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Senior People Business Partner (Location UK&I)

Aiven

Aiven

People & HR
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Aiven is a trusted open source data platform for everyone. We are a cast of over 400 ‘Crabs’ with a passion for open-source and a cutting edge tech stack. We take ownership of the problems we solve and act with courage. Openness is our beating heart.

It takes an uncommon person to contribute to the common good. Would you like to join our Cast where everyone at every level works side-by-side on making developers’ lives better, and letting them build what matters most?

Aiven in a crabshell:

  • Our platform delivers reliable and secure data ops
  • Global service footprint & support organization
  • Security is central to us
  • 500+ customers in 60+ countries
  • $420M in VC funding
  • Our Burrow in Helsinki and hubs in Berlin, Boston, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto and Tokyo, remote team members employees from all over the world.

We value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We strive every day to build an inclusive workplace where all of us can thrive. We have a journey ahead of us, and we are committed to taking that journey towards being a more diverse and inclusive company.

Come and read more about us at https://aiven.io/blog/what-is-aiven.

Aiven is a trusted open source data platform for everyone. We are a cast of over 400 ‘Crabs’ with a passion for open-source and a cutting edge tech stack. We take ownership of the problems we solve and act with courage. Openness is our beating heart.

It takes an uncommon person to contribute to the common good. Would you like to join our Cast where everyone at every level works side-by-side on making developers’ lives better, and letting them build what matters most?

Aiven in a crabshell:

  • Our platform delivers reliable and secure data ops
  • Global service footprint & support organization
  • Security is central to us
  • 500+ customers in 60+ countries
  • $420M in VC funding
  • Our Burrow in Helsinki and hubs in Berlin, Boston, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto and Tokyo, remote team members employees from all over the world.

We value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We strive every day to build an inclusive workplace where all of us can thrive. We have a journey ahead of us, and we are committed to taking that journey towards being a more diverse and inclusive company.

Come and read more about us at https://aiven.io/blog/what-is-aiven.

The Role:

The Senior People Business Partner is a key member of our Global People Team and will support our non-tech functions including Sales, Marketing and G&A. Your primary aim will be to help drive our business forward by supporting these functions with a people-lens on growth and success at scale. We are looking for an experienced Senior BP who is data-savvy, commercially driven, can be a key strategic and thought partner, can creatively problem solve and most of all, embody partnership and collaboration. Delivery expectations centre around supporting and driving critical business initiatives, developing talent strategies and HR programs for Aiven’s rapidly growing business teams.

In order to be successful in this role, you will ideally have previous scale-up experience. We need people who understand the hyper-growth environment and comfortably flex their style between strategic and tactical. You can influence, build trust/relationships and implement sensibly. We can promise you will be rewarded with deep and meaningful impact!

Our People Team spans the globe, and we work collaboratively across our main offices and smaller hubs as well as our remote communities. For this role, our preference is that this person is based in either the UK or Ireland. You can still work remotely but there are times when we will want you to travel to our locations across Europe.

What You'll Do:

Strategic HR Leadership

  • Partner with senior leaders to understand the business goals and develop HR strategies and initiatives to support org growth and scaling efforts.
  • Proactively identify HR challenges and opportunities and develop innovative solutions to address them.
  • Provide input into the overall People org strategy and roadmap. Align functional plans with global HR programs and customise where functionally needed.

Coach, Mentor, Role Model

  • Coach and facilitate the leadership team to build org capability and help leaders think and plan long term.
  • Guide and share your expertise across the full breadth of people related areas, such as workforce planning, talent acquisition, talent management, reward, performance management, organisational planning, employee engagement and org development for example.
  • Mentor junior members of the people team (and wider if capacity allows) to help facilitate growth and development.
  • Be a role model and support the employee experience team across topics such as DEI, employer branding, onboarding, wellbeing and other relevant topics.

