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Lead People Strategist



People & HR
Melbourne VIC, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023

A role with Rapid7 is not just another job opportunity.....

It is the chance to work with a hyper growth company in the fast paced cybersecurity sector, where employees are empowered to impact how we operate as a business, gaining visibility and taking their career to the next level. As part of our continued growth, we are looking for a high performing, people-focused individual to join our People Strategy team in this newly-created role implementing and continuously improving our innovative people strategy programs across the APJ region.

About the Team

The People Strategy team is, at its core, obsessed with bringing out the best in our people to achieve transformational growth within themselves and for Rapid7 because we believe that our people are the lifeblood of our company and central to achieving our mission. We do this through a proactive People Strategy partnership model that starts with a deep understanding of our business, our culture and our people.

About the Role

Reporting to the Director of People Strategy (based in the UK), the Lead People Strategist will act as a key strategic business partner across our APJ business to build key people initiatives and partner with leaders and staff on both day-to-day people issues and strategic initiatives while working in a rapidly growing fast paced environment.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, laser focused on understanding the business priorities, our culture and our people's challenges as we scale, and will work to build solutions that will enable our employees to have the most productive and satisfying work experiences of their careers.

In this role, you will:

  • Be the primary People Strategy point of contact to the teams you support (primarily located throughout APJ)

  • Be the people expert, working closely with managers and leaders as they work on growing and developing their teams.

  • Partner with managers and leaders to proactively diagnose and communicate trends around people and team issues (ie engagement, retention, collaboration) and support the development of solutions to address them

  • Act as a coach and partner to managers and leaders to strengthen and support their skills in performance coaching, handling difficult conversations, get well plans and employee relations challenges (in compliance with local laws).

  • Partner with People Strategy leadership team to drive the execution of the employee lifecycle - including performance management, merit and bonus planning, promotions and internal transfers and exits/terminations.

  • Deliver with a consistent focus on building a high-performing culture of growth and development through effective leadership, communication and feedback

  • Collaborate with People Strategy team and business leaders to ensure that employee initiatives are in line with and reinforce our company’s culture and core values

The skills you’ll bring include:

  • Incredible focus on reaching positive customer outcomes.

  • Strong sense of initiative, proactivity and personal ownership of problem resolution

  • Ability to drive initiatives and projects with a high degree of ownership and autonomy - you’ll be our team’s first APJ hire, though you’ll be supported by a wider global team

  • A balance of business acumen, empathy, relationship building, and courageous dialogue with unquestionable integrity

  • Proven experience working in People Strategy/HR, Organisational Development, Talent Consulting or a related field

  • Passion about understanding and optimising the day to day experience of our people, and are their to help guide our employees through their journey

  • Experience coaching managers, managing challenging team dynamics and building alignment through effective communication

  • Demonstrated ability to manage senior stakeholders

  • A natural influencer and problem solver. People are comfortable around you, want to follow your lead and hear your perspective

  • Approaches challenges with a learning mindset - you are not afraid to try something different and learn from your mistakes

  • Handles ambiguity well – actually thrives in it

  • Experience working on a multinational/global level is highly advantageous.

We know that the best ideas and solutions come from multi-dimensional teams. Teams reflecting a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences. If you are excited about this role and feel your experience can make an impact, please don’t be shy - apply today.