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Senior Associate, Corporate Development

Expedia is seeking to hire a Senior Associate of Corporate Development & Strategy to help drive our next phase of growth. The Corporate Development team drove the process to raise almost $4B for Expedia Group and is now leading the charge to simplify Expedias operations and identify areas of profitable expansion together with our new CFO (formerly head of Corporate Development) and new CEO.

The Corporate Development & Strategy group is responsible for (1) leading Expedia's acquisition activity globally; and (2) driving strategic initiatives across Expedia Group and its portfolio of brands (e.g. (please use the apply button below), (please use the apply button below), Vrbo, and Egencia, among others). The group is led by the Head of Corporate Development, who reports directly to the CFO of Expedia Group.

Expedia Corporate Development Overview:

o High deal volume: The group has executed 20+ transactions over the last 5 years, including the acquisitions of Orbitz, HomeAway/Vrbo, Travelocity, and Wotif; majority acquisitions of SilverRail and ALICE; and significant investments in Despegar and Traveloka

o Impactful strategy projects: In a typical year, the team will tackle 3-4 major strategy projects that range from assessing industry trends and their impact on our businesses to recommending and implementing cross-business unit transformations

o Small team: The team consists of 7 people with strong and diverse backgrounds (e.g. former investment bankers, private equity professionals, and McKinsey and BCG consultants with extensive M&A and strategy experience)

o Frequent exposure to senior leadership: The group works closely with the leadership team of Expedia and sits next to the CEO

o Emphasis on career development: Corporate Development is a pipeline for some of the most senior positions in the company.Expedias CFO, Head of Corporate Development, Head of Corporate Finance, Egencia Division CFO and Head of Travel Partners Group Strategy and Transformation all come from the team, as did our two past CEOs.

What you'll do:

Formulating and executing Expedias global acquisition strategy

  • Develop detailed financial models and valuation scenarios for potential transactions

  • Manage deal processes for potential transactions, in coordination with senior members of Corp Dev, including:

    Lead business, company, and industry diligence analyses of target companies

    Coordinate internal functional experts and outside advisors, sometimes numbering more than 1-200 members, in functional diligence of target companies and transaction structuring

    Review legal documentation including to ensure protection for issues / risks identified in business and functional diligence

  • Produce investment recommendation materials for review by Expedias board and senior corporate executives

Managing Expedias corporate strategic planning process and individual strategy projects:

  • Identify and play a key role in operationalizing key medium- and long-term strategic initiatives to improve Expedias operational performance and competitive positioning, while working with senior executives across the organization

  • Work with the CEO, CFO, Head of Corporate Development, and senior team members to develop Expedia Groups annual strategic and financial plan

  • Assess business unit strategic plans and develop a corporate view on portfolio-wide gaps and opportunities

Providing ongoing strategy and finance support to the CEO and board of directors:

  • Work with the Head of Corporate Development and senior members of the team to produce materials for board meetings and to answer other key questions posed by the CEO

Who you are:

  • Outstanding performer with a demonstrated record of 1 to 4 years of achievement at a top tier investment bank, strategy consulting firm, private equity firm or active M&A corporate development group.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and experience communicating complex information

  • Proven track record of defining and executing key analyses with minimal supervision

  • Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint; demonstrated experience in modeling, analysis, research, and presentation creation

  • Demonstrated experience working in a team environment

About Expedia Group:

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience theworld in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia, (please use the apply button below), Expedia Partner Solutions,Vrbo, Egencia, trivago, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, Wotif,ebookers,CheapTickets, Expedia Group Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert, (please use the apply button below), and Expedia Cruises.

Expedia iscommittedto creating an inclusive workenvironmentwith a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Company Description
Why Expedia Group?We are travelers and technologists. We work across time zones, hemispheres, cultures and languages. We’re used to breaking things down and building them back up again, until they’re even better. We know travel can be hard, but we also know that it’s worth it, every time. And because we believe travel is a force for good, we take our roles seriously. We’re here to build great products, and facilitate connections between travelers and our partners that truly bring good into the world. You’ll discover a world of passionate people, all guided by an inclusive purpose: to strengthen connections, broaden horizons, and bridge divides.At Expedia Group, our success is inspired by a shared belief that every individual can make an impact, bringing our talents together to accomplish amazing things. We love the journey as much as the destination, being part of the team but staying true to ourselves.