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Head of Tech Portfolio Management


Being one of the world's largest e-commerce websites in the world doesn’t happen on its own. In Central Tech, we focus on two primary areas: Customer Trust: Our Global Information Security team thinks about protecting our Customer’s trust in us every day. Our Global Information Office ensure all the infrastructure and systems used to bring to you are scalable and operationally excellent. Our mission is to provide a trusted and always available to the entire world.

The Technology Program Management Office is responsible for managing the Engineering portfolios across Central Tech as well as the intersection of work across the other Technology Teams. Our TPMs ensure that the heartbeat of the technology teams beat as one and support both the people and the organisation; unlocking capabilities, fostering collaboration and transparency, and enabling growth to deliver our ambitious strategic goals.

The Role

As the Head of Technology Portfolio Management you ensure (along with Central Tech Leadership) that the most impactful work is resourced and progress to complete is tracked.

You will lead and construct the Central Technology Portfolio Management Program. The Head of Technology Portfolio Management will own portfolio health as well as appraising the Technology and Product Leadership Teams around progress and risks of the wider basket of projects under the Technology Teams. You will hire and manage a team of capable Program Managers to help you with this effort.

We are seeking a resilient self-starter who is eager to learn and collaborate and is a proven team leader/influencer. We're targeting an intellectually curious and creative individual who is comfortable operating in ambiguity — a strategic thinker with strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills together with solid technical expertise. You have a passion for developing others and bringing out the best in your teams. You will work directly with our cross-functional team (engineering, product, etc.), as well as all of the teams to execute global projects from inception to launch.


  • Manage and track the Central Technology basket of core projects and drive change management as needed
  • Support embedded TPMs across Central Technology in the area of Portfolio Management with their teams and highlight most impactful objectives as part of your Central Technology Portfolio
  • Manage the Central Technology Data Analytics Program and provide resources and solutions to track and produce insights to measure the health and output of the Central Technology Team
  • Drive MBR/QBR Process in partnership with BizOps and FP&A for Central Tech
  • Engage with other Technology and Product Teams to manage and drive cross Team programs and projects
  • Drive Yearly Planning Process in cooperation with FP&A for Central Technology
  • Identify and assist in the hiring of embedded Technical Program Managers for Technology and Product Teams across Booking
  • Manage a Team of Program Managers and Data Analysts


  • Minimum 8+ years of experience working in large-scale operations
  • At least 3+ years of people management experience
  • Strategic thinking and can relate impact and focus of work to the bigger picture
  • Ability to lead without influence, great organizational awareness
  • Demonstrated experience influencing across functional boundaries and/or globally

This opportunity is open to applicants from around the world. We provide assistance for you and your family with complete relocation support, ensuring a smooth transition to working and living in Amsterdam. We have successfully relocated 300+ technology professionals to Amsterdam in the last year.