Project Manager, Procurement

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What Airbnb is looking for in applicants

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

Job Summary

The Program Manager, Procurement role focuses on the development, implementation, and management of Airbnb’s procurement policies, programs, processes, and systems. The individual will execute against Airbnb’s core value and the strategic vision of Champion the Mission - We are partnering with our customers to deliver value beyond price and foster a diverse supplier base, Be a Host - We have clear, simple, and intuitive processes and we simplify the customer experience, Embrace the Adventure - We are driven by curiosity and are fluent in speaking the value, Be a Cereal Entrepreneur - We are transforming Procurement and speed is the essence. 

The Program Manager, Procurement  will be a part of the dynamic, global Procurement team and will report to the Head of Procurement. Successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with managing procurement activities and multiple fast paced projects. This individual will be a team player driving several high impact projects and serves as a liaison between Procurement and our internal stakeholders. Success in this role is measured by high customer satisfaction, process efficiencies, and organizational effectiveness. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and enjoys working in a fast-paced, high-growth environment with hands-on procurement experience.

Duties &  Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and change management expertise to the Global Procurement organization with respect to the development, adoption and implementation of best in class procurement programs, processes, procedures and tools. 
  • Support P2P team (administering POs and Contracts), preparing work schedules if needed and assigning specific duties.
  • Implement/deliver procurement program, process and tools training and coaching to the Global Procurement team and Airbnb employees.
  • Develop and implement key metrics, monitoring activities and reporting to guide and measure progress toward procurement productivity.
  • Foster and encourage collaboration and teamwork amongst procurement personnel and cross functional teams within Airbnb.
  • Provide project management and take ownership of process re-engineering, continuous improvements and procurement transformation initiatives. E.g. ERP, CLM, SIM implementation. 
  • Prepare and present timely updates on project plan, status, cycle, and results.
  • Support the implementation of ESG procurement programs. 
  • Responsible for outside benchmarking, industry trend analysis and customer or other survey activities.
  • Additional responsibilities may include reviewing and negotiating contracts and pricing with suppliers.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • MBA preferred. 
  • Previous experience in Tech. 
  • 10 years of experience in procurement, sustainability, social responsibility, strategy, program management, or a similar field.
  • 3+ years project management experience and demonstrated knowledge of project management methodology.
  • Experience in the procurement lifecycle, including work in roles such as strategic sourcing, supplier sourcing, supplier management, vendor management, or purchasing at a large, global company.
  • Experience with ERP and procurement tools implementations (SIM, CLM, GRC, etc.).
  • Six sigma certification and procurement/supply chain certification a plus. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to influence up, down and across the organization.
  • Self-motivated, reliable, flexible, deadline-oriented, have a keen attention to detail, and can complete multiple tasks in a timely fashion, independently with minimal supervision.

The starting base pay for this role is between $150,000 and $185,000. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: education, experience, and skills. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.

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