Egencia is seeking a highly talented Director of Strategic Accounts - Lodging to develop our relationship with the major Hotel chains across the globe. This executive will provide leadership to a team consisting of Account Managers and individual contributors. Given the operational, strategic scope and scale of this position, this new leader will be recognized both internally and externally as a thought leader in the industry, and an experienced negotiator with a strong commercial acumen.
You have excellent academic achievements
Demonstrate experience of leading an international team of account managers to successfully manage large, international partners
You demonstrate strong negotiation skills
You have the ability to frame, drive commercial and numerical analyses, negotiate complex deals, and turn these into concrete insights, actions, and business improvement opportunities
You have an appetite for business impact/execution
You have previous experience in leading and influencing large matrixed teams in a hyper-ambitious industry
Ability to mentor multiple partners and demands in a dynamic organization
You have an aptitude for making organizational improvements to craft and implement new cutting-edge initiatives
Strong commercial instinct and entrepreneurial drive combined with ability to be creative, take initiative and take risks
Capacity to identify and keep up to date on global trends that effect industry and organization
You are collaborative and able to build trusting relationships across multiple departments and/or functions within the company and can deliver projects on time
You display excellent judgment through sound, well-informed decision-making
You will provide impactful leadership and coaching, create a compelling unifying vision that steers, motivates and develops the organization.
You will continue to build upon a skilled, ambitious, passionate and results-focused Account Management team, to continuously raise the bar and drive accountability throughout the organization.
You will optimize team engagement, performance and organizational efficiency by fostering a culture of innovation, productivity, responsiveness and quality.
As an industry thought leader, you will provide in-depth understanding and insight of how Hotel chains operate, the industry, its key players and the landscape’s rapid evolution as well as assess their impact on both the business and hotel partners
Increase Egencia’s visibility within the external marketplace by positively representing Egencia at Industry events, and engaging and enabling the team to do so
In addition to full account management and ongoing partner retention, you will lead full negotiation cycles of major hotel chain partner contract renewals
Provide the strategic analyses (both quantitative and qualitative) and insight that support the process
Ensure the relationship with the Hotel Chain accounts are fully optimized and deliver, at a minimum, the expected gross booking value (GBV) and raw margin dollar (RMD), leveraging the partnership to optimize at every opportunity, and to mitigate all risks
Implement best-in-class account management, and anticipate new long-term business models
Be the Voice of the Partner
Ensure on-going communication and work with cross-functional teams to maximize Egencia opportunities with partners:
Global Market & Account Management
Finance, Operations, Product Marketing, Analytics & Revenue Management
Egencia Sales & Customer success organization
Expedia LPS Strategic Accounts
Lead implementation of business initiatives within the team and hotel partners
Evaluate business impacts of business initiatives on the hotel partner landscape and develop an in-depth knowledge of products and build strong collaborative relationships with regional leadership teams, enabling the team to fully represent the full gamut of Egencia offerings
Participate and act as a spokesperson for Egencia Lodging in industry wide events
Are you forward-thinking, curious, creative and motivated? Then this could be the challenge you are looking for.
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®.
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