Human Resources Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

HR Manager

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. 

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic HR Manager to join our HR Advisory team and play a critical role in supporting our organization’s success. This role will be a key partner to our Corporate teams, driving strategic initiatives and ensuring that our workforce is engaged, motivated, and aligned with the Company’s goals.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about making an impact on our greatest asset: our people. They thrive in a dynamic, innovative, and fast-paced environment and can adapt to changes effortlessly. They will have demonstrated experience embedding themselves into the businesses that they support as a true business partner. They collaborate with and provide guidance to business leaders on people-related initiatives, are able to juggle multiple priorities at once, can resolve complex employee relations issues, and partner with organizational leaders on workforce planning, talent development, engagement, and retention solutions. Their expertise in HR best practices will be essential in fostering a positive work culture and promoting employee growth and development.

In this role you will get to:

  • Business Partnership

    • Collaborate with and develop strong partnerships with business leaders to understand their goals, challenges, and needs, providing proactive guidance and support.

    • Develop and implement HR strategies that align with the organization’s overall goals and objectives. 

    • Mentor junior HR colleagues on the principles and best practices of HR business partnership.

  • Employee Relations

    • Identify employee relations trends, take a proactive approach to mitigate risk, anticipate future challenges, and foster a positive, rewarding, and engaging employee experience.

    • Provide guidance and support to leaders, managers, and employees on employee relations matters, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, and performance improvement.

    • Ensure compliance with employment laws, regulations, and company policies.

  • Talent Management and Organizational Development

    • Partner with business leaders to identify talent needs and develop workforce plans to ensure the right people are in the right roles.

    • Collaborate with business leaders, managers, and other internal stakeholders to identify and implement people-related initiatives, such as performance management, talent development, employee engagement, and retention strategies that are best-in-class.

    • Support change management initiatives, including organizational design and restructuring efforts.

    • Partner with Talent Development to translate business needs into relevant learning and coaching opportunities for employees.

  • HR Analytics and Reporting

    • Analyze HR metrics and data to identify trends, insights, and areas for improvement. Utilize data-driven insights to inform decision-making and drive continuous improvement.

    • Prepare and present HR reports and dashboards to business leaders, highlighting key findings and recommendations.

    • Leverage HR analytics to measure the effectiveness of HR initiatives and support evidence-based HR decision-making.

What you have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience in the field 5+ years

  • Strong business acumen with the ability to understand and align HR initiatives with business objectives

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels

  • Proven experience partnering and collaborating with leaders at all levels of the organization

  • Experience solving complex employee relations issues

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills

  • Experience building out processes and employment programs

  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities with a focus on continuous improvement

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention-to-detail

  • Able to multitask and shift priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Proficient in Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Experience with HR software and systems for data management and reporting

  • Thorough knowledge of HR best practices and employment-related laws and regulations

  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality

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 $114,300-$139,700.

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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