HR Business Partner, APAC



Sydney, Australia
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

Shopify has grown significantly in our mission to make commerce better for everyone.  We’ve scoured the earth to find the top talent. We’ve built out teams that are incredibly passionate, driven and intelligent. Now we are accelerating our growth in the APAC region, and are seeking an experienced People and Talent Business Partner to build the people strategy and implementation that will enable us to bring Shopify to vastly more merchants in APAC.

Job Description

So what exactly are we looking for?   

You’ll need to cultivate context and powerful relationships with Shopify’s business leaders in APAC. In collaboration with them and Shopify’s wider Talent team, you will create fit-for-purpose solutions in the region. Through relationship building, strong business acumen and the ability to balance the two, you will truly partner with the business. You’ll be using your creativity and flexibility to provide innovative solutions in the areas of performance consulting, talent management, leadership development and employee relations in a fully remote role with our 100% remote employee base. You’ll roll up your sleeves to drive creative solutions to the unique needs of our business and employee base across APAC. Your natural ability to dig deeply into a topic and work collaboratively towards a goal will also allow you to influence our success on a global basis.



  • Build a strategy to develop and grow high impact people through Talent Management practices across the APAC region.
  • Collaborate with HR Business Partners around the globe to tailor solutions for the APAC business and employees.
  • Use sound judgement, people and business acumen, and practical experience to support the development and implementation of initiatives such as organisational design and change, talent assessment and gap identification, and communication and change management strategies.
  • Establish annual goals and priorities by leading the analysis and diagnosis of client needs, influence the direction for new or revised Talent programs, services, workflows, operational plans and standards based on the departments or functions longer-term strategies.
  • Play a leadership role to recognize barriers to success and drive proactive solutions that support building a high performance environment with a focus on coaching and mentoring leaders on talent reviews, performance consulting, succession and building a talent pipeline for high impact people to be successful.
  • Align business strategies with the Talent Team’s strategic objectives to add value to the clients you partner with.
  • Recommend creative solutions to complex situations that you might not have encountered before - even if they go against the grain.
  • Build high trust and impactful relationships with employees and leaders at all levels.
  • Support the build and delivery of cross-functional Talent initiatives and programs by maintaining strong and collaborative relationships with all groups across our Talent team.
  • Promote, educate and support training on our Diversity and Belonging initiatives
  • Ensure that the interests of colleagues and the company are considered in accordance with law and regulations.


  • Ability to lead multiple, competing strategic priorities.
  • Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, high growth and complex environment.
  • A passion for coaching leaders through hands-on situations with strategic input, judgement and advice.
  • Ability to build high trust and impactful relationships with employees and leaders at all levels.
  • Comfort presenting complex business issues to leaders and executives in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, and ability to create solutions and execute for resolution.
  • Experience working on the support organisation along with NZ market knowledge would be a plus
  • High motivation, self starter, requiring little direction.
  • Experience working in Employee Relations across different countries in APAC,  including hands on working experience in employee investigations.
  • Willingness to get your hands dirty while still maintaining the “pulse” of the team.

Preferred Qualification or Experience:

  • 10+ years of HR Business Partner experience
  • Experience in working with a high growth or technology organisation is preferred.
  • Regional exposure in Business Partnering would be a plus

Additional Information

At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

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