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Senior Manager, Government & Corporate Affairs (Japan)

Japan - Tokyo

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Senior Manager, Government & Corporate Affairs (Japan)

Expedia Group is the world’s largest online travel marketplace. It operates more than 200 websites in more than 75 countries, working with more than 550 airlines and almost 900,000 hotel partners around the world. Japan is a key market for Expedia Group from an inbound (foreign travellers using Expedia to travel to Japan), outbound (Japanese customers traveling to other countries) and domestic perspective.

Your main focus would be around developing strong ties with Expedia Group's key government stakeholders – Members of Parliament, local government representatives and local government bureaucrats. Working closely with the Group’s legal and tax teams, and local business leaders, you will help the Group advocate on local regulatory issues, develop partnerships with the central and local governments, and provide input on local business strategy.

You will also be responsible for the representative role for Expedia within the Japan Association of Vacation Rental (JAVR).

You will passionately describe the economic and social value that Expedia Group and our other brands, like Hotels.com, bring to the Japanese tourism and travel industry. You will monitor regulatory developments at the local level and provide detailed reporting on opportunities, challenges, obstacles, and matters requiring urgent, manager or director level attention.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Government and Corporate Affairs, ASIA, you will also work with the Director, Government and Corporate Affairs, ANZ for broad and strategic guidance and direction.

What you’ll do:

You will be responsible for developing long-term relationships with national, regional, and local governments and representatives.

Internally, you will need to have close collaboration with the management, marketing, and product marketing teams. You will be responsible for compiling product related feedback from stakeholders.

Additionally, we require you to:

  • Use internal/external market data to inform and educate stakeholders of the value of our business to local and the national economies and communities.
  • Identify opportunities to partner with local and regional government to further promote Expedia Group.
  • Demonstrate and communicate the value that Expedia Group provide as a platform to local communities and individuals.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s in any related field; or equivalent related professional experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the multi-faceted regulatory environment that faces Expedia Group
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Demonstrated creative problem-solving approach and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills using qualitative and quantitative data
  • Proven ability & experience to cultivate new opportunities, engaging with a large range of stakeholders, both external and internal
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to handle regular intra-country travel
  • Business level fluency in both English and Japanese

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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
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Job Category
Legal Group

Job Function
Legal

Location
Japan - Tokyo

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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