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Director, Global Payments Strategy

United States - Washington - Bellevue


The Director, Global Payments Strategy will take on a leadership role in defining evolution of Expedia’s payment platform, both from a consumer and B2B perspective, to build sustainable high-reaching advantage in the travel marketplace. This includes strategy development, road map planning and governance of delivery processes across multiple payment functions – technology, product, business intelligence, partnerships and operations. As a member of Expedia' Group's Payment Leadership team, transparency and impact of this role will be very high.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate closely with business partners and peer teams to help define a payments platform strategy
  • Meet our customers' (internal and external) current and long term needs
  • Satisfy scale ability, reliability, performance, and costs characteristics
  • Empower Expedia to grow the marketplace with new travelers and supply partners
  • Ensure alignment of Payments Platform Strategy with brands, supply organization and the eCommerce Platform Strategy
  • Drive incubation of new revenue models to build ambitious advantage in the marketplace
  • Act as a liaison and evangelist for Expedia's payment platform service offerings to internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Support the development of our Annual Technology and Business Plans aligned to strategic goals
  • Drive communication of platform strategy across Expedia, Inc.
  • Lead the execution of the Annual Plan through the initiation of Platform Initiatives
  • Report on progress against our Strategic Goals to senior level leadership, for example though Monthly & Quarterly Reviews
  • Provide strategic and technical analyses in support of top priority initiatives
  • Stay abreast of industry & payments technology developments and standard methodologies
  • Lead task efforts and ad-hoc teams across all seniority levels of the organization
  • Provide mentorship to Project-/Program Managers who lead the execution of select platform initiatives
  • Run a small team of strategy managers

Who you are

  • Bachelors’ degree in business, engineering or equivalent with a technology focus
  • Masters’ in business administration, engineering or equivalent desired
  • 5 years of work experience
  • Management consulting experience in a Tier 1 firm (McKinsey/BCG/Bain) as an engagement manager/project leader/case team leader
  • 2+ years in ecommerce payments including large-scale transactional/payment services or ecommerce technology and/or product management
  • 2+ years of strategic planning or business development experience
  • Shown experience to structure and analyze ambiguous and complex technology and business problems
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
  • Strong spreadsheet (e.g. Excel) and data management skills with prior experience in financial/business modeling
  • Strong executive presentation development and delivery capabilities
  • Prior experience developing teams of 2+ mid-career level managers
  • Strong program management with ability to deliver results through complex cross-functional, cross-geography teams
  • Excellent communication, influencing and relationship building skills with technology and operations teams as well as senior management

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®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®,®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions,™, 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.


Job Category
Strategy Group

Job Function

United States - Washington - Bellevue

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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