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Director, Commercial Finance - Air

United States - Washington - Seattle

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We are looking for a high performing Commercial Finance Director to join the Expedia for Business (E4B) team. E4B is a crucial organization leading Expedia Group’s core relationships with the largest global airline, lodging and car rental partners across 200+ countries. E4B also leverages the best of Expedia Group’s partner-facing APIs and template products with a laser focus on B2B, powering hundreds of partners around the world. As the Expedia Group’s partner-focused arm, E4B’s mission is to provide its partners with solutions to fuel their growth. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the E4B Commercial Finance team supporting the Strategic Travel Partners (STP) group within E4B. This is an integral role reporting into the Senior Director of Commercial Finance. In this role you will be a key business partner to the business team managing our vital airline partnerships.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead a team of 7 to support and drive commercial negotiations with key Airline partners alongside the Air Commercial team
  • Assist with developing and modeling Airline GDS and connectivity strategy  
  • Identify levers to aid delivering long term growth and profitability
  • Deliver high class business intelligence and sales reporting. Work with key partners to ensure information is relevant, timely, reliable, and interpreted for the needs of the Sales leaders, Account Managers and Business Development Managers
  • Drive the dissemination of commercial finance knowledge across the business to improve business acumen and enable better decisions to be made
  • Push where necessary for further investigation and interpretation
  • Develop and lead an elite Commercial Finance team
  • Drive the dissemination of commercial finance knowledge across the business to improve business insight and enable better decisions to be made

Who you are:

  • MBA/Qualified Accountant with 10yrs demonstrable experience and success building Commercial Finance teams and supporting negotiations
  • Proven ability to lead/act as finance business partner and build trusted business partnerships with business leader
  • Highly collaborative individual with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with internal stakeholders and successfully work cross-functionally
  • Highly analytical, going beyond the traditional functions of finance, driving insight and strategy across a broad range of business issues
  • Self-motivated, self-aware with ability to work autonomously
  • Embraces creativity, innovation and is open to new ideas. Detail orientated, solves problems creatively with positive can-do mindset
  • Can analyze data effectively, interpret and present data in a compelling format to senior management across finance and non-finance, and drive actions
  • Past experience in a global fast paced industry, ideally B2B and in a technology or travel tech environment
  • Proven experience working with cross functional teams across multiple time zones
  • Able to lead various projects at once whilst keeping the teams focused on delivery
  • A skilled people leader, passionate about developing talent

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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-64710

Job Category
Finance Group

Job Function
FP&A

Location
United States - Washington - Seattle

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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