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Senior Program Manager - HR

United States - Washington - Seattle


We are seeking a highly motivated and flexible Senior Program Manager with a strong background in program management, change management, and communications delivery. This position will be part of the fast-paced and growing People Team Strategic Programs function and will play an integral role in creating and maintaining global products and services in partnership with the Global Talent Acquisition team. We are working to continuously evolve the employee experience with personalized products and experiences to help all our Expedia Group employees fulfill their unique potential, and we can’t wait for you to join us!

Program and projects supported may include one or more of the following critical areas: recruiting operations, diversity hiring, employer branding, requisition management, early careers, executive hiring, sourcing, interviewing and assessment as well as any of the technology enablement behind these areas.  Projects may rotate between program management employees and due to a matrix structure, the role may support programs and projects of multiple team members.

Global Talent Acquisition supports employees across Expedia Group, in all brands, divisions, and locations. This role will partner with this global team, supporting team members, interacting with internal customers (employees) of all levels and external vendors in delivering our products and services.

What you’ll do:

  • Create and maintain project plans for talent acquisition programs or repeated projects
  • Ensuring portfolio of work across the team has clear direction, timing and support needed
  • Responsible for stakeholder and change impact assessments (case for change and expected impact)
  • Drive and communicate issues, deliverables, dependencies, key project milestones across functional areas and project teams
  • Direct the activities and workload of team members without direct authority
  • Responsible for strategically planning, managing, developing and coordinating stakeholder and user communications
  • For technology-related projects, manage system implementations coordinating work between tech and non-tech teams, gathering requirements, designing tester and user scenarios, completing test plans, facilitating technology-related decisions, and ensuring technology requirements are met
  • Proactively communicate status and action items to project team members, working cross-functionally throughout HR and with key business stakeholders
  • May create user-centered communications or training materials catered to specific projects and audiences
  • Effectively communicate status and issues to leadership
  • May work with external vendors to develop deliverables, timelines, expectations (e.g., translations firms, creative content agencies, consulting firms)
  • Collaboration will occur with internal global talent acquisition team members, internal program team members, corporate communications, HR technology product management, HR senior leadership, and external vendors
  • Example Deliverables: Project plans, issue and risk logs, decision logs, budget tracking and invoicing, communications plans and draft communications, training plans and draft training materials

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree (desired) or advanced degree (preferred) in Human Resources, Psychology, Business Administration, Organizational Development or related fields or equivalent related professional experience
  • 5-7 years of experience in program management, an HR center of excellence and/or other HR-related or talent acquisition program management role
  • This role could also be a great fit for a client-facing HR professional looking to move into a center of expertise/excellence, gaining exposure and experience across a variety of global talent acquisition programs
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent to mastery level skills in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Comfortable with data analysis and interpretation, HR analytics skills helpful
  • Experience creating training materials and executing training plans; training delivery helpful
  • Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal), communicating with all levels across the enterprise
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, prioritize workload effectively, and thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, able to work autonomously
  • International/global project experience preferred
  • Ability to flexibly work across multiple time zones (early or late meetings)
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning new systems, subject matter, and processes quickly
  • Get it done attitude


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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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.

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Job Category
Management Group

Job Function
Program Management

United States - Washington - Seattle

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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