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Director, Commercial Finance

United States - Washington - Seattle

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Director, Commercial Finance

We are Platform & Marketplaces (P&M) an organization of over 5,000 employees – not including our many customer support agents supporting customers around the world.

P&M is the foundation that our world-class Expedia Travel Brands run on providing eCommerce, Data and AI, Payments, and Customer Services. We also provide the underlying computing infrastructure and tools required to make our employees and developers successful.

To date, our transactional capabilities are clearly leading the travel industry and while our technology and products have initially been built to power some of the industry’s leading brands, their ambitious strengths represent a compelling opportunity to broaden Expedia Group’s reach in the ecosystem of travel providers.  The Platform and Marketplace Team has a bold bet to commercialize our platform for all of travel. Join a team at the forefront of travel and experience this transformational journey.

What you’ll do:

This role will be critical to helping to build out new businesses while identifying and modeling opportunities to use platform capabilities to power the $2T travel industry. This role will be responsible for partnering with Marketplace & Yield (M&Y), Strategy, and the API/Architecture teams to drive strategic and commercial decisions for M&Y and across the platform. In your role you will partner with the M&Y team providing ongoing Finance business partnership for the leadership team and you will be the Center of Excellence for platform commercialization. Additionally, you will be responsible for all FP&A duties for the Marketplace & Yield (M&Y) Team and will report to the Vice President of P&M Finance.

  • This role will provide business advisory and finance thought leadership

  • Develop financial frameworks and enable decision support and trade-offs for investment/resource allocations to drive revenue yield and price opportunities

  • Partner with P&M business teams as Finance COE to develop and implement new business models relating to API First strategy, commercialization models

  • Drive M&Y budgeting and forecasting processes, involves coordination/alignment with teams in Retail and TPG that implement M&Y driven programs (e.g., pricing, search & discovery, content)

  • Lead the development of complex financial modeling, prepare synthesized views to drive focused discussions on platform unit economics performance and value unlock across P&M

Who you are:

  • 6+ years of experience in an analytical role with an emphasis in financial analysis and modeling

  • 2+ years of strategic planning, business development, or investment banking

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills

  • Strong executive presentation development and delivery capabilities

  • Comfortable in creating strong relationships with internal and external teams.

  • Ability to influence and drive leadership to decisions

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting. MBA from top tier school; or Equivalent related professional experience

The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, self-sufficient, and strong in more than one or all of the following areas:

  • Business management, including creating business strategy, owning P&L, and managing commercialization metrics

  • Support the development of pricing models and help build out commercial terms with our customers and channel partners in support of the sales team and business development teams

  • Evaluate the potential benefits of acquisitions and support valuation and deal structuring in coordination with our corporate development team

  • Identify critical metrics and analytical frameworks to understand and drive the business. Build out processes and simple solutions to solve business and financial problems

  • Communicate with key stakeholders on financial impacts of the business

  • Work collaboratively across Product, Technology, Operations, Legal, Controllership, and Expedia Group Channel Partners to set up and structure the financial management and tracking of new business units

About Expedia Group

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, Egencia®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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About Expedia Group 

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, Egencia®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.  

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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-59543

Job Category
Finance and Accounting Group

Job Function
FP&A

Location
United States - Washington - Seattle

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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