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Principle Program Manager

United States - Washington - Seattle

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Principle Program Manager

Are you an outstanding program manager who is looking to join a team at the heart of Expedia's business? Expedia Services Business Enablement team leads a variety of Strategic Initiatives at Expedia Group. We are internal consultants that thrive in ambiguity and solving complex problems.

The Services Enablement team works across Expedia Group and interacts with many groups and products to deliver large, complex technology initiatives. As the Principal Program Manager, you will play a meaningful role leading and supporting the efforts across Expedia Services group and broader EG. You will shape the future of Expedia by bringing a blend of product, strategy, and program management competencies to our portfolio of high visibility initiatives. This role inherently works across various functions - you will collaborate across multiple teams/divisions/locations to solve problems, learn fast and drive outcomes.

What you’ll do:

  • You will lead large, long-range initiatives while delivering value incrementally by operating in an agile, rapid development environment

  • You will operate effectively within the organization's formal and informal structures by building relationships across departments and understanding the roles and perspectives of diverse partner groups

  • You will work across team boundaries with leaders and program managers of multiple products or efforts to appropriately prioritize work to gain alignment with overall initiative, organization, and company goals

  • You will actively identify and drive resolution on cross-team issues, scope changes, resource constraints, and other impediments

Who you are:

  • Experience creating the basic structure of a program from scratch including (when needed): Business case development, prioritization alignment, team engagement, identifying a sponsor, identifying stakeholders, 'sales' pitch to leadership, budget, etc. This will also include monitoring resource usage across projects or programs, identifying areas for improvements and looking for ways to optimize efficiency

  • Ability to keep abreast of the progress of multiple tracks within a program or across the department; coach project managers (or other program managers) to adjust priorities or timelines as needed

  • Keen eye for identification of improvements to the product development lifecycle for a product line

  • Proven ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage trade-offs and evaluate opportunistic new ideas with internal and external partners

  • Experience applying Agile, Waterfall, and hybrid methodologies

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results by working across subject areas and organizational boundaries

  • Excellent influencing and relationship-building skills as well as experience working with senior management

  • Experience working cross-culturally and ability to adapt personal style to different environments

  • Strong strategic and critical thinking skills; ability to see the “big picture” while also diving into details when needed

  • Creative decision-maker who can work independently and apply quantitative analyses to support tradeoff decisions

  • Strong program planning skills with experience structuring large initiatives in effective and meaningful ways

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field or equivalent related professional experience

  • 10+ years of related experience in a world-class consulting firm, technology platform product management and/or large strategic program management

  • Experience in an eCommerce environment, is a plus

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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Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Program Management (Technology)

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

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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