Administration Dublin, Ireland

Head of Program and Change Management

Company Intro

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands –, KAYAK, priceline,,, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.

Booking Holdings Financial Services (hereinafter “BHFS”) is based in Dublin, Ireland and provides financial services in the form of payment services and e-money products across all the brands. BHFS is committed to conducting its business in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines, with integrity and to the highest ethical standards.

Job Summary

Program and Change management of virtual teams comprised of representatives from various organizational disciplines, including various business and technology groups

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing a program and change framework and strategy within the business 

  • Provide best-in-class business program, project and change management standards including change reinforcement 

  • Creating change management plans for projects or change initiatives acknowledging all aspects of change – project initiation assessment, analysis, plan, implementation, communication and other associated change considerations

  • Developing change management processes and tools to support the integration and engagement with change management principles

  • To communicate effectively and manage expectations with Senior Sponsors and stakeholders globally

  • Actively report on program and project progress by use of project plans, issue & action logs and status reports

  • Identify and manage the resolution of issues and risks

  • Preparing impact analyses and evaluation of the actual impact of change

  • Support project transition to BAU environments and create measurements on change success

  • Support the intake and delivery of process improvements

  • Ensure product and regulatory knowledge is current

  • Adoption of global project management processes and procedures

  • Manage a small team of project management resources

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Proven and demonstrable track record in Change, Program and Project Management, including management of virtual teams and stakeholders

  • Relevant experience as a Project Manager, ideally in a regulated payments, fintech or eCommerce environment

  • PRINCE2 / PMI Certification/PROSCI or equivalent preferred

  • Strong people management and influencing skills

  • Experience in developing and implementing change frameworks and best in class practices

  • Passionate about introducing new ways of working and influencing the benefits to key stakeholders

  • Experience or aptitude to deal with external customers and 3rd party vendors

  • Highly structured and methodical in execution with excellent attention to detail

  • Clear, articulate and concise verbal and written communication

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workloads, demonstrates time-management skills

  • Ability to understand and resolve or escalate issues quickly

  • Understanding of the cards, payments, fintech or global eCommerce industries

  • Proficient knowledge and experience of Google Suite of products e.g., Gmail, Slides, Docs, Sheets

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