Sourcing Manager - Marketing Procurement
Location: Austin, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, Dallas, Texas, Seattle, Washington
Job Type: Full time
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Sourcing Manager– Marketing Procurement
Expedia has an opportunity for a high energy Sourcing Manager to join our global marketing procurement team, based in one of our US offices, Seattle, Austin, Chicago, or Dallas.
By building positive relationships with the marketing teams, you will be responsible for procurement of marketing services, supporting Expedia brands and the marketing teams globally.
Using your procurement experience, and leveraging your category knowledge, you will work directly with the marketing teams at all levels of Expedia. In this role, you will be expected to develop & deliver an effective procurement strategy and conduct activities such as RFP’s, effective negotiations of commercials & agreements, and ongoing vendor management to deliver continuous savings, performance & process improvement for the Marketing and Brands teams.
Come join Expedia and help power global travel for everyone, everywhere!
What you’ll do:
Act as a trusted adviser, and subject matter expert, leading marketing sourcing and procurement projects. These projects often involve working across multiple products and brands, as well as multiple geographies, to develop one Expedia solution wherever possible
Lead and own a full range of projects from transactional to complex, spanning all types of marketing services across Expedia Brands
For individual procurement projects build, communicate, and implement work plans and timelines. Identify the required supporting efforts, dependencies, or barriers, as well as track and report on progress/issues
Deliver sustainable value by leading negotiations with vendors on the scope of work, commercials & contract, which will involve working with legal, finance, tax and other internal departments
Be a strategic partner to Marketing teams throughout the sourcing process
Build and maintain vendor relationships to maximize value and to deliver a best-in-class supply chain across multiple marketing spend categories
Support the continuous development and evolution of a marketing vendor database, using vendors data to drive efficiencies and effective vendor management
Act as the point of contact for critical issues to both our marketing teams and other areas such as legal, finance, tax, audit
Partner with marketing teams to build, moderate to complex service requirements and scope, assist with identifying vendors, manage the entire RFx process, provide vendor evaluation framework and recommendations on vendor selection
Who you are:
Have a comprehensive understanding of the marketing procurement categories
Essential knowledge of core procurement fundamentals with a marketing focus
Great teammate and able to work independently while prioritizing their own time and work
Strong communication skills; written, verbal and interpersonal
Ideally, you are experienced in working in a global business with multiple brands
Experience of redlining contracts and general familiarity with key contract terms is essential
A leader in establishing and maintaining business partner relationships, including influencing skills are essential and rising to the challenge when looking after demanding business partners
Capable of working with abstract concepts and presenting simply and clearly to others
Strong problem-solving, lateral thinking, project management, planning organizational and interpersonal skills
Driven by financial targets and value creation
Bachelor’s degree in a related field; or equivalent related professional experience
Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite
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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