Vrbo is part of the Expedia Group family of brands. We are 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
As a Global Insights Director at Vrbo, you will own and promote our international research vision, and manage a team of researchers. You will guide and prioritize research project work across a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques, and ensure that team efforts result in actionable insights for our product, UX and marketing teams.
Are you passionate about research and excited about your findings being used to drive changes that will impact millions of people? If yes, we are hiring a Global Insights Director, you will own and promote our international research vision, and manage a team of researchers. You will guide and prioritize research project work across a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques, and ensure that team efforts result in actionable insights for our product, UX and marketing teams.
What you will do:
Develop and execute international research strategy for our digital products, combining UX research and market research
Develop stakeholder relationships across a complex, matrixed, international organization
Manage staff of researchers in multiple countries; train and develop staff, and ensure their professional growth
Develop relationships with research vendors in additional countries to augment global research reach
Oversee project execution and quality to ensure that work across the team meets objectives and quality standards
Engage with other talented leaders and researchers across this team and others within Expedia Group, and build the discipline of research.
Leverage cutting-edge research tools and techniques like biometrics, eye-tracking, emotion recognition and others.
Who you are:
Advanced degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, or other related field.
Strong experience in both UX research and Market research (preferred) but will consider experience in only one research discipline (UX or Market research)
Strong technical acumen and experienced in collaborating with Technology and Product
Experienced in common research techniques (lab usability, remote usability, biometrics, survey, interviews, focus groups, heuristic evaluations, card sorting, etc.).
Passionate about keeping up to date with the latest tools, technologies and industry advancements.
Strong leadership experience with a passion for fostering a culture of mastery in the team.
Expert in experimental design; able to plan and manage scientifically rigorous data collection and test protocols
Able to communicate clearly, persuasively and professionally to research leadership teams.
Expert in project management with experience in managing schedules and priorities for multiple simultaneous research projects across teams.
Strong stakeholder relationships experience and communications.
Some of our perks include:
Industry leading health and insurance benefits (including dental and emergency health insurance);
Health and wellness benefits so you and your family can do the things you love that keep you fit and healthy
Travel benefits including hotel discounts, annual travel reimbursements and travel package discounts;
Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility);
Be yourself at work every day with 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®, 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.