Director, Corporate Development at Expedia Group

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Expedia is seeking to hire a Director of Corporate Development to help drive our next phase of growth. The Corporate Development team drove the process to raise almost $4B for Expedia Group and is now leading the charge to simplify Expedia’s operations and identify areas of profitable expansion together with our new CFO (formerly head of Corporate Development) and new CEO.

The Corporate Development group is responsible for (1) leading Expedia's acquisition activity globally; and (2) driving strategic initiatives across Expedia Group and its portfolio of brands (e.g. Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Vrbo, and Egencia among others). 

The group is led by the Head of Corporate Development, who reports directly to the CFO of Expedia Group.

Expedia Corporate Development Overview

High deal volume: The group has executed 20+ transactions over the last 5 years, including the acquisitions of Orbitz, HomeAway, Travelocity, and Wotif; majority acquisitions of SilverRail and ALICE ; and significant investments in Despegar and Traveloka.

Impactful strategy projects: In a typical year, the team will tackle 3-4 major strategy projects that range from assessing industry trends and their impact on our businesses to recommending and implementing cross-business unit transformations

Small team: The team consists of 6 people with strong and diverse backgrounds (e.g. former investment bankers, private equity professionals, and McKinsey and BCG consultants with extensive M&A and strategy experience)

Frequent exposure to senior leadership: The group works closely with the leadership team of Expedia and sits next to the CEO.

Emphasis on career development: Corporate Development is a pipeline for some of the most senior positions in the company.  Expedia’s CFO, Head of Corporate Development, Head of Corporate Finance, Egencia Division CFO and Head of Travel Partners Group Strategy and Transformation all come from the team, as did our former CEO.

What you’ll do

  • Formulating and executing Expedia’s global acquisition strategy
  • Generate acquisition strategies and themes both independently and in coordination with Expedia’s business unit leaders
  • Source and screen potential acquisition targets
  • Drive the due diligence and deal execution process, including: Negotiating principal transaction terms, Managing junior team members in financial modeling, valuation analysis and company/industry due diligence, Coordinating internal functional experts along with outside advisors in due diligence, deal structuring, and transaction document negotiations
  • Lead entire acquisitions within the first 12-18 months
  • Produce investment recommendation materials for review by Expedia’s board and senior corporate executives
  • Managing Expedia’s corporate strategic planning process and individual strategy projects: Work with the CEO, CFO and Head of Corporate Development to define long range corporate level strategic and financial objectives, Guide business unit leaders through the development of long-range strategic plans, Assess business unit strategic plans and develop a corporate view on portfolio-wide gaps and opportunities
  • Lead targeted strategy projects, including: Identifying key strategic questions warranting further exploration, Interacting with senior business owners to gather and share knowledge, Coordinating efforts of individuals across multiple business units, Managing junior team members in data gathering, analysis and slide creation, Synthesizing findings into presentations with clear and actionable recommendations
  • Providing ongoing strategy and finance support to the CEO and board of directors: Work with the Head of Corporate Development and junior members of the team to produce materials for board meetings and to answer other key questions posed by the CEO

Who you are

  • Outstanding performer with a demonstrated record of achievement at a top tier investment bank, strategy consulting firm, private equity firm or active M&A corporate development group
  • Ideal candidate will have 6 to 8 years of total experience (ideally 2 to 4 years post-MBA) with a majority of experience in a mergers & acquisitions related function
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the evaluation of acquisition opportunities (both strategically and financially) and managing the day-to-day execution of transactions
  • Strong ability to think strategically and direct the team’s analysts in solving complex business problems
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, as this position will involve frequent, direct interaction with the senior executive team of Expedia 
  • Proven track record of academic, professional, and personal excellence and sound business judgment
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.  MBA or advanced degree, preferred.
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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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