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Market Manager (Houston)

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Market Manager (Houston)

The Market Manager’s primary responsibility is to onboard, develop and maintain a high-quality portfolio of hotel and property products (i.e. relevant, attractive and competitive) for Expedia’s fast-growing global customer base, within their assigned territory.

In doing so, you will also continuously work with Expedia Groups' property partners to help them maximize the production potential from their participation in the Expedia marketplace by smartly utilizing the power of Expedia Group’s unique data insights, marketing, distribution, and revenue management toolset.

This role is the core on which the Market Management team is based. The team ensures that the Expedia Group brands’ global customers always find the most suitable property for their dream trip wherever they want to go and that our hotel partners can effectively, efficiently and throughout the year, reach Expedia Group’s full breadth of global traveler demand.

What you'll do:

Consistently using data specific to your market and activity prioritization dashboard, and demonstrating local market knowledge, Market Managers will:

  • Develop and sustain strong partner relationships by providing relevant data insights and high-quality consulting services to hotel partners (revenue management advice, marketing opportunities)

  • Build the portfolio of local hotel partners by introducing prospective partners to Expedia’s marketplace and facilitate their onboarding process

  • Ensure that partner hotels’ products (content, rates, and availability) are consistently optimized on the Expedia sites to maximize customer conversion

  • Secure additional lodging rates and availability information over high demand and compression periods to satisfy customers’ pressing needs

  • Secure seasonal deals and promotions within the guidelines set by management to support the brands’ merchandising and marketing efforts

  • Continuously promote and develop hotel partners’ high engagement with Expedia’s full suite of unique market insights (partner reports, competitive data, key performance drivers) and revenue management tools (dynamic promotions, packages, fenced deals, mobile)

  • Marketing and merchandising opportunities

  • Specialized brands (e.g. Egencia, Hotwire, Media Solutions) potential opportunities

  • Self-service tools (Expedia Partner Central)

  • Represent Expedia in the local market, build Expedia’s company profile with key local influencers (e.g. tourism bureau, hotel association, etc.), and provide expertise to the local industry

  • Provide coaching to colleagues (peers, Associate Market Managers, Market Associates) on standard methodologies

  • Other reasonable duties, as assigned

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field; or equivalent related professional experience

  • Minimum 2-5 years of relevant experience

  • Approximately 20 – 30% of travel for market visits

  • Please note, we also utilize highly effective video and social technologies that can allow employees to optimize their commitment to travel, communication, and collaboration

  • High impact personality: intellectual agility, entrepreneurship, compassion in relationships, great teammate

  • Hungry, determined, motivated, willing to take action, and results-focused

  • Organization and time management skills, rigor, attention to details

  • Proven follow-up/persistence when facing challenging situations

  • Ability to multi-task effectively and be able to change gears quickly without skipping a beat

  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize work and be laser-focused on achieving critical targets, goals, and/or strategic objectives set by LPS leadership team

  • Relationship builder; earns the confidence of others

  • Bridges and sustains solid partnerships based on mutual support through a reciprocal style

  • Appetite for innovative technology, fast-changing business environment, data-driven decision-making

  • Demonstrates analytical skills

  • Ability to select and present insights, including performance, market and competitor analysis, and to implement significant action plans based on the data

  • Proficiency in English language skills

  • Present ideas and directives clearly and persuasively; actively listens when spoken/presented to

  • Ability to effectively communicate to various levels and through a variety of communication channels

  • Able to work independently as well as be a strong team worker, ensuring the whole team wins

  • Help other team members acquire skills or achieve targets/goals

  • ROLE MUST BE BASED IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

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®, 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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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 - Texas

  • Commercial

  • Full-Time Regular

  • 07/14/2022

  • ID # R-74318

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