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Director, HR

Permanent contract
Salary: Not specified
A few days at home
Experience: > 10 years
Education: BAC+3


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About Highspot

Highspot is pioneering the category that is fundamentally changing the way companies increase sales productivity. On a mission to transform the way millions of people work with sales enablement, Highspot is committed to building breakthrough software with a spark of magic. We believe a great place to work is about more than the work – it’s about what the company stands for, and how it authentically represents its values in the real world. To this end, we have put intentional focus on creating equitable workspaces for each of our employees. Our goal is to create a culture where everyone feels a deep sense of belonging and is empowered to be an agent of change, with the ability to transform themselves, their workplace, and their world.

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced HR leader to oversee and lead the People function across our EMEA & ANZ region. Reporting to the Chief People Officer this role will be responsible for HR and Recruiting across the region, managing a small team and driving HR strategy and operations to support a scaling region. 

It’s an exciting time to join the team as a new leader for the region has started and this role will partner with the leader of the region and the EMEA leadership team to develop and execute HR initiatives that support the organization and regional goals and objectives as they drive high performance to help deliver revenue growth. Other responsibilities include org planning and design, talent management, employee engagement initiatives, performance management and change management. 

This role will also be responsible for designing and delivering programs that enhance the employee experience while ensuring that all people decisions align with Highspot’s people-centric culture and guiding principles.

Key to this role's success will be to work closely with key internal stakeholders such as Legal, Finance, Workplace Strategy as well as with HR COE’s (People Operations, People & Organisational Development, Total Rewards and DEI&B teams) to co-architect programs and provide regional insights and perspectives to ensure that programs and policies being launched will have global impact and success. 

The ideal candidate should have strong leadership and people management skills and should have prior experience of managing a team. The HR leader will be responsible for managing EMEA Recruiting, People Operations and HR Business Partnering. They should be able to bring experience of developing individuals and building a high-performing team that delivers and executes at pace with attention to detail.

The successful candidate must possess real-time problem-solving skills and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. They should be able to use qualitative and quantitative data to identify trends and create narratives that prioritise employee engagement. Highspot is renowned for its people-centric culture, and this role will be instrumental in bringing it to life through a broad range of activities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is able to bring leadership and gravitas to a role, with the ability to both partner and challenge senior leadership and the opportunity to have an impact on the employee experience for a region that is growing. 

What You'll Do

  • Manage a team of direct employees; setting clear goals, encouraging results, and investing in developing the team.
  • Manage compliance with local employment legislation as well as any employee relations issues
  • Collaborate with senior management to identify and address People/Culture issues, needs and opportunities for the EMEA region. 
  • Oversee the recruitment, onboarding and offboarding of employees in the region.
  • Collaborate with top-level executives and their teams to establish the talent strategy required to sustain our rapid expansion and foster a work environment that promotes employee well-being and development.
  • Partner with the Recruiting team to build systemic and scalable recruiting programs to create a sustainable pipeline of talent.
  • Co-architect key strategies, programs and employee offerings with various COE teams.
  • Provide compensation support including salary planning, approval of salary actions, promotions, and job re-leveling.
  • Work with managers and employees to address various employee relations issues, fairly representing all interests.
  • Your Background

  • 10+ years of experience in a Global HR Business Partner leadership role, including 4-6 years of people management, preferably in a high-tech environment.
  • Experience of providing HR support across various EMEA countries specifically UK, France and Germany.
  • In depth knowledge of employment law in the UK, France, Germany and Australia 
  • Proven ability to diagnose issues, drawing on both professional experience and strategic thinking skills, and drive appropriate solutions with self-initiative
  • Strong business acumen and ability to work well across different functions in order to integrate HR and business strategies
  • Strong analytical skills, including the understanding of metrics to support plans and monitor performance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication; high-quality document preparation and presentation skills; strong facilitation skills
  • Exceptional listening skills and ability to relate to, influence, and coach employees of all levels in the organization
  • Experience in coaching senior leaders and managers, and strong talent assessment skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as an active member of both business and HR teams
  • Resilient and able to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with a high level
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
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    Competitive compensation including equity so you feel like you have a piece of the pie

    Flexible Leave Balance

    Holiday week off between Christmas and New Year

    Private medical insurance for you and your dependents

    4 x death in service benefit

    Income protection insurance

    Company social events throughout the year

    Meaningfully contribute to a compelling vision

    Quarterly Recharge Fridays (paid days off for mental health recharge)

    Professional development opportunities through LinkedIn Learning

    Access to Coaches and Therapists through Modern Health

    Eligibility Checks

    We carry out various eligibility and background checks as part of our recruiting process, including employment history, education verification and criminal records check. If you require further information let us know.

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