North America Director, Service and Operations
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Job Type: Full time
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North America Director, Service and Operations
As one of the largest teams within Expedia Group, the Traveler & Partner Services Platform (TPSP) unites global, front-line support for Expedia Group’s travelers and supply partners across all EG brands and strategic partnerships.
TPSP is looking for a proven Customer Service senior leader professional to lead our North America hotel partner support team. This team supports our hotel supply partners as well as our internal commercial teams. This Director must possess a combination of analytical insight, strong business acumen, and an ability to analyze business performance to drive a high-performance culture.
You will be the leader of a large, distributed, and diverse team of customer service professionals that provides direction to 100+ internal agents as well as front line teams at external vendors. The ideal candidate will be able to lead a highly engaged workforce committed to company values and focused on providing the right end to end experience in our marketplace.
Lodging Customer Service team at Expedia Group is a collaborative unit, creating strategic direction and aligning with peers and external stakeholders to ensure a high performing culture.
What you’ll do:
Set expectations for operational performance and customer experience including defining key performance indicators (KPIs) and objective and key results (OKRs)
Develop and implements departmental strategy and delegates daily operations to managers and leaders
Controls operational budget and ensures operational delivery within it
Ensures the greater business vision is understood by the team, defines its interpretation within the unit and translates into functional goals
Key influencer of stakeholder groups to ensure team are fully supported for their operational work and the team's needs and challenges are considered in development of any future changes
Strong understanding of operational structures and functions essential to manage operations
Uses external benchmarking and industry knowledge to make improvements within EG
Explicitly builds systems that encourage talent to grow in the organization and develops successors for own position. Mentor's others and promotes mentorship within the organization
Shares knowledge and best practices among broader company business groups; may sponsor and serve as subject matter guide for "masterclass"
Enables an inclusive and diverse work environment
Uses appropriate coaching techniques to unlock team members’ potential to grow their skills and help them drive their performance
Models and encourages others to handle conflict openly and productively
Promotes a “one-team” mentality that encourages ownership and collaboration around technical and customer problems irrespective of organizational boundaries
Creates pipelines of talent for the future from both internal and external talent pools
Proactively and transparently manages conflict
Helps other leaders proactively identify staffing needs and resources for accomplishing business unit/function goals
Plans for and assigns financial/material resources effectively across the business unit/function and in line with organizational resources and goals
Assists in developing policies and procedures to increase resource utilization efficiencies and reduce unnecessary costs within the business unit/function
Builds strong relationships and maintains a visible presence with multiple stakeholder groups as a representative of own department, ensuring each group's needs are understood and supported by the other
Acts as a representative of the department on working groups or core teams in a specialized area of impact or interest to own department and the larger business unit
Ensures team is prepared for any business continuity issues that may arise
Considers potential business continuity issues and ensures policies and processes are up to date and actionable
Acts as key decision maker for decisions in any large risk business continuity incidents that occurs within the unit
Proactively offers support to other parts of the business impacted by active business continuity issues and informs executives and peers of status in the event of significant
Who you are:
We are looking for a leader with extensive experience leading global contact center teams for large-scale enterprises (1K+ multi-lingual agent populations)
An experienced leader with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a related field; or equivalent related professional experience
You have several years of people management experience
A highly motivated, hands-on leader with demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategies that drive increased productivity within their organization
Proven capability to develop contact center leaders with strong communicative, interpersonal and people development skills
Demonstrated problem solving, confidence and quick decision-making capability
Extensive knowledge of analytical and reporting tools
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®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.
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