People Business Partner/ Office Manager

Supernova XYZ (Melbourne VIC, Australia) 28 days ago

About Supernova

We are the fastest growing lifestyle & beauty omni-channel ecommerce company. We build iconic beauty and lifestyle brands for a new generation of women worldwide. Independently owned with a global marketing reach, we connect with over 15 million women on social media every week. Headquartered in Singapore, we currently have offices in Melbourne, London, LA, and New Delhi. Our brands include Sand & Sky and Coco & Eve.

About Supernova’s Internal Engine

Together we create Superstars! Our three company pillars are guided by this motto: Our product and brands are of the highest quality and within the top five in their category; our customers are the focus of our actions and their lives improve with our products; our talent and employees grow and develop within Supernova.

This means that investing in hiring, developing and retaining the brightest minds in the world is a top priority. Living our core values of #MakeAnImpact, #TalkAboutIt, #SeekNewOpportunities, #DelightAndSurprise and #MoveForwardTogether creates a unique culture across five different time zones and allows us to realise the enormous potential of this exciting industry. If you’re an ambitious, smart, natural collaborator who likes taking risks, influencing, and innovating in a challenging hyper-growth environment, we’d love to talk to you about joining our team.

About The Job

We are looking for a smart, fun and energetic People Business Partner/ Office Manager based in Melbourne who is looking to take the next step in their career in our Australia office! You’ll be challenged to push boundaries, make a significant difference and recommend bold actions to solve tough business problems. A big part of your day-to-day will involve being the key People representative for our Superstars in the AU region, supporting them and the business on both operational and developmental needs. You will get creative and be hands-on in overseeing all aspects of the employee lifecycle from Day 0 to exit, ensuring that our people are set up for success in their roles, while also having an exceptional experience as a Superstar. 

You will also be an ambassador of our core values and responsible for ensuring that our Superstars are engaged and aligned with both our values and policies, providing a seamless experience when relaying information or activities from global HQ in Singapore. You will be responsible for every aspect of facilities management relating to our AU office, managing contracts and suppliers as well as leading cultural engagement initiatives.

Reporting to the Global People Director based in Singapore, this role provides tremendous opportunity for the right candidate: to capture the energy and rapid pace of a fast growing start-up, while being responsible for a sizeable and growing part of our global footprint. If you have a solid operational foundation in People with office management experience, and are ready to break from tradition, make your own mark and help shape Supernova for the years to come, we are excited to hear from you.


  • Understand the needs and demands of our team in the region, identify the gaps and problems, and provide sound counsel accordingly
  • Manage employee relationships and improve employee engagement and satisfaction
  • Support talent acquisition for the team(s) in the region
  • Deepen and extend each Superstar’s sense of belonging towards the company and alignment to our values through means not limited to Learning & Development, Performance Management, Individual and Team Engagement, etc.
  • Manage and update the compensation and benefits structure aligned to industry standards in the region and our internal benchmarks
  • Provide advice on our internal People policies by being a strong and knowledgeable representative on compliance for the market
  • Ensure seamless communication and updates for all People policies and guidelines to the team.
  • Own AU Payroll operations, including monitoring annual leave, bonuses, or salary changes
  • Develop, manage and implement successful and consistent global People initiatives
  • Manage Learning & Development initiatives to ensure that our Superstars are supported in their development needs 
  • Assess the People implications of business initiatives and provide advice for improvement
  • Develop and implement people solutions to make teams more effective
  • Work with leaders and key stakeholders to create positive, fun and productive workplace 
  • Support in the maintenance of employee files and databases
  • Manage and reconcile credit card spends for the team
  • Assist with onboarding new employees and ensuring that they have a world-class onboarding experience
  • Responsible for aligning, organising and executing organisational events both in-house and off-site
  • Anticipate employee and office needs, including taking the initiative to make process improvements
  • Manage inventory in the office and any in-person transactions
  • Facilities and office management, including office contracts, order requests and general upkeep

About You

  • 4+ years of progressive human resources generalist experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management or related discipline
  • Proven experience with operational HR, employee relations, performance management, L&D, employee engagement and compensation and benefits
  • Solid business acumen with interest in People analytics
  • Strong experience with Australian employment legislation and policies
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to manage conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment. Be self directed and motivated. Proven interpersonal, facilitation, and negotiation skills  
  • Experience in creative problem solving, influencing, change management, and eliminating barriers at any organisational level
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships to gain support and achieve results at all levels of the organisation. 
  • Experience in training and developing employees in a high performance culture
  • Experience organising and executing team-bonding activities
  • Highly adaptable, hands-on, and personable across all levels within the organisation
  • Self-starter, independent, organised and highly motivated
  • Previous experience in a start-up environment required
  • Experience in an online-based brand, e-commerce or digital/tech firm preferred
  • Previous global exposure and experience strongly preferred

In return, you will get

  • Be part of a revolutionary Social E-Commerce company
  • Competitive package
  • Access to a personal Lifestyle Spending Account

This job has everything for the right applicant and is available immediately. All applications will be treated confidentially.

Supernova is an equal opportunity employer. Our values define the working culture and environment we strive to create – fair, diverse, respectful and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. We promote harmonious working relationships and encourage a learning and development culture. We welcome applications from talented people coming from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

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