Senior Finance Manager Enterprise Solutions - Commercial Finance + Product at Expedia Group

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Introduction:

Make an impact! An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the dynamic Enterprise Solutions Finance team within Expedia Partner Solutions. Are you’re looking to join a high performing commercial finance team and shape the future of our business partnership approach? If so, you’ve found your home.

What you’ll do:

This is a key role reporting into the Director of Commercial Finance. In this role you will be the key interface for Commercial Finance to the Enterprise Solutions Product and Technology teams. This role will evaluate technology payback guardrails to help guide future commercial development. In addition, the role will lead the commercial finance process across a portion of Enterprise Solutions partnerships. The role will work with Sales to deliver accurate forecasting, evaluate new partnership opportunities, and support decision making to optimize partnership top and bottom line growth.

Specifically:

  • Develop standard models to evaluate Enterprise Solution technology spend and required return on investment. Establish profitability hurdles to guide commercial teams’ business development efforts.
  • Develop business cases in support of initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of technology spend across Enterprise Solutions. Deliver compelling presentation of initiatives to Sales, and Finance leadership
  • Track progress of Enterprise Solutions technology initiatives, providing progress reporting, and evaluate impacts of technology initiatives on addressable partner opportunities
  • Support key partner negotiations, including new accounts and renegotiations, through performance/opportunity assessment, contractual terms modeling, scenario planning and mid-term performance reviews
  • Coach Sales and Business Development partners to disseminate commercial finance knowledge and improve business insight driving better decision-making
  • Partner strategy - assist in the setting of long, medium and short-term initiatives, working with key partners to identify deliverables. Develop tools for/lead performance measurements against goals
  • Assess new business opportunities – including market entry/exit decisions – investigate, research, model and present findings recommending the best course of action
  • Provide direction and mentorship to junior team members, developing them to be effective partners to our stakeholders
  • Forecasting: lead delivery of partner level forecast, including assessing any key areas of under or over performance and of risks and opportunities, feeding into the FP&A process
  • Annual plan: oversee partner view (both strategic and detail), work with Sales team to deliver both macro Sales perspectives and affiliate level input. Contribute effectively to FP&A process to ensure key plan deliverables are met
  • Deliver high class reporting: Work with key partners in Finance, Business Intelligence and Sales to ensure information is relevant, timely, reliable and interpreted for the needs of the Sales leaders, Account Managers and Business Development Managers
  • Pull insights from reporting and ensure they are effectively disseminated and acted upon where appropriate. Push where necessary for further investigation and interpretation
  • Input into the development of standard reporting and enhance business processes to enable positive decision-making for the team, and deliver on EBITDA goals

Who you are
You’ll fit this role if you have

Key skills:

  • Highly analytical, going beyond the traditional functions of finance, driving insight and strategy across a broad range of business issues 
  • Someone who always builds a compelling vision from the numbers and communicates clearly with all stakeholders
  • Can manage multiple projects at once while keeping the teams focused on delivery
  • Creative thinker & self-starter
  • Exceptional listener and skilled negotiator
  • A relationship builder
  • A facilitator, skilled at conflict resolution
  • Big picture focused whilst helping implement procedural change

Personal profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
  • 7 years of finance experience
  • Skilled at building, delivering and interpreting risk and strategy
  • Familiar with B2B business models and large, multi-currency accounts receivable functions
  • Experienced and enthusiastic working in dynamic, entrepreneurial environments
  • Someone who thrives in large, global, fast moving organisations
  • A skilled people leader, passionate about developing talent
  • Ideally with technology/travel tech experience

Why join us:

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them the tools to do so.

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

About Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS)

The travel market never stands still. At Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS), we’re smack in the middle of it. We unlock the power of Expedia Group for thousands of travel partners around the world and create the tools & technologies that help millions of travelers find the perfect accommodation, car hire, & flights for their next trip. We offer the chance to work with the brightest minds in the industry in an energetic, collaborative and truly international work environment. We are passionate about innovation, creative problem-solving and –making sure we have fun while we’re doing it!

Why build your career at EPS?

  • We're re-inventing travel, one day at a time -- it's an exciting challenge. We're super-motivated and setting the pace.
  • We've got the scope and the freedom to make a difference. We don't do ordinary.
  • We work with some really smart partners - from loyalty marketing whiz kids to the world's leading airlines and travel agents.
  • We're a team of passionate, hard-working travel enthusiasts. We just love what we do.
  • We define the questions, not the answers, for an industry that changes every day. Isn't that cool?
  • We want everyone on our team to have the resources to succeed in their career
  • We get to do all of this in beautifully designed offices around the world
Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. 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. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Technology we use

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Location

Our new Seattle campus in Interbay is on the beach with sweeping views of the Puget Sound and Cascades.

An Insider's view of Expedia Group

What's something quirky about your company?

Everyone is obsessed with travel…Really! No matter who you are working with or run into in the halls you somehow always land on travel, where you have been, where you want to go or what is the next trip you are planning. Talk about a company with passion!

Laura

Recruiter

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

In today's world, when you travel, you need things at your fingertips! Imagine you pull up your phone, click a few buttons, type some messages and get the answers to your travel needs quickly. That's what my team and I do - we give customers a rich experience to chat with a virtual assistant on any device and solve their travel problems right away!

Urja

Sr Technology Lead

What makes someone successful on your team?

Accept whatever starting point you have and creatively work with it to organically take a feature area, the team’s culture, and cross-org relationships to the next level. Don’t just take at face value your instructions, but turn every stone to solve user problems with joy and passion. The resulting impact is a sure sign of success.

Lawrence

Senior Technical Program Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

What got you here today, will not get you there tomorrow. I believe this applies both organizationally and professionally; in order to maintain success, you must continuously evolve, challenge yourself, and take learnings from your mistakes.

Nicholas

Sr. Director, Finance

What are Expedia Group Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Day of Caring Volunteer Hours match
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Check out our employee resource groups here: https://www.expediagroup.com/about/diversity-inclusion/
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We believe everyone deserves - NEEDS - time away from the office and we encourage employees to take advantage of their paid time off. We offer travel discounts to make it even easier to get out and see the world.

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