KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world’s leading travel search engine. With billions of queries across our platforms, we help people find their perfect flight, stay, rental car, cruise, or vacation package. We’re also transforming the in-travel experience with our app and new accommodation software. For more information, visit www.KAYAK.com.

As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each others strengths and insights. Together, we're able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

As the Senior HR Business Partner, you are a senior member of the People Team at KAYAK and OpenTable, providing partnership and guidance to all levels of leadership. You will collaborate on key global initiatives – taking ownership and accountability for the Global Technology and Product functions, partnering with others in the team effectively to ensure flawless service delivery and strategic HR influence to this group.

In this role, you will:

  • Responsible for building trust-based relationships with the Executive leaders, and people managers.
  • Provide consultative advice and strategic business partnership, thought partnership, and mentoring to all levels of the organization.
  • Collaborate with leaders to create comprehensive people plans to influence lasting change over large functions.
  • Strategically partner with the business to support growth via organizational design and planning, building accountability and delivering targeted solutions, including strategy planning, visioning, change management and team building.
  • Partner with People & Culture colleagues globally to develop programs and implement strategies that meet and exceed company objectives and influence lasting change
  • Partner closely with regional HR partners on global strategy and execution.
  • In partnership with the P&C Programs team, own cyclical HR processes including engagement survey, performance management and merit cycle processes for departments.
  • Work closely with Compensation team to provide guidance, recommendations and support the needs of client organizations
  • Partner with L&D, to develop people oriented programs to positively impact management development.
  • Work closely with managers, directly and indirectly through more junior team members, to develop their capability to build and lead teams effectively.
  • Identify and surface trends in both qualitative and quantitative data to help improve organizational health, and understand when data will support us in making thoughtful, informed decisions. Interpret complex analyses and tie back to business priorities
  • Tackle challenges and get to the root cause of any issue, no matter how complex. Design and quickly implement solutions that cut across multiple subject areas.
  • Participate and lead projects as an integral member of the extended P&C community.
  • Coach and mentor individuals on communication and teamwork, including providing guidance to other junior members of our own team.
  • Establish a positive environment for the team, address team dynamic challenges and individual performance issues, and drive positive change within your immediate team, as well as the wider P&C team.
  • Work with globally distributed teams.

Please apply if:

  • 6-8 years of experience as a Human resources professional with progressive responsibilities.
  • Experience supporting a global organization across several locations preferred.
  • Ability to build solid relationships with the managers, People & Culture team, cross-functional internal partners and external providers/vendors.
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive in a strong environment.
  • Possess a sound sense of ownership and accountability.
  • A client service bias, meeting and anticipating client needs.
  • Business savvy – understand the daily challenges the business faces.
  • You bring exceptional communication skills and serve as an ambassador for the People & Culture team.
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
  • Strong analytical and project management skills, proven ability to design clear processes, and a very detailed yet flexible approach to problem solving
  • A great teammate who acts with a sense of urgency and adapts to a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment.
  • Passion for results; able to deliver full-cycle projects (start to finish) and results in a timely manner.
  • Ability to tackle moderate to sophisticated problems; resourceful and takes initiative to seek internal and external resources when problem-solving.
  • BA/BS and relevant experience that demonstrates ability to influence attainment of business outcomes through people.

You might also have:

  • Experience working within the technology sector.
  • Experience working with engineering and product departments.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office suite and HR systems.
  • High degree of adaptability and flexibility to change

Benefits and Perks

  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Generous retirement plans
  • Amazing health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Headspace Subscription
  • No Meeting Fridays
  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.
  • Catered lunches twice a week
  • Flexible hours
  • Regular team events/excursions
  • Universal Paid Parental leave

Diversity and Inclusion

We aspire to have a workplace that reflects all of the diverse communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams we produce more creative ideas, products, and better outcomes for our team members. OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team. Whoever you are, just be you.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform job responsibilities, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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