Director, Strategy and Planning

What you will be doing

The Director of Strategy and Planning will be responsible for understanding industry trends, building business cases to execute against exceptional opportunities, and tracking progress against the development and performance of key initiatives.  You must have solid business acumen and work well in a fast-paced environment.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the organization quickly, and contribute immediately. The role will report to the Senior Vice President of Flights and Packages in Norwalk, CT.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a short-term and long-term strategic view based on projected competitive and customer landscape
  • Develop business cases to articulate opportunities for optimization and/or growth
  • Conduct in-depth quantitative analyses to validate recommended opportunities
  • Partner with key stakeholders across technology, product, business, finance and customer care
  • Structure and execute strategic initiatives by developing work plans, gathering and synthesizing relevant data, leading analyses, and developing final recommendations
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other functional groups within Priceline.com
Requirements:

  • Ability to envision and articulate a compelling future for the business
  • Knowledge of current technological trends shaping the online travel market
  • Highly motivated and self-driven
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, manage a wide variety of projects simultaneously, and work under deadlines
  • First class written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated track record of creative and structured approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work effectively in a lean, highly matrixed environment
  • Results orientation that is balanced between both long-term objectives and short-run performance
  • Ability to inspire and motivate resources that do not directly report to the role
  • 10+ years applicable experience
  • MBA preferred


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