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Senior Director, Product Management

United States - California - San Francisco


Senior Director, Product Management

Hotwire is recruiting for an executive role with responsibility for leading the end to end Product Management teams.  Reporting to the Head of Hotwire, and as an integral contributor to the Hotwire Leadership Team, this Senior Director, Product Management will be passionate about building, driving, motivating, innovating, and constantly evolving extraordinary Product teams.  They will be responsible for crafting and executing the vision for how Hotwire’s customers use and interface with our product, as well as the back end data and analytics environment, systems and tools ensuring that the cross-discipline product and engineering teams can design and deliver high quality solutions to our travelers quickly and efficiently.

This Senior Director will lead product management for over a dozen delivery pods, including apps, web front-end, back-end, data science, acquisition, retention, data, platform and enterprise tools. They will drive product strategy across these pods and partner with multiple groups across the organization to innovate and inspire changes to the product, aligning with Hotwire's unique brand promise. They will have to have an inquisitive mindset and desire to continuously push to learn more and seek out growth opportunities. The ideal candidate is one who has successfully led the development and delivery of complex consumer products at scale; is passionate and knows how to get results; is driven to create and build; is operationally credible; possess a relentless focus on the customer; and can effectively build, inspire and lead teams.

What you’ll do:

  • Oversee a team of product managers to take product concepts from idea through validation, shipping, measurement, and iteration.
  • Build, guide, mentor and motivate and retain a group of extraordinary product management professionals.
  • Partner with UX and technology peers to create beautiful consumer experiences that are consistent with the brand's identity and promise.
  • Prioritize and lead the development of new features based on clear criteria.
  • Educate and mentor product and technology professionals, including establishing best practices for testing roadmaps and test development and analysis.
  • Work closely with leaders from the business and supply teams, UX design, analytics, engineering, and marketing (and more) to deliver extraordinary products to our customers. Encourage collaboration with other Expedia teams.
  • Present to senior executives and represent Hotwire product strategy with key team members.
  • Build market and competitor awareness among the team. Ensure direct contact with partners and customers across geographies and segments to encourage customer empathy.
  • Set and reinforce product goals. Actively monitor key business metrics and adjust team priorities as appropriate to deliver on financial and customer adoption goals.
  • Find opportunities to improve processes and focus on providing solutions and delivering results.

Who you are:

  • Ability to motivate and inspire team to overcome challenges and focus on problem-solving
  • Exceptional relationship building skills;
  • Ability to work cross-functionally across teams to align different groups to common goals and ensure delivery of complicated roadmap
  • Ability to focus on the end customer and think long-term in order to build products that perform well and can scale efficiently as we grow
  • Enterprise platform product experience
  • Inspiring and approachable as a leader
  • Create an environment where people can realize their full potential
  • Be humble and lead with open, candid relationships
  • Inspire peripheral relationships across Expedia Group
  • Passionate about engaging and developing talent; attract, develop, engage and retain talented individuals with a compelling, unifying vision that steers and motivates
  • Natural bar-raiser: curious and passionate, with a desire to continuously learn more, which you use to understand basic business operations and the organizational levers that drive profitable growth
  • Bias to action, being familiar with methods and approaches needed to get things done in a collaborative, lean and fast-moving environment
  • Respond effectively to complex and ambiguous problems and situations
  • Lead mostly with questions rather than opinions, thriving on the opportunity to own, innovate, create, and constantly re-evaluate
  • Comfortable making recommendations across competing and equally critical business needs
  • Simplify, clearly and succinctly convey complex information and ideas to individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Motivated by goal achievement and continuous improvement, with the enthusiasm and drive to motivate your team and the wider organization

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®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®,®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions,™, 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, 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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Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Program Management (Technology)

United States - California - San Francisco

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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