Finance Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Technology Buyer – Global Tech Procurement Specialist

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. 

Job Overview

Booking Holdings is looking for a Technology Buyer to join our Global Technology Procurement Team. In this role you will be responsible for supporting Global Procurement Managers in the development and execution of the Tech category plan across all IT divisions (IT services / Core Infra / Security), working with stakeholders to prioritize, execute and drive value for Booking Holdings within the category.

The Technology Buyer – will report into and work alongside the Global Procurement Managers to establish a centralized procurement function with an emphasis on Technology procurement where they will be responsible for supporting contractual and commercial negotiations with third-party vendors.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support the overall Global Technology Procurement activity across Booking.com including tendering and vendor management

  • Support the business and internal relationships for vendor and commercial management, ensuring all stakeholders are aligned

  • Support Procurement Managers in commercial discussions on new tech products and expansion of strategic roadmap within Tech tracks

  • In conjunction with IT stakeholders and business stakeholders – evaluate providers for fit with Booking Holdings requirements

  • Ensure all contractual and working relationships are in line with all compliance obligations

  • You will work towards consolidation of vendors, actively seeking external partner(s) to manage and maintain our tech landscape

  • Become trained in Ivalua, ensuring workload, resolution and end-user experience is optimized

Qualifications

  • Background in IT purchasing and vendor management;

  • Understanding of contract language and service level agreements;

  • Independent, pragmatic and proactive work attitude;

  • Internationally focused and an awareness of different cultures

  • Experience working with stakeholders across multiple business areas i.e. ITS

  • Knowledge / Experience in supporting across multiple vendors

  • Excellent and timely verbal and written communication skills required

  • Comfortable with making business decisions independently

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.

There are a variety of 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.

The base salary range for Connecticut and the NYC-metro area is $81,000- $99,000.

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/S

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