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Sr Product Manager - Global Hotel Products

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The Sr. Product Manager will develop and execute product strategy for assigned product lines or significant key product line in order to achieve and maintain product leadership. Conduct market research and analyze market demand. Conduct and review competitive analysis. Define products, analyze requirements, develop and maintain specification documents. Develop tactical marketing plans and prepare related budgets. Develop detailed product features, requirements, and implementation plans. Assume deep product-area or program-level responsibility and/or primarily responsible for relationship with one or more functions and senior executive stakeholders. Accountable for budgeting, reporting, and analysis of assigned products; and may own P&L for assigned products. Provide input into broader strategy, and drive product strategy for own area of responsibility. Make resource and budget choices between projects, and build versus buy. Work cross-functionally to implement changes to assigned product(s). Serve as an expert resource to other Product Managers.

This particular brand is one of the leading corporate travel management companies in the world and part of the main Client's family of brands. We are looking for a talented product manager to join the product team for our global hotel product offerings (North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific). You will bring innovation, a strategic perspective, a passionate voice, and an ability to prioritize and execute on a fast-moving set of product priorities, competitive pressures, and market opportunities.

In this role, you’ll be working with a cross-functional team in supply, technology, marketing, sales, and services. It involves regular interaction with our senior executives and has the opportunity to grow into a senior product manager in our organization.

Responsibilities:
• Lead global hotel product features and initiatives for the brand through a deep understanding of our customer and supply team needs in the Americas, EMEA and APAC.
• Develop the roadmap, product scenarios, user stories, and backlog for our hotel products. Engage and collaborate with our global technology, supply and customer facing teams to prioritize product initiatives.
• Act as the product owner for your projects in a fast-paced agile team, working closely with the team to ensure successful launch of new products to market.
• Be close to the competition and understand our competitors’ strategies and product features. Apply your knowledge to develop differentiated product plans and win prospects in our sales pipeline.
• Engage with other hotel product managers across the Client to leverage best practices and technology for the brand hotel offering.
• Understand how to drive hotel bookings and revenue. Lead cross-company initiatives and product strategies to grow our hotel business and margins.
• Work closely with global marketing leaders to launch new products to market.

Qualifications:
• A track record of innovation: you embrace creativity and have delivered some innovative products to market. You’re passionate about travel and have lots of ideas about how to redefine the business travel experience.
• Enthusiasm and strong leadership skills with the ability to influence across the organization. Ability to push back or challenge partners in the organization while maintaining great relationships.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate ideas/positions on an ad hoc basis.
• Ability to work in a complex, diverse and changing environment with strong attention to detail. We’re specifically looking for a person who is energized by maintaining focus on key business goals and ability to execute on a plan with constrained resources.
• Passion for customer interaction and desire to exceed what our customers demand of us.
• Experience in the hotel industry is an advantage. While there will be great technical resources for you to work with, you need to be the expert on the hotel product: industry trends, the dynamics of hotel supply and demand, back-end architectures and systems (inc. relationship with global GDSs), and the latest UX strategies for driving conversion and bookings. If you haven’t worked in the hotel or travel industry before, you’ll need to show previous experience ramping up and mastering a complex domain.
• 5 years+ experience in product management.
• Bachelor’s degree required, an MBA a plus.
• Fluent in written and spoken English, ability to speak French an advantage.
• Ability to travel 4-6 times per year to work with stakeholders across the world.

Sound like a job you’d like to learn more about? Get in touch - we’d love to talk to you further! This job will be based in our Bellevue, WA offices.

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