Senior Director, Global Compensation

Expedia Bellevue , WA 98009

Posted 3 months ago


Position Summary & Responsibilities

Do you enjoy leading and building global teams of compensation professionals who are deep subject matter experts and keen to develop cutting-edge compensation solutions that attract, retain and motivate? Do you get excited about the potential of compensation to transform a company's ability to keep current employees engaged and beat competitors to key talent as part of a Total Rewards solution? Are you able to work well with HR business partners and recruiters, as well as managers and business leaders, to help them achieve their business goals through fact-based compensation decisions? If so, you will be interested in Expedia's opening for a Senior Director, Global Compensation

In this role you will provide key services to Expedia Group's 22,000 employees across 68 countries and be responsible for setting, implementing and evolving a comprehensive compensation strategy as part of our global Total Rewards team. You will be responsible for leading our global compensation strategy and execution, deploy a global team of 10-12 people to drive excellence in regional and functional compensation decisions and work with our People Analytics and Technology teams to improve our compensation systems and data.


  • Create our global compensation strategy and priorities in partnership with the Executive Compensation team and other Total Rewards leaders.

  • Build a culture of partnership and collaboration across the matrixed compensation team that provides global solutions as well as regional context

  • Advocate for extraordinary functional compensation solutions particularly in the areas of sales and technology compensation

  • Put processes in place to ensure that compensation questions are answered in a timely and efficient way and are aligned with local laws & practices

  • Lead a multicultural team to deliver a full-service compensation model including advising, core deliverables (e.g. annual compensation review) and operational tasks/requests

  • Drive a global compensation survey strategy and approach that delivers consistent market pricing that is also reflecting region/country-specific context

  • Deliver global projects based on overall HR prioritization including annual review, salary planning, market pricing, sales compensation, M&A and others.

  • Make the case for appropriate resourcing using the full set of regional Expedia offices to ensure the right work is done in the right location at the appropriate cost

  • Set the future direction and priorities for Expedia Total Rewards as a key member of the leadership team, looking ahead to Expedia's future priorities and helping HR arrive at the right solutions and investment

  • Executive Compensation is outside the scope of this role, but you would be partnering closely with the leader of that team

Person Profile

  • 12-15 years professional HR experience, with at least 6-7 in leadership roles in rewards or similar functions

  • Previous experience in fast paced, technology companies

  • Strong business acumen with a highly analytical process orientation.

  • Solid decision-making, problem solving, consulting, influencing, relational and partnering skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to adapt to a variety of audiences.

  • Results oriented, high energy, and hands-on leader with demonstrated coaching and mentoring skills.

  • Bachelors or master's degree in business administration, economics or management is nice to have.

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.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

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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