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Director, Global Procurement – Labor & Professional Services

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Director, Global Procurement – Labor & Professional Services

The primary purpose of this position is to develop, implement and manage global sourcing strategies and activities in support of Labor engagements and business customers within Expedia, Inc. The position is responsible for leading and inspiring the Labor category team to provide Category Management expertise, as well as developing and maintaining key business customer account relationships on behalf of the Global Procurement Group. 

As a member of the Procurement Leadership Team, this position will be a significant contributor in creating and executing strategies and goals to meet department’s mission, develop strategies and tactics to deliver a consistent, best-in-class global procurement program tailored for Expedia, Inc.  Core activities will also include, but are not limited to, effectively managing, and developing team members by coaching, mentoring, and providing opportunities for growth, as well as conducting sourcing, negotiation, and contracting activities.  Lead and participate in cross-departmental teams as a procurement and sourcing category expert representing the Global Procurement Group ‘s functional areas. 

What you’ll do:

  • Possess deep knowledge of the Labor/Professional Services category and related services sourcing category; be known in the company for the value-added advisor for category knowledge and contributions to meet marketing strategic initiatives and goals

  • Develop a strategic and tactical plan to lead an effective Labor Category, including working across different Business Lines and Procurement teams to ensure coordination and that Expedia Group is optimizing its leverage.

  • Understand the overall category spend, associated vendors, contracts, and business customers

  • Identify relevant market data and research resources to gather industry benchmarking, emerging trends, technologies, and vendor candidates in the field

  • Establish, develop, and maintain global relationships with business customers and relevant vendors

  • Act as consultant to business customers and internal partners in the overall procurement process, i.e., strategic sourcing, negotiations, contracting, purchase orders, approvals, and vendor management

  • Provide leadership, mentoring and coaching to direct reports to achieve consistent desired results in the company’s procurement processes, best practices, specific industry expertise and the management of internal customer relationships.  Act as an escalation point, as necessary. May also provide day-to-day management of contingent personnel and/or vendor resources

  • Raise new and innovative ideas for process improvement and to challenge the status quo.

  • Coordinate sourcing workload across direct staff and other available channels. Identify and justify team staffing needs

  • Partner with internal organizations to define highly complex product / service requirements; assist with identifying vendors; manage RFx process and evaluations; provide vendor evaluation framework; and make recommendations on vendor selection

  • Create, communicate, and execute on complex work plans for Sourcing portion of a project. Identify supporting efforts and dependencies, identify and track Sourcing issues, track, and report progress. Link project strategies to other initiatives within and external to the department. Coordinate external project linkages & dependencies cross-functionally, seek & obtain executive management approvals as necessary to ensure project success. Lead cross-functional teams focused on sourcing projects

  • Provide recommendations and consulting along with significant facts for the business case and cost model to enable ROI analysis by business partner stakeholders

  • Develop, implement, and manage appropriate contracting strategies in terms of contract type, duration, business value, risk management and contract compliance ensuring the best possible outcome for Expedia

  • Negotiate complex master agreements, statements of work, licensing, and purchase agreements, supporting Labor and Professional Services needs globally

  • Actively advise the business in managing key vendor contract performance to ensure all requirements are satisfactorily fulfilled and for business managed suppliers

Who you are:

  • Strong understanding of procurement and strategic sourcing practices

  • Competent computer skills – specifically Microsoft suite

  • Strong analytical, process and collaboration skills to resolve business problems

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Outstanding verbal/written communication and presentation skills  

  • Proven results as an effective team leader and builder with strong skills in mentoring and managing  

  • Ability to drive and meet deadlines under pressure

  • Stays organized and focused in a multi-tasked, fast paced environment

  • Comfortable working with all levels/departments and with interdepartmental project teams

  • Demonstrate ability to build successful professional relationships with the flexibility to work with a variety of personalities and styles

  • A customer-service focused attitude and a demonstrated willingness to consider different approaches to Expedia Group’s procurement needs

  • 7+ years of Procurement experience, preferably including deep exposure to multiple types of services, with a global portfolio and multiple divisions within a company.

  • 3+ years managing teams in a customer service environment demonstrating great people skills and strong leadership experience

  • Bachelor’s in business/finance or related field; or equivalent related professional experience

  • Master’s degree or post-graduate degree or related field; or equivalent related professional experience

  • Add Business Value: Drive for Results, Technical/Functional Skills, Analytical Problem Solving & Decision Making, Business Acumen, Creativity

  • Communicate Effectively: Written & Spoken Communications, Listening, Influencing

  • Help the Team Win: Build & Maintain Teams, Work Effectively with Superiors & Peers, Cross-Functional Collaboration, Embrace & Champion Change


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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®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.  

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  • United States - Texas - Austin

  • Finance

  • Full-Time Regular

  • 07/14/2022

  • ID # R-74421-1

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