Christian Schilling is a highly accomplished business improvement professional with extensive experience in the travel industry. He leverages his expertise in relationship building, creativity, and strategic planning to drive exceptional results. Throughout his career, he has successfully led teams in both HRG and Rio Tinto, inspiring team members to deliver high-quality work and achieve their goals. His ability to model positive behaviors has been instrumental in his success as a manager. In addition, his multilingualism makes him an asset in a global business environment.
Christian Schilling has transformed business travel and supplier management practices, successfully transferring his expertise to Rio Tinto's global aluminum sourcing team. Working with organizational leaders, he helped to adopt new office management practices and optimize the use of Ariba tools, resulting in a more comfortable and safer workplace. He leverages his skills in relationship building, creativity, and strategic planning to bring the right people together and drive positive change.
Christian Schilling has extensive experience in building trust with regional travel management teams to align them with his strategy to extract the full potential from travel supplier agreements. He spent over 5 years in this endeavor and was able to successfully reduce overall travel expenditures by 40% through the renegotiations of contracts, ultimately transforming the management of the travel category spend.
As a successful travel manager at HRG, Christian Schilling managed a portfolio of business travel accounts worth $500 million. The portfolio consisted of multinationals and small and medium-sized enterprises operating in various industries. Under his leadership, the portfolio saw a growth of 45% within 3 years, surpassing yearly targets and keeping both his team and clients satisfied.
Christian Schilling has a diverse background in the travel industry, having held positions with a range of organizations, including Carlson Wagonlit Travel, HRG, the International Olympic Committee, the World Anti-Doping Agency, and Rio Tinto. He has worked on various projects such as the Alinghi Project, Summer & Winter Olympic Games, World Conferences, Procurement Transformation, and office space reorganization. His extensive experience and expertise make him a highly asset in the travel industry.
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