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Procurement, Strategic Sourcing Manager

| Austin

Expedia

HomeAway has an exciting opportunity for a passionate, high energy Procurement, Strategic Sourcing Manager I in its Austin, Texas Domain Location.

You will be an integral part of the Procurement team, reporting to the Procurement Manager in Austin. You will work closely with business leaders, Expedia, External Auditors and Finance to support ongoing procurement activities.

What you’ll do:

As the Sourcing Manager (SM), you will act as the primary interface between broad, internal and external business partners. In this role, the SM will work across multiple business divisions to ensure successful completion of critical projects and drive accountability for closure of critical issues and operational challenges. The SM role within the purchasing organization will require several skills, qualifications and attributes. This involves an in-depth understanding of the market, supplier sourcing, risk and performance management.

You will need to identify new opportunities and innovation and ensure that these are leveraged. You will have validated your ability to minimize risk by developing risk mitigation strategies through an appropriate supplier network while maintaining continuity of supply and reduce risk within the supply chain.

You are further responsible for key supplier relationships, supplier identification, contracts and long-term agreements, leading major negotiations with our internal business leaders, and providing and communicating analysis of pertinent information.

You will recommend cost saving proposals, work with executive management to address all aspects of category management, including procurement support, category business plans, market trends assessment, pricing, and product availability.

  • Coordinating and communicating the overall procurement strategy
  • Build and maintain strategic supplier relationships, lead negotiations of agreements with our legal team and owns contractual process to reach final approvals
  • Acts as the point of contact for critical issues to internal and external groups with a vested interest, to solve operational, contractual, legal, product, and functional challenges.
  • Assist business with procurement process and tools including rollout of requisition workflow and global PO process.
  • Strong managerial, problem-solving, lateral thinking, communications, project management, planning organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent relationship and influencing skills
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
  • Knowledge of the business and functional units supported, their products, services and processes and pertinent regulation impacting their delivery
  • Successfully develop and manage the supply base to drive lowest total cost of ownership.
  • Develop and lead QBR’s for their business partners.
  • Evaluates supplier processes and monitors supplier performance to obtain lowest total supply chain costs and the best overall product line offering.
  • Crafts and maintains various reports and analyses in support of internal business owners and key partners.
  • Works with Finance to assure timely resolution of payment issues and accurate tracking of productivity projects.
  • Shown success interacting with peers, senior management, direct reports, and other functional areas to assure the best overall product line offering is developed at the lowest overall cost.
  • Experience evaluating current processes and developing sound recommendations for improvement.
  • Other duties/projects as assigned.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in sourcing and procurement
  • 5+ years implementing contracts and negotiating costs with suppliers and reporting supplier performance measurements
  • Proficient utilization of procurement tools (PO) to ensure performance objectives are realized
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual target bonus or commission.
  • Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility).
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • Free snacks and beverages.
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
  • Free listing on HomeAway.com.
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass.
  • Casual dress.

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 to 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.

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®.

About HomeAway:

HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations.

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.

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

HomeAway has six offices in the Austin area with a 16-story global headquarters under construction at the Domain set to open in 2019.

An Insider's view of HomeAway

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Some of us have been working together for 5+ years and have been there for each other during engagements, births, divorces…you name it. They have truly been my second family and my coworkers are the best part of coming to the office every day.

Amanda

Director, B&B Sales and Supply

What projects are you most excited about?

As a Software Engineer, I’m excited to rebuild an old JavaScript and jQuery STAB component into a new React based component. The goal is to update this component to our new tech stack so when consuming applications move to using Catalyst based applications we can ease the integration process.

Juliana

Advertising Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being a successful finance person means being a strong business partner and not only understanding what is happening throughout the business but also being insatiably curious about it. It’s not enough to just know math, or know the numbers; you need to know where those numbers come from, how they get there and what's driving that result.

Sharon

Sr. Director Global Finance Operations

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The Talent Acquisition team is always pitching innovative ideas at our 120-day planning sessions that directly impact the company and recruitment experience. It’s amazing to see how quickly we’re able to implement new ideas every 120 days and measure the results. We’ve seen everything from employee referral reform to self-defense classes in Austin.

Marisela

Director, Global Talent Acquisition

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm on a team that's investigating the integration of react-native into our existing mobile app and my focus is primarily on bridging our existing native analytics packages into the react-native side of things. This allows us to adapt and improve based on what customers do while using our product,

Andrew

Software UI Engineer

What are HomeAway Perks + Benefits

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
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
HomeAway offers up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave (yes, dads, too!) for eligible new parents with at least 1 year of service.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
9 paid holidays + 2 floating holidays you can take any time during the year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were recognized by the Austin American-Statesman for having the most generous parental leave in Austin!

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