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HR Director - EMEA

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Algolia is looking for an experienced, strategic Human Resources Director/Senior Director at our EMEA headquarters in Paris, France. This person will proactively assess our organizational needs and implement solutions in a thoughtful way within a fast-paced environment, demonstrating an understanding of the business and being a thought leader on people and organizational topics.  The ideal candidate is a dynamic, engaging HR leader who possesses high personal and professional standards, and remains calm under pressure.  This candidate must have successfully worked in a global, multicultural organization.  


YOUR ROLE WILL CONSIST OF:
* Design the people strategy and own the execution for a dedicated client group
* Provide a vision for EMEA HR operations and oversee execution of operational matters, including EMEA employment practices
* Provide expertise and own the global program(s) in a couple of the following areas, based on experience & ambition: organizational effectiveness, organizational strategy, leadership effectiveness, performance management, data analysis, compensation and rewards, learning and development, reward & recognition programs
* Develop and maintain strong, collaborative internal communication channels between our EMEA offices, U.S. headquarters, and other regional offices
* Solve problems, get to the root cause of issues, and design and quickly implement solutions
* Partner closely with EMEA business leaders to interpret and forecast people needs
* Manage a small HR team and provide high-quality career development to each person
* Ability to develop and mentor people, inspire teams, and affect greatness in others
* Excellent cross-functional collaboration and influencing skills.
* Ability to manage stakeholders and advocate change through influence 
* Manage and supervise negotiations with the French CSE

YOU MIGHT BE A FIT IF YOU HAVE:
* Degree level education in human resources or a related field
* 8 + years experience in human resources management with a large, multinational company, which 2+ year of supervising or leading an HR team
* Highly business and results-oriented with an ability to work collaboratively yet also be comfortable challenging business leaders
* Proven record of developing and executing programs that maintain high employee engagement
* Experience with human resources practices and policies in EMEA broadly
* Heavy expertise in French employment practices and regulatory requirements, including all things related to managing the CSE
* Ability to maintain a strict code of confidentiality and use of discretion
* Fluent in English and French
* Ability to travel once per quarter

NICE TO HAVE:
* Master’s degree in human resources or related field
* Fluent in additional European languages 
* Experience in Series C and later-stage growing, private tech companies

WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN LIVE OUR VALUES:
* GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment
* TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership 
* CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback
* CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company
* HUMILITY- Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside

BENEFITS:
* Private Medical Insurance
* Life and Disability Insurance
* Business Travel Insurance
* Relocation support
* Company Canteen (high standard)
* Flexible work hours and unlimited time off

PERKS:
* Competitive pay and equity
* Coaching and sponsorship to participate and speak at leading industry conferences
* Ongoing professional education opportunities through internal & external workshops, including public speaking, language learning (English/French)
* Fun: we spend time together — team building, socializing and making tools that encourage getting to know teammates across offices and continents.
* Charitable contribution matching 
* Unique referral rewards program: refer a candidate, and we’ll donate to your charity of choice
* Corporate flats available for the first months of relocation and when you travel to different offices
* Fully stocked kitchens
* Team workouts
* Meals & happy hours

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