Finance Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Manager, Global Marketing Services Procurement

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.

Reports to and Location:

The Manager, Global Marketing Services Procurement will report to VP, Procurement in our Norwalk office.

Job Overview:

The Manager, Global Marketing Services Procurement develops and implements marketing services and procurement strategies to deliver top-quartile cost reductions and savings to the organization in the area of marketing services. This role sets the processes to develop strong supplier relationships, develops business improvement plans, drives the simplicity agenda and implements the P2P processes/strategies and tools in the marketing services space.  This role also drives best-in-class policies across the spend areas.

This role is global in nature and includes spend areas Media, Advertising, Marketing services.  This role will look to manage over $300+ million in spend across the company. Come join our team!

Responsibilities and Duties:

Drive savings through world-class sourcing and category management strategies:

  • Identify and implement key cost saving opportunities resulting in significant savings to the company on a yearly basis. 

  • Standardize, globalize and drive efficiency improvements across the marketing services spend.  Develop and support initiatives to provide consistency and standards.

  • Develop, maintain, and provide ongoing category, supplier and performance reporting to Senior Management and internal customers.

  • Drive risk management process with the business.

Build great partner relationships:

  • Partner with management in each Brand and function to support their business objectives. Work with internal business partners, and the broader procurement team to develop the right procurement strategies for the business.

  • Drive great Supplier management processes and ownership to support the company growth agenda.

Qualifications:

Required Experience:

  • Experience in marketing services spend management.
  • Experience in leading other areas of broader Indirect spend and in finance is strongly preferred.
  • Must have managed global agenda and teams and managed spend over $100 million.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field. MBA highly desired.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in the marketing services related field.
  • Must have experience in influencing senior level executives, especially VP’s and SVP’s marketing, and be able to work with finance directors.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Great leadership, change management and communication skills. Ability to manage a sophisticated agenda and value creation.
  • Proficient in the best-practice sourcing process, P2P application, category management, Supplier management and complex negotiating tactics. Thorough knowledge of RFQ/RFP/RFI process.
  • Knowledge of best-in-class KPI’s, benchmarks and top-quartile levers.
  • Excellent analytical ability, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentations to a wide range of partners.
  • Experience utilizing an eProcurement system.
  • Strong supplier relationship, organizational & project management skills.
  • Ability to interpret technical specifications and use sound judgment to make business decisions.

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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