Director, HR Operations - EMEA, APJ


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Our ideal candidate is an experienced, driven HR Operations leader with a thirst for learning, a passion for scaling, and curiosity to learn new technologies. This will require you to think big, use data to drive HR operations delivery and stay ahead of the curve, as you lead all aspects of HR operations across EMEA and APJ regions.

Do you thrive in delivering HR operational excellence, leading a regional team, and managing compliance for a fast-growing technology company? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Leading regional HR operational practices and processes, ranging from onboarding and offboarding, internal transfers, leaves of absence, while working directly with the VP, Global Rewards & HR Operations and regional HR Business Partners
  • Managing operational communication with employee representative bodies in EMEA, bringing in HRBPs on strategic topics as appropriate and setting up employee representation as and when legally required
  • Owning and leading regional compliance priorities, HR policies, and associated projects
  • Leveraging the relationships of HRBPs, regionally and functionally, to lead changes to policies and practices across EMEA and APJ regions
  • Supporting the delivery of a globally-minded, locally-tailored onboarding experience for new and existing Elasticians
  • Owning the HR process design for EMEA and APJ, as well as collaborating with the HRIS Team on system configuration
  • Tailoring global practices and policies to localized needs and compliance requirements across the regions
  • Enabling and training regional HRBPs, Recruiting, and Elasticians on compliance changes that impact HR activities at large

What You Bring Along:

  • 8+ years of progressively responsible experience in HR Operations adapting globally with a direct focus in compliance, process mapping, and localizing practices
  • Experience working in an international organization with a strong presence in EMEA within a high-growth environment
  • Strategic, critical thinker who isn’t afraid to get into the weeds; a real passion for problem-solving and bringing people insights to the business
  • Ability to build effective work relationships at all levels of the organization, influence behavior, and manage change
  • High degree of integrity and honesty; ability to exercise confidentiality and neutrality in complex and sensitive situations
  • You know that sometimes laughter is indeed the best solution - a sense of humor, ability to roll with the punches and adapt quickly to a changing environment is a big plus!

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving — we match up to 1% of your salary
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.


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