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Carlson Waginlit Travel Defense & Government Travel Consultant ll (experienced) Onsite - Alexandria, VA* in United States

/Do you love to help people, like to solve problems, and enjoy working in a dynamic environment? If the answer is “yes”, we should talk./

Many of the world’s best known and biggest companies and governments around the globe rely on CWT to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow – by providing an efficient, safe and secure business travel experience.

Be at the heart of our business

As a travel counselor, you will provide outstanding customer service to defense & government travelers before, during and after their business trips. Through our winning combination of outstanding people and innovative technology, we’re focused on ensuring that the travel experience of our customers is unforgettable from start to finish, for all the right reasons.

And as part of the Traveler Experience Defense & Government organization, you’ll be at the forefront of providing that exceptional experience. Beyond making bookings, you’ll play a key role in delivering a safe and enjoyable journey to our clients’ traveling employees.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

· Create and complete travel arrangements (air, hotel, car, rail) · Ensure reservations are built according to client standards and preferences · Act as a trusted advisor by offering informed and insightful recommendations that provide the best traveler experience · Handle a wide range of booking from simple ones to complex bookings with potentially non-standard and multi destinations, ticket exchanges and complex fares · Make changes or solve any issues that might occur during or before the travel · Assignments include both routine and non-routine work · Benefit from comprehensive training by experienced colleagues and use our social intranet to always stay up to date · Create domestic and international travel arrangements for clients to include air, hotel, rail and ground transportation.

Sound exciting? Welcome to a culture of caring

Joining CWT means becoming part of a collaborative, close-knit, global community. Our “people first” ethos starts with our colleagues. As a member of the CWT team, you’ll see that our core value of caring runs deep. It goes beyond the confines of our company too; our commitment to corporate social responsibility is deeply rooted in what we do and who we are.

Because we care so much for our travelers we also care for our colleagues by fostering a high-performance and high-quality environment, fully supported by our leaders helping you succeed.

We actively look for people who bring a positive attitude to work with them and that’s reflected in the atmosphere in our offices, remote teams and contact centers, and the dynamic between colleagues. Our people want to be here — which explains the long careers of so many of our colleagues.

Speaking of longevity, CWT been in the travel industry for 150 years (and counting). We’re proud of our history and even more excited about where we’re going next: the corporate travel industry is bouncing back strongly after the pandemic, promising to be bigger, more exciting, and more innovative than ever before.

We are very proud of our 65 year history serving U.S. military and government clients and are always looking for new talent to help us grow as a team. Our most valuable asset as a company is the quality of our people. We are a growing family and encourage you to check out our opportunities and start your journey with CWTSatoTravel today.

As the U.S. military and government division ofCWT, CWTSatoTravel is a global leader specializing in seamless travel management services to our U.S. federal clients. We employ a team of more than 900 associates throughout 187 locations in 14 countries and U.S. territories. Though our offices are spread across the world, we are a tight-knit group with access to resources and innovations that enable us to deliver the best services in the industry.

Let’s grow together

The defense & government travel industry is bouncing back strongly after the pandemic, promising to be bigger, more exciting and more innovative than ever before. If you’re looking to learn and grow in your career on the frontline of this exciting industry, we’ll be there to support your journey and give you all the tools you need to excel.

The experience and attributes we’re looking for in new team members include:

  • * · 2 or more years’ experience working as a Travel Consultant (or 5 years in other customer service industry) · Advanced knowledge of GDS (Sabre or Amadeus) · A genuine passion for high-quality customer service — we care about our customers and it’s important to us that you do too · Good verbal and written communication skills
    · Strong teamworking skills · A positive, “can do” attitude · Willingness to learn and grow!

What’s in it for you?

There are all kinds of advantages to joining the CWT community. We hope these things have already won you over— but just in case, here are a few extra, important details you probably want to know:

· Hands-on paid training · Competitive compensation — including shift differentials, referral bonuses and supplier incentives · 3 weeks of vacation, 14 days of paid holidays, and 7 days of sick leave each full year · Both on-site and home-based positions available · Flexible working options: Full-time, part-time, nights and weekends · Medical/dental/vision · Employee discounts and supplier incentives · Employee Assistance Program & Employee Resource Groups

*This is an onsite position at CWT/SatoTravel office: 1500 N. Beauregard Street Suite 250, Alexandria, 22311. Relocation is not sponsored by CWT.

Because this position is directly with our United States Federal Government client, the United Sates government requiresthat the successful candidate be a US Citizen. Authorization to work in the US is not sufficient for this position. Additionally, you will be subject to a company and government background investigation including a criminal history and credit record review.

To the extent, this position enables access to traveler personal identifiable information (PII) as defined by the U.S. Government or vital trust data as defined by CWT, then the individual is required to adhere to all government required and/or company mandated information security policies and regulations. The individual is also required to take all information security and Privacy Act training required by the Government and/or company. The individual is required to safeguard any such information and in the event of any improper disclosure to company officials in accordance with applicable information security policies or regulations.

CWTis committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

CWTalso offers opportunities to all job seekers including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to TalentAcquisitonAmericas@mycwt.com. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

Job: *Travel Counselors

Organization: *TX_Military & Government

Title: Defense & Government Travel Consultant ll (experienced) Onsite - Alexandria, VA*

Location: Alexandria

Requisition ID: 230000B4