Sr. Vendor Manager IT at Expedia Group

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Expedia

Sr. Vendor Manager IT
Expedia’s Enablement Solutions (ES) are responsible for coordinating with Expedia’s entire portfolio of lodging supply partners to ensure partner satisfaction for travel purchased through multiple Expedia brands across the US, Canada, America and Asia. The team manages operations for a global supply portfolio that is available for booking through various points of sale, including the websites of Expedia, Inc. and its affiliates. The ES organisation has over 1,500 employees based around the world. Key ES functions include contract loading, settlement/reconciliation, content management (written, media, ratings), geography, technical support, pre-travel support (e.g., schedule changes, relocation), training and localisation. As the front-line support organisation to Expedia supply partners, ES provides a key role in supplier satisfaction and has a close partnership with Expedia account managers/market managers.
Position Overview:
Define the vendor strategy in support of the business objectives and the company's growth plan. Manage existing external supplier pool, specifically related to Software, Support Tools, AI and Technology services.
What you'll do

•Serve as Subject Matter Expert for services provided by vendors for the Enablement Solutions organisation, including contracts, business requirements and various Points of Sale.

•Manage delivery of global services and execution of complex global agreements, including, SOW’s, defined SLAs, KPIs, and other deliverable.

•Collaborate with the business owners, global procurement team, and legal teams to ensure new services are articulated and supported by vendor agreement.

•Lead or participate to RFP/RFI processes for new vendor selection.

•Drive a culture of continuous improvement, including root cause analysis and corrective action.

•Investigate, research and promote automation and efficiency through technology and innovative solutions

•Ensure contracted rates are delivered.

•Employ effective communication, including regular operational meetings and reporting as well as coordinating global QBRs to drive ongoing stakeholder engagement and results.

•Serve as escalation point for internal and external vendor related issues and collaborate with business owners, Legal, and Procurement teams to ensure successful resolution and service delivery.

•Provide consultancy on trends for new and/or emerging markets.

•Support production teams on resource allocation and planning.

•Drive savings and benefits through organisation across various ES activities.

•Responsible for complex negotiations across several business units.

•Develop vendor policies and procedures to maximise performance and service quality.

•Manage prioritisation for multiple projects across various regions and points of sale, to maximise benefit to Expedia.


Who you are

•3-5 years’ experience directly managing vendor relationships including SASS and other outsourced service providers.

•Direct experience managing RFP and vendor selection processes required.

•Previous experience with contact center/call center suppliers.

•Experience with POS systems and related support models strongly preferred.

•Ability to collect, manipulate and use data to drive decisions and strategies.

•Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field.

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®.

Diversity statement

Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

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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