HR Manager // KAYAK

April 12, 2017
We are seeking an HR Manager for at least one year while the HR Manager Europe is on parental leave. The position will report to the VP Human Resources, also working with the Zurich and Berlin management team.


  • Manage employee issues and feedback
  • Assist VP Human Resources with integration of employees acquired through M&A
  • Manage HR Administrator (responsible for payroll/ benefits/ onboarding administration)
  • Oversee administration of employee benefits in all of our European locations
  • Lead regular onboarding sessions in Berlin office and remotely for new hires in other locations.
  • Ensure all required paperwork is completed and filed for new employees
  • Work with legal team on visas and offer letters to ensure compliance with local employment laws
  • Manage termination process, including separation agreements, final payments and recovery of assets
  • Other projects that may arise from time to time, as assigned by the VP, Human Resources

Education, Experience and Skills

  • The ability to take ownership and accountability for work and manage projects through execution
  • Prior experience with mergers and acquisition activity is strongly preferred.
  • At least 5 years experience working in Human Resources
  • Fluent in English and German, both written and spoken
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical problem solving skills
  • Experience with international payroll and knowledge of employment laws in Germany, Switzerland, and UK
  • Some travel required to other European offices


KAYAK is the world’s leading travel search engine. KAYAK searches other travel sites and shows travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages. The company’s website and apps also offer tools to help travelers plan and manage their trip, including price alerts, price forecasts and free itinerary management. Each year, KAYAK processes more than one billion searches for travel information and has more than 40 international sites and 20 languages. KAYAK is an independently managed subsidiary of The Priceline Group.

Benefits and perks

  • 6 weeks paid vacation
  • 3 year anniversary travel bonus
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Generous retirement plans
  • Free lunch catering 3 days per week
  • Public transportation subsidies
  • Free German classes
  • Free Yoga classes
  • Free massages
  • No stupid meetings
  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.
  • Regular team events/excursions
  • Flexible hours
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