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Manager of Vrbo Performance Operations & Strategy, Austin, Texas

Created06/19/2021
ReferenceR-61314
CategoryMarketing Group
Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CityAustin
Zip78758
SalaryCompetitive
Vrbo is a thriving online marketplace for vacation rentals within the Expedia Group portfolio--with more than 2 million properties listed in over 190 countries. Vrbo is seeking an individual who is a dynamic and motivated by problem-solving to join the Vrbo Performance team as Vrbo Performance Manager. This is a great opportunity to join the surging vacation rental marketplace, and help drive the business forward while working on fun and complex problems If you are energised by the idea of working to deliver broader business outcomes by rolling up your sleeves and solving problems, you'll fit right in with us! The role of the Vrbo performance team is to optimize Vrbo's business results by monitoring key business metrics, identifying opportunities for improvements, recommending changes to investment profiles, and coordinating execution across functional teams The manager of Vrbo performance will play a key role in owning the relationship with Expedia's Media Solutions group (ads on Expedia), Vrbo Brand Marketing & Media, and other initiatives like pricing optimization.

This will include providing detailed performance insights, strategic recommendations, and coordination across all the relevant contributing areas supporting the implementation of our business initiatives end to end. The manager will enable execution and strategy from kick-off to completion and until tangible business impact is delivered. You will also support senior management by delivering comprehensive views on overall business trends and priorities. This requires an individual that is curious, fearless, able to dive headfirst into data and develop data-driven insights. You will have regular and frequent interaction with senior leadership across the organization, and will need to maintain strong alignment and partnerships with key departments and businesses to ensure that the overall Vrbo business is well planned, understood, communicated and effectively executed. The role will report directly to the Senior Manager, Vrbo Performance in Austin, TX.

What you'll do:

  • Drive program management, strategy, reporting, and analysis for key performance levers at Vrbo including Expedia Media Solutions Group, Brand, and pricing
  • Develop data-driven insights that develop analytics frameworks and foundations to enable easy actionable insights and decision making
  • Develop business insights and help influence key stakeholders with data-driven decision making
  • Provide business analysis for key initiatives designed to achieve short-term financial goals and long-term business strategies. Develop detailed financial, planning and performance evaluation models for ongoing business and strategic options
  • Partner with cross-functional leaders to analyze key performance indicators and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Provide key analytical support to senior leadership on highly complex or unusual business problems
  • Perform systematic industry research and analysis to highlight category trends and key competitive issues and opportunities.


Who You Are:

  • Bachelor's degree required (Finance, Data Analytics, Econ, MBA, or similar)
  • 4-7+ years of experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to work through ambiguity to detailed solutions. You can take a vague problem, crisply frame the challenge, identify a path forward, and drive an initiative over the finish-line
  • Ability to succinctly synthesize findings; excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build effective relationships across a matrix of functional teams in large organization
  • Strong bias for action and sense of ownership
  • Advanced level knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with SQL, other analytics tools, data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Google Data Studio)


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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®, Egencia®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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