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Do you have a passion for fashion, especially for shoes? We do. Celebrating 100 years on the NYSE, we’re Brown Shoe Company, a $2.6 billion, global footwear company with a strong team of Associates committed to providing a compelling portfolio of brands. Our shoes are worn by people of all ages, from all walks of life, and they’re available virtually everywhere – in store, online and mobile. From high quality, affordable styles for the whole family, to active people looking for comfort and performance to style-conscious fashionistas – we have consumers’ feet covered. At Famous Footwear, we provide consumers with a differentiated family footwear concept. Our compelling portfolio of wholesale brands includes Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl’s, LifeStride, Sam Edelman, Via Spiga, Franco Sarto, and Vince. Our engaged and empowered workforce means we have highly productive and motivated employees. Come join our team and help us inspire people to feel good and live better… feet first!

Position Accountabilities:

• Assures all preferred travel and vendor agreements and hotel contracts for company meetings are negotiated within company standards and adhere to the travel policy.

• Assures the development and presentation for all quarterly travel reviews and other expense reporting analysis for Senior Management.

• Assures development, annual updates and enforcement of Brown Shoe Travel Policy.

• Assures brown Shoe’s corporate card program is run without fraudulent activities and that cards are paid in accordance to company policy.

• Assures the development and maintenance of an effective internal control structure within respective area of responsibility, including internal controls over the financial statement close process. Position Specifications:

• Monitor the day to day booking activity as well as manager the travel portal

• Analyze company traveler needs and negotiate contracts with travel vendors (air, hotel, and car rental)

• Negotiate all vendor contracts to ensure the best possible savings • Create and maintain vendor relationships

• Create and manage rooming lists for all shows and events

• Knowledge of city/codes, airline rules, and general travel terms

• Manage and develop system implementations (online booking tool, portal, etc) and rollouts to new user groups

• Trains employees on Concur and Travel Systems

• Integrates travel and Concur to newly acquired companies

• Coordinate with bank, Concur, and IT to ensure system issues are resolved quickly

• Assures audits and past due follow up occurs in a timely manner so credit cards are paid on time

• Execute special projects/ reporting as necessary through all levels of the company • Provide customer and client support

• Develop and enforce travel policy

• Negotiate outside event contracts on behalf of Brown Shoe (company meetings, shoe shows, etc)

• Focuses on growing the rebate program for the Corporate Card program

• Supervises area day-to-day staffing, vacation plans, training, employee counseling, PMP, etc.

Educational Preference: Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Finance, Business, Accounting and/or equivalent work experience

Experience Preference: Supervisory experience and/or 5- 7+ years of related Travel Management Experience Required Skills:

• Strong analytical and negotiation skills

• Strong written and oral communication skills to all levels of the organization, detail- oriented and excellent customer service skills

• Ability to multi-task and execute at high service levels

• Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook

• SAP preferred Travel Required: Less than 10%

Position Type: Full Time Direct Reports: Analyst, Travel & Expense; Representative, Travel & Expense, Receptionist/Switchboard Operator

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