Human Resources Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Talent Development Manager

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. 

Job Overview

The Talent Development Manager will create, establish, and streamline world class Talent Development programs, metrics, and solutions for Booking Holdings. This role encompases L&D, career pathing, performance systems and engagement. This role is responsible for management of small-to large-scale projects throughout the entire project lifecycle, from design, scoping, planning and analysis through implementing and measuring business impact.


The Talent Development Manager is responsible for consulting with internal stakeholders to manage projects and initiatives, collaborating with external vendor partners as needed and developing programs that meet and/or accelerate business objectives. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage, design, and implement talent management initiatives, including leadership and employee development, succession planning, and performance management programs focused on developing talent across the organization

  • Own the Annual Performance Management process via Workday, including goal setting, mid-year, year-end activities, competency framework, and manager/employee training

  • Enhance HR programs and help drive a culture of learning and self-development

  • Manage annual Succession Planning process across the Brand and local leadership teams

  • Work with HR team on employee engagement surveys through making recommendations for improvement, workforce planning, and owning the communications

  • Partner with leadership to design a program that focuses on career growth and accelerating differentiated development for our talent

  • Build our overall L&D strategy to ensure a ready, evolving pipeline of talent with the requisite competencies required to execute against our business strategy

  • Support broader HR initiatives such as: workforce planning, career pathing, and other talent development and retention related activities

  • Identify needs and match staff with appropriate training/courses, to include the design and management of local programs (e.g. Quarterly Business Update, Learning Club, etc.)

  • Partner with Brands to understand and align on existing brand L&D programs


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5-10 years’ experience in HR roles focusing on Talent Development, OD, or L&D

  • Experience building out processes and employee programs from the ground up, including the ability to create and deliver training

  • Excellent communication skills and experience partnering with leaders at all levels of the organization

  • Must have the ability to work at strategic, operational, and tactical levels

  • Strong knowledge of O/D, L&D, Performance, and Engagement best practices

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and Google Suite

  • Ability to juggle and manage competing tasks and demands and deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events

  • 10% travel required

About BKNG 

Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. Our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to more freely travel across borders, time zones, languages and cultures. At Booking Holdings, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands: 



  • priceline

  • agoda


  • OpenTable

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.

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/SO  

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