HomeAway, Inc., an Expedia brand based in Austin, Texas, is the world's leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing over 1.2 million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading vacation rental websites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es and Toprural.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; HomeAway.com.au and Stayz.com.au in Australia; and Bookabach.co.nz in New Zealand. Asia Pacific short-term rental site, travelmob.com, is also owned by HomeAway.HomeAway also operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels.

Product Manager, Global Advertising at HomeAway

About Us:

Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories?

That is what we do here at HomeAway.com, an Expedia Inc. company. We are the leading vacation rental website in the world with more than one million online bookable vacation rentals. Our mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler in the world through our online marketplace and we'recommitted to helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.

HomeAway’s Global Advertising team is looking for an analytical, entrepreneurial, and creative Product Manager to help us grow our media business globally by delighting brands and travelers with innovative advertising solutions. The position requires working closely with key stakeholders across various lines of business within HomeAway to identify new revenue strategies and new advertising opportunities. Your work will have an emphasis on branded advertising product with context and relevancy as core values. Overarching goal is to partner with premium brands to inspire users to explore and discover travel destinations and create the best overall vacation rental experience. You will need to be able to produce and defend the business case for media placements, and discover and champion advertising products that deliver results. To succeed, you must operate successfully and independently in an ambiguous environment and be a strong product thinker.

Collaboration is a “must-have” and is critical to the team’s success. The role is inherently cross-functional. You will work closely with advertising sales, marketing, partnerships, core product,engineering, yield, operations and creative services. You will need to balance multiple competing priorities as you work to negotiate successful outcomes for all parties involved. The successful candidate will be highly analytical and resourceful, able to use creative problem-solving skills to move quickly from ideation to implementation and/or resolution. You will need to demonstrate a bias to action, and the ability to juggle many small projects successfully, maintaining a view of the Global Advertising business while managing toward the strategic principles of the company at large.

Responsibilities: 

  • Partner with sales, marketing, and line of business owners to support and grow media revenues from our new and existing portfolio of products and placements
  • Identify new opportunities and work with product and business stakeholders to come up with creative and mutually beneficial solutions to business problems
  • Actively provide sales with the product support required to win new business and know how to turn sales requests into sell able products that simultaneously enhance the customer experience
  • Engage with engineering teams in multiple time zones to plan and deploy products
  • Actively manage A/B testing and deliver progressive results
  • Manage multiple projects and details without losing site of the ‘big picture’
  • Be a tireless advocate for Global Advertising interests in every interaction throughout the organization while mindful of broader company values.
  • Be self-directed and able to move forward in a fast-paced, where processes and procedures are not always completely documented
 

Skills and Requirements: 

  • Relevant work experience in online advertising,business management and/or product development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, capable of interacting across all levels of the organization and with external partners including working across time zones with teams in both India and the United States
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, with a demonstrated ability to use numbers and metrics to back up assumptions and evaluate outcomes; experience with financial modeling and statistics is a plus
  • Proven ability to work with multiple internal organizations requiring clear communication, evangelism and compromise
  • Experience working directly with sales,engineering, creative services, and ad operations teams
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced dynamic environment across various teams and time zones, with a strong bias for action
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills,capable of interacting across all levels of the organization and with external partners
  • Understanding of media buying/planning cycles and Internet ad serving systems (Double click a plus)
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred


Benefits:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual target bonus or commission
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team
  • Free listing on HomeAway.com
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass
  • Casual dress
 
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Why work with us
Founded by Brian Sharples and Carl Shepherd in February 2005, the idea behind HomeAway was to revolutionize the historically-fragmented vacation rental industry and establish the company as the clear market leader. The entrepreneurial spirit of the pioneers who created the very first vacation rental sites, many of which are now part of the HomeAway portfolio, fueled the early growth of the business and set the tone for the company culture that exists today. At HomeAway we work as a team, we work hard and we're competitive, but we always make time to celebrate our successes. From peer-nominated awards for those who have exceeded expectations with a free vacation, to company parties that celebrate holidays and achievements, we strive to maintain a culture where everyone's content and proud to call HomeAway their "home away from home!"
Culture
The HomeAway World Headquarters is located in downtown Austin, Texas. Employees love the proximity to restaurants, bars and retail — especially to the unofficial company cafeteria, the Whole Foods Market flagship store. The office space is also situated off of Lady Bird Lake, which has a fantastic hike and bike trail. HomeAway's four-story, 86,000-square-foot, mixed-use building was awarded Gold-level LEED certification in April 2010 for its use of eco-friendly materials. The design is vacation-themed and features a giant replica of the birdhouse from the HomeAway logo.
Perks & Benefits
Target Annual Bonus
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
4 Weeks' Vacation
Free drinks and snacks
Game room
Workout room/area, onsite showers and lockers, and bike lockers
Great medical, dental and vision plans

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