Head of Human Resources, North America

Human Resources · New York, New York
Department Human Resources
Employment Type Employee
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Inspiration, trust, and passion are at the heart of Travelzoo. Every week our global team creates irresistible and rigorously reviewed offers that get our 30 million members exploring the world through travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences. Our long-standing expertise, appreciation of other cultures and high standards are key to creating value for our members.


We are looking for a Head of Human Resources, North America. This person will be responsible for aligning the people strategy with the business strategy within their geographical region and ensures all global HR initiatives are implemented on a local level. The role oversees a team of five: two Human Resources Managers, one Human Resources Assistant and Office Managers. This role reports to the Chairman.


Do you feel…


  • You will lead the local HR team by providing guidance, development opportunities and by functioning as a role model
  • Support the senior management team in all employee relations matters
  • Implement all global HR projects as part of the “Global People Strategy” on a local level
  • Align HR duties with other geographical regions and teamwork with Head of Human Resources, Europe
  • Manage the local talent and recruitment strategy
  • Recruit local senior management
  • Manage redundancies and organizational restructuring
  • Stay updated on legal topics and compliance
  • Lead on strategic HR projects for geographical region
  • Manage the local HR budget
  • Conduct annual personnel planning meetings with managers
  • Coach and mediate employees and managers where necessary
  • Continuously review all HR initiatives as part of a “global” HR Management approach
  • Work with the Chairman to set and achieve key performance goals (KPIs) in line with Travelzoo’s strategy
  • Support the development of a healthy internal culture that retains key employees and encourages their professional development
  • Ensure that all activities are consistent with and support the global direction of the brand
  • Champion innovation across the business
  • Work with global colleagues on global initiatives


You are ideally…  


  • Translate Travelzoo’s purpose and vision into actionable objectives to drive performance
  • Communicate the strategic plan to the team to ensure support
  • Lead by example and inspire others
  • Internal talent will support a positive business outcome
  • External talent will be attracted by Travelzoo’s employer brand
  • Work independently without regular guidance by the Chairman but in line with the strategy
  • Build strong relationships across all countries to foster global collaboration


What’s in it for you…


  • Experience one of our travel deals first hand – we call it the Travelzoo Experience
  • Be part of an international team
  • We recognize your achievements with our employee awards
  • Enjoy working like an entrepreneur? Our collaborative culture will provide you with this opportunity
  • Meet and network in our workspaces in the heart of vibrant cities
  • Is life-long learning important to you? We offer online and offline learning opportunities
  • We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages



If you are excited about this opportunity and feel intrigued by our values of “leading by example”, “warm heart”, “cool head” and “working hands”, then we would like to get to know you!


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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Human Resources
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor