Sourcing Manager - Marketing Procurement
Location: Austin, Texas, West Hollywood, California
Job Type: Full time
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Sourcing Manager – Marketing Procurement
Expedia has an opportunity for a Sourcing Manager to join our global marketing procurement team, based in one of our US offices or London office. By building positive relationships with the marketing teams, you will be responsible for procurement of marketing services with an emphasis on creative and production 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 with a focus on production and creative services
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
Draft and redline commercial components of master purchasing and service contracts, statements of work, and software as a service and licensing agreements
Who you are:
Bachelor’s or Master's degree in a related field; or equivalent related professional experience
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
Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite
The total cash range for this position in Seattle is $104,000.00 to $145,500.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $166,500.00, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.
The total cash range for this position in Austin is $104,000.00 to $145,500.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $166,500.00, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.The total cash range for this position in West Hollywood is $104,000.00 to $145,500.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $166,500.00, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.
Starting pay for this role will vary based on multiple factors, including location, available budget, and an individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience. Pay ranges may be modified in the future.
Expedia Group is proud to offer a wide range of benefits to support employees and their families, including medical/dental/vision, paid time off, and an Employee Assistance Program. To fuel each employee’s passion for travel, we offer a wellness & travel reimbursement, travel discounts, and an International Airlines Travel Agent (IATAN) membership.View our full list of benefits.
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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