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Director of Strategy

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Director of Strategy

At Expedia Group, our mission is to power global travel for everyone, everywhere. If you are passionate about building incredible customer experiences and seek a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-paced environment, you will love Expedia Group's InsurTech team! In InsurTech, we provide confidence to book, peace of mind, and protection when the unexpected happens for our travelers globally through an innovative portfolio of risk-based products.

We are searching for a strategic self-starter to partner closely with the InsurTech and Marketplace leadership teams to enable the organization and drive the business strategy of the world's largest travel insurance P&L. In this role, drive the end-to-end business strategy to deliver incredible customer experiences and enable success across Expedia Group brands and Third Party travel providers and implement structures and mechanisms in support of the InsurTech organization’s growth.

Your attention to detail, and well-honed structuring and interpersonal skills will enable you to work effectively with your counterparts in Strategy, Product, Supply, Operations, Engineering, Legal, Finance, Revenue Optimization, and Brand Leadership to ensure our team delivers ahead of plan with high quality products. Your deep understanding of our customer and the business value drivers will accelerate near and long term performance by identifying, evaluating and prioritizing InsurTech opportunities. Your efforts will increase customer engagement and satisfaction, improve company profits, and enhance the value of our consumer brands and product lines.

What you'll do:

  • Define and drive the strategic planning process for the overall InsurTech business and partner with the Marketplace strategy leaders to ensure cohesiveness with the broader Expedia Group strategy

  • Build the foundation for the strategic plan through assessing industry trends, competitor analysis, and Expedia Group strategies

  • Recognize and frame strategic opportunities in a structured, analytical way to clearly communicate options, risks, and trade-offs

  • Collaborate with InsurTech leadership to translate the strategic plan into an execution-focused annual plan

  • Build consensus across Expedia Group for our vision and strategy

  • Establish a review cadence and prepare materials for business and technology reviews to monitor and run the business

  • Maintain a high attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize multiple, contending priorities simultaneously

  • Actively identify and problem solve, enabling the team's ability to meet strategic and financial goals

Who you are:

  • Have excellent quantitative, analytical and critical thinking skills and an ability to translate metrics, research and trends into viable strategies

  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate issues and influence others, including experience communicating complex information to senior leaders

  • Able to see the 'big picture' and to effectively prioritize and drive multiple projects

  • Self-starter who can excel in a fast-paced and fluid environment

  • Team player who actively promotes & encourages diversity of thought

  • 10+ years’ of experience in strategy consulting and / or similar role in a leading technology company

  • MBA in a related field is a plus; or equivalent related professional experience

  • Have expert level knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint and proven experience in modeling, analysis, research and presentation creation

  • Shown ability to lead in a matrix environment and ability to influence without authority

  • Travel or hospitality industry experience is highly valued

At Expedia Group, we believe in bringing people together and creating an inclusive workplace where everyone belongs and can do their best work. We care about our employees’ safety and well-being, so we’re requiring new hires in the U.S. to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status before their start date as a condition of employment. Expedia Group will consider requests for a reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law.

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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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, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.
  • United States - Washington - Seattle

  • Strategy

  • Full-Time Regular

  • 06/22/2022

  • ID # R-71660

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