ABOUT WORKING AT AGODA:
Agoda is one of the world’s largest online hotel and accommodation booking platforms. Founded in 2005 and now a part of Booking Holdings, Agoda offers travelers a fast, easy way to book their holiday accommodation from over 1 million properties in almost every country on earth.
Since its acquisition by the Priceline group in 2007, Agoda has been growing at an exceptional rate. Having established itself as the dominant Online Travel Agency in Asia, it is now growing its presence in Europe and the USA. This role will help to ad growth to our NYC team and our U.S. presence, where we are looking to expand in the coming years.
In every department, Agoda provides an environment rich with creativity, collaboration, and experimentation, and the tools to work faster and smarter than almost anyone in the online travel agency market. Our people are some of the most passionate people in the travel industry, and it is this passion that has allowed us to grow so quickly and create a best in class service for our hotel partners.
Come join our global team at Agoda, where you will have the opportunity to contribute to the success of the company and make a difference!
ABOUT PRICELINE AGODA GLOBAL PARTNER SERVICES
Priceline Agoda Global Partner Services is unique within the global Agoda organization. We’re building a best-in-class team that supports two of Booking Holdings’ hotel platforms; Priceline.com and Agoda.com. Priceline Agoda Global Partners Services provides our hotel partners with a single, flexible merchant connection powered by a robust technology platform offering our hotel partners global reach with local expertise.
As Associate Market Manager, the key objective is to guide expansion of Priceline Agoda’s network of hotel partnerships and accommodation inventory supply through building, establishing and maintaining account relationships. The Associate Market Manager leverages their experience in procurement, e-commerce, and the hotel/travel/hospitality industry, generally, in order to manage Agoda’s hotel market partnership-related functions. Additionally, the Associate Market Manager is expected to identify trends, optimize pricing, ensure content competitiveness and identify and secure potential sources of supply to satisfy consumer demand.
- Build strong supplier relationships and convincingly explain the strategic benefits of the Priceline Agoda products to grow bookings, revenues and gross profit in assigned markets
- Evaluate existing partnerships and determine actions to optimize performance
- Execute and track account management activities
- Recommend and execute strategies and promotional activities with hotel partners to maximize Priceline Agoda’s accommodation availability and content competitiveness
- Conduct ongoing reviews of production with participating hotels using a consultative approach to optimize hotel conversion and assist partner hotels in maximizing their RevPAR via the Agoda products
- Formulate project ideas, determine where opportunity exists and implement new approaches.
- Negotiate and evaluate costs of running feature marketing campaigns for hotel properties
- Identify, qualify, contact, counsel, and visit key accommodation suppliers to grow Agoda’s portfolio
- Maintain knowledge of key events in assigned markets and their impact on hotel availability
- Research and troubleshoot rate and availability issues preventing hotels from maximizing booking performance; e.g., problems with connectivity, rate mapping, extranet management, etc.
- Ensure hotels in assigned regions implement appropriate customer operational procedures
- Manage listings for new suppliers and renewals with existing partners
- Manage all supplier data in distribution systems
- Train and inform hotel partners on Agoda technologies, tools and models
- Use out-of-the-box thinking to develop and implement solutions to unique challenges
- Prepare presentations and materials
- Manage regular weekly/monthly supplier and internal reports
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in any relevant field or equivalent experience
- Two-three years of experience in sales, e-commerce and/or revenue management, highly preferred within hotel, travel or hospitality industry (especially OTA channels)
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence external/internal stakeholders
- Ability to research, prepare and communicate various proposals to potential and current hotel partners
- Success in acquiring, building and maintaining long-term customer relationships
- Excellent command of English language, both written and spoken
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
- Strong problem-solving, analysis, and planning skills
- Adapts well to – and is energized by – changing and dynamic workplace and industry
- Possesses creative and innovative instincts and the ability to translate ideas into reality
- Thrives as a team player demonstrates a strong work ethic
Supervisory Responsibility: No supervisory responsibilities
Travel: No regular travel
Work Schedule: Typical workdays are Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm including ½ hour lunch
Other great things about working at Priceline Agoda:
- Summer office hours program, where weekends start early
- Centrally located in Empire State Building
- Private Insurance with excellent Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
- Discounted gym membership
- Discounted visits to the Empire State Building rooftop viewing area
- Company matched retirement plan
- Generous paid time off including vacation time and holidays
- Employee hotel discounts
- Monthly team parties
- Commuter and Flexible Spending pre-tax programs
- Bike room available and discounts on restaurants located in the building
Below are some websites to learn more about agoda.com:
Hired.com’s latest global brand report has ranked Agoda #1 Employer Brand in Singapore!
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6332121467869818880
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agodacareers/posts/319960588412399
Agoda is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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.
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