** This position is based in Bangkok - relocation provided for expat candidate **

Agoda is transforming travel for millions of customers across the globe. Headquartered in Asia, Agoda is one of the world’s largest online travel accommodation platforms. Founded in 2005 and now part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq:BKNG), Agoda has a network of over 2,000,000 vacation rentals and hotels worldwide. Our web and mobile products provide a first-rate reservation service in 38 languages that uniquely combines local knowledge and local connections to provide the best deals for business and leisure travelers. Agoda employs over 4,000 professionals from 70 nationalities in locations around the globe. In every department – from engineering to customer experience – we provide an environment rich with creativity, collaboration, and experimentation, and the tools to work faster and smarter. At Agoda, we believe our people are our strength. We work hard and have fun, and we choose people who are dedicated to making things great.

 

Role Purpose:

The Payments Specialist/Project Manager will play a hands-on role in managing the development, implementation, and administration of Agoda’s core financial systems and applications, focusing initially on Agoda’s bank connectivity and payment architecture.

The individual will be responsible for streamlining/improving existing processes and systems within the Finance organization. In new projects, the individual will have the opportunity to propose and implement plans that are robust and scalable, aligned with the strategic goals of the company.

Key in this role is an active collaboration with stakeholders both within Finance and outside of Finance (e.g. Product and IT teams). The individual interfaces with stakeholders (including business owners, product owners, and finance leads) regularly to keep abreast of strategic goals and will stay informed of business expansion and key projects.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Lead the initiation, planning, design, execution, and monitoring of Agoda’s bank connectivity platform upgrades, working together with our Global Banking partners.
  • Analyze existing payout requirements, interpret file specifications and setups including payment and Country Rules.
  • Understand the strategic goals and trajectory of the business and ensure that systems keep ahead of business requirements.
  • Innovate around existing processes and finding gaps/opportunities in current processes including defining and owning the systems roadmap
  • Drive projects prioritization and ensure that business KPIs and milestones are met

Due to the growth plans of the company, the role may evolve over time. The candidate should be open to additional challenges and responsibilities.


Qualifications and Experience  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Business, Finance, Accounting or related discipline; or an MBA
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in Consulting, Project Management, Payments technology or technical experience in a FINTECH
  • Experience presenting to, and influencing senior stakeholders
  • Hands on experience in Corporate to Bank Connectivity setups (Host to Host, SWIFT, SEPA) with knowledge in Payments message standards, such as SWIFT, ISO 20022 suite, NACHA, ANSI X12, FEDWIRE & CHIPS
  • Ability to independently drive work forward and navigate in an ambiguous environment
  • Solid interpersonal skills - ability to interact within a multi-disciplined finance organisation/ and with other relevant stakeholders
  • Flexible, fast learner who thrives in a dynamic work environment
  • Established team and project management skills
  • A good understanding of internet technologies and the Online Travel space is a plus.

 

 ** This position is based in Bangkok - relocation provided for expat candidate **

 

Agoda is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to 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. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know.

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