Expedia Group’s global legal team of 120+ is entering a new phase in our life cycle as we establish a Legal Operations function to help meet the growing needs and demands of our team and of the businesses we support. While the immediate objectives are focused on law firm engagement and management, cost savings and contract life cycle management (CLM), this role should develop over time to have a full Legal Operations mandate, including knowledge management, legal technology and legal service delivery. Reporting to the VP Legal, the Global Legal Operations Manager will play a key role in changing how we work and interact with one another and with our clients. This is an immense opportunity for someone who has the right skills, drive and ambition to come in and make a lasting impact.
Our legal team is a group of smart, creative and business-savvy professionals who are highly regarded across all corners of Expedia Group. We take the time to understand our businesses and our clients, and we are trusted and valued partners with a seat at the table for important decisions. We are fortunate enough to support an incredible group of people who are constantly innovating within both the travel and technology industries. While we are laser-focused on helping the business achieve its goals, we never miss an opportunity to learn…or to have a little fun. And we are proud of the collaborative and supportive culture we have built across our global legal department.
What you will do:
Build and lead a law firm management program to help identify and realize legal fee cost savings:
Develop a department knowledge management program:
Who you are:
You have worked closely with a Legal Operations leader for several years, perhaps as a number two, and you have been involved with developing and/or managing a sophisticated external counsel program. Ideally you have previously played an important role in delivering a large-scale, enterprise-wide project. You are highly motivated and thrive in a role where you have an opportunity to build something from the ground up. You enjoy building relationships, and you actively seek out other perspectives, understanding the value that diversity brings. You can identify a range of creative solutions to the challenges that exist, and while you are never short of ideas, you are great at prioritizing and balancing short-term wins with longer-term needs. You are resourceful and determined, you see your projects through to completion, and then you look for further opportunities for improvement.
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 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 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.
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®
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