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People & Culture Business Partner at Megaport

Fortitude Valley, QLD

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Reporting to the Chief People Officer, this role will support the day to day operations of the Megaport People & Culture function by coordinating and delivering a diverse range of HR activities. Our P & C Business Partners work with teams, managers and key stakeholders to help build organisation and people capability, and shape and implement effective people strategies and activities within the organisation.Duties for the P & C Business Partner will include aligning staff to business objectives, recruiting the right talent, enhancing staff performance, supporting employee development, enhancing recruitment efforts, planning strategic HR initiatives, managing HR consultants, running orientation and onboarding processes,You will partner closely with the CPO, senior managers and other employees within the Megaport group to deliver value-added service that reflects Megaport’s business objectives.

About Megaport

Megaport has transformed the way IT gets connected. We're global leaders in Network as a Service (NaaS), changing the way businesses reach the cloud. We're also a leading partner to Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, NYSE, and many other leading technology companies. Megaport is a publicly traded company on the Australian Stock Exchange with a market cap exceeding $1.5 Billion. We’re a lean, high-achieving team made up of over 215 members globally. While the company is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, employees are spread out across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Staff enjoy an environment that is collaborative, supportive, and fun.

Our Team Culture 

Join a team of globally-positioned industry experts that lead by example. We do not compromise our values for commercial gain; we are all custodians of our culture, and the customer is at the centre of everything we do. Our employees are motivated, adaptable, persistent, hard-working, and dynamic. Our culture permeates everything we do and this, in turn with a global vision, forms a commitment to each other, our customers, and shareholders alike.

What you'll be doing

  • Provide advice and guidance to managers to ensure that employees are performance managed and guided through any change process
  • Provide guidance on people practices such as restructures and succession planning.
  • Provide support to managers around hiring and resourcing strategies when required
  • Provide advice and guidance to managers on any disciplinary matters, including how and when termination may be applicable
  • Provide regular updates to the P&C team and Megaport team as a whole on a range of People & Culture related topics
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the People & Culture function, HR systems, policies and procedures
  • Assist in the creation of the company’s Employer branding exercise to include; values elicitation, Employee Value Proposition (EVP) etc.
  • Support the CPO in the design and roll out of Megaport’s new Remuneration Plan
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of local legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring overall compliance with laws and regulations, working closely with the Legal team where required
  • Maintain HR standard and best practice operating procedures, use standard templates and documents for key processes such as recruitment (including recruitment of temporary staff), on-boarding, separations, and HR administered processes in accordance with Company guidelines and appropriate policies.
  • Assist on other ad-hoc P&C related projects

What we are looking for

  • An experienced HR professional (6 years+) with appropriate industry experience and education. CIPD or equivalent qualification
  • Experience in managing global HR services, supporting employees across multiple countries.
  • Generalist background with broad knowledge of full employment lifecycle, compensation, diversity & inclusion and training.
  • Strong consultative relationship building skills with leaders and employees. Ability to establish credibility and influence of a fast paced operational environment.
  • Strong commercial acumen with ability to deliver from concept to actual planning and performance
  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal and customer service skills and the capacity to deal confidently and courteously with people at all levels.
  • Analytical and goal orientated
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively and flexibly as part of a team in a dynamic work environment.
  • Strong organisational skills, the ability to successfully complete several tasks concurrently, maintain high levels of attention to detail, maintain documentation and record keeping, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to influence upwards and sideways
  • A true team player
  • Bring people expertise and develop solutions to help the business area to deliver its strategy. Influencing and building relationships with people around the business.
  • Critical thinking and conflict resolution skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of Australian Federal legislation and experience of European employee law is desirable.
  • HRIS system experience to help manage a business effectively.  Exposure to Workday would be an advantage.

Measures of success

  • Strong integrated relationships with key client groups
  • Positive retention strategies created within relevant client groups
  • Positive feedback from managers, candidates and employees
  • Employee engagement survey improved year on year (2018: from 67%-72%)
  • Visibility of our 4 core values weaved into all Megaport’s  People Initiatives
  • Retention of  90% of our high potentials

What we offer

  • Creative, fun, and contemporary workspaces
  • Motivated team of industry experts and new talent
  • Flexible working environments 
  • Cutting-edge software to drive efficient communication and collaboration
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Celebrated success with ‘Legend’ and ‘Kudos’ Awards
  • Health and wellness program
  • Opportunity to make a difference
  • Opportunities for career growth and potential for global intra-company transfers for interested candidates

All applications will be treated in confidence. 

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Candidates who meet the selection criteria will be invited to attend an interview.

Job Type

Full Time



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About Megaport

Office address

  • 825 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006

Company size

51-200 people

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