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Senior Director, CMC Global Lodging

United Kingdom - London

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Expedia

Senior Director CMC Global Lodging

The Customer, Markets & Capital (CMC) team is looking for an analytical, entrepreneurial, and creative Senior Director who is responsible for leading the Lines of Business (LOB).  The CMC Global Lodging lead has responsibility for understanding the end to end lodging business above all others.  You will play a leading role in weekly, monthly, and quarterly business reviews and outline where Expedia is winning (gaining market share) in transport, where we are losing, why, and what actions we’re taking to address. This includes creating and providing deep insights on customer & business trends across competitive products, pricing and service.  Translating market share trends into actions in each market requires in-depth knowledge to maximize profitability, market potential and customer growth, leveraging data/analytics/automation etc.  The depth of global knowledge and ability to balance customer and Expedia needs creates an invaluable resource for counterparts across the Expedia Group.  We’re seeking a technically comfortable leader who will push to automate every business process which can be automated.

You will have a unique blend of operational and strategic responsibilities, and an opportunity to play a crucial role in the continued evolution of Expedia’s rapidly growing global business. As a member of the global CMC leadership team, you will drive core business initiatives to achieve our strategic plan. You will lead a global team working cross-functionally to consult and support BEXG’s business performance and will work closely with various partners across markets and lines of business of the global Expedia Group.

What you’ll do:

  • Be the expert on global lodging end to end (E2E)
    • Understand business E2E, including key customer experience opportunities to improve
    • Tell global story and align partners across the organization on business trends and drivers
    • Define what are key daily/weekly/monthly KPIs we need to track provide organizational clarity (with markets teams/others) on action trees on material variances (with markets teams, other stakeholders)
    • Provide proactive recommendations to the organization based on the trends on focus areas, investments or savings
  • Partner with the Director, Automation to create, maintain and constantly improve an alarming system for issues impacting the lodging customers and/or business profitability
    • Create alarms, with supporting workflows, ensuring business impacting events for lodging are quickly identified and resolved.
    • Reduce transaction and revenue “leakage”
  • Partnership w/Global Product (Wayfinders/Hub), Global Marketing, Pricing, Supply, etc.
    • Recommend CMC product priorities for Wayfinders/Hub, and maintain process to gather feedback from CMC Market Teams to feed these priorities
    • Provide a globally consistent framework to provide regional/POSa/hyper local insights. Gather insights and observations from Market Team and scale globally as appropriate
    • Understand pricing stack with input from Market Teams on price competitiveness and responsible for understanding and prioritizing dev work to improve it
    • Be the lodging subject matter expert (SME) who will bring investment recommendations forward for consideration in partnership with the capital team
  • Partner on forward looking initiatives to grow lodging based on BEX OKRs
    • Active participant in the lodging leadership team
    • Create frameworks that can rollout globally to partner teams (e.g. price competitiveness framework)
    • Partner with non-lodging specific areas as assigned by CMC LT (e.g. homepage, mobile app team, etc.)
  • People Leader
    • Provide impactful leadership, line management and effectively manage and mentor a global team of eCommerce professionals
    • Maximize team performance and foster an inclusive culture of innovation, productivity, responsiveness and quality

Who you are:

  • Ability to navigate the complexities of multiple internal and external partner experience leading programs collaboratively, with strong program leadership skills to coordinate, organize and prioritize critical workstreams across multiple countries and time zones
  • Extraordinary analytical, critical thinking and strategic problem-solving skills, with the ability to cut through complexity and turn high-level business requirements and opportunities into specific projects
  • Proven ability to envision and articulate a compelling vision
  • Inspiring communication and storytelling skills; to present complex information simply in both small and large group settings with creative presentation skills
  • Strategic thinker able to synchronize across diverse opportunities, combined with pragmatic execution
  • Analytically minded approach with demonstrable negotiation and influencing skills
  • Demonstrable agility to work collaboratively across a global matrixed organization and work well in a dynamic environment to meet deadlines within short time constraints whilst maintaining the utmost attention to detail

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, 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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R-40933

Job Category
Marketing Group

Job Function
Business Development

Locations
United Kingdom - London
United States - Washington - Bellevue

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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