Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands – Booking.com, KAYAK, priceline, agoda.com, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.
The Global Strategy team is responsible for the overall strategy of both Booking Holdings and its largest brand Booking.com. The team has members in Amsterdam, London and the New York area, and we work collaboratively on initiatives across the senior leadership of Booking Holdings, Booking.com, Agoda, Kayak, and OpenTable.
We are looking for a motivated individual to help us to answer questions that are core to the future of the world’s largest travel business. Our role is to break down and structure complex problems, execute relevant analyses, develop actionable recommendations and build organizational buy-in. We work on high-impact, challenging projects across Booking Holdings and with each of our brands, with exposure to senior leadership.
Despite the scale of our businesses, we retain a small, start-up feel and an energetic culture. We are looking for a results-driven, rigorous problem-solver with a sharp analytical mind, plus the ability to think creatively and communicate well. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is excited about the opportunity to solve key strategic questions in a data-driven and collaborative environment – helping achieve our mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.
Responsibilities and Duties
Build problem-solving frameworks to break down and structure complex issues; synthesize analysis into key trends, implications, and/or actionable recommendations
Prepare presentations for senior management and Board of Directors: examples could include (but not limited to): competitive and market analysis, financial & operational internal data analysis, qualitative analysis based on interviews and desk research
Evaluate the performance of current business operations and recommend strategies and tactics to achieve business goals
Work collaboratively with business unit partners and corporate support teams to drive enterprise strategy execution; Partner on strategy-related projects with Finance, Corporate Development, and Data Science and Research teams
Support and/or lead elements of the annual / quarterly strategic planning process including linking the annual budgeting process with the long range strategic planning process
Communicate recommendations supported by a compelling storyline to stakeholders to ensure impact; build consensus among cross-functional teams and influence decision-making with senior audiences
Maintain structured knowledge databases of strategic, industry, and competitor information
Bachelor’s Degree in business or other related field
Basic relevant experience in management consulting, investment banking, corporate strategy, corporate development or another related field (2-3 years)
Experience in a product or operations role in a scaled online business
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to see the “big picture” and understand key dynamics of a business/industry while maintaining good attention-to-detail
Strong understanding of strategic, business, and financial concepts, tools, and frameworks; comfort with corporate finance and accounting principals
Strong experience within strategic projects and topics, including hypothesis development, financial and business modeling (Excel proficient), option identification, consensus building and implementation
Successful project management experience in facilitating cross-functional, complex projects in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple project deadlines and priorities
Ability to distill complex business issues and strategies to present insights and actionable recommendations in a concise and persuasive manner and influence stakeholders at mid to senior levels of the organization
Expertise in technology, ideally in travel, e-commerce, retail, payments, and/or consumer-facing products is desirable
Knowledge of SQL and other data gathering and analysis techniques is a plus
Fluency in languages other than English is a plus
Travel – 20% of the time or less
Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. Our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to more freely travel across borders, time zones, languages and cultures. At Booking Holdings, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands:
Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.
Booking Holdings is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. M/F/V/D/SO