Financial Growth and Analytics Lead at Rocket Travel, Inc

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Financial Growth and Analytics Lead


Rocket Travel, a subsidiary of Booking Holdings, is seeking a Financial Growth and Analytics Lead to join our team. Based in Chicago, and reporting to the CFO, this role would drive various growth and analytical projects, supporting commercial and financial leadership. This includes owning forecasting and financial planning, driving analysis of new commercial opportunities, playing a “chief of staff” role for the leadership team, and owning our payments function. We are looking for individuals with strong work ethic, outstanding interpersonal skills, and are “general athletes” who could grow into leadership roles across the company.

The ideal candidate:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in management consulting, investment banking, private equity, or corporate finance / strategic analysis at a dynamic company. Consumer internet or travel industry experience is a plus but not required.
  • Top tier analytical problem-solving skills with the business sense and judgment to make reasonable assumptions and sound decisions.
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Can build / iterate on presentations at a very fast pace.
  • Technical capabilities in managing complex forecasting models in Excel. Existing SQL skills are a plus, willingness to learn SQL is a requirement.
  • Intellectual curiosity to understand all parts of the business in detail
  • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities
  • Ability to problem-solve, multi-task, and experience managing several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Building business cases for new products, features or initiatives to drive growth and profitability
  • Leading top priority projects for leadership team and creating executive-level presentations and deliverables for our corporate parent (e.g., progress updates, financial memos, materials to support budgeting and forecasting, etc.)
  • Owning financial forecasting and planning, including annual budgeting, quarterly re-forecasting, and monthly financial reporting
  • Collaborating with team members across commercial and product functions on revenue management, customer segmentation, and margin optimization
  • Supporting company goal-setting and compensation planning process
  • Finding opportunities to optimize our payment processing function to improve conversion and reduce costs
  • Being an advocate for a data and metrics driven culture throughout the company

A typical day might include:

  • Crafting a deck for an upcoming quarterly business review with our parent company
  • Analyzing the impact of seasonality, weather or global events on our business and making product, marketing, or hotel supply recommendations based on the findings
  • Working with our commercial team to build a business case and unit economic model for a new partner launch
  • Answering the question “what will EBITDA be this month?”
  • Building a report in SQL to automate quarterly forecasting
  • Helping to set financial goals for sales or product teams

Rocket Travel is a place where you:

  • Own decisions and take action that can be implemented in a matter of days.
  • Work with intrinsically motivated folks with a track record for building new businesses from scratch
  • Receive a competitive compensation package, including bonus, health and dental insurance,and travel benefits
  • Have the flexibility to work remotely or telecommute when needed
  • Share your passion for travel with similar-minded people

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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A former industrial zone, now a hip dining and nightlife hotspot. Rocketmiles is located right at the heart of Fulton Market easy access by the L.

An Insider's view of Rocket Travel, Inc

What are some social events your company does?

We actually had the opportunity to reunite in person, while socially distanced on the Chicago River. Rocketmiles' own kayak master Kyle arranged a nighttime trip down the river for us to paddle by the bright city lights. It was so good to finally see each other face-to-6-feet-away-face again.


People Operations Coordinator

What does your typical day look like?

My favorite part of my job at Rocket is a blend of working with extremely confident, intelligent, and committed people and always having multiple things to work on. Each day is full of new challenges which gives me the opportunity to learn an incredible amount.

Eva Martinuzzi

QA Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

When you work with really, really talented people, sometimes you just want to show off their work. Our experienced designer Joe created a comic book take on the Design Team. Heroes of UX, saving our customers from the perils of bad design all day every day

Chelsea Hottovy

Social Media Stratesgist

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Everything from virtual hangouts to wellness check-ins have worked well, but don't necessarily replace the innovation and collaboration from "random office chats." Making it a habit to hop on a videocall or chat conversation with someone you haven't spoken to in a while can help alleviate some of that pain.

Simon Qin


How does your team reward individual success?

Each month, the company nominates Unsung Heroes—those who are always there to jump in with an extra set of hands, who patiently explain any question, who help us excel, even if they don't always work on the flashiest projects, and might not always get the recognition they deserve.

Chris Stone

Head of People Operations

What are Rocket Travel, Inc Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Rocketmiles works hard to improve our D&I initiatives by unpacking the cultural foundations of bias, learning to recognize where it exists in our own culture and ourselves.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Rocketmiles employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Team workouts
Rocketmiles' team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Rocketmiles. provides 12 weeks of leave for any parent no matter how you had the child. (birth or adoption)
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Rocketmiles offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees, as well as a free bike sharing membership after one year of service.
Company Outings
Rocketmiles hosts company outings Monthly.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Fridays.
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Rocketmiles' pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Vacation credits • Flexible work schedules • Competitive salary and bonus structure • Monthly cell-phone stipend • Stocked kitchen, keg and fridge • Work with intrinsically motivated folks with a track record for building new businesses from scratch • Frequent professional development opportunities, happy hours, live-band karaoke, Smash Brothers competitions, and ping-pong tournaments.

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