HomeAway, Inc., an Expedia brand based in Austin, Texas, is the world's leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing over 1.2 million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading vacation rental websites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es and Toprural.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; HomeAway.com.au and Stayz.com.au in Australia; and Bookabach.co.nz in New Zealand. Asia Pacific short-term rental site, travelmob.com, is also owned by HomeAway.HomeAway also operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels.

Sr. Manager, Global Talent Acquisition at HomeAway

About Us:

Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories? 

That is what we do here at HomeAway.com, an Expedia Inc. company. We are the leading vacation rental website in the world with more than one million online bookable vacation rentals. Our mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler in the world through our online marketplace and we're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. 

The Opportunity

We are searching for a Global Talent Acquisition Leader to drive world class recruiting strategies and solutions while providing a superior experience for hiring leaders, candidates, and the recruiting team! You will be responsible for retaining and developing top recruiting talent and scaling the business. This role will leverage your recruiting expertise, consulting capability, and your capacity for agile execution. Additionally, we will look to you to deliver exceptional leadership by enabling strengths across the global team to exceed the expectations of the business while.

Based in Austin, Texas you will report to the Global Director of Talent Acquisition. 

Solutions and Relationships:

  • Build strong rapport and maintain trusted relationships with the business by offering strategic and innovative talent strategies to achieve short-term and long-term talent attraction goals. 
  • Consult with executive leadership on global market and industry data, talent best practices, and internal practices related to workforce planning activities
  • Partner directly with leaders and HR Business Partners to understand business needs. Make talent recommendations - ie where to find skills in the market and what are the right recruiting channels for those targeted profiles
  • Lead design and implementation of talent solutions and bring innovative or differentiated solutions
  • Successfully deliver against performance metrics related to time to fill, cost per hire, recruiter efficiency and other talent KPIs 
  • Proactively provide leadership with applicable data and insights related to recruiting efforts
  • Serve as Talent Acquisition consultant on broader HR function initiatives


    Lead high performing recruiting team by implementing an environment of trust with a focus on continuous development and best practices.
  • Coach, mentor, and develop recruiting team members on core competencies and functional skills, providing career development opportunities 
  • Manage and collaborate with recruiting team members on program design and development and larger scale initiatives 
  • Allocate work across available team and support as needed with volume
  • Partner closely with Talent Brand to identify and participate in networking forums, public events, and other activities that help strengthen the HomeAway employment brand and drive specific solutions for clients
  • Develop and manage content for external website, wiki and other channels that support our culture and our recruiting philosophy
  • Serve as high energy brand & talent advocate for HomeAway, our business, and our culture
  • Have fun

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 8+ years’ of hands-on recruiting experience in a high tech environment across multiple locations globally 
  • 4+ years’ experience leading a high performing recruiting team
  • Global leadership experience strongly preferred, must have experience driving talent strategies in multiple countries
  • Proven experience developing rapport with executive leadership
  • Strong communication, public presentation and facilitation skills
  • Full life-cycle recruiting from sourcing to onboarding with background in high growth organizations is required
  • Experience developing key recruiting metrics & data and using data to articulate a story and drive solutions 
  • Proficiency in behavioral interviewing methodologies, competency-based techniques, job scorecards, top grading and/or other selection and assessment tools
  • A sense of curiosity resulting in the ability to recognize opportunities within the business, team and overall HR function
  • Demonstrated integrity, accountability, and initiative, with a focus on delivering results
  • Ability to prioritize, stay organized, set clear expectations and drive the process while delivering expert support and results
  • Executive recruiting experience


  • Competitive health and insurance benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual target bonus or commission
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team
  • Free listing on HomeAway.com
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass
  • Casual dress
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Why work with us
Founded by Brian Sharples and Carl Shepherd in February 2005, the idea behind HomeAway was to revolutionize the historically-fragmented vacation rental industry and establish the company as the clear market leader. The entrepreneurial spirit of the pioneers who created the very first vacation rental sites, many of which are now part of the HomeAway portfolio, fueled the early growth of the business and set the tone for the company culture that exists today. At HomeAway we work as a team, we work hard and we're competitive, but we always make time to celebrate our successes. From peer-nominated awards for those who have exceeded expectations with a free vacation, to company parties that celebrate holidays and achievements, we strive to maintain a culture where everyone's content and proud to call HomeAway their "home away from home!"
The HomeAway World Headquarters is located in downtown Austin, Texas. Employees love the proximity to restaurants, bars and retail — especially to the unofficial company cafeteria, the Whole Foods Market flagship store. The office space is also situated off of Lady Bird Lake, which has a fantastic hike and bike trail. HomeAway's four-story, 86,000-square-foot, mixed-use building was awarded Gold-level LEED certification in April 2010 for its use of eco-friendly materials. The design is vacation-themed and features a giant replica of the birdhouse from the HomeAway logo.
Perks & Benefits
Target Annual Bonus
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
4 Weeks' Vacation
Free drinks and snacks
Game room
Workout room/area, onsite showers and lockers, and bike lockers
Great medical, dental and vision plans

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