Senior Director People Business Partner

Auto req ID: 7334BR

Category: HR

Employee type: Regular - Full Time


Travelport are the only true travel commerce platform in the world. We are specialist solution providers and are committed to building leading technology that makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better for the global travel and tourism industry. Come and be part of our mission to make sure that every trip is powered by Travelport…

As a Senior Director People Business Partner at Travelport, you can thrive in the exciting world of Travel Tech. This is a newly created permanent role that will be based at our global HQ in Langley, Berkshire (company shuttle bus provided from both Slough & Hatton Cross stations). 

Role & Team
You will come on board at a truly exciting time, and as a member of Travelport’s People organization, you will be a key strategic business partner and transformation agent for Customer & Marketing Operations (C&MO) organisation globally, developing and driving the people strategy to enable the business to achieve its targets and successfully deliver on key organizational goals. You will manage a team of 4 and report to GVP HR.

This role will involve…

Act as an effective, and sought-after, sounding board and partner to the leadership of the C&MO organisation, both in terms of day to day operations of the business but also the long-term strategic planning ensuring continued and future success.
Coaching and developing business stakeholders’ leadership and management capabilities through collaboration, influencing tactics and team building initiatives.
Sees opportunities to provide People and business solutions that maximise return on investment for the organisation.
Partnering with local, regional and global management teams to understand the key business drivers for the functions and support and accelerate the achievement of business goals and strategic direction.
Building strong relationships with global People team colleagues to ensure understanding, effective delivery and ongoing improvement of People initiatives into the functions.
Develop strategies and tactics with the leadership teams to create and maintain high levels of employee engagement and productivity.
Design and implement change programs in partnership with the assigned leadership teams that support employees in engaging with the larger organizational change agenda and address specific requirements within the functions.
Providing relevant and appropriate advice, coaching and guidance to business leaders and employees on a variety of People issues to ensure fair and consistent treatment and enable the various client groups to effectively deal with a changing business.

Recruitment, Retention, Reward and Talent Management:
Partner with line management and the People Team Centers of Excellence (CoE) to ensure the sourcing, incentivizing and reward of high caliber, qualified employees to achieve the business targets for each area, within budget.
Leverage and work together with the CoEs (incl. Compensation & Benefits, People Services, Talent Acquisition and Development) to ensure relevant strategies are proposed/implemented.
Lead and facilitate the succession and Talent Management planning process for the functions by partnering with the leadership teams and the CoEs to ensure talent reviews and organizational planning programs are in place.

Come and join us…

To ensure we achieve our goal, you will join us in embracing our core values;

Be a player, not a spectator; You will take ownership and make things happen.
Think we, not me; We are One Travelport, collaborating to succeed.
Keep it simple; We’re straightforward and easy to do business with.
Build for tomorrow; You will challenge the norm, aim high and lead change.

CIPD/SHRM qualification (or equivalent) preferred.
Several years of business partner experience supporting a marketing organisation is essential.
Experience of working in a global matrixed organisation.
Previous membership of functional leadership teams as a strategic business partner.
Ability to understand business strategies and translate them into appropriate People goals, objectives and tactics.
Ability to represent HR initiatives and messages to all levels of management and employees
Strong knowledge and skills in internal consulting, recruitment, organisation development and change, performance management and succession planning.
Ability to influence and attain credibility with leaders at all levels of the organisation.
Ability to deliver against plan and budget and follow through.
Demonstrable ability to handle change in a complex environment with a positive outlook.
Excellent relationship building skills with a good understanding of different cultures and how to work with them to deliver results.
Serves as a role model of ethical behaviour by consistently confirming to the highest ethical standards and practices.
A great teammate with a passionate desire to win.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and a creative mind.

If this sounds like you, we’d love for you to get in touch.

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a competitive salary & benefits package (including cash car allowance & bonus) accompanied with the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and forward-thinking organisation that cares about its people and promotes innovation.

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

Posted: December 5, 2019