Director, Talent Strategy and Products Lead

Expedia Group

Location: Greater London, Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Director, Talent Strategy and Products Lead

This is an exciting time to join Expedia Group’s Global Talent Management (GTM) team! As part of the People Team, GTM is a catalyst in driving EG’s transformation – igniting our high-performance culture and enabling EG's mission to power global travel for everyone, everywhere. The GTM team plays a key role in designing and implementing the strategy, products and programs that drive the overall talent agenda in support of short and long-term strategic objectives. Our goal is to attract, grow, and empower the best talent to serve our travelers and power Expedia Group’s success!

We are seeking an experienced Talent Management professional to help us deliver this important and impactful work. The Director of Talent Strategy and Products (Product Owner) will actively contribute to the enterprise talent agenda by owning the end-to-end lifecycle of key Talent Management products, such as enterprise standards and playbooks, succession management, talent assessment, and Strategic Workforce Planning. This role has accountability to inform the strategy and drive execution.

To support the business, this role works closely with the Talent Partners, People Partners, and cross-functional Centers of Excellence to plan, prioritize and integrate our talent products to deliver a meaningful employee experience where the talent journey integrates into the ‘flow of work’. This individual will use human-centered approaches to ensure our Talent Products are inclusive, engaging and additive to the career growth and development of Expedians globally.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with GTM team to build relevant, high-impact, scalable Talent Products including talent identification, succession management, strategic workforce planning, and measurement

  • Partner closely with the People Team, Talent Partners, and business leaders to design and embed Talent Products across the enterprise

  • Design/enhance enterprise succession management standards, manage the global succession management products and process to support business risk mitigation through close alignment with Talent Partners and the business-aligned People team

  • Ensure business relevance with a ‘test and learn’ approach - partnering with the GTM team, cross-functional Centers of Excellence, People Partners and the business to continually evaluate Talent Products for quality, business impact, scalability and sustainability

  • Continuously evaluate existing talent management products, playbooks, and supporting resources to ensure alignment with the talent agenda and enterprise business priorities

  • Partner with other Product Owners to share the Talent landscape, including product successes and improvement opportunities, while supporting methods for ensuring implementation consistency and quality

  • Partner with the Insights team to contribute to the establishment of enterprise measurement for talent products and rhythms, measure on a regular cadence and leverage insights to inform decision making, product enhancements and mitigate risk

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in related field, or equivalent related professional experience

  • 10+ years of relevant experience with Master's degree or 12+ years of relevant experience with Bachelor's degree

  • Trusted advisor with proven experience and capability in Talent Management, Succession Management, Leadership Development, Assessments, Strategic Workforce Planning, and Performance Consulting (preferably in a global capacity)

  • An ambassador for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, who actively integrates DEIB into talent practices/ solutions as part of the business context and growth agenda

  • Analytical thinking and strategic problem-solving skills, with the drive to cut through complexity and turn high-level business requirements and opportunities into effective, impactful Talent products

  • Talent strategist with proven experience designing, testing, and implementing talent practices and rhythms, with deep understanding of upstream and downstream impacts and integration points

  • Bias toward action with keen ability to thrive and get things done in a collaborative, lean, fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment

  • A storyteller: able to build and clearly communicate a vision and strategy. Skilled thought-leader, confident

  • Experience effectively partnering and collaborating with broad group of business partners

  • Demonstrated eye for business with outstanding skill using data to develop business insights and perform root cause analysis

  • Positive relationship builder with clear skill in communication, facilitation, and change management; comfortable consulting and influencing at all levels

  • Natural bar-raiser: curious and passionate about the business context and growth


About Expedia Group

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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