Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Vacation Rentals LPS at Expedia Group

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ExpediaIntroduction: 

Changing and innovating in the market to drive Expedia’s growth is at the heart of what we do. Expedia’s objective is to present the most comprehensive and bold range of accommodations to travelers around the globe so that they can find and enjoy their perfect trip. Expedia is extending the breadth and depth of its offering by investing in the fast-growing Vacation Rentals (VR) segment.

We are looking for an energetic Senior Manager to support strategic supply initiatives in close coordination with HomeAway and all Brands part of Expedia Group portfolio.

You will report to the Director of Vacation Rentals, within Lodging Partner Services (LPS) New Inventory, a dedicated unit built to spearhead our growth into complementary lodging businesses. The position will be based in Seattle, Austin or Geneva.

What you'll do:

The Senior Manager Vacation Rental will be responsible for the market roll out of strategic supply initiatives and their performance. The role will start with a 12 months assignment to a dedicated project, after which another project will be assigned. The scope covers inventory contracted and handled directly by Expedia Group and includes the Expedia Lodging Partner Services Group (LPS) and HomeAway teams. This Senior Manager Vacation Rentals will bring strong analytical and problem solving skills coupled with a passion for tangible results. You will have a ‘hands on’ mindset, willing to go deep in execution and operational matters, while maintaining a holistic and strategic overview.

  • You will drive in market roll-out of a pivotal initiative: obtain consensus & commitment from key partners and various teams involved in execution, lead the execution with relevant teams
  • You will navigate overall program structure, progress tracking and reporting, in close collaboration with all relevant partners (Commercial Teams, Product & Tech, Legal & Tax, Brands)
  • You deliver performance management of the above: collaborate closely with our Analytics teams to deliver key tools & insights for global internal partners.
  • You identify, frame and prioritize business opportunities for improvement and collaborate closely with the line teams toward resolution
  • Contribute to the definition and execution of longer term strategic initiatives on the VR category for Expedia Group
  • You act as the change agent for ongoing innovations in the segment, collaborating very closely across Expedia’s brands
  • Other reasonable duties, as assigned
Who you are:
  • 8 years of experience, with a preference for those with a management consulting background and/ or a similar role in a leading technology company. MBA strongly preferred
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize, design and execute towards ambitious goals. Results-oriented, appetite for driving business impact
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Ability to effectively lead, handle and mobilize multiple partners (including top executives) and demands in a fast moving organization and business landscape, across multiple remote locations
  • Self-motivated and ability to drive success with limited guidance, likes to operate in an entrepreneurial set up, taking ownership for end-to-end inception to delivery while collaborating effectively across a wide-range of seniority across the organization
  • Strong teammate, ability to act as one team
  • Demonstrable experience in Vacation Rentals gained through large VR-player (supply & distribution), in a marketplace environment is a plus
  • International experience a plus
  • Strategic & Innovative: Constantly curious and a leader with vision – powerful analytics, agile in thinking and execution, solves pragmatically, tests-and-learns, brings innovative thinking from ‘elsewhere’. Recognizes profitability and revenue potential in business opportunities.
  • Analytical Skills: Secure and compare information from multiple sources to identify core issues; give to an action plan after weighing alternative solutions against decision criteria; dedicatedly and quickly make sense of complex issues; responding effectively to complex and ambiguous situations. Strong technical & financial affinity – ability to pick up and maximize effective usage of systems and analytics, as well as understands the meaning and interrelationships of key financial indicators.
  • Collaboration & Influencing: Clearly and succinctly convey information and ideas to individuals and groups; communicate in a focused and compelling way that gains and holds others’ attention. Builds strong trust-based relationships to create and execute influencing strategies that persuade key partners to take action towards advancing shared interests and business goals.
  • Passion for Results: Driving high standards for individual, team, and organizational accomplishment; tenaciously working to meet or exceed challenging goals; deriving satisfaction from goal achievement and continuous improvement.
  • Learning Agility & Emotional Intelligence: High degree of self-awareness, including impact of own behaviors and emotions on self & others, resulting in ability to adapt style to partners. Passion for learning, taking ownership and initiative for development of self & others.
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 to 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®.

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.

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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