Human Resources Director

Melbourne
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Background

Can you remember the last time you had an excellent experience whilst using your business bank account? Yep, we didn't think so.


In Australia, business banking is fundamentally broken. The Big 4 Banks simply don't focus enough attention or resources to adequately serve their business customers, choosing instead to re-skin basic consumer products and jack up the price. For business customers, it's like driving a Volkswagen but getting billed for a Rolls-Royce.


Banks today offer a product that really leaves all the legwork for you. Once you get an account and a login, you never hear from your bank again.  No insights, no forecasts and frankly nothing to help you grow and make your business outperform. There has got to be a better way!


About Thrive

Thrive is a smart business banking account that empowers businesses to grow and succeed. Think of it like the CFO in your pocket - helping you maximise the money you have, and also make more money from the business you run.


At the core of Thrive is a simple, intuitive and automated business bank account. Using the data and insights from this account, Thrive offers intelligent value-adds like expense tracking, invoicing, reconciling, payroll and more. These tools help win back time for busy business owners, but more importantly allow them to plan for the future with real confidence.


These valuable features are made possible by our blank-sheet technical stack, which leverages AI & ML fed by a real-time stream of data from the core business bank account. No legacy systems, no antiquated bank technology - just a fresh new approach.


And that's where you come in. We're looking for someone to own our People function and to build a world class team and culture that really sets us apart. You will use the latest approaches and technologies to build a competitive advantage by hiring the most talented and committed people in the country.


The Role

Having the right people and culture is without a doubt, the most critical component to delivering Thrive’s mission. We're looking for a person to own our HR function and to build our People operations team from the ground up. This role is one of the most complex in the organisation as it requires strategic thinking, empathy, planning and strong decision making to deliver results.


This role is perfect for someone who is relishing the opportunity to craft their own direction, free from managerial interference or corporate red tape. It’s perfect for anyone who loves taking ownership and has been wanting to do things the ‘right way’ but just can’t in their current role.


As the HR Director you will be a true partner to our leadership, helping them identify talent, scale their teams, put in strong performance plans and create a culture of honesty and transparency. You will work directly with the CEO and will act as the HR expert, making decisions that will impact the current and future operations of the company.


The HR Director responsibilities include:

  • Lead the HR team including people, culture and engagement, compensation and benefits
  • Create an outstanding workplace experience, from new joiner to hiring and on-going retention
  • Support the establishment of a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects our business values
  • Oversee internal communications, employer branding, people analytics and organisational design
  • Select and procure the latest and greatest HR platforms and technology
  • Establish full employee life-cycle process (on-boarding, reviews, communications, off-boarding)
  • Collaborate with different teams to optimise people department processes and policies
  • Setup and maintain all HR policies and procedures in line with local legislation
  • Ensure everyone in the organisation loves working for Thrive and believes in our mission


Experience required:

  • 5+ years of experience leading a HR department in a tech or scale up company
  • Incredibly organised, emphatic have  an eye for detail and strong prioritisation skills
  • Proven track record of delivering results in a high-growth environment with aggressive timelines
  • Strong employee development bias with experience setting up training & development programs
  • Excellent communication,interpersonal and leadership skills
  • You are metrics driven and believe teams function best with clear, measurable goals


Leadership principles:

  • Fast execution: You have a bias for action and a preference to get things done
  • Collaborative: You like to work with people and team members get excited to work with you
  • Accountable: You don’t sit back and wait, you take things and drive them to completion
  • Passion for customers: You love reading feedback, acting on it and helping customers thrive
  • Continuous Improvement: You never settle for the status quo. You keep improving always
  • People development: You take pride in hiring excellent talent and helping them grow.

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