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Product Manager III (Pricing Platform – Data Science)

Switzerland - Geneva

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Expedia



Position Overview:

Product Manager III (Pricing Platform – Data Science)  

Working within Lodging Partner Services global product team team, you will be responsible for helping to define the future of Expedia Group’s lodging platform.  You will inform product strategy based on market trends, threats, and opportunities.  You will own a product road map supported by multiple engineering teams across the globe.  You will work with product counterparts, data scientists, analysts, and engineers to define, test, and deliver concrete product features to execute on Expedia’s lodging product strategy. 

Lodging is Expedia Group’s largest line of business.  In this role, you will drive the strategy and vision to evolve the platform solutions that will build to power our Marketplace and service travelers from all around the world. You will leverage your understanding of new technologies such as Machine Learning, Streaming and Big data to create amazing products that solve very concrete user problems. Working closely with counterparts in Product, Data Science, Engineering, Partner Services, User Experience and Strategy, you will ensure that the team is delivering with high standards.


Responsibilities:

o    Inform Expedia’s global lodging data science pricing strategy based on industry trends, opportunity, and threat analysis.

o    Collaborate across product groups (pricing and other supply platform teams and brands), working with stakeholders to collaboratively develop feature definitions. Define, track and manage the product line strategy, backlog, and roadmap.

o    Set, track, analyze and communicate the business goals for the pricing product, with a focus on integrating data science into pricing, providing a single point of contact between technology and stakeholders.

o    Exhibit a sense of ownership for the success of the pricing product.

o    Coordinate with stakeholders across Expedia Group to drive integration of strategic initiatives and help to resolve resource and scheduling conflicts on cross-functional teams.

o    Cultivate effective relationships with key internal business teams, with a special focus on building bridges with the diverse business groups that run Expedia's brand organizations (Hotels.com, Expedia.com, Expedia Partner Services) corporate functions (Finance, Tax, Legal) and lodging partner relationships and  Data Science.

o    Work closely with technical leaders and architects to understand how to develop innovative, sustaining and disruptive new capabilities.

o    Collaborate with the development teams as the voice of the customer and lodging partner. Work closely with business and technology teams to prioritize and schedule enhancements and fixes to existing functionality.

o    Keep tabs on emerging trends in the technology and lodging industries and drive best practices in product environment.



Experience and Qualification:

o    5+ year experience defining product features in response to overall business strategy, and delivering those features to market.

o    5+ year experience decomposing, communicating, and prioritizing business requirements for technical teams in a role such as Product Manager or Business Analyst.

o    Self-starter with demonstrated strengths managing products in complex, multi-project delivery environments.

o    Ability to evangelize and articulate technical products to both technical and non-technical audiences.

o    Proven skills at cultivating strong working relationships and driving collaboration across multiple business and technical teams.

o    Proven influencing skills: the ability to manage expectations of business partners while maintaining productive relationships.

o    Proven knowledge of e-commerce standards and best practices.  (Experience with pricing is a plus.)

o    Basic high level understanding of software engineering practices a requirement (Caching, release cycle, integration).

o    Masters degree, or equivalent industry 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®.

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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.


 

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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
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R-40019

Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Program Development

Location
Switzerland - Geneva

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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