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Senior HR Business Partner, Operations



People & HR, Operations
Europe · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Who we are is what we do.

Deel and our family of growing companies are made up of global teams dedicated to helping businesses hire anyone, anywhere, easily.

The team comprises over three thousand self-driven individuals spanning over 100 countries, and our unified yet diverse culture keeps us continually learning and innovating the platform and products for customers.

Companies should be able to hire the best talent anywhere in the world, so we are building the best platform to make that a reality. Our market-leading technology, expertise, and global team are crucial to the platform’s success. We deliver the best products and features in our space, enabling millions of jobs worldwide and connecting the global workforce with the best companies and opportunities.

Why should you be part of our success story?

A 30-mile hiring radius should no longer dictate how companies hire because exceptional talent lives everywhere. Deel sees a world without hiring borders and endless talent that pairs perfect candidates with great companies.

We offer global teams all the tools they need to hire, onboard, manage, pay, and scale at full speed. We aim to foster a diverse global economy by building a generational platform that seamlessly connects companies with talent worldwide.

After our successful Series D in 2021, we raised another $50M in 2023, doubling our valuation to $12B. There’s never been a more exciting time to join Deel — the international payroll and compliance market leader.

The Opportunity

We’re building our internal People team to focus intentionally on continuously improving the engagement, development, and retention of people at Deel as we scale. We’re focused on aligning our people strategy to the overall business strategy and objectives to ensure we’re building programs, support, and services for the business and individuals achieving their goals.

HR Business Partners are the connective tissue between our centers of excellence on the core People team and the business. The role is critical to ensuring we are not building in a silo but rather building with a purpose we can articulate back to the business and see the future of work at Deel, then help develop a plan to get there.

What kind of person thrives in this role?

Experienced individuals who have successfully operated as HR business partners leading significant change initiatives, internal communications strategies, performance management, team member relations, and connecting business strategy to people team programs and operations will be most successful in this role. Strong business acumen and business interest, an understanding of data and metrics, and operations, and the ability to take raw data and build stories and analysis for the business are also critical for the role. Individuals should be comfortable working in ambiguity, leading autonomously as a People Partner, and educating the business on how to leverage HR and upskill managers and senior leaders will also be vital as we build out our network across the company.


  • Advising and influencing People Managers and Senior Leaders across the operations organization.

  • Building relationships, delivering impact to your client groups, and leveraging your experience and the core People team to solve critical business problems and complex challenges.

  • Executing our business-aligned people strategy by working in partnership with your client groups to understand what we must achieve and prioritize, and then working with the broader People team and business to build and deliver solutions.

  • Leveraging your deep experience as an HRBP and subject matter expertise in the people domain to foster the future of work at Deel proactively; and building programs to engage, retain and develop our people throughout their careers with Deel

  • Coaching and developing our operation team leaders and managers in change management, building high-performance teams, understanding and improving engagement, best practices in communication, and navigating complex team member relations and terminations.

  • Partnering across Total Rewards, People Operations, People Tech and Data, People Development, Talent Acquisition, and the business to ensure we’re setting people up for success from their onboarding through their experience at Deel, with a deep understanding and mapping to our team member journeys.

  • Supporting strategic workforce planning while balancing intentional organizational design, hyper-growth headcount plans, and constant change.

  • Effectively managing constant change across the business through communication, advocacy, collaboration, and planning. Acting as a change management expert and educating the business as we build a stronger muscle for managing change.

  • Advising on rewards and compensation design by partnering directly with our Total Rewards and Talent Acquisition teams to understand our philosophy, strategies, and data that will drive culture, engagement, and understanding, alongside ensuring we maintain internal pay parity and transparency.

  • Deploying people programs such as performance, compensation, development, and other initiatives into the business through leveraging change champions across the business, gaining leadership buy-in and understanding, building internal communication plans, and supporting the writing or drafting of communications.

  • Diving deeply into everything from the foundational build or revamp of our systems and processes to data entry and operations while balancing strategic planning and execution with the business.

  • Project managing complex and scaling programs, serving as the key connector between the business and the People team, as well as functional teams such as Finance, IT, Legal, and others that we must partner with to deliver programs and processes within the business.


  • 8+ years of direct and relevant HR experience, in a People Partner or HRBP role.

  • Strong appreciation for and experience in building trusted advisor relationships within the business with managers and leaders at all levels

  • Excitement for, and deep experience in, change management and internal communication strategies as well as a high comfort level in ever-changing environments.

  • Ability to effectively balance high-level strategic planning and delivery with a gritty get-things-done mentality of doing the work that needs to be done at any level to build the foundation for scale.

  • Deep understanding and empathy for the global diversity of a fully remote and distributed workforce with a philosophy of treating people as humans, doing the right things, and meeting people where they are independent of where they sit in the world, race, gender, etc.

  • Passion for storytelling with data and analytics and the ability to decipher raw data directly and translate it into actionable insights with a strategic plan.

  • Comfort with, and passion for, advocating for others even when it’s difficult or unpopular to do so from a business and individual perspective.

  • Experience working in the business to understand business strategy and objectives and then delivering information back to the core People team and other stakeholders.

  • Comfort with working across multiple time zones with team members based around the globe is a critical requirement.

  • Passion for collaboration and partnership with client groups, immediate HRBP team, and people ops organization.

  • Willingness and excitement to build processes and policies from scratch, execute for the business and manage change across your teams and the company.

  • Able to work in an ever-changing environment and able to adapt and flex to new working environments.

  • Sounds knowledge of EU laws and regulations experience is desirable.

Total Rewards

Our workforce deserves fair and competitive pay that meets them where they are. With scalable benefits, rewards, and perks, our total rewards programs reflect our commitment to inclusivity and access for all.

Some things you’ll enjoy

  • Provided computer equipment tailored to your role

  • Stock grant opportunities dependent on your role, employment status and location

  • Additional perks and benefits based on your employment status and country

  • The flexibility of remote work, including WeWork access where available

At Deel, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy or maternity or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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