Senior Sourcing Manager - Marketing at Expedia Group

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Expedia

Are you an experienced Senior Sourcing specialist with a knack for Marketing Sourcing? If so, we are looking for you! As a Senior Marketing Sourcing Manager, you will be responsible for the strategic sourcing and procurement of marketing / marketing technology services supporting Expedia Group's business units and brands globally – with an initial emphasis on the EMEA and/or North American region.
 

Will work directly with internal business partners to lead activities that facilitate effective vendor selection and contract negotiation, to deliver continuous cost savings, performance and process improvement to the business.


The role can be based in either London or Bellevue.
 

What you'll do
  • Act as a consultant and commercial authority to business partners during all aspects of the vendor sourcing process
  • Partner with business owners during the end to end sourcing process; define service requirements, assist with identifying vendors, drive and lead RFx process, conduct evaluations, conduct contract negotiation and execution
  • Understand and perform category management; identify data and research resources for the industry, track competitive landscape, identify internal opportunities
  • Develop, communicate and execute sourcing project work plans against tight timelines; identify supporting efforts, identify dependencies or barriers, identify and track any sourcing issues, track and report progress
  • Lead vendor contract negotiations, conduct analysis, facilitate key partner participation (Legal, Tax, Information Security, Finance, etc.) and execute supporting administrative processes
  • Draft and redline commercial components of moderate to complex marketing services and SaaS contracts and statements of work
  • Project management of initiatives involving multiple markets / brands / teams
  • Perform risk analysis to identify issues (financial, operational and/or regulatory) and develop risk mitigation strategy. Communicate risks and alternative mitigation strategies to business partners
  • Provide guidance and act as a mentor to Sourcing Mangers within the team
  • Manage administrative processes and activity reporting as needed to support projects
  • Support other business related activities as directed by management

Who you are
  • Extensive experience in a corporate strategic sourcing department supporting either the marketing or technology sourcing category. Global scope / exposure preferred
  • Preferably a Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or other related discipline
  • Preferably CIPS qualified (UK based applicants only)
  • High level of technical competence in all core strategic sourcing disciplines
  • Excellent communication skills; written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Strong business insight, analytical and organizational skills with a high degree of attention to detail
  • Extraordinary negotiation and drafting skills
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple high value / complex / cross-brand projects
  • Work well within short time constraints; proven experience of delivering results in an environment where there can be high levels of ambiguity
  • Ability to engage and influence at all levels (including executive level) both internally and externally
  • A great teammate, also able to operate independently prioritizing own work and resources
  • Ability to identify, manipulate and use data to drive and influence decisions and strategies
     
Why join us:

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them the tools to do so.
 

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares. If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.
 

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.
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Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Location

Our new Seattle campus in Interbay is on the beach with sweeping views of the Puget Sound and Cascades.

An Insider's view of Expedia Group

What's something quirky about your company?

Everyone is obsessed with travel…Really! No matter who you are working with or run into in the halls you somehow always land on travel, where you have been, where you want to go or what is the next trip you are planning. Talk about a company with passion!

Laura

Recruiter

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

In today's world, when you travel, you need things at your fingertips! Imagine you pull up your phone, click a few buttons, type some messages and get the answers to your travel needs quickly. That's what my team and I do - we give customers a rich experience to chat with a virtual assistant on any device and solve their travel problems right away!

Urja

Sr Technology Lead

What makes someone successful on your team?

Accept whatever starting point you have and creatively work with it to organically take a feature area, the team’s culture, and cross-org relationships to the next level. Don’t just take at face value your instructions, but turn every stone to solve user problems with joy and passion. The resulting impact is a sure sign of success.

Lawrence

Senior Technical Program Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

What got you here today, will not get you there tomorrow. I believe this applies both organizationally and professionally; in order to maintain success, you must continuously evolve, challenge yourself, and take learnings from your mistakes.

Nicholas

Sr. Director, Finance

What are Expedia Group Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Day of Caring Volunteer Hours match
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Check out our employee resource groups here: https://www.expediagroup.com/about/diversity-inclusion/
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We believe everyone deserves - NEEDS - time away from the office and we encourage employees to take advantage of their paid time off. We offer travel discounts to make it even easier to get out and see the world.

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