Director of Hospitality Research @ OTA Insight in Denver Metropolitan Area

OTA Insight

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At Lighthouse (formerly OTA Insight), we’re on a mission to reimagine commercial strategy for the hospitality industry. Our commercial platform simplifies data, transforming complexity into confidence with actionable market insights, business intelligence, and pricing tools that maximize revenue.

We successfully raised 80 million in series of B funding, we welcomed four companies to our organization and want to grow over 100 million in ARR in 2024. With more than 560 teammates illuminating the way, representing 34 nationalities living in 35 different countries of which 175 in Belgium alone, we are a fun, collaborative and committed team that works hard to achieve amazing results. Ready to take off and join this rocketship in revolutionizing the hospitality sector?

The Director of Hospitality Research will be responsible for driving the market research function within Lighthouse, and will report to the Chief Marketing Officer. The ideal candidate has experience in leading research strategy, conducting quantitative analysis, and effectively communicating findings through written research reports, ebooks, and industry presentations. This global role balances quantitative research, creative thinking, and enthusiasm for the dynamic hospitality industry.

At Lighthouse, we have industry-leading data sets for the global hotel and short-term rental sectors. The ideal candidate is inquisitive, data-driven, and passionate about the opportunity to dive into the data and create meaningful insights that will impact the broader hospitality industry. 

As the Director of Hospitality Research, you will…

  • Conduct in-depth research on the global hotel and short-term rental industries, identifying trends, opportunities, and challenges
  • Craft detailed and insightful industry research reports to guide strategic decision-making for our customers, partners, and the broader hospitality sector
  • Present research findings at industry conferences, customer events, webinars, and internal sessions, effectively communicating complex data in an understandable manner
  • Collaborate with internal content, digital, and event marketing teams to apply research findings to various marketing activities and produce data-driven thought leadership content
  • Stay abreast of industry developments and maintain a strong network within the hospitality sector
  • Lead the research function within Lighthouse, fostering an environment of continuous learning and growth

You will be a great fit for this role if you have the following:

  • 10+ years of total work experience
  • 5+ years of research and/or hospitality industry analyst experience
  • Expertise data analysis, economic forecasting, and quantitative research is required
  • Strong data analysis skills, with proficiency in statistical analysis software
  • A passion for the hospitality sector with a solid understanding of the global hotel industry and the short-term rental industry
  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to present complex information clearly and effectively
  • Proven experience in report writing and presenting research findings
  • Strong leadership skills, with experience in managing cross-functional projects
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • A degree in Economics, Finance, or Mathematics/Statistics
  • Consulting, investment banking, or macroeconomic analysis experience
  • Ability to travel up to 5% – 10% for conferences and meetings

What’s in it for you?

  • A flexible working environment where you can work from home or at one of our seven offices around the world
  • Unlimited PTO, allowing you to take time off as you see fit
  • Two annual Wellbeing Days, on top of your personal holidays, when we take some time away from our computers with the entire company
  • Workshops and development plans that help our team realize their full career potential
  • The opportunity to shape the products that more than 85,000 users rely on worldwide
  • The chance to grow and evolve the data culture at a fast-growing scale-up
  • A compensation program that values your work and which we will proactively keep competitive
  • 401k matching up to 4%
  • The option of three health insurance plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield that will suit your personal needs
  • We know not everyone relaxes the same way; therefore, we’ve opted to support your general wellbeing by subsidizing up to 80% of your monthly ClassPass subscription

The annual base salary for this role ranges up to $145,000-$175,000 plus a variable bonus. We benchmark our salary ranges for new team members in relation to the role, level, and role location; however, we consider a multitude of factors, to include relevant experience, skills, and education/training, to determine compensation within the identified range. If this range does not align with your salary expectations, we encourage you to still apply and discuss with our Talent Acquisition team.

Thank you for considering a career with Lighthouse. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that values equal opportunity for all. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and disability. Our commitment to equality is not just a policy; it’s part of our culture.

If you share our passion for innovation and teamwork, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of the hospitality industry. At Lighthouse, our guiding light is to be an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage individuals from all walks of life to apply.

We value the unique perspective and talents that you bring, and we’re excited to see how your light can shine within our team. We can’t wait to meet you and explore how we can grow and succeed together, illuminating the path towards a brighter future for the industry.