Regional HR Manager

  • Canonical
  • Home Based - Americas
  • 29 May, 2024

Job Description

The role of HR Manager at Canonical

With 1,000 colleagues across 70​ ​countries, we require an HR function that thinks and acts globally.​ We're looking for three regional leads that will all report into our Global Head of People who can help build our company as we go through continued growth plans. It's an exciting time to join with the opportunity to help shape and create an HR function for the future. You will lead the Americas team of HR professionals to provide precise, compliant and scalable HR operations to the business, advise and execute on HR issues across the whole employee life-cycle, and partner with senior leadership in your region. You will have an analytical approach, a keen eye for detail and the ability to interpret data trends and themes.

What your day will look like

  • Lead and scale Canonical’s regional HR team (1-4 direct reports, depending on region)
  • Deliver precise and compliant HR operations in a timely manner and with the highest degree of accuracy
  • Interact closely with Talent Acquisition and Workplace Engineering teams and create tight-knit processes across all HR regions 
  • Be accountable for HR processes such as talent development, succession planning, performance assessments, onboarding, culture and engagement initiatives that drive a high performing team
  • Work with senior managers across the business on performance management, organizational design, employee engagement, rewards- and workforce planning
  • Coach and advise people managers on the full spectrum of employee relations issues across multiple countries
  • Partner with people managers to support the delivery of appropriate training and development programs
  • Establish a trusted partnership with the business in your region
  • Drive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Design new policies and deliver on business-critical HR related projects globally
  • Present at Canonical events to articulate Canonical’s HR practices

What we are looking for in you

  • Degree qualified
  • HR experience leading initiatives across regions within a technology business (Americas or EMEA)
  • People management experience
  • Experience in business partnering with senior stakeholders
  • A good balance between leading and executing, in this role you will need to be hands-on involved in the daily HR routines, too  
  • Experience in working in a remote first organization
  • Able to leverage data to make informed decisions
  • Knowledge and practical implementation of HR practices and employment law across EMEA or Americas
  • Fluent in business English (written and spoken)
  • Self motivated, organized, accurate, confident, authentic,  results-orientated, open-minded, enthusiastic and energetic
  • Willingness to travel up to 4 times a year for internal events

Additional skills that you might also bring

  • Experience with immigration policies and mobility processes
  • Professional HR qualification (CIPD/SHRM or other) 
  • Facilitation skills

What we offer colleagues

We consider geographical location, experience, and performance in shaping compensation worldwide. We revisit compensation annually (and more often for graduates and associates) to ensure we recognise outstanding performance. In addition to base pay, we offer a performance-driven annual bonus or commission. We provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. We balance our programs to meet local needs and ensure fairness globally.

  • Distributed work environment with twice-yearly team sprints in person
  • Personal learning and development budget of USD 2,000 per year
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual holiday leave
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues
  • Priority Pass, and travel upgrades for long haul company events

About Canonical

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm at the forefront of the global move to open source. As the company that publishes Ubuntu, one of the most important open source projects and the platform for AI, IoT and the cloud, we are changing the world of software. We recruit on a global basis and set a very high standard for people joining the company. We expect excellence - in order to succeed, we need to be the best at what we do. Most colleagues at Canonical have worked from home since its inception in 2004.​ Working here is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game.

Canonical is an equal opportunity employer

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity, we will give your application fair consideration.

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