Customer tools advisor - Fluent German

Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way while helping them build memories with their friends and family? That is what we do here at We are the world’s leading online vacation rental marketplace with more than 1.2 million properties listed. Our site attracts more than one million page views per month. Our mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveller in the world through our online marketplace.

To successfully support the company’s growth, HomeAway is seeking a talented Pre-Implementation Specialist (or Customer Tools Advisor) Fluent German, based in London. 

 Duties will include:
 - Screening clients (Property Managers or PMs): Provide detailed recommendations based on current account state to clients and the partners success team, based on research into clients accounts, needs, and available options, with goal of ensuring clients access to tools and ability to optimize listings
- Advise clients, ensuring understanding of processes, translating technical concepts as needed, and helping PMs choose the best path for managing their account
- Participate in strategic initiatives related to HomeAway goals, including helping launch new tools and capabilities in concert with Product and Business Development teams and empowering clients to manage their accounts successfully via education and tool adoption
- Coordinate IPM-related projects — from planning to execution or program maintenance — such as consultation program to assist the partner success team in best serving client needs, pilot programs, and product adoption campaigns, as assigned
- Provide feedback on new tools, products, and policies to internal stakeholders to help ensure PM needs are covered in new releases
- Coordinate global activation pipeline and project timelines; make decisions on priorities, using available data
- Offer feedback to improve team and cross-team processes and actively participate in continuous improvement initiatives
- Track and provide metrics related to performance
To successfully support the company’s growth in Europe, HomeAway - London is seeking a talented Pre-Implementation Specialist fluent in French.

 - Fluent in German and English
- Initial experience of project coordination, in addition to initial experience in either: technical support, sales, customer service, or client success experience 
- Bachelor's degree required
- Experience with, with issue-tracking software (JIRA, Rally, etc.), or with XML preferred and Excel, preferred.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills and a client-centric approach
- Self-starter; proven ability to take ownership of tasks, maintaining timelines, keeping stakeholders updated, and coordinating and updating project details
- Detail-oriented, analytical, and thorough
- Flexible and comfortable with changes to procedure
- Ability to self-direct and make good judgments based on information available
- Familiar with or able/willing to quickly learn multiple internal systems

What we offer:
·        Central London location in Victoria, walking distance from the tube station with what are probably the best views of London
·        25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
·        Relaxed Dress Down; every day is Dress Down Friday
·        Excellent on the job training and on-going core skills development
·        Life assurance
·        Child care vouchers
·        Private Health Care
·        Access to pension scheme
·        Salary Protection scheme
·        Annual appraisal and salary review
·        Employee Stock Purchase Plan (all employees have access to this)

In addition to an attractive compensation plan we offer regular social gatherings, chill-out and lunch areas and a range of other benefits including free drinks, snacks/fruit and breakfast.  
You will work in a modern office environment as an integral part of a motivated and dynamic team, supported by a Company with a desire to deliver exceptional service to our customers and outstanding business performance.

Who are we?

HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, the world's leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing more than 1 million online bookable vacation rentals.
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.
For more information about HomeAway, please visit

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