Expedia Chicago , IL 60602
Do you want to work on a dynamic, high-energy team that is changing the face of online travel? Are you a self-starter who likes to deep-dive on customer and partner challenges? Are you ready to help people go places?
We are looking for a Product Manager to join the Expedia Product team supporting our Lodging operation. As a product owner, you will be responsible for improving the Vacation Rental experience. You will be working with Business Development, Technology and other Product teams to drive features from start to finish. You will own all phases of your product initiatives including ideation, delivery, and on-going iteration. This role works extensively with teams on both the business and technical sides of our organization, so we need someone who is able to clearly communicate issues, ideas and concepts both verbally and in writing. We believe in data, so you'll need to be accustomed to using data to lead product execution, while exercising your creative strategic skills
Who You Are:
You have experience managing technology products and/or projects and leading change from inception through delivery.
You have a track record of handling multiple tasks and projects at a time, prioritize workload effectively and thrive in a dynamic and complex environment.
You have 3+ years of related experience leading technical products, including a deep knowledge of software development methodologies, gathering business requirements and turning them into detailed functional design specifications.
You possess first-class influencing skills, including experience working within a large matrixed organization.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams to drive execution against project goals and deliverables.
You have proficiency with Excel and basic statistics. SQL knowledge a plus.
Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams to drive the implementation of new features as well as resolve operational issues.
Experience with Agile/SCRUM.
What You'll Do:
You will take ownership in driving new feature development through every stage of the product life cycle and deliver incremental value using validated agile methodologies.
Understand product interaction within a business process and from an end user experience view point.
You will evaluate every feature request, gather detailed business requirements from partners and work closely with technology staff to translate requirements into user stories for consumption by the development team.
Work with development team through development cycle to ensure features developed meet the desired business goals.
Collaborate with the development team to evaluate technical options, conducting build versus buy analysis.
You will identify gaps or conflicts in requirements, handle risks & UAT defects and drive toward resolution.
Validate projects after deployment to ensure they meet all operational and business requirements and drive maintenance and problem resolution, as required.
Liaise between product development, reporting, training and business owners to ensure clear communication, understanding of product offerings at all times and ultimate project success.
Provide visibility into status of upcoming improvements to partners.
You will monitor and track product feedback to help in the prioritization of development projects.
Refine and build the assigned product offering over time.
You will act as product champion and establish maintain relationships with key partners.
Why Join Us?
Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so. Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.
If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.
Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia, Hotels.com, Expedia Partner Solutions, Egencia, trivago, HomeAway, Orbitz, Travelocity, Wotif, lastminute.com.au, ebookers, CheapTickets, Hotwire, Classic Vacations, Expedia Media Solutions, CarRentals.com, Expedia Local Expert, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo.
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.