Booking Holdings Romania - Procurement Sourcing Specialist (Professional Services Category)

Angajator: Booking Holdings
  • Internet - eCommerce
  • IT Hardware
  • IT Software
  • Tip job: full-time
    Nivel job: 1 - 5 ani experienta
  • Actualizat la: 19.05.2024
    Remote work: Hybrid

    Booking Holdings Romania is a Center of Excellence based in Bucharest, Romania and was created to support the increasing business demands of the Booking Holdings Brands. The Center of Excellence provides access to specialized and highly skilled talent, leading industry best practices, and collaboration opportunities across all of our Brands.

    As part of our Booking Holdings Romania team, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the world's leading provider of online travel, with a mission of making it easier for everyone to experience the world through six-primary consumer facing brands:, Priceline, Agoda, KAYAK, OpenTable and

    Role description

    The Procurement Sourcing Specialist - Professional Services Category is responsible for driving proper sourcing activities across all subcategories, ensuring timely execution, stakeholder satisfaction and meeting other SLAs as determined. The role holder will als be responsible for the execution of the Procurement Sourcing activities in Tactical spend scope, working with stakeholders to prioritize, execute and drive value for BHI and its brands.

    The Procurement Sourcing Specialist will report into and work alongside the relevant category Procurement Sourcing Team Lead, and they will be responsible for internal stakeholder management, supporting contractual and commercial negotiations with third-party vendors in scope.

    Key Job Responsibilities and Duties

    • Support the business and internal relationships for vendor and commercial management across the Booking Holdings vendors in scope, capturing the project requirements and ensuring all stakeholders are aligned
    • In conjunction with business stakeholders - evaluate providers for fit with Booking Holdings requirements
    • Execution of the Procurement Sourcing activities in Tactical spend, working with stakeholders to prioritize, execute and drive value for BHI and its brands.
    • Coordinate administrative procurement activities, including but not limited to ensuring compliance with contracts, negotiating commercials and SLAs/KPIs, contracting drafting and sign off in close alignment with Business Stakeholders, Group Legal, IT Security and Compliance, contract registration in our Contract Lifecycle Management tools
    • Manage the cost savings process and align it with the budget owner and Finance
    • Managing suppliers' performance, third party risks, business controls, reviews and renewals
    • Contributing towards the Team's KPIs

    Role Qualifications and Requirements

    • Background in Procurement (3-5 years) and demonstrated understanding of procurement processes, including sourcing (incl tender processes and RFP analysis, vendor selection, negotiation, and contract management.
    • Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze data, trends, and performance metrics to identify cost-saving opportunities, mitigate risks, and optimize procurement processes.
    • Strong negotiation skills to secure favorable pricing, terms, and conditions with suppliers while maintaining positive relationships.
    • Understanding of contract language and service level agreements for software products is an advantage
    • Market Research Skills: Ability to conduct thorough market research to identify potential suppliers, assess market trends, and gather relevant data for decision-making.
    • Independent, pragmatic and proactive work attitude;
    • Knowledge / Experience in supporting global programs across multiple vendors;
    • Excellent and timely verbal and written communication skills required as well as demonstrated ability to present to Senior Management;
    • Comfort in ambiguity - able to adapt style and approach in a diverse and international environment in order to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders from a variety of different geographies and cultures
    • Resilience - ability to deal with setbacks and an understanding that the department is early in its journey and so being able to cope with requests that might not always arrive with optimal timing.
    • Familiarity with Procurement ERP systems and the roles they play in day-to-day operations internally and with suppliers.
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Advanced English knowledge

    Benefits & Perks

    • Contributing to a high scale, complex, world renowned product and seeing real-time impact of your work on millions of travelers worldwide
    • Working in a fast-paced and performance driven culture
    • Technical, behavioral and interpersonal competence advancement via on-the-job opportunities, experimental projects, hackathons, conferences and active community participation
    • Competitive compensation and benefits package
    • Vast amounts of data to validate your ideas and the opportunity to experiment with real users

    About BKNG

    Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. Our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to more freely travel across borders, time zones, languages and cultures. At Booking Holdings, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands:

    • KAYAK
    • priceline
    • agoda
    • OpenTable

    Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.

    There are a variety of factors that go into determining a salary range, including but not limited to external market benchmark data, geographic location, and years of experience sought/required. In addition to a competitive base salary, roles are eligible to be considered for an annual bonus.

    Booking Holdings is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. 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. We strive to move well beyond traditional equal opportunity and work to create an environment that allows everyone to thrive.

    Pre-Employment Screening:

    If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable law, a pre-employment screening may include employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the position.