Manager, Banking & Strategic Projects (Bangkok-based, Relocation provided)

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Bangkok, Thailand

About Agoda 

Agoda is an online travel booking platform for accommodations, flights, and more. We build and deploy cutting-edge technology that connects travelers with more than 3.6 million accommodations globally. Based in Asia and part of Booking Holdings, our 6,000+ employees representing 90+ nationalities foster a work environment rich in diversity, creativity, and collaboration. We innovate through a culture of experimentation and ownership, enhancing the ability for our customers to experience the world.

Our Purpose – Bridging the World Through Travel 

We believe travel allows people to enjoy, learn and experience more of the amazing world we live in. It brings individuals and cultures closer together, fostering empathy, understanding and happiness.
We are a skillful, driven and diverse team from across the globe, united by a passion to make an impact. Harnessing our innovative technologies and strong partnerships, we aim to make travel easy and rewarding for everyone.

About Agoda 

Agoda is an online travel booking platform for accommodation, flights, and more. We build and deploy cutting edge technology that connects travelers with more than 3.6 million accommodations globally. Based in Asia and part of Booking Holdings, our 6,000+ employees representing 90+ nationalities foster a work environment rich in diversity, creativity, and collaboration. We innovate through a culture of experimentation and ownership, enhancing the ability for our customers to experience the world. 

Our Purpose – Bridging the World Through Travel 

We believe travel allows people to enjoy, learn and experience more of the amazing world we live in. It brings individuals and cultures closer together, fostering empathy, understanding and happiness. We are a skillful, driven and diverse team from across the globe, united by a passion to make an impact. Harnessing our innovative technologies and strong partnerships, we aim to make travel easy and rewarding for everyone. 

Get To Know Our Team 

Agoda has taken many great strides in recent years, expanding our reach around the globe as well as our list of travel products. A critical driver to this success has been the team of Agoda Finance. We keep a steady hand on maintaining day-to-day financial operations while also keeping an eye out for future opportunities. Not only do we have the unique role of balancing risk management with continued innovation and growth, we also serve as a means of empowerment for both our team members and those within the company. Having experimentation and data analysis deeply ingrained in our culture, we provide the strategic insights Agoda’s business leaders need to push into new territories in sustainable and scalable ways. We also prioritize career development in Agoda Finance. Every function within the team has a well-defined career track with clear goals and development targets each step of the way. 

The Opportunity 

Manager, Banking & Strategic Projects is a senior individual contributor on Agoda’s Treasury Team. You will have a wide mandate that includes running multiple aspects of Treasury including: Operations, Financial Services, Process Management, Cash Management, Liquidity Management, Banking Administration, Banking Connectivity and Infrastructure and Special Projects. 

In this role, your primary responsibility will be twofold , you will be the Treasury lead on a strategic project to build out a Singapore licensed entity helping the business achieve success in new business lines. 

As well you will be tasked with the daily operation of existing fund flow solutions supporting current business lines. You will need to understand the multitude of ways our customers pay us, and the multitude of ways we pay our hotels and partners. And the myriad products Agoda is offering and the treasury implications of those projects. 

You will work closely with core relationship banks ensuring Agoda has viable and compliant account structures and fund flow models in place. And this covers not just G10 markets, but also heavily restricted Asian markets. 

You will be the subject matter expert in understanding the intricacies of both domestic fund flow and cross-border fund flow, and constantly negotiate to reduce costs. You will be expected to act as a key contact answering the queries from our banking partners which will include liaising with: relationship managers, sales team, operations teams, onboarding teams, and risk management teams. 

This role will also place you at the forefront of engaging with regulators and central banks to assist Agoda in ensuring compliance with country-specific banking requirements. You will be a key Treasury stakeholder working alongside Payments Team, Product Team, Legal and Tax teams. 

In This Role, You’ll Get To 

  • Assist the Head of Banking manage global relationships with core partner banks of Booking Holdings, Inc. this can include negotiating OD facilities, bank guarantees, credit limits, account maintenance fees, connectivity, etc. 
  • Design and deliver optimal bank account structure for all Agoda entities and create efficient fund flow models to support business and treasury requirements. 
  • Drive the development and evolution of the company’s global banking capabilities by identifying innovative cash management products, account types and payment services. 
  • Make sure new products and processes comply with local banking regulations and when required, present business cases to obtain permits and approvals to enable payment solutions. 

What You’ll Need to Succeed 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, or related discipline; or MBA 
  • 6-8 years experience in a global corporate or financial services firm or equivalent, with experience in payments, banking, or electronic money institutions 
  • Strong knowledge of transactional banking products including Host-to-Host, API connectivity, Cash Pooling across brands 
  • Familiarity with end-to-end bank account management and documentation including account opening, KYC, and AML requirements, specifically related to regulated entities. 
  • An understanding of Central Bank guidelines and relevant local regulations.  
  • Familiarity with SWIFT statements ability to dissect MT940, MT103, MT202, MT300 
  • Experience with industry-leading accounting, treasury management, and finance/banking systems and applications. 
  • Solid interpersonal skills – ability to lead and influence decisions within a multi-disciplined finance organization and to interact with external counterparties, such as banking partners, fintech partners and suppliers. 
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of ownership and urgency; a problem-solver who takes initiative and can prioritize and execute tasks. 
  • Ability to own the daily/weekly/monthly reporting to regulators and senior management.  

It’s Great if You Have 

  • Experience with FIS Quantum (or other TMS) and JPM/CITI/HSBC banking portals 
  • Experience in managing a complex TMS with 1000’s of static data entry points 
  • Experience with Regulated Financial Activities particularly payment license applications and designing client money account safeguarding requirements. Detailed knowledge of Asia Pacific Regulatory environment. 
  • Experience with Cash Repatriation in Asia Pacific markets, particularly India and Korea 
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt to change and be highly organized. 
  • Strong maths fluency and familiarity with debt capital markets, foreign exchange & financing. 
  • Specific experience with Oracle ERP, Confluence, Tableau, Metabase, Excel, Data Cubes, Automation Tools such as Microsoft PowerAutomate. 
  • A good understanding of internet technologies, online travel, and credit card schemes. 
  • Experience of liaising directly with regulators, government bodies and other authorities is an advantage. 

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Equal Opportunity Employer 

At Agoda, we pride ourselves on being a company represented by people of all different backgrounds and orientations. We prioritize attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. Employment at Agoda is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, citizenship, veteran or military status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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