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Director – Innovation Trends

United States - Washington - Seattle

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Director – Innovation Trends

The New Partner Solutions team within Expedia for Businesses will be identifying new products, services, and capabilities to bring to our partners, incubating and accelerating high potential opportunities, and setting winning go-to-market models for new offerings. We are hiring for a Director, Innovation Trends for this team! 

At Expedia Group, we’re passionate about our people, our customers, our values and our culture. We seek a strong innovative technologist who enjoys working with customers, has a bias for action, has experience with new products, and the ability to empower and lead people around them. This leader embodies a growth mindset and promote a diverse and inclusive team culture that attracts and grows people. 

What you'll do:

  • Monitor trends for relevancy: Identify what to monitor and how (VCs, Pes, Innovation Hubs, etc)

  • Own in-sourcing of new product concepts: for consideration and flag relevant trends

  • Insights Sharing: Drive EG to turn external insights into internal action through impactful readouts

  • Make recommendations: contribute to business cases and understand trends well enough to make recommendations for go forward action for EG.  Present to and seek buy-in from relevant cross-functional stakeholder teams for alignment

  • Support Build/Buy/Partner Decision: Partner with relevant tech and business leads to determine the path forward

  • Seek alignment on key trends: Share insights with relevant business and tech teams to identify which trends matter most

  • Leverage across EG: Keep pulse of EG capabilities and priorities in order to align on the listening process

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's degree or related field; or equivalent related professional experience (Masters preferred)

  • 5+ years in a business development, external listening, consulting or similar role - 10+ years experience overall

  • Strong understanding of market and competitive landscape for emerging technologies in travel

  • Ability to keep pulse on and evaluate trends, and translate into actionable recommendations

  • Proven track record developing and implementing strategies and business development opportunities and delivering business results

  • Strong communications and presence with clients/partners

  • Very strong interpersonal skills (externally and internally at all levels)

  • Ability to define strategic priorities

  • Experience working across teams, and leading without direct authority to achieve results

  • Start-up experience a plus

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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-63140

Job Category
Strategy Group

Job Function
Strategy

Locations
United States - Washington - Seattle
United States - Illinois - Chicago

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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