AD/Director – Corporate Technology

Title: AD/Director – Corporate Technology

Location: Gurgaon, India

Job Description

Who We Are:

Fareportal is a travel technology company powering a next-generation travel concierge service. Utilizing its innovative technology and company owned and operated global contact centres, Fareportal has built strong industry partnerships providing customers access to over 500 airlines, a million lodgings, and hundreds of car rental companies around the globe. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and OneTravel, Fareportal enables consumers to book-online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone, or live chat. Fareportal provides its airline partners with access to a broad customer base that books high-yielding international travel and add-on ancillaries.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Fareportal is the number 1 privately held online travel company in flight volume.
  • Fareportal partners with over 500 airlines, 1 million lodgings, and hundreds of car rental companies worldwide.
  • 2019 annual sales exceeded $5 billion.
  • Fareportal sees over 150 million unique visitors annually to our desktop and mobile sites.
  • Fareportal, with its global workforce of over 2,600 employees, is strategically positioned with 9 offices in 6 countries and headquartered in New York City.

Roles and Responsibilities :

We are looking for AD/Director – Corporate Technology to lead the creation and consequent management a new Corporate Technology function at Fareportal. This role will centralize for the first time all non-revenue technology capabilities under a single leadership function responsible implementation and operations of the firms Finance, Human Resources, Legal and Compliance technologies including HRIS, Payroll, ERP (Dynamics 365) and CLM systems. This position will be based out of Gurgaon (work from office).

People are at the core of Fareportal. We are a global, fast-growing travel technology company with offices in New York, Gurugram, Pune, Toronto, Vancouver, Kiev, Mexico City, and Las Vegas. Our portfolio of travel brands, including our flagship brand CheapOair, helps over 100 million travelers annually.

Fareportal is an equal opportunity employer.

You will be majorly responsible for the following :

  • Lead the establishment of a new Corporate Technology Function responsible for HR, Finance, Legal and other corporate areas technologies.
  • Manage a multi-discipline group of developers, business analysts and other staff.
  • Help coordinate the separation of technology functions from the relevant business lines and lead the discussion with senior management around the correct scope and alignment of these functions.
  • Be accountable for design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of all IT systems leveraged by this broad community including but not limited to HRIS, ERP, CLM, Security systems
  • Lead the creation and articulation of a new Corporate Technology and Data Strategy in conjunction with key business sponsors, Head of Data and CIO organizations to best align and integrate all these various applications and systems
  • Own all technology spend associated to the Corporate Technology services.
  • Lead the scoping and design of the firms new HRIS solution over the next few years
  • Lead the API integration between HR and Finance systems (currently largely manual)
  • Lead a Technology Design review of existing systems across these functions and the implementation of any resulting recommendations.

Required Skills & Qualifications :

  • At least 5 years in a leadership/management leading technology for one or more of the following corporate functions – HR, Finance, Legal/Compliance. .
  • Ideally experience within the travel or other ecommerce retail-based organization.
  • B. Tech/Diploma in Engineering, Graduation with 12+ years of experience in IT infrastructure engineering
  • Proficiency in Data-center system solution architecture & design
  • Proven experience in IT Infra deep tech skills – On-prem, cloud, compute, storage and network services
  • Good understanding of Azure, AWS, O365, Network, Servers and Data-center technologies
  • Demonstrated track record of lead cross functional teams and complex IT projects
  • Demonstrated experience in the managing various stakeholders across IT, Tech and Product teams
  • Strong financial and statistical analytical skills with advanced, demonstrable understanding of Excel required; SQL, Power BI, ADO preferred

Preferred Skills:

  • Good communicator with a natural aptitude for dealing with people.
  • Quick learner and able to deal with a wide range of issues.
  • Good analytical skills and able to collate and interpret data from various sources
  • Ability to assess and prioritize faults and respond or escalate accordingly.
  • Travel industry with heavy, global, omni-channel contact centers preferred

Disclaimer

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Fareportal reserves the right to change the job duties, responsibilities, expectations or requirements posted here at any time at the Company’s sole discretion, with or without notice.

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