Senior Recruiting Programs Specialist at Expedia Group

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This position is responsible for program management of the global executive recruiting function and will manage operations for the executive recruiting program - including all stages of the executive search execution process under the direction of the Senior Director of Executive Search, raising issues in a timely manner, and working collaboratively with internal clients, candidates and colleagues in human resources (Business Partners, Compensation, Benefits, Relocation, immigration, etc).

What you'll do:

  • Passion for providing world-class customer experience. We are here to help the team win best talent.
  • Strong partner in helping to scope program needs to determine what recruiting program solutions are needed, and deliver program improvements and enhancements.
  • Serve as subject matter expert, and program escalation point to address candidate and partner questions and issues.
  • Develop, maintain, and manage communication of program documentation; cross-functional partner training; and roadmaps and project plans to track and ensure delivery of individual initiatives and overall program objectives.
  • Communicate within and across HR regarding program implementation and utilization to ensure effectiveness of usage to improve ROI, and progress towards deliverables.
  • Play a key role in identifying and delivering on opportunities for improvement and efficiency.
    Benchmark against external companies to determine best-in-class programs.


  • Scheduling interviews and phone screens working directly with candidates, executive assistants and hiring managers, most often includes arranging travel for visiting candidates
  • Ensures an excellent candidate experience through prompt follow up and communication with executive candidates throughout the candidate’s lifecycle from initial contact to start date
  • Ensures on-site candidates have a positive interviewing experience by being their main point of contact throughout their day and ensuring the interview schedule flows smoothly
  • Oversees the hiring approval process ensuring the timely entry of all new roles in the application tracking system.


  • Acts as a business manager for executive recruiting, supporting budgeting\planning & fiscal management. This includes budget and account management for all vendor relationships.
  • Drives metrics reporting for the function
  • Leads key technology issues for the function – including development and maintenance of an internal applicant tracking workflow and CRM
  • Corporate credit card management/reconciliation
  • Invoice Processing
  • Vendor set-up and management
  • Proactively identify metrics for assigned program area, incorporate into various recruiting programs, and prepare reports for senior management review.
  • Prepares weekly executive status report for key HR leaders

Who you are:​

  • Bachelors degree required
  • 5-10 years in search business, recruiting, human resources or equivalent
  • Must be comfortable interfacing with high level executives.
  • Possess the ability to multitask, prioritize and complete a high volume of tasks and projects with little to no guidance
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment, discretion and sensitivity when dealing with high profile executives and confidential information
  • Make smart and timely decisions; understand when to take ownership of a decision and when to involve other parties
  • React with appropriate levels of urgency to situations and events that require quick response or turnaround
  • Think ahead and troubleshoot; remove obstacles before they become problems
  • Have impeccable attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to get work done through others. Working in a matrix environment.
  • Possess superb interpersonal and written communications skills with ability to switch gears at a moment’s notice
  • Strong telephone presence and confidence
  • Must have strong computer skills and knowledgeable of resources available on the Internet
  • Strong functional knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint preferred
  • Flexibility and can-do, positive attitude
  • Ability to successfully interact and partner with colleagues at all levels of the organization

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®. 

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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Our new Seattle campus in Interbay is on the beach with sweeping views of the Puget Sound and Cascades.

An Insider's view of Expedia Group

What's something quirky about your company?

Everyone is obsessed with travel…Really! No matter who you are working with or run into in the halls you somehow always land on travel, where you have been, where you want to go or what is the next trip you are planning. Talk about a company with passion!



What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

In today's world, when you travel, you need things at your fingertips! Imagine you pull up your phone, click a few buttons, type some messages and get the answers to your travel needs quickly. That's what my team and I do - we give customers a rich experience to chat with a virtual assistant on any device and solve their travel problems right away!


Sr Technology Lead

What makes someone successful on your team?

Accept whatever starting point you have and creatively work with it to organically take a feature area, the team’s culture, and cross-org relationships to the next level. Don’t just take at face value your instructions, but turn every stone to solve user problems with joy and passion. The resulting impact is a sure sign of success.


Senior Technical Program Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

What got you here today, will not get you there tomorrow. I believe this applies both organizationally and professionally; in order to maintain success, you must continuously evolve, challenge yourself, and take learnings from your mistakes.


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What are Expedia Group Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Day of Caring Volunteer Hours match
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Check out our employee resource groups here:
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We believe everyone deserves - NEEDS - time away from the office and we encourage employees to take advantage of their paid time off. We offer travel discounts to make it even easier to get out and see the world.

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