Finance Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Director, Master Data Management

Company Intro

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands – Booking.com, KAYAK, Priceline, agoda.com, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. During 2019, the Company had consolidated revenues and net income of $15.1 billion and $4.9 billion, respectively, and a current market value of approximately $60 billion.

Job Overview

Booking Holdings is currently undergoing a Finance Transformation initiative that will drive effective finance support for business management; promote strong governance and control in the organization; and have a world-class finance organization in terms of execution and efficiency.

Within the Finance Transformation Program, we are planning a global ERP implementation consisting of SAP Hana S4 to replace legacy systems. These legacy systems consist of Oracle EBS, NetSuite, SAP, and other systems across our global brand portfolio. In addition to legacy Finance & Accounting based ERP systems, we are also looking to standardize other processes and systems across the organization (Tax, HCM, Real Estate, etc).

A critical enabler for the successful initiation, execution, and ongoing operations of these systems and processes is largely dependent on the organizations ability to clean, standardize, convert, and migrate master data across platforms (MDM). In addition to the above, we are looking to build a Master Data Governance (MDG) structure to drive operational excellence across ongoing operations, consisting of standardization, process documentation, controls, workflow, ownership, and accountability. This person will be responsible for leading the end to end design, implementation, and ownership of ongoing operations for MDM and MDG.  MDM will consist of master data for Customer, Supplier, Employee, Chart of Accounts, SOX Controls, Products, Assets, Facilities, Contracts, and even policies and process documentation to name a few. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop strategic roadmap and operational framework for Master Data Management and Master Data Governance 

  • Design, oversee and standardize data structures for data governance across multiple brands, systems, operating units, in alignment with our long-term ERP Strategy 

  • Lead the design and oversight of APIs in cooperation with Transformation Strategy, and short/ long term business needs 

  • Develop, test, and deploy Master Data Governance model in cooperation with division and brand leaders 

  • Operate effective Governance Model with the right balance of Structure, Standardization, Speed, Agility, and Business / Brand requirements 

  • Ensure optimization of data continuous governance practices for consistent, secure and synchronized data availability throughout business functions in accordance with all enterprise policies

  • Work closely with leadership and implementation teams to design Data Models in alignment with Finance Transformation Strategy and ERP Implementation 

  • Work closely with Global Business Services (GBS) team to support the harmonization and standardization of Finance, Accounting, and other transactional business processes 

  • Builds organization-wide data analytics capabilities through brokering access to data sources and providing upskilling opportunities across the organization 

  • Bring together large, complex and sparse data sets to meet functional and non-functional business requirements.

  • Integrate new data management technologies and software engineering tools into existing systems 

  • Help in building high-performance algorithms, prototypes, predictive models and proof of concepts for supporting initiatives (automation projects, process improvements, etc) 

  • Build foundation for development of mature MDM/MDG teams and long term organizational capabilities 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Analytics, Computer Science or related fields; master’s preferred

  • 10 years leadership experience in leading/managing cross-functional teams

  • 10 years’ experience in managing enterprise data strategy and multiyear roadmaps

  • 10 years’ experience in data analytics, data mining, and data governance

  • Knowledge of Master Data Maintenance models, technical data architecture

  • Ability to effectively coordinate, allocate, and manage resources and projects throughout multiple teams

  • Knowledge of trends and developments in the fields of data management and data analytic

  • Information management and quantitative skills, including working knowledge of IT infrastructure, various technologies/platforms, and enterprise-specific such as SAP , Oracle, NetSuite  

  • Industry-specific knowledge of data security protocols, policies, and Financial Institutions / Banking/ E-Commerce 

  • Exceptional analytical, written, oral, and presentation skills with proven track record of effectively communicating actionable insights

  • Exemplary diplomatic skills and ability to help senior business leaders see value, opportunities, and risks beyond their own area of expertise

  • Ability to understand problems from a broad perspective and anticipate the impact of administrative issues and solutions.

  • 25% travel during normal circumstances 

 

About BKNG 

Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. Our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to more freely travel across borders, time zones, languages and cultures. At Booking Holdings, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands: 

  • Booking.com

  • KAYAK

  • priceline

  • agoda

  • Rentalcars.com

  • OpenTable

Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.

EEO Statement:

Booking Holdings is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email reasonableaccommodation@bookingholdings.com with your request. M/F/V/D/SO  

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