Business Unit Director - DMO (German speaking) (f/m/d)



Munich, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Business Unit Director - DMO (German speaking) (f/m/d)

Munich, Germany
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Holidu is a travel-tech start-up founded in Munich, Germany. Together with our team, we strive to revolutionize the vacation rental industry by helping hosts manage their vacation rental with ease and guests find the perfect holiday home. In October 2022, we secured a €100 million Series E funding, making us one of the fastest growing travel-tech companies in Europe. Our team of travel enthusiasts from 50+ nations is united by a passion for modern technologies, an ambition for constant improvement and the drive to bring the best experience to more than 100 million users each year. Want to achieve amazing things together with us? Then pack your bag, hop on board and get ready for take off!

Your future team

Become part of Holidu Management and drive the success of our DMO business unit, which was created as a result of the biggest M&A deal in company history - the acquisition of Lohospo and TOMAS. You will be directly responsible for various teams (DMO Marketing, Customer Happiness, Host Service) and cross-functionally work with the central marketing, product and tech teams. In your role you will be a significant cornerstone in the growth of our  property base in the DACH market. Additionally, your objective is to form long lasting partnerships with new and existing DMOs. You will report directly to Daniel, our VP M&A. 

Your role in this journey

  • Lead our DMO Business Unit, which consists of 2 separate companies (Tomas, Lohospo).

  • Be directly responsible for your own teams, which include Onboarding and Customer Service, Host Account Management and Finance.

  • Ensure a successful transformation of three independent vacation rental companies with different product offerings into one complementary portfolio product. In this process develop, align and coordinate the needed product developments to unlock value. 

  • Steer and support your team in building long-lasting relationships with new and existing DMOs and manage key relationships yourself.

  • Support in the communication strategy towards the various stakeholders and make sure they are aligned.

  • Show a very high level of proactivity to solve foreseen and unforeseen topics. 

Your backpack is filled with

  • A degree in management, economics, tourism, or related fields.

  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience with a successful track record in sales, account management, or business development.

  • Profound experience in leading high-caliber talent to world-class results. 

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.

  • A strong analytical and data-driven mindset.

  • A sales-minded personality with strong communication and negotiation skills. 

  • An entrepreneurial and pragmatic way of thinking, service mindset and problem solving skills.

  • A hungry but humble personality, setting ambitious targets while always trying to improve.

  • A strong understanding of technology and product development processes is a plus.

  • Experience in the tourism and vacation rental industry is a plus.

  • Fluent English and near-native German skills.

Our adventure includes

  • Have an impact on the millions of people using our product every month.

  • Grow with responsibility from day 1 and develop yourself further through regular feedback, workshops and knowledge exchange.

  • Use your personal development budget and 2 extra days off to enhance your professional skills by visiting conferences, buying books, attending courses and more.

  • Connect and have fun with international, diverse and yet like-minded people at work, regular events and weekly office days with your team.

  • Get to know the world with our flexible home office policy and the opportunity to work from other local offices.

  • Go travelling for 28 vacation days + the possibility to take up to 10 unpaid vacation days with interesting discounts on our Bookiply properties.

  • Get a sneak peek at the adventure that awaits you on Instagram @lifeatholidu.

Want to travel with us?

Apply online on our career page! Your first travel contact will be Clara from HR.

We champion diversity in every aspect of life. We encourage applications from all genders, corners of the world and individual backgrounds. Please feel welcome to submit your application without a photo and details on your gender, date of birth, marital status and nationality.  If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. 


Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany