Finance Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Senior Strategy Manager (US)

Company Intro

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. During 2019, the Company had consolidated revenues and net income of $15.1 billion and $4.9 billion, respectively, and a current market value of approximately $60 billion.

Job Overview

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.

 

As Senior Strategy Manager for the US, you will lead the US members of the Global Strategy team and own the development of our North American strategy. This will require working collaboratively with stakeholders across all levels of the business to develop a multi-year strategic plan.

 

You will drive strategic and operational decisions through process and content leadership, help develop a unified perspective of our current capabilities and opportunities as well as evaluate build vs. partner vs. buy options. You will be the key point person between Strategy and cross-functional business teams in developing these assessments.

Responsibilities and Duties

 

As a key leader on the team responsible for the overall strategic direction of Booking Holdings, you will be solving unique and complex problems that have major impacts on a multi-billion dollar global business. You will need to think creatively, identify actionable insights from complicated data and navigate a highly-matrixed global environment.

 

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Being a thought leader in the US travel market through a deep understanding historical and future industry, competitor, and consumer trends; having a clear perspective on the likely future shape of the market

  • Developing and maintaining a multi-year strategic plan together with our brands and finance teams, including evaluating new business models, initiatives, investments or deals

  • Leading critical projects to solve complex strategic and operational challenges, including defining success, scoping analyses and driving to outcomes

  • Building alignment with senior stakeholders (inc. SVPs and VPs) on key recommendations, ensuring significant transformation of the company over a multi-year period

  • Supporting the regular Booking Holdings business review processes, by providing visibility and guidance for the Board of Directors on critical programs and strategic decisions

  • Coaching and leading the US based members of the global strategy team on key functional and personal skills such as communications and influencing, business analysis, and stakeholder management

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree

  • 5+ years in consulting, corporate strategy, business development or corporate strategic planning

  • 2+ years in operational role, ideally in a technology business

  • Skilled in strategy development, including project scoping, hypotheses development, financial and business modeling, strategic option identification, consensus building, and implementation

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a talented and driven team in the development and execution of strategic initiatives

  • Strong executive presence and ability to communicate strategy clearly and simply 

  • Ability to distill complex business issues and strategies to highlight insights and actionable recommendations in a concise and persuasive manner

  • Ability to lead cross-functional collaboration in a highly matrixed and complex environment

  • Ability to operate in a dynamic environment and deal with ambiguity, willingness to actively drive resolution of issues in a timely manner

  • Expertise in technology, ideally in e-commerce is highly desirable

  • Some travel to Europe possible, but infrequent

 

About BKNG 

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: 

  • Booking.com

  • KAYAK

  • priceline

  • agoda

  • Rentalcars.com

  • OpenTable

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.

EEO Statement:

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 reasonableaccommodation@bookingholdings.com with your request. M/F/V/D/SO 

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