Senior Manager, Performance Marketing

Expedia Group

Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Senior Manager, SEM Performance Marketing

This is a highly visible role with the ability to make material contributions and impact to the success of the Expedia Group brands. The Senior Manager, Performance Marketing, Car & Cruise is directly accountable for the success of SEM bidding against Car & Cruise intent search. The Senior Manager leads a small team of Trading Specialists that manages P&L performance and orchestrates work across dedicated analytics, bidding operations, engineering and data science teams whilst maintaining strong relationships with our search-engine partners (e.g., Google, Bing).


  • Work with the Marketing leadership and Finance teams to set goals and assess financial tradeoffs
  • Manage the Car & Cruise trading team to achieve monthly/quarterly financial targets
  • Collaborate with other marketing teams, site product, data science, and analytics to improve the Car & Cruise the shopping experience, and Expedia Group’s ability to attract Traveler’s to our sites.
  • Work with our Search partners to set joint product and technology priorities that keep Expedia Group on the leading edge of the marketplace


  • Inspiring and approachable as a leader
  • Create an environment where people can realize their full potential
  • Be humble and lead with open, candid relationships
  • Inspire peripheral relationships across Expedia Group
  • Passionate about engaging and developing talent; attract, develop, engage and retain talented individuals with a compelling, unifying vision that steers and motivates

Additional Competencies

  • Natural bar-raiser: curious and passionate, with a desire to continuously learn more, which you use to understand basic business operations and the organizational levers that drive profitable growth
  • Bias to action, being familiar with methods and approaches needed to get things done in a collaborative, lean and fast-moving environment
  • Respond effectively to complex and ambiguous problems and situations
  • Lead mostly with questions rather than opinions, thriving on the opportunity to own, innovate, create, and constantly re-evaluate
  • Comfortable making recommendations across competing and equally critical business needs
  • Simplify, clearly and succinctly convey complex information and ideas to individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Motivated by goal achievement and continuous improvement, with the enthusiasm and drive to motivate your team and the wider organization

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in SEM trading or similar quantitative fields
  • An impressive portfolio and history of delivering measurable and material business results
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent related professional experience) preferably in a technical/analytical field
  • Experience working directly with engineering and/or data science teams highly desirable
  • Executive-level written and verbal communication skills

This position is open to hybrid work out of Expedia Group's Seattle or Chicago office only.

About Expedia Group

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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