Human Resources Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Vice President, Human Resources

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 – Booking.com, KAYAK, priceline, agoda.com, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. 

Job Overview

Booking Holdings is looking for an HR thought leader that is driven to create an inclusive culture that fosters a collaborative, inspiring and high-performing work environment. This role will oversee our US Corporate HR Advisory, Talent Development and Talent Acquisition functions, in addition to having dotted line oversight of our HR teams in our Global Centers of Excellence (in India and Romania) and Booking Holdings Financial Services (in Ireland, the UK and the US).

We are looking for someone who is passionate about HR, specifically, employee talent management, change management, organizational performance management, employee engagement, training, learning and development, succession planning, and culture initiatives. This person thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. They are energized by solving complicated puzzles and complex problems and excited to take on long-term, strategic, and transformative initiatives/projects that have a broader, enterprise-wide impact. This person will also be comfortable working within a structure that is not fully defined, requiring high emotional intelligence and strong influencing skills, with a blend of intellectual curiosity and big-picture thinking. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Translate business strategy into people strategy, driving solutions that meet evolving people, talent, and business challenges
  • Develop and execute on long-term strategy of HR initiatives that drive performance, foster inclusivity, promote talent development, and have a strong impact on employee engagement
  • Leverage best practices across multiple and varying systems, processes, and policies that impact the overall employee experience at Corporate, the COEs and BHFS, continuously looking for areas to innovate and enhance
  • Lead effective change management efforts while simultaneously executing on key initiatives and programs that drive change within the organization, collaborating with talent leaders across multiple business units/brands to reach a mutually beneficial end goal
  • Lead and leverage HR processes, driving key HR initiatives across multiple business units/brands and organizational boundaries, including talent acquisition, talent development, retention, recognition, organizational design, and talent management.
  • Establish Global HR Advisory/HRBP Community of Practice across all of Booking Holdings brands
  • Scale up the HR teams at our Global Centers of Excellence (COEs) through partnering with COE and Booking.com leaders
  • Partner with the BHI Compensation and Benefits team, ensuring best in class rewards and recognition at BHI and the brands
  • Advise and coach leadership on how to manage performance and complex and sensitive employee relations matters through early intervention and appropriate corrective action

Qualifications

  • 15+ years of career experience with 10+ years in an HR leadership role
  • Experience working in both a corporate environment and a business unit environment preferred
  • Experience working in a COE/Shared Services operating model a plus
  • Experience working in a global company with international locations and employees
  • Experience supporting global teams across various lines of business
  • Demonstrated ability to work with ambiguity and effectively navigate issues that do not always have a process or a system in place
  • Passionate and resilient leader with highly developed leadership and advocacy skills
  • High emotional intelligence, someone who is straight-forward, transparent, and self-motivated
  • Strong managerial and coaching skills, with the ability to provide direct feedback and coach and develop leaders to become more effective in their roles
  • Possesses unquestionable personal integrity, fairness, and inclusivity
  • Intellectual curiosity and a big-picture mindset with the ability to execute well
  • Ability to solve complicated puzzles and complex problems with enthusiasm
  • Experience with change management and organizational transformation
  • Proven experience building a positive culture across multicultural teams
  • Performance-driven leader with outstanding communication skills, ability to influence peers and leaders cross the company to drive the right outcomes, strong and proven influencing skills

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 travel across borders more freely, 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:

Booking.com
KAYAK
priceline
agoda
Rentalcars.com
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.

There are a variety of 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 $225,000-$275,000.

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 reasonableaccommodation@bookingholdings.com with your request. M/F/V/D/S

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