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EMEA Insights & Strategy Manager

United Kingdom - London

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Expedia

EMEA Insights & Strategy Manager 

Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories?

That is what we do here at vrbo.com, an Expedia Group company. We are the leading vacation rental website in the world with more than one million online bookable vacation rentals. Our mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every holidaymaker in the world through our online marketplace and we're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.

The EMEA Insights & Strategy Manager is a critical role in implementing the business objectives of VRBO in Europe. You will be responsible for developing, analysing and drawing insights from the core operating metrics for VRBO’s business in Europe. This will include providing detailed planning and organization across all the relevant contributing areas and supporting the roll-out our business initiatives end to end, from kick-off to completion and until tangible business impact is delivered.

You will actively work with the financial planning and business analytics teams as well as Marketing and Product team members (Marketing, Product, Product Marketing, Partner Success, etc.) to monitor, analyse and augment the business strategy, contribute to budgets and forecasts, collaborate on action plans, oversee execution, and track overall progress. Your work will have influence over almost every major function of the business and develop a very deep understanding of the main functions and of the performance drivers of our marketplace. You will have regular and frequent interaction with senior leadership across the organization and will need to maintain strong alignment and partnerships with key departments and businesses to ensure that the overall North America business is well planned, understood, communicated and effectively executed.

The role will report directly to the Sr Director of Operations and Product Performance, EMEA, in London.

What You'll Do:

  • Provide business analysis for key initiatives designed to achieve short-term financial goals and long-term business strategies. Develop detailed financial, planning and performance evaluation models for ongoing business and strategic options.

  • Use both data and industry knowledge to propose insights that achieve higher levels of traffic, booking conversion, new listing adoption, listing renewal, supplier adoption of key listing enhancements and monetization.

  • Perform systematic industry research and analysis to highlight category trends and key competitive issues and opportunities.

  • Play a key role developing budgets and forecasts to drive adoption and usage of existing and new features: expand e-commerce platform and work with Product/CS/Sales/Marketing to promote e-commerce features and usage to all customer segments.

  • Provide regular reporting to the company on the business results and key drivers of metrics for EMEA’s business including performance across top origin and destination markets.

  • Monitor progress towards achieving the operating metrics that result in hitting our business objectives. Collaborate with functional teams (sales, marketing, product marketing, product) to ensure the implementation of initiatives essential to achieving our business goals in Europe.

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA preferred

  • Exposure to strategy and/or E-commerce, preferably in Product, Marketing, Product Marketing or Business Intelligence

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organization skills

  • Appetite for creative and structured approach to problem solving

  • Proven excellence in program and project management.

  • Ability to build effective relationships across a matrix of functional teams

Key Behaviours for Success in the Role:

  • Ability to work both at the “helicopter” level for the overall business, as well as at the “ground” level to gather insights or drive execution

  • Passion and tenacity for solving problems through creativity and resourcefulness

  • Desire and ability to learn quickly

  • Strong internal partner management skills

  • Logic and common sense in performing quantitative analyses and sharp sensitivity to implications and impact

  • Direct and clear approach to communication

  • Comfortable dealing with uncertainty by creating structure and prioritizing effectively

  • Ability to inspire and motivate resources outside your own internal team

  • Growth Mindset

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual target bonus.
  • Free snacks and beverages.
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
  • Free listing on Vrbo.com.
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
  • 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 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.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, Vrbo®, 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®.

About Vrbo:

Vrbo, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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.
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R-46178

Job Category
Management Group

Job Function
Reporting / Business Analytics

Location
United Kingdom - London

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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