Consulting Manager at Expedia Group

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Egencia

At Egencia Culture is paramount. We like big thinkers with small egos. We value individual creativity, and we invest in individual growth. We work through issues as a team to design globally, and we have adopted test and learn over ‘shipping perfect.’ Egencia, is rewriting the book on how companies and their employees arrange travel. Unique in the market, we operate like an agile and entrepreneurial start-up but we are backed by one of the world’s largest travel groups Expedia Inc. Expedia has invested twice the amount on technology advancement in the last year than any of Egencia’s competitors and this means we’re growing, and growing fast. In 2015, Egencia grew over its largest competitors 2x faster and we have BIG growth plans for 2018 and beyond.

As the Consulting Manager, you will be responsible for providing analysis and executing consulting engagements with Egencia's global corporate customers and external Corporate Travel Buyers. These global customers are seeking solutions to the complex world of air and hotel strategic sourcing and will rely on Egencia Consulting Services and its Consultant to answer these challenging questions.

You will work directly with our clients on how to more strategically optimize their travel spend, providing actionable recommendations and then working with internal and external partners to implement your recommendations. You will also work with travel suppliers on the clients’ behalf in negotiating preferred supplier agreements.

Who You Are:

  • You have a relevant degree with min. 2 years of travel industry and/or consulting experience.
  • You have project management experience with high degree of endurance and flexibility to work through multiple iterations of work and quickly adapt to changing priorities and diverse subject matters.
  • You are experienced in the travel procurement business. Negotiating with travel partners is very different that other industries, so we need someone who has worked in this environment before.
  • You have a highly analytical mindset. Our clients are expecting you to find savings and opportunities that they couldn't find themselves.
  • You have solid knowledge of strategy development, competitive strategy, and scenario planning.
  • You possess excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
  • You are an expert with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • You have the ability to compile, manipulate, and translate data required for deliverables.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work with assigned accounts to provide beneficial analysis and recommendations regarding their Global Travel Programs (Air, Hotel, Car, etc.).
  • Interact with key partners for clients by providing recommendations and reporting on program initiatives.
  • Negotiate on behalf of Egencia clients to maximize cost savings and program effectiveness across the lines of business.
  • Work closely with Sales and Account Management team in North America to gain new clients and retain existing ones.
  • Educate clients on industry trends affecting the travel environment.
  • Serve as an expert on Egencia proprietary and third-party tools used to conduct consulting analyses.
  • Represent Consulting team within Americas when necessary: attend any industry events or client meetings as requested by management across region.
  • Participate in upselling any new consulting product/concept to targeted Egencia clients within the region when necessary.
  • Give feedback of region specificities/needs to senior management.
  • Work with internal partners to ensure recommended action plans are implemented and monitored as required.
  • Work with Egencia Account Manager on a regular basis to ensure consistency with client.
  • Work with Global Supply team to ensure clients are made aware of any industry changes and work with clients to develop mitigation strategies on any challenges.

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®.

Key Words: consulting manager, project manager, consultant

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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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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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