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Vice President of People- Travel

Red Ventures

Red Ventures

People & HR
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

The ideal candidate will have experience leading in a strategic HR environment, a background in autonomously partnering with senior and executive level business leaders, executive coaching, performance management and employee development experience, as well as experience and a passion for moving fast and making an impact. Sound like you? Then read on!

The VP, People role supporting The Points Guy and Lonely Planet requires a unique blend of visionary leadership and tactical execution. Success is determined by developing and driving strategy on key HR initiatives, building and/or growing a team of People Operations leaders and individual execution across various workstreams, all within an entrepreneurial culture.

The VP, People will operate as a strategic and solutions-oriented business partner, developing and implementing talent strategies for the Travel team. You will also help foster an inclusive workplace by working on strategies to support diversity, equity and inclusion across your vertical and the organization. As a unique blend of strategic leadership and tactical execution, you’ll have an opportunity to build a team of HR Business Partners who support employees across Red Ventures’ locations, headquartered in Charlotte, NC with a strong presence in New York City. You’ll take on significant HR practice and policy initiatives, work through performance management and employee development, and partner with business leadership to drive the design and implementation of the industry talent ecosystem.

What You’ll Do:

  • Act as Head of People for The Points Guy and Lonely Planet - effectively develop and leverage HRBP team talent to optimize impact to the business. Responsible for all people-related strategy and the execution of the industry talent ecosystem (in partnership with the business and other supporting HR functions)
  • Serve as executive coach to business leaders, partnering closely to advise, influence and shape individual and team culture
  • Build, lead and develop a team of HR Business Partners, functional leads and other team members supporting various HR teams: recruitment, performance management, talent development, etc
  • Guide your team as they partner with managers and other staff to facilitate the resolution of employee relations' issues and the rollout of HR programs, policies and initiatives
  • Initiate and implement strategic initiatives and progressive Human Resource programs that will enhance overall culture and organizational effectiveness
  • Ensure excellent HR practice for exempt and nonexempt employees across multiple locations, primarily headquartered in Charlotte, NC and also partners with other HR leaders to influence the broader HR organization.
  • Review and evaluate disciplinary actions to ensure consistent application of company policies, federal and state laws

What We’re Looking for:

  • 10+ years of senior HR Business Partner experience with an expertise in people leadership, business partnership and coaching, performance/talent management, and employee relations
  • Minimum of 5 years previous leadership/managerial experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in related field or related equivalent experience
  • Experience in coaching and advising employees at multiple levels from front-line non-exempt employees to business leaders, with a special focus on coaching senior executives
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, communicate and build relationships at all levels
  • Strong acumen in human capital modules and experience with people analytics
  • Highly motivated self-starter who is adept at handling multiple competing priorities and duties in a fast-paced, results-driven, rapidly changing environment - with minimal daily oversight


  • Compensation Range: $200k-$300k*
    *Note actual salary is based on geographic location, qualifications, and experience.

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