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Capabilities Strategic Initiatives Manager



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Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

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Capabilities Strategic Initiatives Manager:

Expedia Group is looking for extraordinary talent to join the Traveler Engagement and Loyalty Team to drive the future of traveler communications and engagement. This role is a unique mixture of marketing expertise and product knowledge to bring the most powerful customer engagement platform for the travel industry into existence.

You will work in a truly customer focused organization and bring the depth of thinking to solve problems and drive incremental business value through the direct communication channels we have with our customers like email marketing, push notifications and in product messaging.

In this role you will serve as the lead point of contact from the capabilities team for strategic company projects, ensuring coverage for new features and capabilities and raising risks and issues.

What you'll do:

  • Support strategic company projects and priorities by serving as the main POC and representative for the capabilities team

  • Collect, define, and refine future capability sets to empower marketers to build personalized, powerful communications

  • Support the transition from 5 different marketing tech stacks into 1

  • Participate in discovery sessions with project teams to understand platform gaps and priorities for upcoming quarters

  • Review and monitor company-wide initiatives and understand their impact to our road mapping process, even when timelines are unclear

  • Scoping and creating project plans, developing processes, coordinating, and driving execution, and communicating to senior management on status, risks, and process or product changes

  • Work directly with external providers, customers, and partner teams to craft and deliver scalable solutions

  • Partner with other program managers to secure resources, scope efforts, set project priorities and milestones and drive delivery

  • Own program communication, accelerating progress by driving crisp and timely decisions, clearing blockers and escalating as appropriate

  • Support an environment of digital innovation and best practice, ensuring the use of technologies for the benefit of stakeholders and members

  • Develop, implement, and govern KPI reporting for a portfolio of programs, providing visibility to the milestones, and performance across all projects and using this data to drive or influence business decisions

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience in marketing programs for a B2C brand

  • Has been part of a successful transition or migration of communications between two platforms

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to manage multiple project timelines simultaneously

  • Experience with structuring customer and business problems and solutions to solve problems

  • Previous success building strong partnerships and relationships with clients or stakeholders in a wide range of roles and levels, across the organization

  • Strong commercial acumen and the ability to simplify and communicate complex concepts concisely and clearly

  • Strong relationship and facilitation skills both within diverse engineering and global cross-functional organizations

  • Cross-functional project management experience, with the ability to prioritize and advance projects requiring engineering, product and stakeholder support

  • Natural ability to develop relationships and influence without authority across all levels in an organization, from senior executives to individual contributors

  • General understanding of CRM and Marketing automation tools (e.g. Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Adobe Campaign, Braze, Responsys, etc.)

  • Advanced knowledge of Jira, Confluence and SharePoint a plus

  • Product and/or program management background 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®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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