TECHNICAL CONSULTANT & SPECIAL PROJECT - Reed & Mackay
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TECHNICAL CONSULTANT & SPECIAL PROJECT

London, Farringdon

London, Farringdon 24th January

REPORTING TO: HEAD OF TALENT DEVELOPMENT – GLOBAL

Reed & Mackay leads the global travel and event management arena with extraordinary service and proprietary, client-led technology. Ranked first in the Sunday Times International Fast Track 2020, we are a business that is always looking forwards, while ensuring that we’re everything that our clients need today. In May 2021, we became part of the TripActions Group, and together we are setting the agenda for the future of business travel.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

At R&M we have several proprietary products that we offer our customers and also work with multiple third-party providers such as below.

  • iQ – Agent reservation system that allows our internal staff to make reservations, configure and manage our customers from
  • R&M/Portal: Portal that allows our customers to manage profiles, invoices and view trip information
  • R&M/Protect: Traveller Tracking and Destination Intelligence
  • R&M/Approve: Approval tool
  • Concur Travel & Expense: 3rd Party Self-booking tool and expense platform
  • Evolvi: UK Rail booking tool
  • Trainline: UK Rail booking tool
  • Umbrella: Profile Management solution
  • Sabre: GDS
  • Amadeus: GDS
  • Travelport: GDS
  • Travelfusion: LCC & NDC Content
  • Hotel Aggregators – Multiple: Hotel content
  • By working with our suppliers, we can provide better customer service by offering expertise
    directly to the customers and by gathering the data and insights on how our products work both
    from a user experience and technical angle. All of this is with the aim to aide faster development
    of the product(s).

    This role is to work with the product team. Day-to-day tasks will vary but will cover all aspects of
    the products including implementation and up to date documentation, writing test plans and
    performing user acceptance testing. You will also work with key stakeholders whilst working on
    special projects as defined by the business.

    The successful candidate will be an inquisitive person with the ability to use their initiative and
    would be well read on agile product processes.

    WHAT YOU’LL DO:

    • An active role working with the product team in the implementation and enhancements of the
    • various products and services.
    • Escalate, log and regularly review product issues up to point of resolution
    • Maintain up to date documentation of the products and workflows.
    • Maintain existing products and set ups including policy updates, configuration changes, messaging and so forth


    WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Experience of working with and supporting third party systems
  • Experience of working and supporting GDS’s
  • Previous in-depth knowledge of Umbrella or similar profile solution preferred
  • An understanding and experience in product implementation and integration
  • A strong team player with the dexterity to support colleagues and clients across a multitude of support queries and products
  • Inquisitive with the ability to use own initiative to solve problems in a methodical manner
  • An excellent communicator who makes the complex look simple
  • Integrity will be important to you – open, honest and direct – with the ability to fit well within the company’s continuing desire to maintain values in developing culture and where all are treated with respect
  • Clear communicator, able to articulate key messages to a diverse audience
  • Highly organised and efficient individual with a keen eye for detail
  • Good written English
  • MS office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio

  • INTERNAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for assisting with compliance to Reed & Mackay’s certification programmes and
  • policies

    NEXT STEPS:
    If you believe this role is for you, please send your CV to Recruitment@reedmackay.com