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Job Code: MI60-2008.1
Title: Director Human Resources
Location: NY Tri-State
Base Salary: $85,000 - $92,000+
Relocation: Company Paid
Reports To: COO (dotted line VP Finance)
Misc: Company prefers local resident
Note: Minimum 5 Yrs. Current Travel Industry Exp.


This company is a diversified travel conglomerate in the Travel Industry for over 25 years.


Coordinate all HR activities to include Recruitment/Staffing, Labor Relations, Employment Law, Training & Development, Compensation & Benefits, Leadership & Team Building, Employee Handbook, Policy & Procedures Manual, 401K, Interviewing both Exempt & Non Exempt, Evaluations, Performance Appraisals, Exit Interviews, etc. Will develop portfolio of specialty letters. As part of Executive Committee will report to senior management any specific employee relations problems or concerns. In charge of the maintenance of all employee Vacation Time; Holiday Schedules; and Shift changes. Managing organizational change.


  • Develop and analyze statistical office data to ensure the smooth running of all departments.
  • Work with all Department Heads to streamline their reporting of potential employee problems or concerns.
  • Evaluate all systems and procedures as they relate to Human Resources.
  • Make recommendations to senior management on current or future Benefits.
  • Manage compensation and benefits programs.
  • Develop and support performance appraisal systems.
  • Implement personnel policies and procedures.
  • Develop a feasibility study to determine if company can implement an Incentive Plan for all departments.
  • Must have excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Knowledgeable about Health, Safety, and Security.
  • Maintain relationships with all vendors to include Administrators of Pension Plans; Executive Search Firms; Office Equipment Maintenance and Mechanics; Emergency Companies; HVAC and other Office Services companies.
  • Develop a working 2-bid system for all department purchasing.
  • Work with Management to discuss merit raise systems.
  • Develop and maintain annual budget.

Additional Responsibilities

Other responsibilities include seeing that company policy is carried out or complied with, assisting other departments in forecasting personnel needs. Research and recommend automated personnel system.


Bachelors in HRM a plus. Minimum of 10 years experience, 5 years in a Travel Industry Company. Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. Strong PC skills. Organized and analytical. Willingness to follow procedures. High degree of honesty, and integrity. Travel Industry experience.


Report to the Vice President Finance with dotted lines to the Chief Operating Officer.


  • Strong interpersonal skills, executive presence and relate well with all levels of employees as well as external clients/vendors/and important business contacts.
  • Participative management style-advocates team concept.
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive with ability to recognize and support the organization's preferences and priorities.
  • Results and profit-oriented with the ability to balance other business considerations.


The preferred candidate will hold a BA or BS from a four year College or University; or 10+ years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent of education and 5 current years experience in the travel industry business.


The preferred candidate possesses the following competencies:

  • Integrity and work commitment (trust, confidentiality, fair process, positive attitude, honesty)
  • Able to influence other (gain support, influences commitment to business/customer, vendors/suppliers and all staff members)
  • Oral communication (face to face, telephone, giving/getting information, listening)
  • Self reliance (works independently, gets things done, takes responsibilities)
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible (adjusts to multiple demands, work area/organization needs/change)
  • Results oriented quality, quantity, efficiency, performance, high expectations)
  • Thinks strategically future oriented, adjust to trends, thinks in strategic terms)
  • Establishes and tracks projects and plans against goals and budget (sets and monitors budget, forecast resources, establishes measurements, controls costs)
  • PC skills (windows, off-the-shelf software as related to business)
  • Must possess a corporate wardrobe
  • Effective communication (oral, written, behaviors, actions, and inspires confidence)
  • Personal organization (time management, prioritization, neat, orderly focused, plans)


While performing this job, it will require:

  • Eight (8) hours or more a day of sitting; walking; standing; bending; answering the telephone; entering data into the computer; retrieving data from the computer or analyzing data from reports.
  • This position may require overnight travel up to 20% (including travel by car and by airplane).
  • Must have a valid driver's license and willingness to fly on commercial airplanes and private corporate aircraft.



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