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Head of Talent Acquistion

Travix is a global online travel company operating currently in more than 40 countries (growing to 50) with more than 575 employees and offices in the Netherlands (Main hub), Germany (Operations), London (IT Development) India (Operations), Singapore (Satellite) and the USA (Satellite). Travix was established in 2011 following a merger of leading travel agency brands Vliegwinkel.nl, BudgetAir, Flugladen, CheapTickets.nl and Vayama. Travix is part of the BCD Group. Travix joint roots go back more than 25 years, with a strong leading focus on innovative IT technologies, online presence and focus on our customers’ needs.

 

We are significantly outperforming the market with regards to growth, and we are on our way to become the global challenger in the online travel space, whilst keeping our startup mentality. With our 5 brands and an extensive portfolio of >40 websites we are market leader in several countries and growing rapidly on all continents. We are passionate about everything we do. On a daily basis we help thousands of people to find the best flights. We inspire them and guide them through their travel journey. We grow talent. “We move people”

 

At this moment we are hiring a Head of Talent Acquisition to globally lead the end-to-end talent acquisition team and strategy. The role reports to our Chief People Officer (Remko Verheul) and is a pipeline position to a bigger Talent or People leadership post at Travix. Today the People team counts 13 people, spread over 3 locations and our main mantra is We Grow Talent.


The Challenge:

As the Head of Talent Acquisition you will be challenged to:

  • Deploy a comprehensive recruiting operating model and develop the right capabilities and talent to support the Travix company strategy with effective management and use of resources and budget;

  • Design and implement solutions (systems & tools) to source and attract the highest caliber talent;

  • Lead team to proactively assess external marketplace and competitive drivers to guide strategic decision-making and act as an advisor for key business leaders;

  • Increase internal “critical hires” efficiency and reduce reliance on agency placement

  • Hire, lead, mentor, and develop the Talent Acquisition team (3 - 6 people);

  • Develop, implement and manage an annual and 2-year TA strategy that includes a clear execution plan to secure critical talent for Travix while anticipating future scaling challenges;

  • Partner with Business leaders and Head’s of People to create frameworks for workforce planning and integration with internal workforce career development;

  • Drive Behavioral interviewing and continuously improve competitive best hiring practices;

  • Manage Travix’ Employer Brand Strategy in partnership with Corporate Brand & Communication Manager;

  • Manage close partnership with Finance to forecast headcount movement to support P&L forecasting and budgeting process;

  • Establish and maintain talent market expertise, including comprehensive view of industry trends and competitors;

  • Create an extraordinary candidate and new hire experience;

  • Manage relationships with recruitment agencies and search firms as needed;

  • Support a diverse and inclusive culture and workforce;

As such you will own the end-to-end global talent acquisition strategy and delivery.

Leadership Responsibilities

This is a leadership position where you will lead the team & organisation to next levels of hiring capability. You will hire and develop your direct reports.

Strategy Development:

  • Develop Hiring Plan and Strategy 2020

Partner & Supply Management:

  • Identify and recruit partners and suppliers to meet Travix talent needs

  • Manage partners on weekly basis based on identified targets

Operational Execution:

  • Move idea to working concept (visualise & getting it done).

  • Deliver on business plan and ensure proper management of initiative.

Budget:

  • Full ownership of total hiring spend

 

 

What you bring:

 

We are looking for a highly driven, ambitious talent acquisition leader with:

  • Outstanding Master's degree: HRM, Marketing, Business, Economics

  • > 7 years of relevant international hiring experience of which > 3 years in a leading people role and Tech/E-commerce environment.

  • Progressive track record in transforming hiring team & capability

  • Demonstrated knowledge of/experience with developing and deploying talent discovery strategies, processes and tools to identify and attract talent for current needs as well as to proactively build talent pipelines  

  • Ability to drive strategy and execute methodically and work with data and analytics;

  • Good verbal and written communications skills in English;

  • Exceptional and effective partnerships across broad audiences of internal and external partners, stakeholders and customers with a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, innovative and performance driven culture where change is constant;

  • Strong people leadership and capability in building and leading high-performing teams

Critical Competencies for Success

  • People Leadership

  • Personal Leadership

  • Strategist with can do attitude

  • Business Acumen & Management

  • Operational Excellence

Master of the Travix Traits for Success!

What you can expect:

  • Monthly salary, holiday allowance, and other great benefits

  • Covered travel costs, discounted ongoing cancellation / travel insurances

  • A multinational team of specialists to inspire and support you

  • Possibility to follow fun Dutch language courses @ Travix with your colleagues

  • There’s a good deal of room to be creative and to build your legacy

  • 30.5 days of paid leave, plenty of time to enjoy your global travel adventures

  • Top floor offices in the centre of Amsterdam, next to Central Station

  • Nice to have perks: Free fruit, company bar & free beer, foosball / table tennis competitions, great company events, good food and team activities.

Interested?

Of course you are! Do you recognize yourself in the above profile, we look forward receiving your application by clicking the “apply now” button. For more information about the vacancy and the application process you can contact Remko Verheul at rverheul@travix.com.

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