Human Resources Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Compensation Manager

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world's leading provider of online travel and related services, provided to consumers and local partners in more than 220 countries and territories through five primary consumer-facing brands:, Priceline, Agoda, KAYAK and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. For more information, visit and follow us on X (formerly known as Twitter) @BookingHoldings.

This position at Booking Holdings (BHI) will play a lead role in the Compensation team, driving best-in-class compensation-related policies, processes, and support to Booking Holdings leadership and employees.

The role is responsible for managing a small team to support business leaders with all compensation needs. The Compensation Manager will lead the design and administration of compensation policies, and manage the budget/forecast process in partnership with Finance and collaboration with the compensation leads at our sister brands. This position plays a crucial role in identifying and leading opportunities for improvement and ensuring compensation policies align with business goals.

In this role you will get to:

  • Lead a team of two to deliver best-in-class compensation policies & practices for supported client groups in the US and overseas

  • Manage the career level hierarchy and job evaluation process, leveraging Mercer’s International Position Evaluation (IPE) tool to determine appropriate career levels

  • Support HR Business Partners on compensation-related issues and work closely with Talent Acquisition in the offer process

  • Manage annual compensation planning process in Workday in partnership with the HR Advisory team

  • Manage annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting process (base pay, bonus, equity)

  • Manage our market pricing process to establish market-appropriate salary ranges for our employees as well as leverage market data to make recommendations for annual merit budgets and promotional increase budgets 

  • Lead various ad hoc compensation projects from planning and implementation to execution. Projects include, but are not limited to identifying gaps/areas for improvement in current processes, implementing new policies and procedures, and ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal laws 

  • Manage cross-brand projects in partnership with compensation leaders at the brands and our Centers of Excellence (COE) in Romania and India

What you have:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • At least 5 years of Compensation experience

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks with competing deadlines

  • Experience with Executive Compensation

  • Analytical mindset with strong attention to detail

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills 

  • Ability to problem solve in ambiguous situations

  • Customer focus with the ability to influence stakeholders

  • Proven ability to use discretion in dealing with confidential information

  • Knowledge of legislation impacting compensation (e.g. FLSA, pay transparency)

  • Experience managing a team is a plus

  • Experience with Mercer IPE is a plus

  • Experience with Workday is a plus

  • Experience with Google Suite is a plus

  • CCP is a plus

  • Public company experience is a plus

  • Experience with equity-based long-term incentives a plus

Our Commitment to Diversity 
Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity, and collaboration.
There are a variety of job-related factors that go into determining a salary range, including but not limited to external market benchmark data, geographic location, and years of experience sought/required. In addition to a competitive base salary, roles are eligible to be considered for an annual bonus and equity grant.

The base salary range for Connecticut and the NYC-metro area is $139,500-$170,500.

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program designed to keep you and your family healthy, plan for the future and make the most out of life. For a glimpse of our benefits offerings, please see here. In addition to competitive health and wellness benefits, we currently offer other perks to eligible employees, such as: tuition reimbursement, fitness reimbursement, discounts, and more! 

If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to click the "apply" button!

EEO Statement:
Booking Holdings is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email with your request. M/F/V/D/S

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