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Director, HR

United States - California - San Francisco


The Director of Human Resources will be accountable for defining and executing a talent strategy across all functional areas for the Hotwire brand including Supply, Product, Tech, Finance, and Marketing, which has an employee population of approximately 300 based in San Francisco, Seattle, and Gurgaon, India.  This includes providing a single point of contact for the business, partnering with leadership to provide strategic organizational direction, workforce planning, employee programs, corporate initiatives, leadership development and culture. This role also partners with Classic Vacations who are based in San Jose.

Build a strong relationship with the President of Hotwire. Provide thought leadership across the Hotwire Leadership team. Continue to develop a strong, cohesive, high performing leadership team. Evolve and execute OKRs, including focus on org stability (increased retention, quality and speed of talent acquisition, increased employee engagement, manager capability); a diversified talent strategy (org shape, location strategy, women in tech, manager capability, rewards and recognition, and employee development).

This role is a member of both the Hotwire Leadership Team and the global HR team, and will partner on global projects and contribute to the strategic direction of the Global Human Resources function.

This role has one direct report and is responsible for coaching and development of the Sr HRBP.

What you’ll do

  • Offer strategic and operational support to Hotwire to build organization culture, capability and engagement to deliver the business results. Own and drive the People Agenda
  • Change - Design and flawlessly execute with aligned communications, business or sales change programmes ensuring organisational effectiveness
  • Drive the talent agenda - Lead talent processes including succession planning, development plans and performance review.  Build Leadership capability through development and coaching
  • Engagement – Ensure a Great Place to Work and have excellent engagement levels through creation of the right culture and delivery of the engagement plans to engage and retain our talent
  • Partnership – Partner with Global Talent team, Recruitment, Regional HR and other CoE teams on Global processes
  • Leadership – Key player on the leadership team, coaching the team for high performance results

Who you are

  • Demonstrable senior HR expertise including development and talent acquisition experience.  7 years’ senior experience in a fast paced, tech environment.
  • Prior change management experience is essential – including turnaround, restructure or acquisition or disposal
  • Highly intellectual thought partner
  • Proven strategic business partnering and influencing that has developed talent across geographic boundaries
  • Prior experience of an highly matrixed HR model and partnering with CoEs
  • Demonstrate real understanding of business and commercial drivers
  • Proven successful change management experience across geographical boundaries
  • Resilient – can handle volume, pace and challenge in a constructive way
  • •Builds strong relationships at all levels with confidence and strong influencing skills
  • Recognised formal professional qualification.  MBA preferred
  • Experience in a talent role (or talent biased HRBP role) is preferred
  • Coaching and facilitation skills
  • Previous experience of operating on a management team is preferred


  • Business with a high degree of change and a new leadership team
  • Operating and delivering in a matrix organisation
  • Establishing credibility and partnership with both HR Leadership Team and Hotwire LT providing them with expertise and solutions that solve business problems
  • Prioritising to address the global priorities and local business needs
  • HR functional collaboration across HRBPs & Specialists
  • Constant business transformation

Why join us

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them the tools to do so.  

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground, so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®,®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions,™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.


Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Job Category
Human Resources Group

Job Function

United States - California - San Francisco

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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