Senior Manager Jobs In Sharjah | Agoda


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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 2.5 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.Agoda is one of the world’s leading online hotel and accommodation booking platforms.Founded in Asia and now part of Booking Holdings, Agoda offers travelers a fast, easy way to book hundreds of thousands of properties in almost every country on earth while developing new products at a rapid pace. In every department – from engineering to customer experience – Agoda provides an environment rich with creativity, collaboration, and experimentation allowing you to thrive in and to grow both yourself and Agoda.

The Opportunity and the team:

The Senior Manager of IT Risk and Controls is a critical role with a global scale. You will report directly to Agoda’s Head of Risk and Controls and lead a team of Specialists to act as a critical line of defense with respect to IT SOX compliance and broader risk management for Agoda overall. The scope of this role will include both tactical oversight of IT SOX compliance efforts day to day, as well as broader development of risk mitigation strategies for the organization as a whole.Agoda is constantly expanding its reach through strategic innovations and data-driven experimentation. This allows us to stretch ourselves and get on (and in some cases, create) the next big waves. As a key stakeholder and enabler of the overall Agoda business, the Agoda Finance team must play a unique role in balancing risk management without stifling innovation and growth.This role is about balance. To play this balancing role effectively, the leader we’re looking for is a curious, dynamic, and fast learner with strong business intuitions, who’s also able to spot potential risks as early as the design phase even of a new project/innovation. This leader must have the ability to gain trust from his/her various business partners to ensure a seat at the table, while also proactively put in measures to manage the associated risks. This is not a policing role, but rather one that is a team player that looks to the best outcome for everyone, including the company’s shareholders.As the Sr. Manager of IT Risk and Controls, your business partners will span the entire range of functional areas such as Product, Information Technology, Marketing, Pricing, Partners Services, Customer Services, including various functions of the Finance team. In addition, you would be expected to navigate effectively up and down across various levels of management within departments to understand and (in many cases) assist with the IT control design framework to ensure overall SOX compliance and appropriate business risk management.You will be a key contact person for our interactions with our parent company Booking Holdings International (BKNG). Supporting cross brand risk initiatives across the entire span of global operations. You will have regular interaction with peers both at BHI as well as at other Brands in the group including and Priceline.The successful candidate for this role would enjoy the immense amount of exposure including Senior Leadership Team members. In addition, you will let your people management skills shine through (and/or continue to develop them to the next level) through managing your own team of Specialists as well as influencing various business partners.In summary, this is a perfect role for an ambitious leader who wants to master the in-and-outs of a fast-growing, innovative eCommerce company, whilst contributing a tremendous amount of impact in balancing the risks and growth of the company. Ability to see the big picture whilst also able to zoom in and out of (and manage) the details is critical.

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