Collaborate and Partner

  • Partner closely with COE functions to help complete people programs and initiatives.
  • Deeply understand the problem space by actively listening, constructively challenging and taking data/insights into account before recommending proposed solutions. Use Innovative thinking to think bigger.
  • Change management will be an integral part of this role and partnership across functions and orgs will be key in delivering successful change management approaches and initiatives.

Employee Development and Engagement

  • Partner closely with People Development to help design and implement employee enablement initiatives that grow the capabilities, knowledge and competencies of the org.
  • Where necessary, facilitate workshops aligned to the above to promote growth and development.
  • Collaborate and support leaders with engagement survey results and support overall action planning to enhance satisfaction and retention.

HR Policy and Compliance

  • Be a strategic adviser and consultant for our business leaders and talent - and support complex employee relation cases.
  • Coach on standard processes, policies and procedures.

Data Analytics and Reporting

  • Utilise HR analytics and data driven insights to make informed decisions and recommendations and drive systemic improvements.
  • Analyse data to identify trends, patterns and areas for improvement based on HR indicators such as attrition, engagement and performance.

What We're Looking For:

  • Extensive experience in HR roles (typically 8+ years) with a focus on strategic business partnership, preferably in technology or fast growing orgs, ideally supporting GTM teams
  • Experience partnering with multi-layered leadership on highly complex, commercially-critical talent and people strategies, preferably within a geo-spread organisation.
  • Proven track record of implementing impactful people strategies, with solid change management principles
  • A solid depth of knowledge in understanding various people pillars including reward and recognition, career development and personal growth, talent management and retention, workforce management, org planning and employee relations.
  • Relationship building ability with a consultative approach to strategic partnership, capable of collaborating across groups and able to influence all levels, at all times being empathetic, inquisitive and respectful in approach.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and competing priorities and influence and adapt in a fluid, high-growth environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal), to effectively collaborate with partners at all levels and not being afraid to constructively challenge the status quo.
  • Knowledge of labour law in more than one region is a big plus.
  • Degree or equivalent from an accredited university, highly desired.

Don’t worry if your experience doesn’t line up perfectly – we still encourage everyone to apply. We believe in investing in our crabs’ professional growth.

Our Offer

If you ask us what’s the best thing about working for Aiven, many will probably say it’s the high concentration of talent from around the world that we have here. Enjoy the agile environment of a hyperscale scale-up where you can truly make an impact and have fun while at it.

We invest in you

  • Participate in Aiven’s equity plan.
  • Dreaming of flexible work arrangements? Look no further. Work in one of our hubs, fully remote, or anything in between.
  • Get the equipment you need to set yourself up for success.
  • Step up your career game with real employer support (use one of our learning platforms, annual learning budget, and more).
  • Get holistic wellbeing support through our global Employee Assistance Program.

Make a difference at Aiven

  • Contribute to open source projects that you find meaningful outside of work - and get paid for it! Our Plankton program recognizes extra work to the open source ecosystem for developers and non-developers alike.
  • Use up to 5 days per year to volunteer for a good cause of your choice.
  • Join one of our team member resource groups - empower yourself and others in missions that resonate with you.

What else?

  • Your wellbeing matters: we’ve got your wellbeing covered with private medical & dental health insurance, as well as a childbirth cash benefit.
  • Need insurance? We’ve got you covered - benefit from our: Employer's liability insurance, Personal Accident, Illness & Travel Insurance, Group Life Assurance, Office Insurance, Group Income Protection and Business & Leisure Travel Accident Insurance.
  • Looking after your future: benefit from our provided Pension Plan.

Amazing! What’s next?

If you think Aiven is the place for you, send us your CV and we’ll get in touch.

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Equal Opportunities

Aiven provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, marital and family status or without regard to any other similar personal attributes. Aiven complies with applicable local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and any other terms and conditions related to employment.

At Aiven we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities or special needs in our working environment and job application procedures. We make all reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or who otherwise need support to thrive in the workplace. We are committed to continuously improving workplace accessibility. There is an option to request a discussion in the application process but if you have any questions before applying please write to us at recruitment@aiven.io.