Senior Manager, Distribution Partnerships (Business Travel)

Sonder San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 months ago

We are transforming the future of hospitality. Sonder is building a better hotel; one that leverages deep technology to improve operational efficiencies and dramatically lower costs, eliminating the need for expensive back-of-house spaces. Each Sonder is purposefully selected, designed and maintained - customized to reflect the vibe of its neighborhood. Whether your stay is two days, two months or two years, in a studio or a six-bedroom, Sonder ensures a unique, yet consistent experience.

As a result, Sonder is growing faster than Marriott and will become the world's largest hospitality company in a few short years. Our revenue team is dedicated to unlocking defensible and scalable demand through yield management, channel distribution, and direct marketing. We are the team responsible for top-line growth.

AT SONDER YOU WILL:

  • Negotiate and sign partnerships with key channel (i.e. travel management companies, online travel agencies etc.) and connectivity partners (i.e. channel managers, switches) with a focus on business travel.

  • Develop a perspective and framework around channel prioritization.

  • Be responsible for the end to end integration of a channel; ensuring that our content (i.e. availability, rates, inventory) is making it to the end consumer.

  • Guide the strategy and ops of bringing on a new channel to Sonder, requires cross-functional stakeholders collaboration (i.e. guest experience, yield management etc.)

  • Become an industry leader around hospitality channel distribution.

  • Ability to flex beyond distribution partnerships and into other B2B initiatives (i.e. enterprise sales, strategic partnerships etc.).

WHAT WE LOOK FOR:

  • 7+ years driving business development at a hyper-growth tech company or distribution experience at an innovative travel company (OTAs, hotels etc.)

  • Undergraduate in a technical or analytical major (i.e. economics, finance, engineering, statistics) is preferred.

  • Ability to understand and project manage complex technical integrations.

  • Deep cross-functional project management skills; onboarding new demand channels takes coordination across several Sonder teams.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience driving towards business travel partners and consortia (Amex GBT, CWT, BCD etc.) and the GDS.
  • MBA from a top university.

We also have great benefits to make your life easier so you can focus on what you're best at:

  • Competitive salary and equity packages

  • Generous stock option plan

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Unlimited vacation

  • Annual free credits and discounts to stay in Sonders

  • A company with a huge vision, a dynamic work environment, and a team of smart, ambitious and fun to work-with colleagues!

  • Daily catered lunches

  • Snacks and coffee for days

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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Senior Manager, Distribution Partnerships (Business Travel)

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