Senior People Business Partner (APAC)

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An overview of this role

People Business Partners (PBPs) are responsible for aligning business objectives with people solutions in the organizations they support. A PBP acts as a trusted and strategic advisor, coach, and change agent to senior leadership, providing data driven insights and expertise on people-related matters, to inform and support a tightly aligned business and talent strategy.

People Business Partners are aligned across all divisions and departments at GitLab to ensure dedicated partnership.

PBPs contribute to the overall success of People Group driven initiatives by facilitating engagement of other People Group DRI’s when appropriate, providing insights from client groups to inform new program and iterations, and championing key initiatives.

What You’ll Do  

  • Provides support and feedback to client groups, and consults with managers at all levels in areas of talent strategy, including management training and coaching, team member engagement programs, organizational development, and employee relations. Typically supports 1 or more VPs across a function; may support a more senior executive based on organizational structure.
  • Identifies great talent, internally and externally, who will raise the bar across GitLab. Mentors others both in the client group and in the People team.
  • Quickly identifies business needs; develops and presents solutions to senior leaders to help drive results in the organization.
  • Demonstrates ownership to develop and drive People programs and processes from start to finish that align with GitLab goals and values. Deliver meaningful results to the client group/s concise and timely.
  • Leads client group to maintain a high bar for performance by reviewing trends in management of underperformance. Based on insights from Team Member Relations, keeps senior leadership apprised of performance management trends and hot spots. May be more hands on with TMR for complex or senior level performance issues or investigations.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the People team to develop solutions, programs and policies. Raises concerns/trends to the PBP team, CPO and Legal as needed.
  • Works closely with management and team members to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning to support the business strategy.
  • Participate in driving iterations related to company-wide Talent Programs based on feedback from client group.
  • Executes on company-wide Talent Programs within their client group, including Annual Talent Assessment and Compensation Reviews.

What You’ll Bring 

  • Relevant, progressive People Business Partner experience supporting front line, mid-level and executive leaders.
  • Expert-level experience in a variety of HR competency areas such as organizational design and development, leadership development, change management, performance management, and employee relations.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work well with fluid information.
  • Comfortable using technology, including Google Workspace and GitLab.
  • Effective and concise verbal and written communication skills; ability to collaborate cross-functionally.
  • Obsessed with results that matter; able to create and deliver full-cycle projects (start to finish) and results in a timely manner.
  • Team player who acts with a sense of urgency and adapts to a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to solve complex problems; resourceful and takes initiative to seek internal and external resources when problem-solving.
  • Very strong EQ, with fine-tuned instincts and problem-solving skills. Demonstrates sound, consistent, trusted judgment.
  • Experience working with Global Talent (Americas, EMEA, APAC); remote experience preferred.
  • Comfortable with high volume and very fast-paced workload; not afraid to “roll up your sleeves” to complete more tactical work. Able to switch between strategic and tactical work daily.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; Master’s degree and/or HR Certification strongly preferred.

How GitLab will support you

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you’re excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.


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