Buyer

Job Summary:

Airbnb is one of the world’s largest marketplaces for unique, authentic places to stay and things to do, offering over 7 million accommodations and 40,000 handcrafted activities, all powered by local hosts. An economic empowerment engine, Airbnb has helped millions of hospitality entrepreneurs monetize their spaces and their passions while keeping the financial benefits of tourism in their own communities. With more than half a billion guest arrivals to date, and accessible in 62 languages across 191 countries and regions, Airbnb promotes people-to-people connection, community and trust around the world.

About Airbnb China

As an independent business unit, China is one of the major engines behind Airbnb's global growth. The company has increased its investment in China and experienced rapid growth since officially entering the market at the end of 2015. Airbnb continues to  focus on product localization and innovation to better serve local users and enhance the user experience, nurture a trusting local community, and engage Chinese Millennial travelers with inspiring brand moments. As one of the leaders in the home sharing industry, Airbnb works with partners across many fields to actively promote the sustainable development of this emerging industry and achieve win-win results for everyone. Airbnb will continue to build an efficient local team, bringing the end-to-end, authentic travel experience to Chinese travelers, and creating a world where "anyone can belong anywhere".

Our Finance Operation Team is growing and we want you to be part of it! 

 

As part of the Finance Operations team, the Buyer role will work cross-departmentally within the global procurement team. You will drive transformation in procurement operations to help change the way Airbnb buys goods and services.

We are looking for a true entrepreneur who is results driven and thrives in a fast-paced environment. You take an entrepreneurial approach, are highly results-driven,  target-focused and are a fast mover. You see the big picture and are a great team player by effectively working with individuals across cultures and timezones.

You have strong communication skills and an ability to take big ideas and translate them into actions. You are flexible, empowered, and can make magic happen at the drop of a hat.  You consistently inspire those around you to do the same.


Responsibilities:

  • Process purchase requisitions, purchase orders, change orders, etc.on behalf of your dedicated Business Unit
  • Coordinate and manage the procurement of goods and services on behalf of internal customers
  • Monitor and measure performance by key suppliers and maintain key purchasing metrics that demonstrate the cost effectiveness of the purchasing function
  • Work closely with legal on a contract review and approval
  • Work with the business on distribution of monthly dashboards and reporting
  • Monitor effectiveness of overall sourcing process and provide feedback and corrective action proposals

Requirements:

  • At least two years of operational procurement experience
  • Strong client relationship management skills
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Track record of developing and managing relationship with key suppliers as well as internal customers

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