Finance Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Global Category Lead – Professional Services

This role is eligible for our hybrid work model: Two days in-office.

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world's leading provider of online travel and related services, provided to consumers and local partners in more than 220 countries and territories through five primary consumer-facing brands:, Priceline, Agoda, KAYAK and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. For more information, visit and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) @BookingHoldings.

This role Global Category Procurement Lead is responsible for the third-party contracts and relationships for Professional Services inclusive of Legal, IT Services, Consulting, Corporate Services, and other projects/subcategories as needed.   Reporting to the Category Manager of Global Procurement, the role has global responsibilities across all Booking Holdings brands, including,,, Agoda, Kayak, and OpenTable, with a total category spend exceeding $30 Million. Structure, develop and implement procurement category strategies for

In this role you will get to:

  • Professional Services, with an eye on Total Cost of Ownership

  • Structure, develop and implement procurement category strategies for Professional Services, with an eye on Total Cost of Ownership

  • Drive savings and value delivery initiatives through sourcing, vendor consolidation, and process improvement, managing the end-to-end S2P process

  • Keep close relationships with global business partners to support their objectives and company growth

  • Actively participate in the implementation of Procurement processes and tools as well as associated policies

  • Manage key third-party relationships (vendor management), develop reporting to provide stakeholders key information/insights and drive resolutions with any stakeholder and vendor escalations

  • Influence change in the mindset of stakeholders and brands to work as one combined company to maximize the value of contracts and vendor relationships

What you have:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Relevant (5+ years) experience in Professional Services sourcing, especially in the Legal category

  • Familiarity with working with top-tier global consulting and legal firms.

  • Ability to manage tactical as well as strategic projects consistently.

  • Experience developing and executing category strategies for Professional Services.

  • Ability to work globally across decentralized organizations (5 different Business Units/brands).

  • Comfortable in working with ambiguity in a corporate environment in a journey to improve processes.

  • Work well with stakeholders and gather requirements for conducting RFPs and strategic sourcing activities.

  • Flexibility to operate across different time zones when needed. This role will service EMEA, and APAC as well as US stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated project management skills with flexibility to work both independently and in teams.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to build rapport and credibility with business partners, including senior leadership.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including negotiation skills.

Our Commitment to Diversity 

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.

There are a variety of job related factors that go into determining a salary range, including but not limited to external market benchmark data, geographic location, and years of experience sought/required. In addition to a competitive base salary, roles are eligible to be considered for an annual bonus and equity grant.

The base salary range for Connecticut and the NYC-metro area is $102,600-$125,400.

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program designed to keep you and your family healthy, plan for the future and make the most out of life. For a glimpse of our benefits offerings, please see here. In addition to competitive health and wellness benefits, we currently offer other perks to eligible employees, such as: tuition reimbursement, fitness reimbursement, discounts, and more! 

If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to click the "apply" button!

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 with your request. M/F/V/D/S

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