Associate Director / Director, Talent Acquisition (Bangkok-based, Relocation Provided)

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Bangkok, Thailand

About Agoda 

Agoda is an online travel booking platform for accommodations, flights, and more. We build and deploy cutting-edge technology that connects travelers with more than 3.6 million accommodations globally. Based in Asia and part of Booking Holdings, our 6,000+ employees representing 90+ nationalities foster a work environment rich in diversity, creativity, and collaboration. We innovate through a culture of experimentation and ownership, enhancing the ability for our customers to experience the world.

Our Purpose – Bridging the World Through Travel 

We believe travel allows people to enjoy, learn and experience more of the amazing world we live in. It brings individuals and cultures closer together, fostering empathy, understanding and happiness.
We are a skillful, driven and diverse team from across the globe, united by a passion to make an impact. Harnessing our innovative technologies and strong partnerships, we aim to make travel easy and rewarding for everyone.

Get to Know Our Team: 

The People Team is a purveyor of opportunity, searching the globe for the most talented individuals and offering them an open, collaborative workplace. By prioritizing skill and potential, we have cultivated a powerful assembly of professionals through our drive for equal opportunity and diversity.

We make the move to Agoda a breeze with assisted onboarding programs, and we continue to support and enrich our thousands of Agoda employees through individual growth with outstanding learning programs and various means of assistance. Our development of incredible benefits has ensured everyone can stay strong, healthy, and happy during their time at Agoda.

Leading ambitious changes and making a positive impact in the lives of our employees, the People Team is a crucial and rewarding part of the Agoda family.


The Opportunity:

You will play a crucial role in the transformation of our Talent Acquisition practices and organization, partnering with senior leaders in Agoda and your peers in the Talent Acquisition Team. You will lead Recruitment for a portfolio of Departments in Agoda.

In this Role, you’ll get to:

  • Collaborate directly with Agoda senior leaders, providing talent and recruitment insights, influencing them on the shape and footprint of the organization.
  • Develop strategies to attract, at scale, the best talent to achieve Agoda objectives, using data-driven insights and experimentation.
  • Represent Talent Acquisition in global projects and sponsor Agoda-level Talent Acquisition initiatives.
  • Partner with our Operational Excellence team and our TA Programs team to implement initiatives that will transform our hiring practices.
  • Lead your team to align with the business goals and to support Talent Acquisition innovation.
  • Develop your team to grow to be valuable business partners and to innovate within their scope of work.
  • Coach your team leaders and establish the structure to ensure high performance and resilience.

What you’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Expertise in crafting and implementing sourcing strategies designed based on talent market intelligence.
  • Ability to identify and gaps in the recruitment practice and implement improvements at scale. Attitude to explore how those improvements could apply outside of your portfolio.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities, with a passion for continuous improvement and innovation, and ready to roll-up the sleeves to get things done.
  • Strong analytical skills, capable of translating data into actionable insights and strategies to drive recruitment success.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, able to engage and align stakeholders at all levels within the organization and across global teams.
  • Business partnering skills applied to the collaboration with senior stakeholders, understanding the business needs, bringing up problems and insights proactively, working together to design solutions, and provide feedback as needed.
  • Be comfortable with ambiguity and flexibility, and effective working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven track record of leading multi-cultural talent acquisition teams with people leaders reporting to you.
  • Ability to understand current talent in your team vs talent that is needed. Ability to plan and take actions to continuously evolve your organization as needed to upskill the team and ensure resilience.


Why Agoda and this role?

  • Leadership Opportunity: Play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Talent Acquisition at a leading online travel platform and aspire to set the global benchmark for excellence.
  • Global Impact: Make a difference on a global scale, working with a diverse and talented team.
  • Innovation at the Forefront: Be part of a culture that values experimentation and cutting-edge technology.
  • Career Growth: We invest in your development with a vast range of learning solutions. We never run out of new challenges for you to take on, and new initiatives and teams are initiated frequently.
  • Competitive Benefits: Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that supports your well-being and lifestyle

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Equal Opportunity Employer 

At Agoda, we pride ourselves on being a company represented by people of all different backgrounds and orientations. We prioritize attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. Employment at Agoda is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, citizenship, veteran or military status, and other legally protected characteristics.

We will keep your application on file so that we can consider you for future vacancies and you can always ask to have your details removed from the file. For more details please read our privacy policy.

To all recruitment agencies: Agoda does not accept third party resumes. Please do not send resumes to our jobs alias, Agoda employees or any other organization location. Agoda is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Hear from Agodans

I love working with people at Agoda. The People team has extremely smart and curious people, that come from diverse backgrounds and make every day interesting. The company's focus on ownership will provide you the opportunity to work with several stakeholders at any given time, You will have the ability to contribute to strategic projects and make an impact on our business outcomes. Eliana Carmel Chief People Officer

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