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Director, Strategic Initiatives - Air & Car Business

Austin, Texas, Seattle, Washington
Full time
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Director, Strategic Initiatives - Air & Car Lines of Business

This is a great opportunity to join the surging travel industry and help drive the business forward while working on impactful and complex problems. If you are energized by the idea of delivering business outcomes by rolling up your sleeves, bringing teams together and making an impact, you'll be a great fit.

This role will be responsible for identifying direction to drive growth and optimize business results across Expedia’s B2C businesses. You will monitor P&L performance and key metrics, identify and recommend investment priorities (loyalty, channel resourcing, pricing optimization) and drive alignment and optimization across marketing efforts, and work across functional teams to action on opportunities to optimize the business.

This will include providing performance insights, strategic recommendations, and coordination across all the relevant contributing areas supporting the implementation of key business initiatives end to end. You will also support the Trips Leadership Team by delivering comprehensive views on overall business performance and priorities. You will have regular and frequent interaction with senior leadership across the organization and will need to maintain strong alignment and cross functional partnerships to ensure that the overall Trips business is well planned, understood, communicated, and effectively executed.

What you’ll do:

  • Drive and monitor business performance of a B2C Brand for the Trips - Air & Car Business Unit to deliver annual plan for Expedia Brands

  • Drive strategy and coordination across traveler marketing efforts (Brand, CRM, Loyalty, Performance search, etc)

  • Identify high impact initiatives, evaluate trade-offs, and lead cross functional teams across Expedia Group to enable execution for successful outcomes, e.g., optimizing investment strategy to align profitability with growth and marketplace needs

Who you are:

  • 10+ years of business management, B2C ecommerce, B2C strategy, B2C marketing and P&L management experience

  • Bachelor's in Business Management, Economics, Finance, or a related field; or equivalent professional experience; MBA preferred

  • Demonstrated program manager with ability to lead cross-functional teams, influence and align stakeholders to achieve successful business outcomes without direct organizational authority ultimately resulting in meeting targets

  • Experience developing data-driven processes and frameworks to enable actionable decision making

  • Motivated by goal achievement and continuous improvement, with enthusiasm and strive to motivate your team and the wider organization

  • Collaborator: Work in close partnership and build effective relationships with peers and other cross functional stakeholders to deliver Expedia Group-maximizing outcomes

  • Ability to succinctly synthesize complex problems with excellent written and oral communication skills

The total cash range for this position in Austin is $196,000.00 to $274,500.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $313,500.00, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.

The total cash range for this position in Seattle is $196,000.00 to $274,500.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $313,500.00, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.

Starting pay for this role will vary based on multiple factors, including location, available budget, and an individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience. Pay ranges may be modified in the future.

Expedia Group is proud to offer a wide range of benefits to support employees and their families, including medical/dental/vision, paid time off, and an Employee Assistance Program. To fuel each employee’s passion for travel, we offer a wellness & travel reimbursement, travel discounts, and an International Airlines Travel Agent (IATAN) membership.View our full list of benefits.

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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