Senior Procurement Category Manager – Real estate, Leasing and Workplace Experience (Bangkok-based, Relocation Provided)

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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.

This role is based in Bangkok, Thailand (Relocation support provided)

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 

The Senior Procurement Category Manager will be responsible for overseeing Strategic sourcing and Category Strategy development in Agoda with a focus on Workplace Experience, including office leasing, facilities, in-office services and events. The goal is to provide the best employee experience whilst managing resources effectively. Spend coverage is approximately 100M USD plus. In addition to Real Estate and Workplace Services there may be additional Ad-Hoc requests or major procurement initiatives.

The position will be creating Real Estate and Workplace Procurement from scratch in Agoda, and will report directly to the Procurement Director, and also have regular interactions into the Booking Holdings Corporate services Tower lead.

In This Role, You’ll Get To. (Job Description)

  • Cultivate close relationships with business partners within Real Estate and Workplace to support their objectives and the company growth agenda

  • Develop and implement procurement category strategies across Real Estate and Workplace Services to deliver P&L Savings and overall procurement value to Agoda and the Workplace Team

  • Manages senior level relationships at VP level both internally and externally

  • Drive major savings initiatives through sourcing, demand management and process optimization

  • Conduct detailed spend analysis and bench-marking, evaluate market and competitive conditions and use as a basis to create data based Category strategies and sourcing activities

  • Creation of a sourcing calendar in collaboration with key stakeholders

  • Actively participate in the implementation of Procurement best-in-market processes and tools

  • Design and maintain category and supplier-level reporting to senior executives and internal stakeholders

  • Support other categories on an Ad-Hoc basis or major projects basis in terms of Procurement process and competitive tendering

  • Act as the central point of contact for any Real Estate and Workplace related Procurement and P2P questions


What You’ll Need to Succeed (Required skill sets, minimum requirements)

  • Minimum 8 years in Real Estate and Facilities management Procurement.
  • Deep knowledge of strategic sourcing methodology, category management, procure-to-pay processes and tools and supplier management.
  • Excellent analytical ability, attention to detail, and flexibility to work independently
  • Experience in spend analysis, market and benchmark analysis at a broad level
  • Innovation in procurement process experience considered advantageous
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including preparing and delivering presentations
  • Demonstrated change management and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to develop small teams and build credibility with business partners, with a strong focus on Customer Centricity
  • Ability to manage and collaborate with teams and stakeholders
  • Character traits: open mind, learning attitude, transparent behavior, positive, strong communicator, proactive and collaborative.
  • Strategic thinker yet focused on execution; able to roll up sleeves to get things done
  • Able to function in a fast-moving entrepreneurial environment
  • Good cultural and organizational sensitivity

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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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