At Booking.com, our mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. And while that world might feel a little farther away right now, we’re busy preparing for when the world is ready to travel once more. With strategic long-term investments into what we believe the future of travel can be, we are opening career opportunities that will have a strong impact on our mission.
The Lead Recruiter will be fully responsible for owning and executing senior level roles across Booking.com’s Corporate Functions specialising in Finance business unit. This person will need to be well versed in all aspects of candidate generation, relationship management, selection, offer/negotiation, and post-offer support including 360 references and onboarding support.
Manage full cycle recruiting efforts for critical (senior) hiring in our fast growing global organization
Develop and maintain strong relationships with Senior stakeholders
Provide strategic guidance and advice in a true partnership with Leadership team
Conduct research to map our markets, generate candidate names and profiles, and develop creative sourcing strategies in close collaboration with our sourcing team
Continually contribute to the knowledge base of your Talent Acquisition team (i.e. Leadership, Tech, Commercial) by providing education on industries and talent pool
Analyze sectors for issues and trends, actively develop and share intellectual capital across the organization
Partner with the business, HR and knowledgeable top industry sources to identify top companies for talent and maintain a database of people in those companies
Support hiring managers in identifying interview evaluation criteria and competencies to ensure interviews are conducted efficiently and professionally
Conduct on-site interviews and lead calibration meetings
Deliver results with little supervision, and effectively manage multiple complex searches and candidates
Inform internal clients regarding search strategies and status
Partner closely with compensation team to develop an in-depth understanding of the compensation programs and ensures effective communication to senior level candidates regarding unique compensation attraction tools (i.e. pension, executive LTI)
Facilitate a flawless new hire process in collaboration with Global Mobility, anticipating any post-offer hurdles to ensure a high-class candidate-to-employee experience
Prioritize multiple functions and tasks and manage time efficiently in a fast paced, evolving work environment
Ideal Experience & Profile:
5-8+ years of progressive Corporate recruiting experience with 3+ years of senior hiring experience advising and influencing executive leadership. In-house experience for a VC, start-up, e-commerce or hyper-growth tech company is preferred.
Confirmed capability to work effectively in a team-based organization, collaborate cross-functionally and globally, exercise influence at very senior levels, and build alignment.
A background in Finance recruitment experience is a plus
Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with key Senior stakeholders and manage relationships with third party executive search firms
Advanced ability to develop recruiting strategies for the sourcing, evaluation and selection of executive talent
Excellent negotiation skills with proven ability to sell and close executive candidates and exchange information with all levels of management.
Strong understanding of senior level compensation vehicles
Experience working in a high performance environment in a role where multiple projects and competing demands are the norm
Well networked within the tech/VC community and/or top companies
Familiar with internet based tools for sourcing and maintaining candidates
Driven, energetic, and a highly motivated individual that is hands on, but also a talent strategist
Superb communication skills; Capacity to create compelling conversation with top talent and engage interest
Highly articulate, able to convey complex arguments and engage with senior level executives in a polished and professional manner
Combine tenacity with tact; know when to apply more pressure and when to give in
Self assured, not easily thrown, able to think on your feet
Outgoing and gregarious, enjoy interacting with a variety of people
Inquisitive; a strong desire to learn
Executive gravitas; must be comfortable interacting with senior leaders
Strong commercial acumen; an interest and high-level understanding of business operating models, terms and metrics, plus the ability to compare this very competitors and share with external profiles and internal stakeholders