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People Business Partner (12 month fixed-term)



People & HR
Melbourne VIC, Australia
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

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Are you actively looking for a new opportunity? Or just checking the market? Well… you might just be in the right place!

We’re looking for a People Business Partner (12 month fixed-term) to join our team. You will play a vital role within our People and Culture (P&C) team, delivering people-focused strategies and support to our Sales and Go to Market divisions in the APAC region. As the go-to person for all things related to the employee experience within your client group, you will collaborate with key stakeholders and managers to provide People and Culture services and initiatives that align with the needs and top priorities of our expanding teams.

In this role you will be partnering closely with managers to provide strategic HR guidance in areas like career development, engagement, succession planning, performance management, and talent reviews. The ideal candidate for this role has previous experience in people business partner roles and the ability to coach in HR-related issues, building solid relationships with various types of personalities and with employees at all levels.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Act as an expert and primary point of contact for all matters related to the employee experience within your client group
  • Collaborate with P&C colleagues, key stakeholders, and managers to provide P&C services and initiatives that align with the evolving needs and priorities of our growing teams
  • Be a trusted advisor and coach to managers, playing a critical role in enhancing their leadership effectiveness within your client groups
  • Partner closely with managers on people-related strategies and offer thought-leadership in areas such as career development, employee engagement, succession planning, compensation, performance management and talent reviews, etc.
  • Foster solid relationships with managers and employees, offering coaching and mentoring support in HR matters
  • Undertake any additional special projects as needed by client groups or the P&C team

What you need to bring:

We are a team of 13 people located in New Zealand, Australia and the Philippines, managing all aspects of HR for the region. Reporting to the Head of People & Culture, APAC, you will work alongside two other People Business Partners.

We're looking for a candidate who has experience with the following:

  • Solid experience as a People Business Partner, ideally within the software technology industry
  • Knowledge of New Zealand and Australia legal requirements as well as the ability to operate in a global ecosystem
  • Prior expertise in change management, organisational development, and managerial coaching
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with employees at all levels and with various types of personalities
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a management and employee group that is widely dispersed
  • Previous experience facilitating difficult discussions, offering feedback to employees at all levels, and coaching on related matters

We know that people are more than what’s on their CV. If you’re unsure that you have the right profile for the role... hit the ‘Apply’ button and give it a try!

What’s in it for you?

Come live the Lightspeed experience...

  • Ability to do your job in a truly flexible environment;
  • Genuine career opportunities in a company that’s creating new jobs everyday;
  • Work in a team big enough for growth but lean enough to make a real impact.

… and enjoy a range of benefits that’ll keep you happy, healthy and (not) hungry:

  • Unlimited paid time off policy
  • Flexible working policy
  • Work remotely from anywhere in the world for up to 60 days per year
  • Health and wellness benefit of $500 per year
  • Mental health online platform and counselling & coaching services
  • LinkedIn Learning license
  • Volunteer day
  • Dog friendly environment
  • Incredible snack bar filled with a variety of snacks & drinks, to keep you going throughout the day
  • Weekly catered lunches for the entire office
  • Dedicated Wellness Room for your physical and mental health needs, during working hours
  • Exciting events hosted regularly by our Melbourne Culture Club
  • Awesome office space located in Southbank, VIC

Please note that we ask applicants to disclose any criminal convictions, and we conduct criminal record checks as part of our hiring process for this role.

To all recruitment agencies: Lightspeed does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. If we have not directly engaged your company in writing to supply candidates for a specific vacancy, Lightspeed will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Lightspeed is a proud equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive and barrier-free workplace. Lightspeed welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Where to from here?
Obviously, this has to be mutually beneficial: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day. For a glimpse into our world check out our career page here.

Lightspeed is building communities through commerce, and we need people from all backgrounds and lived experiences to do that. We were founded in 2005, in Montreal’s gay village and our original members were all part of the LGBTQ+ community. The ethos of our business has been about inclusion from the very beginning, and we strive to provide a workplace where everyone belongs.

Who we are:
Powering the businesses that are the backbone of the global economy, Lightspeed's one-stop commerce platform helps merchants innovate to simplify, scale, and provide exceptional customer experiences. Our cloud commerce solution transforms and unifies online and physical operations, multichannel sales, expansion to new locations, global payments, financial solutions, and connection to supplier networks.

Founded in Montréal, Canada in 2005, Lightspeed is dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: LSPD) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LSPD). With teams across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company serves retail, hospitality, and golf businesses in over 100 countries.
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