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HR Business Partner

United Kingdom - London


Do you want to be in a high pace, high energy workplace bent on revolutionizing the industry? Do you thrive on building rapport and ensuring your client groups succeed? 

HomeAway, an Expedia Group brand is hiring for a Commercial HR Business Partner. This role provides a great opportunity to gain exposure to a wide cross section of HomeAway’s business operations and work across the entire spectrum of key functions within HomeAway. You will partner with our Commercial organization which encompasses both HomeAway’s Retail and Partner success organization. These teams focus on HomeAway’s acquisition and optimization of supply globally and within key markets. Retail’s focus is bringing short and long-term strategies to unlock opportunities for our customers in those target markets. Commercial creates a strategic pathway to ensure we continue to overall increase and improve the supply of inventory for our customers.

This role is leading HRBP strategic initiatives for the EMEA Commercial organization reporting to the Global HRBP for Commercial. The position spans across multiple countries with a large set of talent residing in London and Madrid.

What you’ll do:

  • Actively identify business needs and partner with senior business leaders and COE teams (recruiting, compensation, benefits, training, systems etc.) to deploy pragmatic solutions from design to implementation.
  • Partner and lead/support organizational design and changes resulting from enabling business strategies. This includes end-to-end change management solutions with key partnerships across the regional HR teams, communications, compensation etc. Optimizing change through depth in local and regional commercial and legal realities.
  • Implement effective strategies to enable the organization to thrive through periods of change and provide group and 1-on-1 mentorship with managers and employees.
  • Partner with senior leaders on their organizational priorities, ranging from workforce planning, talent management solutions, to leadership coaching and development.
  • Lead HR programs for client group such as annual performance reviews, employee engagement survey initiatives, culture and inclusion initiatives etc.
  • Leverage insights/data to actively identify the business needs and ensure success of key strategic talent initiatives through a data centric lens. 
  • Utilize data with leadership to help create processes so they can “listen at a different level” to the trends on their teams and come up with scalable solutions to engage their employees.
  • Create trust with the business and key partners through strategic capability, accountability, effective listening and managing confidentiality of sensitive business and employee topics.
  • Keeps employee experience top of mind in design and implementation of initiatives.
  • Lead and/or participate in brand level/company level enterprise initiatives.
  • Think globally and locally relevant in providing strategic HR support.
  • Exhibit a growth mindset in work style and bring an agile mindset to prioritization of work for client initiatives.

Who you are:

  • University Degree or relevant complementary training.
  • World-class HR Business Partner professional with history of upward trajectory & multi-geo exposure. Career trajectory may have spanned a range of organisational evolutions (start-up, mid-size and enterprise) and geographies resulting in a high level of business insight.
  • Recent tier 1 tech experience preferred.
  • Has partnered with and coached senior leaders (Senior Director +) across regions and timezones and has driven significant organisational change, including reorgs, M&A and workforce reductions where necessary.
  • Solid working understanding of different local Labour laws (eg. Works Councils) and able to strategically apply this knowledge to balance efficiency against risk in relation to people initiatives.
  • Product mindset and experience with agile methodology.
  • Current/More Recent Roles: HRBP, HR Sr. Manager, HR Manager, Talent Management at a global organization with 1B+ revenue & high growth; preference for: tech/US headquartered.

    Values/Competencies and Key behaviours for success in the role:

    • Scientific mindset
      • Logic and common sense in performing quantitative analyses and sharp sensitivity to implications and impact.
      • Leads thinking with problem statement validated by data to drive decisions/solutions.
      • Leverages data to formulate a theory/hypothesis and also utilizes data to validate win/lose.
      • Ability to influence which is data based and also brings the human aspect into the context.
    • Mastery
      • Passion for building & developing high performing dynamic & inclusive teams.
      • Driving high standards for individual, team, and organizational accomplishment; tenaciously working to meet or exceed challenging goals; deriving satisfaction from goal achievement and continuous improvement.
      • Ability to multitask effectively; change gears quickly without skipping a beat, comfortable with creating structure and prioritisation in a sometimes ambiguous environment.
    • One team
      • Demonstrate an ability to influence and earn the confidence of others in a collaborative style.
      • Ability to build effective relationships across a matrix of functional teams.
      • Cultivating Networks - Initiating and maintaining strategic relationships with partners Using appropriate methods and interpersonal styles to develop, motivate, and guide the team.
      • Passion for building & developing high performing dynamic & inclusive teams.
      • Collaborative teammate (exhibits “I” with failure and “we” with success) who can move forward with minimal context.
      • Is able to conceptualise and articulate varying points of view in a situation and gain consensus.
    • Participation
      • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills and ability to influence. Clear and compelling communication.
      • Able to ‘read a room’ and dialogue openly by considering different perspectives.
      • Can articulate examples of providing a different perspective or contributing to a different perspective with minimal hesitation across different audiences.
    • Openness
      • Intuitive inclination to seeking feedback and comfortable with failing fast and/or taking calculated risks.
      • Can articulate examples of seeking feedback and how she/he operationalizes the feedback.
      • Understands cultural nuance and tailors approach considerately.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual target bonus or commission.
  • Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility).
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • Free snacks and beverages.
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
  • Free listing on
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass.
  • Casual dress.

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 to 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.

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®.

About HomeAway:

HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.


Job Category
Human Resources Group

Job Function

United Kingdom - London

Job Type
Full-Time Fixed Term

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