5 - 7 years
Posted 58 days ago
At Choice we are looking for employees to connect the world through the power of hospitality - and we offer support, training and a collaborative workplace atmosphere that makes us a great place to bring together people, brands, and technology that enable success.
Who are we looking for? Maybe it's you.
The Director, 3rd Party Distribution is responsible for managing the operational and business performance of Choice’s strategic OTA, GDS, and Affiliate distributionpartnerships. It requires the ability to strategically prioritize third party connectivity opportunities, manage third partner connectivity enhancements or new connectivity (OTA, GDS, meta search partners) with partner and internal IT organization, effectively manage multiple projects and global connectivity rollouts, and work with global organizations.
Key areas of strategic focus will be in increasing incremental 3rd Party Distribution opportunities, optimizing the OTA merchant, package & opaque paths, GDS, and focusing on improvements to Choice Hotels connectivity in these channels, including Direct Connections when appropriate. A key focus will be to work with both internal and external partner teams to ensure health of the connectivity and the partnerships and resolve any significant challenges in each, in a timely manner, to minimize impacts to Choice Hotels and its franchisees.
This Director is also responsible for directly developing, managing and leading a team of 5 associates, comprised of Third Party Account Managers and a Connectivity Manager and work with them to identify opportunities and to create new and innovative ways to take advantage of the benefits of our partnerships. The Director, 3rd Party Distribution must ensure the team’s partner account strategies align with the overall company strategies for growth and provide optimal distribution opportunities for our franchisees.
This leader will also be responsible for producing and analyzing the metrics required to understand performance in these channels in these regions, effectively managing each partner’s performance, and assisting in optimizing cross-functional operational processes that impact the connectivity and business performance.
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