Monthly Archives November 2012

Making room for growth

Posted by Lynne on November 29, 2012  /   Posted in Process

Recently, we had the pleasure in shaping, setting up and managing the Programme Office during one of the most interesting periods in Travelodge’s history. After undertaking a major, commercially sensitive decision to launch a CVA at the same time as investing millions in upgrading the customer experience, Travelodge realised there are not too many acts to follow with this particular path so it was important that it was managed pragmatically and systematically in order to refocus the board on business growth.

The Programme Office was accountable for the associated dependencies; and the governance and reporting schedule from working groups up to the board. In addition, this programme of work required more planning than most due to the number of ‘unknowns’, namely, when and how the business structure would be post CVA and in order to mitigate the challenge, we created the following:

  • A comprehensive 45-day transfer plan for an individual site (based on a statutory notice period) to act as an ‘off the shelf’ module which can drop into a timeline as a single or multiple plan at any time.
  • A number of modelling tools, allowing the effective planning of both central and field resource taking into account geographical challenges.
  • A clear tracking and measurement system, which enables SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, real, timely) tracking of activity across the estate, both centrally and in the field.

 

Recruiting for Travelex

Posted by Lynne on November 22, 2012  /   Posted in People

We have a great deal of experience in recruitment and procurement, regularly recruiting for our clients at middle and senior management level. One of our team is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, has held a number of senior procurement roles in organisations, and judged industry awards.

This expertise, along with our extensive network of contacts within the profession, made Mobius Services the natural choice when Travelex were looking to recruit a high calibre head of procurement. A shortlist was drawn up within a week of the instruction and the successful candidate has already started. No doubt our realistic fees helped swing this project our way.

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