With extensive experience in the travel industry, Christian Schilling is a skilled business improvement professional known for driving exceptional results. His expertise in relationship building, creativity, and strategic planning has enabled him to lead teams to success throughout his career at HRG and Rio Tinto. As a manager, he models positive behaviors and inspires his team members to deliver high-quality work and achieve their goals. His multilingualism also makes him an asset in a global business environment.
Christian Schilling has successfully transformed business travel and supplier management practices by transferring his expertise to Rio Tinto's global aluminum sourcing team. He collaborated with organizational leaders to adopt new office management practices and optimize the use of Ariba tools, resulting in a more comfortable and safer workplace. Through his skills in relationship building, creativity, and strategic planning, he brings people together to drive positive change.
With over five years of experience in building trust with regional travel management teams, Christian Schilling successfully aligned them with his strategy to extract the full potential from travel supplier agreements. His efforts resulted in a 40% reduction in overall travel expenditures through contract renegotiations, 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, consisting of multinationals and small and medium-sized enterprises operating in various industries. Under his leadership, the portfolio grew by 45% within three years, surpassing yearly targets and satisfying both his team and clients.
Christian Schilling's diverse background in the travel industry includes positions at 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 valued asset in the travel industry.
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