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Global Director of Product

Australia - New South Wales - Sydney


About us:

Vrbo is part of the Expedia Group family of brands. We're a world leader in the holiday rental industry with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect beach house, cottage, or apartment for any getaway.

Our mission is to make every holiday rental in the world available to every traveler through our online marketplace and we're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect holiday rental to create unforgettable travel memories together.

About the role

Are you a self-starter who demonstrates initiative and tenacity while working independently? Do you have a passion for technology and travel? If so, we are looking for a passionate Director of Product to lead the optimisation and scaling of our traveler demand acquisition product suite.

As APAC Product Director you will lead a team of high performing Product Managers through definition and delivery of solutions that empower Growth marketing. You will also interact with some of Vrbo's key partners in the advertising industry, understanding new trends and capabilities and how these can benefit our business and our customers (travellers, suppliers and 3rd party partners).

This role sets the product strategy and roadmap to unlock the business’ ability to efficiently capture traveler demand at scale, including but not limited to our product offerings for the Affiliates and Metasearch channels (APIs, widgets, co-brands, etc), as well as conversion through the optimisation of Vrbo's site components displayed throughout the shopping experience (e.g. search box, social sharing, header, footer).

Based in Sydney, this is a global role that exerts leadership across Vrbo's worldwide product organisation.

What you'll do:

  • Leverage qualitative industry and user insights alongside our quantitative analytics systems to identify net new opportunities and shape the product strategy and roadmap;

  • Using a scientific mindset you'll assess global impact and identify trends, strengths and opportunities;
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in Growth Marketing, Engineering, Design, UX Research and Analytics to set and execute a clear and cohesive product strategy;
  • Sees opportunities to establish relationships and partnerships between global Product teams and other parts of the organisation to achieve goals;
  • Lead and coach Product Managers to set hypotheses, test assumptions and break down complex problems into small steps;
  • Support your team to set clear objectives and key results, appropriately and actively communicate on progress, learn and adjust course when needed;
  • Reduce dependencies and remove blockers ensuring that the team are set up for success;
  • Engage in senior leadership responsibilities for the APAC business.

Who you are:

  • 10+ years product management experience within an agile environment, with at least 5 years in eCommerce;

  • Demonstrated ability to develop product managers into product leaders;

  • Shown experience leading multiple, ongoing, complex projects and implementing web-based eCommerce applications while delivering on schedule;

  • Your communication skills allow you to excel at collaborating in matrixed team working with several time zones.

  • You will grow with challenges and not be deterred by difficult situations.

  • You'll work proactively rather than reactively.

  • Experience in proficiently using data to understand issues and effectively identify a solution.

  • Comfortable with and adaptable to change. We work in an innovative fast growth environment where products and processes evolve rapidly.

  • Experience in the travel vertical and a 2-sided marketplace is desirable.

  • Support and inspire an organisational culture of mastery that leads to continuous improvement. Inspires high levels of group performance by communicating and modeling the organisation’s vision and values.

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 extraordinary 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.

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.


Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Program Development

Australia - New South Wales - Sydney

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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