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Strategy and Business Operations Associate

United States - Washington - Seattle


Strategy and Business Operations Associate

**role can be located in Seattle, San Francisco or Austin**

Are you looking for a high-impact role with meaningful room for growth? Do you enjoy working with data, and collaborating cross-functionally to answer strategic questions?

This newly created role sits within the Strategy & Business Operations team. Our team collaborates with a broad range of partners including Hotwire’s Leadership Team. We have an immediate impact on our business and the ability to grow in an exciting, fast-paced area of the travel industry. Deep exposure to every facet of our business will allow you to gain a General Manager’s perspective. If you relish conquering diverse challenges, this role is likely to be the most exciting opportunity of your career!

What you'll do:

  • Strategy Development: You will work closely with the Director of Strategy & Business Operations to drive the annual strategic planning process. We work across departments to understand key business drivers and synthesize data-based insights that will drive the company’s strategies.

  • Special Projects: We execute internal consulting engagements that are broadly defined and result in important decisions regarding Hotwire’s business strategy. Examples may include competitive intelligence, product/geographic mix, the evolution of the business model, etc.

  • Cross-team Execution: Our team is deeply embedded in cross-team operations and execution. Your work will not end at the strategy-setting phase, as you will engage in various types of initiatives to provide analytical input and strategic direction to our cross-team partners, with the goal of driving progress on our OKRs.

  • You have fun! We are a lively team spanning San Francisco, Seattle, and Gurgaon, India.

Who you are:

If you are a curious and intuitive self-starter, you will be well-positioned to ideate and execute against critical initiatives involving all Hotwire business units.

  • Bachelors degree with 1-3 years of experience with a top tier strategy consulting firm or in-house strategy or business operations team for an e-commerce or tech company; or Equivalent related professional experience.

  • Highly proficient in data analysis, including quickly drawing insights from complex data sets and comfort with Excel and SQL.

  • Record of creative, structured approach to problem-solving and data-centered communication and decision-making.

  • Previous experience in effectively collaborating with and influencing mid- and senior-level leaders, including through development of PowerPoint decks.

  • Familiarity with eCommerce, retail, and travel industry is preferred.

  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to handle various projects/responsibilities.

Why join us: 

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people.  We are a global 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 bring the world within reach – 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 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®, Vrbo®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Expedia® Media Solutions,™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia Cruises™ and SilverRail Technologies, Inc. For more information, visit


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
Management Group

Job Function
Reporting / Business Analytics

United States - Washington - Seattle
United States - California - San Francisco

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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