Mads Mulvad - Manager, Sourcing & Members
"At TPE there is a high degree of freedom with responsibility [...] This allows me to participate actively in further developing TPE and also pursue my own personal objectives at the same time.”
Mads started working at TPE June 1st 2007
"I accepted the job in TPE because I wanted to see the travel industry from a different angle than usual. I thought the TPE business concept sounded interesting, and the thought of working a place where things are constantly evolving was very appealing to me.”
What do you do at TPE?
"I work as Manager in the department Sourcing & Members, responsible for procurement activities, business analysis and account management for new and existing members. Furthermore, I am responsible for the association's communication to our members and the marketing activities we carry out to attract new members. "
In your opinion, what characterises TPE best?
"Working at TPE gives you a different mindset than working at a traditional corporate travel agency would. In TPE the focus is on the members, and rather than making money, TPE is all about saving money. This is a different approach than what I have tried previously when I worked for traditional corporate travel agencies."
What is the best part about working at TPE?
"It is nice working with a product you know you can vouch for. And it is also interesting to be able to provide companies gain further insight into the financial aspects via the member analyses and advisement we create. Travel expense is after all a major post on most company budgets, and can be complex to understand if you do not have insight. Here I feel that TPE makes a significant difference in the service we provide."
Personally I also like the fact that I’m given tasks which are relevant to my education as a HD, in marketing management. This is one of the major advantages to working at a place like TPE; you get to use all your competencies and challenge yourself. New ideas are always welcome.
At TPE there is a high degree of freedom with responsibility which suits me perfectly. This allows me to participate actively in further developing TPE and also pursue my own personal objectives at the same time."
What is the most important thing you have learned while working at TPE?
"First and foremost it has taught me to think in a more constructive manner. There are no free and easy solutions and if a problem arises you are responsible for coming up with solutions."