that KesselRun helps improve the travel program over its interim engagement, however long the duration, and hands the client’s ultimate full-time resource a strong base to achieve long-term success.
Contact us to learn more about our Interim Travel Manager solution and how we can help your organization.
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