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Senior Manager - Strategic Initiatives

Switzerland - Geneva

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Expedia

At Expedia Group, our mission is to revolutionise travel through the power of technology. Changing and innovating in the market to drive Expedia’s growth is at the heart of what we do at the Strategic Initiatives team and we are currently recruiting. If you want to be part of one of the most exciting brands in technology and are looking for your next high profile role where you can collaboratively build the paths in which we grow, you should read on.

As a Senior Manager in the Strategic Initiatives team, you will have full ownership to drive impact and execute strategic projects and tactical initiatives across the Expedia Group (EG) Lodging Partner Services (LPS) group. LPS is a crucial organisation leads our core relationships with more than 500,000+ global lodging partners across 200+ countries. These lodging partners are our valued suppliers as well as B2B customers. This position will act as essential business partner to the LPS group to develop and execute business strategy, in close coordination with the Product team and our Brands. To be successful in this position, an individual needs to be entrepreneurial, collaborative, and own end-to-end deliverables.

General Responsibilities

  • You will identify and evaluate key trends, opportunities and risks

  • Support the leadership team, identifying key opportunities across focus areas

  • Frame the opportunities which have been identified into specific initiatives and obtain agreement

  • You will execute on identified initiatives (and LPS strategy) and monitor the business impact and status of initiatives across Expedia Group

  • Partner with our analytics team to build fact-based insights, drive decision making on investments and size the impact and status of initiatives launched

  • Will act as the change engine for ongoing innovations in the lodging business, identifying and broadly implementing the best ways of working across the organisation

  • Collaborate closely with the line teams required to deliver the initiatives identified (e.g. technology, operations, finance, analytics, account management teams, etc.)

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of processes, products and markets and build deep relationships with applicable regional leadership teams

  • Serve as the voice of LPS into broader Expedia Group global projects, ensuring input and feedback from the LPS organisation is well-captured and integrated, collaborating closely with product development and other teams

  • Conduct industry competitive analysis to inform strategic decisions

  • Help facilitate the delivery of the annual plan and LPS scorecard results, delivering to the overall LPS goals

Experience & Competencies

  • 7+ years of experience, with a preference for those with a management consulting background and/ or a similar role in a leading technology company; MBA strongly preferred

  • Extensive problem solving and analytical skills, takes a data-driven, analytical approach, and draws upon business acumen where information is incomplete

  • Ability to lead, handle and mobilize multiple business partners (including top executives) and demands in a fast-moving and ever-changing environment

  • Ability to strategize, design and execute towards ambitious goals

  • Excellent communication skills with ability to present complex concepts to both executive leadership and operational teams

  • Results-oriented, appetite for driving business impact / execution, including in a highly autonomous role

  • Team player - Builds a climate of inclusion and implements inclusive strategies to bring a diverse set of perspectives to the team and solutions

  • Ability to work across multiple remote locations

  • Self-motivated and able to drive success with limited guidance

  • International experience and/or online or travel industry a plus

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 the 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®, 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.

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-49555

Job Category
Marketing Group

Job Function
Business Development

Location
Switzerland - Geneva

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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