Senior Manager, Advanced Data Insights

| Austin

Expedia

VRBO is looking for a proactive, analytical and technically skilled leader to join our Analytics and Data Insights team. This person will lead a team that partners every day with our Americas and EMEA Business leaders, providing those customers with the data, reporting, and insight needed to improve overall company performance.

The Business/Retail team at VRBO has three primary responsibilities: (1) Determine the best way to drive traffic and bookings efficiently at a local level; (2) Recommend ways to improve our end-to-end customer experience, with a focus on local-level optimization opportunities; and (3) Partner with all our other VRBO teams cross-functionally to ensure we deliver our financial plan. The Advanced Data Insights manager and her/his team will partner with them to achieve those goals, providing a broad spectrum of data and insights ranging from destination-level optimization recommendations to proposed high-level changes we could make to our revenue model. The team will also similarly partner with product and marketing leaders, on a basis prioritized by Retail, to support major initiatives for the company. This role reports to the Director of Global Advanced Data Insights. The role requires an individual with excellent analytical and hands-on technical abilities, combined with strong presentation and communication skills. She/he will lead a small team of highly skilled analysts located in Austin and London.

What You'll Do:
  • Develop new and innovative analyses based on Retail priorities, and guided by Market knowledge, to inform Product and Marketing roadmaps

  • Participate in and help lead sections of the Retail weekly meetings to ensure insight-based decision making

  • Understand key business and conversion drivers to better define KPIs for Retail that are aligned with the company’s overall strategic direction

  • Partner with key stakeholders to prioritize requests based on highest potential value added, and proactively drive initiatives from there

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams globally - especially engineering and other Analytics teams - to clarify and document customer requirements

  • Work with the broader Analytics Platform team in an Agile model to create self-service data products that will allow the Retail and other teams to access accurate information directly

  • Create visualizations that allow customers to easily see important trends in our KPIs, and which the Analytics or Retail teams can use to spot anomalies and/or opportunities

  • Respond to ad hoc analytical questions from key partners, especially for readouts on key tests and/or recent changes that could heavily impact company sales

  • Partner with the Technology and Engineering teams to ensure continuous improvement in data collection and underlying data systems to adequately support advancements in our data products and improve our insight

  • Ensure that the team of analysts has training and career development plans that will set them up for success today and going forward

Who You Are:
  • Bachelor's degree in an analytical field (e.g., Strategy, Business, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics) and 7+ years of experience in data analytics OR Masters degree in an analytical field (e.g. Strategy, Business, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics) and 5+ years of experience
  • 3+ years experience in either e-commerce/travel industry or strategic consulting strongly preferred

  • 2+ years experience managing teams

  • Extensive experience with SQL required; some experience with big data platforms/languages (Hadoop, Hive) and other coding languages (Python, Scala) Required. Some experience with data engineering would be advantageous

  • Proven experience working with web analytics and visualization platforms (i.e.: Google Analytics, Tableau, Periscope) to create self-service visualizations

  • Proven track record of solving complex business problems and communicating easily understood recommendations to teams for implementation

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrable ability to deliver compelling fact-based presentations

  • Passion for number crunching, logical problem solving and intellectual challenges

  • Strong business sense, strategic thinking and team building skills

  • Ability to decompose a line of business into its underlying drivers and then model changes in those drivers based on historic data to estimate the impact on the overall business

  • High technical aptitude, with a willingness to develop further as data-based analyses grow deeper and more complex

  • Comfort with uncertainty by prioritizing effectively and flexibly handling changes

  • Ability to work across different business units/countries to communicate findings company-wide

  • Ability to work independently and proactively, identifying issues and raising them to management, as well as offering potential solutions

  • Ability to build and present evidence-based stories

  • Excellent organization skills, and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently

Benefits & Perks:
  • Competitive health and insurance benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual target bonus or commission
  • Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility)
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team
  • Free listing on Vrbo.com
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass
  • Casual dress
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®.

About Vrbo:

In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together. Since then, we've grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties in 190 countries around the world. Vrbo makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between.

Vrbo is part of VRBO and the Expedia Group family of brands and offers homeowners and property managers exposure to over 750 million visits to Expedia Group sites each month. To learn more, visit www.vrbo.com.

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.

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Location

Vrbo has three offices in the Austin area with a 16-story global headquarters now open in the Domain.

An Insider's view of Vrbo

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Some of us have been working together for 5+ years and have been there for each other during engagements, births, divorces…you name it. They have truly been my second family and my coworkers are the best part of coming to the office every day.

Amanda

Director, B&B Sales and Supply

What projects are you most excited about?

As a Software Engineer, I’m excited to rebuild an old JavaScript and jQuery STAB component into a new React based component. The goal is to update this component to our new tech stack so when consuming applications move to using Catalyst based applications we can ease the integration process.

Juliana

Advertising Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being a successful finance person means being a strong business partner and not only understanding what is happening throughout the business but also being insatiably curious about it. It’s not enough to just know math, or know the numbers; you need to know where those numbers come from, how they get there and what's driving that result.

Sharon

Sr. Director Global Finance Operations

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The Talent Acquisition team is always pitching innovative ideas at our 120-day planning sessions that directly impact the company and recruitment experience. It’s amazing to see how quickly we’re able to implement new ideas every 120 days and measure the results. We’ve seen everything from employee referral reform to self-defense classes in Austin.

Marisela

Director, Global Talent Acquisition

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm on a team that's investigating the integration of react-native into our existing mobile app and my focus is primarily on bridging our existing native analytics packages into the react-native side of things. This allows us to adapt and improve based on what customers do while using our product,

Andrew

Software UI Engineer

What are Vrbo Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We participate in an annual Day of Caring where Expedia Group offices from around the world all take a day in September to spend time volunteering for a favorite charity. This day is a paid day off!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Check out our employee resource groups here: https://www.expediagroup.com/about/diversity-inclusion/
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Vrbo's team fitness initiatives include In-office fitness classes at our Austin Domain 11 office.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vrbo offers up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave (yes, dads, too!) for eligible new parents with at least 1 year of service.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
From our annual holiday party (without kids) to our Halloween, Spring Picnic and Bring your kid to work day parties, employees have several opportunities to celebrate together throughout the year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
9 paid holidays + 2 floating holidays you can take any time during the year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Vrbo hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion in addition to Fireside chats with notable leaders, Product Academy and Career Exploration Program.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Vrbo was recognized by the Austin American-Statesman for having the most generous parental leave in Austin and won Best Culture at the Austin Young Chamber FAVE awards.

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