Away is seeking a Director, Talent Acquisition leader who will help us attract top talent around the globe to further our mission of building the #1 travel brand in the world. We are a global lifestyle brand that is on a mission to create thoughtful products designed to make travel more seamless. In support of our mission, this person will design and lead inclusive and thoughtful recruitment processes that enable our company to develop a diverse pipeline of high-quality talent. As a strategic thought partner and trusted advisor, you will help leaders across the business grow and scale their teams.

You’d be a great candidate for this role if you have expertise building a best-in-class recruitment experience and understand how it supports employee engagement and amplifies our brand. We’re looking for a leader with deep experience in high growth environments, who has the skills to build streamlined recruitment infrastructure at a rapidly growing business. AYou will report into the VP, People & Culture and be based in our SoHo headquarters.

As a company that values inclusion, Away seeks individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to apply for the position.

What You'll Do:

  • Define what a best-in-class candidate experience looks like at Away, and design and refine the systems, tools and training to scale that vision across Away  
  • Develop and oversee a robust and efficient hiring process that is fair and unbiased
  • Lead and develop the talent acquisition team--serving as a coach and mentor--and oversee the hiring, development, performance and engagement of your team
  • Collaborate with leaders across the organization to understand the company’s hiring needs in the short and long term
  • Partner with FP&A, People Ops and hiring managers in headcount planning ensuring we’re thoughtfully considering organizational design and the right time horizon of our growing business as we open new roles
  • Identify, integrate and manage all recruiting-related vendors and tools that increase efficiency and experience for both candidates and hiring managers
  • Develop and analyze our talent acquisition dashboard to identify trends and variances to inform processes and strategy
  • Partner with the broader People team to ensure that recruitment processes positively impact employee engagement and promote a diverse and inclusive workplace

Who You Are:

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in recruitment
  • Deeply understand that Away’s success is driven by our people and will take pride in building the infrastructure that brings exceptional talent into our organization
  • Pre-existing, strong and broad external network is a plus
  • Exceptional discretion, judgment and critical thinking
  • Strong organizational skills, high level of efficiency, and ability to manage operations with precision and consistent follow through
  • Strong client-service orientation and relationship-building skills; comfort working with various types of people in different contexts
  • Hard working with a "no task is too small" attitude
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Passionate about travel (but that’s a given!)

You’ll love working at Away because:

  • We travel. We believe that getting away changes your understanding of the world around you. You’ll have generous PTO to explore new places and access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And after three years with Away, you’ll earn a sabbatical and a bonus to take an additional well-deserved trip.
  • We’re not just employees. We’re people. As a global company, our benefits and perks vary by region, but they align with our commitment to support our employees’ wellbeing both inside and outside of work. We offer insurance coverage, financial contributions for retirement, generous and inclusive parental leave, and a kitchen stocked with snacks and coffee to keep you fueled throughout the day.
  • We’ll invest in your career. Our company’s growing quickly, and we’ll give you the opportunity to do the same. You’ll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the company’s evolving needs and grow your career along the way.
  • We’re creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global and diverse, so we’re building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, company-wide trainings, and events, we’re building an inclusive environment where people can bring their best selves to work.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent and impact our team brings to the table, and believe that fair and equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here.
  • And so much more… Dogs in the office, complimentary coffee with coworkers, weekly team lunches, quarterly team outings, and organized volunteer opportunities to give back to our local communities!

About Away

Away (www.awaytravel.com) is a modern lifestyle brand creating thoughtful products designed to transform travel.

Since our launch in February 2016, we have become one of the fastest growing consumer brands in the world. We have sold millions of travel products, grown from a team of four to over 250, expanded shipping to nearly 40 countries, opened seven stores across two countries, and launched several new products and experiences that are inspiring more people to travel the world. And we know that’s just the beginning!

In just over three years, we have already been twice named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” one of TIME’s “50 Most Genius Companies,” and a Forbes “Next Billion Dollar Startup.”  We have also raised more than $156M in total equity funding to fuel our next phase of growth.

Today, we’re expanding into new travel product categories including apparel, wellness and lifestyle accessories as well as investing in the growth of physical retail in the US and abroad--with the plan to open 50 new stores in the next three years. Sound like something you want to be part of? We’re hiring!

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Away’s mission is to become the world’s #1 travel brand by making travel more seamless and more enjoyable—for everyone. Building a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential to that mission, and we know that including a wide variety of perspectives is how we fuel our continued innovation. We’re invested in creating an environment where people feel safe, supported, and can thrive. We also work to ensure all employees can bring their full, authentic selves to work.

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