The Strategy & Business Operations team in Finance is the team responsible for driving strategic planning, budgeting, and improved delivery of our Finance department objectives. As well as being responsible for effective alignment between Finance and other functions, the team proactively contribute to and steer the future strategy, ensuring the Finance strategy aligns to the overall and Booking Holdings mission and strategic plan. 

Currently the Strategy & Business Operations team is responsible for the design, execution and support of large cross functional organisational change initiatives (referred to as our Finance Transformation) on behalf of the Finance Leadership Team (“FLT”). The Transformation efforts are broad, but focused on improving our underlying technology platform, automating and improving operational processes, and structuring the organisation and service delivery to better meet the future needs of our business. By means of opening up this job role, we strengthen our capability to deliver our ambitious objectives in the years to come.

The Finance Transformation Project Manager will be part of the Finance Strategy & Business Operations team and will partner with teams both in and outside of the finance department to support our Finance Transformation. A successful Finance Transformation Project Manager will achieve this by applying knowledge of Finance Transformation Programs to the specific needs of, in close collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders. Your goal is to structure, plan, coordinate, and drive such teams/departments to deliver, while keeping the overall roadmap & success in sight. We seek a strong stakeholder manager who will take full ownership and accountability for projects within the transformation scope.

The Finance Transformation Project Manager will be responsible for supporting the senior program management in achieving operational excellence across finance and managing the Finance Transformation Program in activities such as collecting and analysing data, preparing and facilitating workshops and designing and implementing the future operating model for finance. It is expected that the role will evolve depending on the phase of the Finance Transformation Program.

What You’ll be Doing:

  • Implement clear and effective project management practices such as project planning,  reporting, resource tracking, risk & issue tracking and preparation of Steering Committees. 
  • Applies structured and agile methodology to project management activities.
  • With supervision, lead low/medium complexity projects with global impact (cross-functional) driving them through execution, analysis, recommendation and implementation.
  • Support prioritisation efforts for optimisation projects across the finance departments.
  • Perform data analysis for various workstreams under the Finance Transformation.
  • Support operational excellence roadmaps across the functions and in identifying opportunities for improvement in operational work. 
  • Support the preparation and facilitation of workshops with senior leadership.
  • Work on specific deliverables required for the Finance Transformation.
  • Keep up-to-date with market developments in the area of Finance and provide recommendations to Finance Transformation Program Management and Financial Leadership
  • Engage and influence stakeholders inside and if required outside of the organisation.
  • Ability to work and productively interact with different stakeholders up to senior manager level.


Your Skills:

  • Bachelor degree within a relevant field 
  • 3 – 5 years experience in finance transformation projects within a large multinational 
  • Experience with project management approaches, tools and PMO.
  • Good Problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Proven track record with larger-scale (finance) change efforts is an advantage
  • A good understanding of how teams go through change curves and change management processes
  • With supervision, ability to use and analyse quantitative and qualitative data to drive decision making
  • Knowledge of Finance processes and relevant process improvement experience is a strong nice-to-have
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships (both within a team and with wider stakeholders)
  • Ability to work effectively and influence up to Senior Managers
  • Humble yet confident personality that fits into our Booking culture and ways of working
  • Effectively communicate in 1:1 and small groups; Strong influencer in 1:1 situations
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in a dynamic environment and in ambiguous situations
  • Organised with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics
  • Knowledge of similar industries and/or business projects is an advantage.
  • Eager to learn and own your development.


We are a performance-based company that offers career advancement and lucrative compensation, including bonus. We also offer what is called the “Booking Deal” with competitive benefits. This position is open to any candidate globally and in the case of relocation, we will assist you with a generous relocation package, ensuring a smooth transition to working and living in The Netherlands.

Pre-Employment Screening:

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable law, a pre-employment screening may include employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the position.



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