The Position

KAYAK is seeking a highly-motivated entry-level Executive of Commercial Partnerships who will be helping our commercial activities, building and maintaining business relationships with our distribution partners, and supporting commercial operations functions across the Package and Flight verticals.

To be successful you have a deep understanding of consumer behaviour, detail orientated, outstanding analytical skills and the ability to work closely with KAYAK’s engineering, product, and business teams. You are a self-starter and able to thrive in an agile, dynamic and data-driven environment.

Please submit all applications in English.

Responsibilities

  • Build, negotiate, and maintain professional relationships with distribution partners on the Packages and Flight teams.
  • Support cross functional teams with operational tasks and technical troubleshooting.
  • Support Team Managers with strategic partnerships and or Projects. Reporting, tracking, billing, day-to-day operations, optimisation, coordinations etc.
  • Analysis and monitoring of partner performance and proactive investigation to address changes or issues.
  • Develop positive relationships with the KAYAK commercial, engineering, finance, campaign management and media solutions teams.
  • Optimise, document and improve processes / tools and develop standard methodologies
  • Become proficient in KAYAK systems and tools to support the wider Commercial team

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Two years of meaningful practical experience. Travel industry experience is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, coupled with a willingness to “roll up your sleeves” and investigate issues and identify opportunities.
  • High attention to detail.
  • A proactive personality that fits with the KAYAK culture.
  • Ability to manage projects of varying size and scope simultaneously, while prioritizing appropriately.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation experience.
  • Fluent in English written and spoken. Second European Language a plus.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office especially Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Google suite is a benefit.
  • Ability to effectively liaise with internal technical teams and comfort interacting with senior members of the KAYAK team across globally located offices.
  • Good sense of humour and loves working in a partly unstructured, fast-paced environment.
  • BA/BS degree.
  • Travel requirement – 10-20%.

About KAYAK

At KAYAK we help millions of travelers around the globe make confident travel decisions. KAYAK searches other sites to show travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages and is the world's leading travel search engine.

As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each other's strengths and insights. Together, we’re able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

KAYAK is an independently managed subsidiary of Booking Holdings.

Benefits and perks

  • 5 weeks paid vacation
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Health Insurance subsidy
  • No stupid meetings
  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.
  • Regular team events

 

We aspire to have a workplace that reflects all of the diverse communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams we produce more creative ideas, products, and better outcomes for our team members. OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team. Whoever you are, just be you.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform job responsibilities, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

 

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