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Senior Manager, Marketplace Economics & Marketplace Signals

United States - Colorado - Denver


Interested in a rare opportunity to help craft the future of the sharing economy? Want to be an integral part of building the foundation of a global marketplace? Are you a Product Manager that is passionate about data and using data to drive personalized customer experiences through the power of data science models? Vrbo is an exciting, international, profitable company that is transforming the market to become the world’s leading vacation rental marketplace. We are searching for a Senior Product Manager to join Vrbo's Marketplace Design product team to partner with our data scientists and engineers in crafting models and data products that will power the next generation marketplace for vacation homes.

As Senior Manager, Marketplace Economics and Signals, you’ll both oversee a team and directly contribute to the development and evolution of a suite of products that safeguard Vrbo's marketplace. We're passionate about creating great vacation experiences for travelers and home-owners. This role will ensure those great experiences aren't damaged by bad actors. You will solve challenges such as optimizing economic levers for various market conditions, detecting fraudulent messages meant to harm our customers, identifying content that could lead to harmful outcomes for our travelers, and collaborate with leaders across Vrbo to align policy for handling these undesirable situations.

What you’ll do:

As part of the Marketplace Design product management leadership team, you will:

  • You will participate as a “player coach”,directing a team of product managers while contributing directly to the roadmap and delivery of marketplace products.
  • Taking advantage of your product management skills, you will work with a diverse, team from across the company to facilitate safe and efficient communications between partners and travelers. You will craft policies and products to detect and prevent undesirable and unsafe communications while making the vacation rental booking experience delightful.
  • You will collaborate with our retail and economics team to optimize key aspects of our commercial models.
  • You will protect our partners and travelers by driving a comprehensive program around cancellations, enabling friction free-cancellations when warranted, but protecting good actors from abuse when needed.
  • Serve as product expert combining industry analysis, end-user feedback, and development knowledge to establish a product vision and strategy.
  • As a functional manager you will evaluate team performance, assignments, and strategy, ensuring that we are developing phenomenal products, inclusive teams, and engaged employees.
  • You will Nurture effective engineering partnerships to deliver world-class solutions, serving as the product owner in an agile environment.
  • Coach team members and support their career development.
  • Contribute to our broader marketplace strategy as a member of the Marketplace Design product leadership team.

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience as a software product management experience (eCommerce experience preferred) leading definition, delivery, and validation of new capabilities across a large organization.
  • 3+ years owning a software product roadmap which requires coordination across multiple engineering teams.
  • 2+ years in a formal manager role: Mentoring team members, evaluating performance, assigning areas of responsibility, and working with other managers to align on focus and priorities.
  • 2+ years experience in an agile “product owner” role: Defining and accepting work at the team level each development cycle.
  • Experience validating and quantifying impact of new features through design of effective tests.
  • Ability to explain complex concepts clearly to those unfamiliar with the topic, both in writing and in small and large group presentations.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills including creation and delivery of effective presentations
  • Experience leading complex, multi-team, products from inception through launch and improvement
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or other technical discipline preferred

May travel up to 10% including international travel

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual target bonus or commission
  • Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility)
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team
  • Free listing on
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass
  • Casual dress

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.

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®.

About Vrbo:

In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together. Since then, we've grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties in 190 countries around the world. Vrbo makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between.

Vrbo is part of VRBO and the Expedia Group family of brands and offers homeowners and property managers exposure to over 750 million visits to Expedia Group sites each month. To learn more, visit

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
Technology Group

Job Function
Program Development

United States - Colorado - Denver

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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