Pricing & Revenue Analyst



Posted on Monday, May 29, 2023

Pricing & Revenue Analyst

Hometime is an empowerment platform that helps professional hosts scale their businesses. Our platform comprises software + community + deep domain expertise and has already powered the largest network of professionally managed Airbnb properties in Australia & New Zealand.

Our ambition is to become the global partner of choice for small accommodation providers: like Xero for accountants or Shopify for eCommerce - we want to be the foundation upon which they grow their business. Hometime empowers micro-entrepreneurs who deliver an exceptional experience to thousands of guests each year.

The Pricing & Revenue Management Team is a vital part of the business, supporting our ever-growing network of professional hosts. We are looking for someone that is passionate about fast-growing, technology-enabled businesses, the travel industry, and collaborating with like-minded colleagues in a remote setting. In this role, you will enjoy being part of a team of Analysts, while taking ownership for the pricing strategy performance of your own markets.

About the role

Day to day you’ll be:

  • Analysing pricing data, including exploratory analysis to find relevant patterns, trends, and anomalies in data
  • Owning the performance of your assigned markets across our key metrics with focus on seasonality, events and past performance
  • Developing and running advanced scenario modelling to avoid costly mistakes or missed opportunities
  • Monitoring industry trends and pricing strategies of competitors to help determine and set competitive prices
  • Presenting findings and recommendations to key stakeholders by translating complex data into actionable strategies and techniques to maximise revenue
  • Determining and implementing pricing strategies across various channels
  • Developing automation tools to enable informed decision making and improved agility in responding to a shifting competitive environment and market conditions
  • Creating Property Earnings Estimates (forecasts) for potential Hometime customers in close collaboration with the Hometime Sales Team
  • Delivering excellent service by responding to Partner queries and providing supplementary support as required
  • Monitoring property demand signals and pacing to recommend and execute pricing and distribution strategies

Your impact:

This means you’ll be actively contributing to our mission to empower a global network of micro-entrepreneurs to build successful hosting businesses, by taking a leading role in creating and implementing pricing strategies in your assigned markets in close cooperation with Hometime’s growing portfolio of Partners and their properties.

About you:

We value transferable skills and strengths over experience. We’re looking for someone who ticks off most of the boxes below, but we don’t mind where you developed these skills. This is a remote role, requiring a good internet connection and the ability to have a minimum of 50% overlap of Australian business hours as well as the possibility of occasional weekend coverage when required.

Your skills:

  • Data analysis: You are able to use a number of quantitative and qualitative methods to analyse data in order to gain a complete picture of effective pricing strategies
  • Analytical thinking: You are highly analytical with a knack for structured, systematic thinking and statistics
  • Technical expertise: You bring a passion for technology and advanced data solutions, such as data mining, classification and machine-learning
  • Communication: You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, enabling you to independently report and present on complex information to any audience

Must haves:

  • Data-centric approach to solving problems
  • Experience using BI tools
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Time management, prioritisation and business judgement skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English
  • Strong attention to detail
  • An independent and motivated team player with strong communication skills to effectively support Hometime’s Partner network
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with a resourceful and results-driven can-do attitude

Nice to haves:

  • Tertiary qualification in mathematics, statistics, finance, economics, or in a related field
  • Understanding of the core principles of Airbnb,
  • Australia / New Zealand market knowledge
  • Experience working in the hotel, accommodation or travel industry
  • Customer centric mindset

Some of the perks

  • Competitive salary in line with your experience
  • Performance based bonus in addition to competitive salary
  • A fully flexible working arrangement - work from wherever you are productive
  • Coffee on the house! $50 per month to enjoy at your local cafe
  • Birthday day off
  • Quarterly team events
  • Gain experience at one of Australia's fastest-moving travel start-ups with huge learning & career opportunities