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Global Forecast & Planning Analyst

Published on 29 October 2021

Global Forecast & Planning Analyst


12 months fixed term contract


  • Develop a deep understanding of Expedia’s relationship with travelers and suppliers, and of back-end processes that define resource requirements 
  • Coordinate and develop collaborative research and analysis using proven methodologies 
  • Identify business needs, and independently evaluate existing assumptions and processes 
  • Develop and maintain forecast models for multiple complex back-office teams using available data to inform leadership decisions 
  • Analyze and measure the impact of changes in the operations by gathering and synthesizing relevant dataincluding operational metrics 
  • Design models to solve complex business problems and manage integration of the insights into operational reporting 
  • Serve as a center of excellence for trusted insight and analysis to support both strategic initiatives and ad hoc business needs within LPS 
  • Communicate informed conclusions and recommendations to senior leadership and operational managers that is tailored to the needs and requirements of the audience in both verbal and written formats 
  • Support weekly, monthly, and quarterly business reviews covering operational metrics to include performance against stated objectives 
  • Maintain Aspect administration, scheduling, and exceptions planning, including group and personal allowances 
  • Some international business travel may be required 


  • Inquisitive self-starter who can work independently to turn vision into results 
  • Demonstrated aptitude for business problem identification, pattern recognition, data collection, data preparation, and independent problem solving 
  • Strong attention to detail combined with high-level vision 
  • Positive attitude and flexibility when faced with fast-paced, complex challenges 
  • Excellent strategic and tactical business skills and a passion for using data to drive better decision making 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, collaborate, and influence across a matrixed organization, regardless of job levels 
  • Proven skills at cultivating strong working relationships and working well within a team to learn and share knowledge 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to comprehensively and clearly present strategic issues and solutions to senior leadership 
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure timely task management and delivery 
  • Experience using a workforce optimization system (preferably Aspect WFM/WFO 20+) to forecast call volume and schedule agents in a contact center environment 


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent  
  • 3 plus years of experience in conducting analysis and managing initiatives for change in an operational environment 
  • 3 plus years of experience in workforce management building and managing forecast models 
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) 
  • Familiarity with enterprise reporting tools, preferably Tableau 
  • Experience working with data in a back-office environment 
  • Experience working in an environment focused on continuous improvement 
  • Experience manipulating large datasets and producing presentations is required 
  • Experience working in a multinational and / or virtual office environment preferred

About Expedia Group 

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, Egencia®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.  

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Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

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