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Manager, Sourcing - Sourcing Operations

Expedia

Expedia

Operations
Prague, Czechia
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

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Manager, Sourcing – Sourcing Operations

Expedia's Global Procurement Group is part of the larger Finance organization, which is seeking a Sourcing Manager for its Sourcing Operations team. By building strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders, you will be responsible for driving operational excellence, and managing the triage of new procurement intakes.

What you’ll do:

  • Driving a timely and accurate triage process of the procurement activities coming through the Procurement Intake Form at the Expedia Group

  • Provide category assistance, including stakeholder work on getting complete and accurate project information (i.e. specifications, timing, challenges, etc.)

  • Support continuous improvement of procurement processes

  • Handle administrative processes and activity reporting as needed to support projects

  • Drive contract creation/negotiation, including drafting and refining redline commercial components of purchasing and service contracts, statements of work, and software order forms in collaboration with Legal and other stakeholders

  • Analyze and communicate ongoing opportunities to drive spend to varied category teams for more strategic solutions

  • Conduct analysis, coordinate key partner participation (Legal, Tax, Information Security, Finance, etc.) and execute supporting administrative processes

  • Facilitate efforts across multiple products/brands as well as multiple geographies in developing solutions to problems

  • Create, communicate and execute on sourcing project work plan and timeline. Identify supporting efforts, dependencies or barriers. Identify any sourcing issues and communicate progress

  • Execute against a portfolio of projects that can be large and critical initiatives, as well as transactional

  • Assist with risk analysis to identify issues (financial, operational and/or regulatory) and develop risk mitigation strategy. Communicate risks and alternative mitigation strategies to business owners and partners

  • Handle administrative processes and activity reporting as needed to support projects

  • Support other business-related activities as directed by management

Who you are:

  • Positive “can do” attitude

  • Strong understanding of procurement and strategic sourcing practice, specifically supporting Marketing business

  • Strong analytical, process and collaboration skills to resolve business problems

  • Excellent customer service skills, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills

  • 5+ years’ experience in global corporate indirect procurement/strategic sourcing with a focus on transactional with goal of moving to more strategic solutions for category

  • 2+ year managing teams in a customer service environment demonstrating great people skills and strong leadership experience

  • Education: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in business, technology or relevant field

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Works well with opposing priorities and high levels of ambiguity

  • Strong eye for business, analytical and interpersonal skills with a high degree of attention to detail

  • Strong process orientation with project management skills and proven program implementation experience

  • Great teammate who can work independently while prioritizing your own work and resources

  • Capable of working with abstract concepts and effectively communicating topics to others

  • Ability to work with a sophisticated matrix of partners and businesses

  • Ability to handle time to complete work optimally and efficiently

  • Help the Team Win: Build & Maintain Teams, Work Effectively with Superiors & Peers, Cross-Functional Collaboration, Embrace & Champion Change

About Expedia Group

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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