Job Description

Expedia

Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories?

That is what we do here at vrbo.com, an Expedia Group company. We are the leading vacation rental website in the world with more than one million online bookable vacation rentals. Our mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every holidaymaker in the world through our online marketplace and we're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.

You have a passion for the internet business and its development; you come out of an experience with a very dynamic, multi-cultural and global organization and are looking for a next challenge in a focused and entrepreneurial team. You are therefore used to dealing with ambiguity and a constantly changing environment.
 
As Sr. Program Manager Europe, you will closely assist the EMEA Sr. Director of Operations in the design, coordination and implementation of EMEA business projects, operational model design and implementation, change management activities, strategic initiatives, and support the European businesses by leading deep dive and war room activities. The Program Manager will be required to work with a high degree of autonomy. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
 

  • Run cross-functional projects across geographies as directed by the Sr Director of Operations 

  • Support the European business in its organizational and cultural change management

  • Liaise with all business and support functions to coordinate business projects, esp. with EMEA senior management, regional and operational directors, Global Marketing and Product Teams, to drive projects to successful conclusion

  • Internal consultant role including business and market analysis and strategic recommendations and planning

  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA preferred

  • Experience in working with and managing cross-functional teams.

  • Strong project management experience with strong consulting skills

  • Operational experience.

  • Internet industry experience is a plus

  • Fluent English mandatory; one or more additional European language would be a plus.

  • Highly analytical and numbers focused

  • Confident, with excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Excellent listening skills, concise communication, and targeting the message to specific audiences 

  • Strong self-organization and self-motivation skills 

  • Passion and tenacity for solving problems through creativity and resourcefulness

  • Desire and ability to learn quickly

  • Strong internal partner management skills

  • Direct and clear approach to communication

  • Comfortable dealing with uncertainty by creating structure and prioritizing effectively

  • Ability to inspire and motivate resources outside your own internal team

  • Growth Mindset

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Organized; ability to translate concepts into action plan

  • Data oriented

  • Business acumen – you easily connect the dots between different topics and functions

  • You have a strong sense of autonomy, and you are at ease with building crisp presentations for large audience 

  • You’re persistent.

  • You have a track record of managing uncertainty and extracting key questions from poorly defined problems  

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual target bonus.
  • Free snacks and beverages.
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
  • Free listing on Vrbo.com.
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
  • Casual dress.

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 extraordinary people want to do their best work, and to provide them to 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

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