Expedia Group - Lodging Connectivity Manager

In your role as Lodging Connectivity Manager, We need your primary focus to effectively handle the relationship with Lodging Connectivity Partners and optimize performance by driving the adoption of solutions and features in alignment with Expedia’s business objectives.

You will have direct responsibility for the relationship management and internal strategy relating to assigned accounts.

We will need you to be responsible for the delivery of connectivity projects, influence future product developments, and use connectivity to meet the commercial goals across Expedia Lodging business teams.

What you'll do:

Account Management

  • Day to day relationship management for all assigned accounts and positively influencing relationships across all partner touch-points to support Expedia. You will influence the partner to implement connectivity features that align with business objectives and deliver clear business benefits.

  • Identify opportunities for partners to increase revenue and shift share, aligned with core commercial strengths. To do this you will understand, negotiate, and implement creative initiatives within your partnership base

  • Contribute to Expedia's connectivity knowledge base by developing the account profile for each of your partners and sharing an in-depth understanding of their systems by way of supporting materials.

Optimize Performance

  • Identify and remove technical barriers that prohibit optimal supply access.

  • Analyze and troubleshoot highly-complex technical integration problems, and propose effective solutions.

  • Drive efficiency and incremental revenue as well as actively proposing and executing solutions to the various challenges of connectivity to the partner’s systems

  • Work with team members to define and design solutions suited to deliver value within Expedia's lodging supply; and advise how the product should, or will, be used with specific expectations and business models of partners.

Project Management

  • Manage connectivity implementations in defined timeframes, cost and quality levels.

  • Manage connectivity-related business initiatives, activities, and tasks within defined time frames.

Who you are:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a business and/or technical discipline.

  • At least 3 years of experience in Solution Selling (or equivalent) and project Management

  • Demonstrated ability to lead on-going business relationships

  • Experience with hotel systems including GDS, CRS, PMS, CM and RMS

  • A strong client focus and a capacity to bring partners to an efficient collaboration in a context of operational problems

  • Strong technical understanding

  • Strong organization and coordination skills.

  • Comfort in working with all levels/departments.

  • Strong communication skills, creativity and a drive for results.

  • Ability to speak German and Russian is required

  • Willingness and ability to travel 30% of the time

Why join us:

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them the tools to do so.

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.