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Senior Product Manager

United States - Colorado - Denver

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Expedia

Are you interested in solving some of the most complex, challenging, and exciting problems in the travel space? Are you a product manager with a scientific mindset and a passion for building outstanding user experiences? Vrbo is an exciting, international, profitable company that is transforming the market to become the world's leading vacation rental marketplace.

We are searching for a Product Manager to join Vrbo’s partner product team to define and build products that support our partners: vacation rental owners and property managers. Specifically, you will be working with our Escapia software team, which helps over 1,000 vacation rental managers run their business through streamlined operations.

What You’ll Do:

As a Senior Product Manager, you will work closely with the engineering, design, data & content platforms, and other product teams to deliver the vision for Escapia product platform. You will serve as a product authority, combining industry analysis, market research, end-user feedback and site usage data to lead the product lifecycle: setting the vision and product roadmap, defining requirements, collaborating with design and development to define, implement, deploy, a/b test, measure, and refine features to deliver an outstanding partner experience for our partners and end users.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, communicate and execute the vision, strategy and roadmap for the Escapia software platform, which will help transform property manager business operations
  • Lead a feature team during preparation and participation in 180-day planning sessions, monthly product reviews, and deep dive workshops.
  • Engage with our user community and industry authorities to understand the evolving needs of our market.
  • Work with the executive management team to ensure they are fully engaged in strategic and tactical planning decisions
  • Collaborate daily with the Engineering, User Experience, Analytics and Marketing teams to ensure project requirements are clearly defined and accurately phased to facilitate timely delivery of functionality.
  • Actively participate in agile product development process for roadmap implementation, writing product requirements, user stories, and maintaining the product backlog of priorities in close cooperation with design and engineering
  • Partner with Customer Support to delight the customer and drive NPS.
  • Define data and reporting requirements and drive implementation with the data engineering and business intelligence teams
  • Design, implement and analyze a/b tests to drive key performance metrics
  • Lead a set of projects across the software development life cycle; execution, status reporting and coordination against project plans and delivery commitments
  • Launch products and features in cooperation with customer service, product marketing and marketing on go-to-market and lifecycle marketing strategies
  • Balance resolution of urgent technical issues while communicating changes to business partners
  • Define, track and report on user metrics to measure efficiency and drive improvement e.g. feature usage, conversion rates.
  • Make recommendations regarding policy changes that will enable and support the product vision and strategy.

Who You Are:

  • 5-7 years of software product management experience within an agile software development environment.
  • Proven track record managing multiple ongoing complex projects and implementation of web applications (SaaS preferred), while delivering on schedule.
  • Ability to collaborate with cross functional teams to ensure success for large, complex projects in a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated experience in embracing product management methodologies, standards and policies
  • Ability to negotiate and influence your peers, work cross-functionally, and dedicatedly prioritize opportunities.
  • Strong communication and presentation abilities
  • High level of initiative and desire to build a premier user experience for our customers
  • Ability to travel 10-20%

Preferred:

  • 2+ years of hands on software development experience building Web Based enterprise level applications for B2B customers.
  • Experience in the travel vertical is a plus
  • BS or BA in a related field, MBA is a plus
  • Experience with relational databases and APIs
  • Experience developing products for iOS and Android platforms

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 with 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 HomeAway 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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R-50717

Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Program Development

Location
United States - Colorado - Denver

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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