Job Description

Expedia

The Area Manager is responsible for leading a team that is responsible for the account management, strategy implementation, and planning within an assigned market geography.

As an Area Manager, you and your team will support delivery of revenue and/or acquisition goals, by developing and sustaining strong hotel and property partner relationships within the assigned area, driving implementation of internal business initiatives, and process efficiencies.

In doing so, you and your team will work with Expedia Group’s hotel and 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.


What you'll do

  • Lead a team including Market Managers, Associate Market Managers, Market Associates in the assigned market.
  • Run a small number of key accounts and/or local hotel chain relationships in designated area/country(s)
  • Continuously coach and provide recommendations to direct reports; improve team productivity and effectiveness by building the skills and capabilities of the team members
  • Supply cross functional Expedia business initiatives; through initiation and planning stages to actively anticipate market impact and roll out plans
  • Provide input to senior management in developing effective and scalable solutions to improve process efficiencies
  • Develop and sustain strong partner relationships by delivering consulting services
  • Develop & drive sound recommendations based on insights from data analysis to optimize hotels in the Expedia market place and their lodging market overall
  • 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
  • Promote Expedia’s full suite of products offerings to partners and educate them on the full use of our products and tools
  • Lead the execution of overall market business plans to meet or exceed key targets, goals and/or strategic objectives set by LPS leadership
  • Effectively handle working relationships, team's productivity and morale
  • Continuously improve collaboration with other internal functions, within LPS and across Expedia.
  • Other reasonable duties, as assigned
     

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s Degree; or equivalent
  • 5-8 years’ experience
  • 20 – 30% of travel
  • Demonstrated the ability to achieve and set goals
  • Lead cross-functional teams successfully in a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong project management skills, including multiple projects at a time, prioritize effectively, and to meet deadlines
  • Execute market place initiatives with a strong eye on improving margin opportunity, obtaining lodging rates and availability information and driving long term relationships with our supply partners, especially our key accounts
  • Ability to have an effect for internal and external decision makers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; including fundamental pitching and articulate ideas clearly and appropriately influence others
  • Proficiency with Project Management and CRM tools (preferably Microsoft Project and Salesforce). Expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Establish and adhere to priorities in a fast pace environment
  • High impact personality: intellectual agility, entrepreneurship, compassion in relationship, 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
     

Strategy Execution

  • Integrates change processes with organizational business plan.
  • Coaches team members in behaviours for personal effectiveness, results orientation.
     

Relationship Management

  • Authentic relationship builder; earns the confidence of others;
  • Bridges and sustains productive and long term partnerships based on mutual support through a reciprocal style
     

Solution Alignment

  • Excellent analytical and vital thinking skills, including demonstrated general problem-solving skills and an intense curiosity to identify trends and ensuing business needs.
  • Appetite for innovative technology, fast-changing business environment, facts decision-making
  • Ability to select and present insightful dataset including performance, market and competitor analysis and to implement significant action plans bas

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