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Sr Development Program Specialist - Emerging Talent

  • United Kingdom - London

  • Corporate Solutions

  • Full-Time Regular

  • 06/10/2024

  • ID # R-88519

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Sr Development Program Specialist - Emerging Talent

At Expedia Group, we believe travel is a force for good in the world. You don’t have to look too closely to realize right now that the world needs all the goodness it can get. That means the work we do, powering global travel for everyone, everywhere, is more important now than ever.

In our global Emerging Talent and Careers team, we are responsible for engaging, hiring and developing a diverse base of talent across Expedia Group, globally. This includes hiring and developing interns, apprentices and university graduates from a myriad of backgrounds and cultures across three continents. We are on a journey to transform how we empower early in career talent and breaking down barriers on our way.

We are looking for an experienced Sr Development Programs specialist based in London to combine their passion for emerging talent and talent management to build market leading program experiences for our early career hires. If you are passionate about doing good through the power of travel and motivated by the impact you can make in the lives of early in career talent, then this is the team for you!

What you’ll do:

Working as part of our Emerging Talent Global Design and Experience team you will contribute to the design, build and implementation of our Intern and Graduate Programs. You will partner closely with our global team in the US and India. As part of this role you will:

  • Deliver an excellent employee experience to Early Careers hires in India through our Intern and Graduate programs; consider the candidate experience and learning journey in everything you do
  • Partner with global counterparts to design and deliver our Summer Internship Program and Expedia Group Graduate Program onboarding and program delivery
  • Organise, coordinate and support an engaging calendar of events that include skills sessions, leadership talks, panels, intern project showcase and social events
  • Maintain effective relationships and pastoral care with employees throughout their program experiences
  • Educate and support hiring managers throughout the program experience, delivering training and becoming a subject matter expert to help answer questions
  • Partner with key business stakeholders to understand business context when designing program offerings
  • Ensure robust data tracking across all programs, identifying insights and trends and storytelling through data
  • Act as regional point of contact for global projects across the Early Careers team eg. candidate swag; build partnership with external suppliers and vendors and manage invoicing process
  • Work collaboratively, putting the goals of the team and business first, embodying Expedia Group's Mission, Purpose & Values
  • Champion inclusion and belonging, putting it at the heart of the program experience

Who You Are:

  • You are a great teammate who takes pride in their work while persisting and being resilient through challenges, taking personal responsibility for searching out and resolving any challenges that you face
  • You are a proven organizer who can confidently prioritize the day to day to achieve your goal and have excellent attention to detail and written communication skills.
  • You have demonstrated experience being adaptable in changing and evolving situations and work environments; you act quickly, even if it means going outside of your comfort zone because you love to learn
  • You demonstrate optimism every day and show a strong desire to succeed and thrive while keeping a positive attitude and bringing your team members along with you
  • You bring excellent program management skills and can take the lead on global projects, bringing others together to deliver what’s needed.
  • You have shown an eagerness to build what is next while focusing on simplicity in the process of getting there
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and are excited by chances to define and build something from nothing
  • You are confident in partnering with and influencing senior business stakeholders.
  • You are passionate about embedding inclusion and belonging into the employee experience
  • You know what good talent management looks like for Emerging Talent candidates and you are familiar with Emerging Talent/university recruitment processes

About Expedia Group

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
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