Turning data into valuable insights is your thing. You want to help create the best travel product out there. You enjoy puzzles and problem-solving. You like startups but want the security of an established team and product. You aren’t terribly allergic to dogs.

 

Position

KAYAK is looking for an analytically-minded, detail-oriented team player with the drive to improve the product and user experience across all markets. As a competitive specialist, you’ll be responsible for analyzing KAYAK’s performance and providing actionable insights to enhance KAYAK’s competitiveness. You will also act as the first line of defense for technical issues and will be in charge of investigating and escalating them to the appropriate stakeholders. 

The position will be based in Berlin, Germany or Kaunas, Lithuania, and will require collaboration with engineers, consumer support and commercial teams in Berlin and our other offices. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Comprehensive analysis of international markets

  • Identifying discrepancies and missing content and working closely with external partners and commercial teams to resolve issues

  • Providing insights and recommendations to improve overall competitiveness

  • Diagnosing technical issues and liaising with the engineering team to solve them

  • Enhancing relationships towards external partners

  • Coordination of project efforts across different teams

 

Skills/Qualifications

  • Excellent knowledge of Excel

  • Good understanding of SQL

  • Previous work experience in analysis (≥ 2 years) or equivalent education

  • Good communication skills for escalating issues

  • Extremely detail-oriented

  • Logical and data-driven mindset

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English 

  • Travel industry background beneficial

 

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter along with your CV to be considered for this position.

 

About KAYAK

KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world’s leading travel search engine. With billions of queries across our platforms, we help people find their perfect flight, stay, rental car, cruise, or vacation package. We’re also transforming the in-travel experience with our app and new accommodation software. For more information, visit www.KAYAK.com.
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 others strengths and insights. Together, we're able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

 

Benefits and Perks

  • 6 weeks paid vacation
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Work from (almost) anywhere policy
  • Free lunch catering 2 days per week and all the snacks you need 
  • Generous retirement plans
  • Universal paid parental leave
  • Public transportation subsidies
  • Bike leasing possibility 
  • German classes 
  • Free massages 
  • Regular team events and volunteering opportunities
  • Sport teams and in-house gym 

 

Diversity and Inclusion at OpenTable/ KAYAK

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 innovative ideas, products, services, and better business outcomes for our stakeholders. 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 essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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