Senior Manager, People Strategy



Software Engineering, People & HR
Prague, Czechia
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2023

We are looking for a creative, growth minded, collaborative, and people focused Senior Manager to join our People Strategy team. This is a newly created role to help with our expansion efforts in Prague and will be crucial to the success in establishing our culture in this new location. You will help us implement and improve people programs with a shared goal of creating incredible experiences for our people, while supporting our growth and the achievement of Rapid7's business goals.

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 People Strategy partnership model that, at its core, starts with a deep understanding of our business, our culture and our people.

A role at Rapid7 is not just another job opportunity. It is a chance to work in a fast paced company where employees are empowered to make an impact everyday, contribute back to our culture and take their career to the next level.

About the role

The Sr. Manager, People Strategy reports to the VP, People Strategy and will be based in our brand new offices in Prague. They will partner with leaders across the business to tackle day to day people issues and build performance management and talent development programs. It's not just what you are contributing that's important to our people - it's HOW you do it

The ideal candidate will be laser focused on understanding the business priorities, our culture and our people challenges as we scale. They will work to build solutions that will enable our employees to have the most productive and satisfying work experiences of their careers. You will be the people expert, working closely with leaders as they work on growing and developing their teams.

In this role you will:

  • Help lead the culture and build our Prague team. Your role in partnership with TA and cross functional leadership, will ensure that we are hiring the right people to help achieve our shared goals.

  • Partner with 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 to strengthen and support their skills in performance coaching, handling difficult conversations, get well plans and other employee focused challenges.

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

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

  • Work with the with People Strategy team and business leaders, you'll ensure that employee initiatives are in line with and reinforce our company's culture and core values

  • Establish relationships across the People Strategy teams globally, and the hiring and leadership teams for Prague. Your goal is to build a solid understanding of our company goals, the team and regional goals and a strong perspective on how to connect and drive our people through this new experience.

The skills you’ll bring include:

  • 5-7 years of professional work experience in People Strategy, Organizational Development, Talent Consulting or a related field

  • Preferably educated to degree level (or equivalent)

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

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

  • You are passionate about understanding and optimizing the day to day experience of our people, and are there to help guide our employees through their journey

  • You are approachable, and always eager to help

  • You are an amazing communicator, able to effectively work with discretion and sensitivity across all levels of the business

  • Handles ambiguity well – actually thrives in it

  • A natural problem solver

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

  • People love working with you because you:

    • You don't just enjoy being in “HR” because you “love people.” You value the difference your role can make in the experience people have at work.

    • Avoid drama like the plague

    • You provide insight and support without solving their problems for them

    • You are collaborative, warm, and instil a sense of support