Senior People Partner

  • Full Time Job
  • Hybrid
We bridge deep tech into farming. Halter enables farmers to remotely shift, virtually fence and proactively monitor their cows’ health and behaviour. Can you imagine watching 500 dairy cows turn in unison and walk calmly towards the milking shed? No quad bikes, no dogs, no fences. Just a mob of cows walking at their own pace. People say it looks like magic. Our customers are revolutionizing farming with Halter. It's changing lives and transforming an industry.
People join Halter because they want to do meaningful work. By joining us you’ll be solving challenging problems within a talented team and a culture built for high performance. Our team out-think, out-work and out-care. We’re committed to delivering real change in the world - this isn’t easy, and in truth, we love that it’s hard. We’re backed to deliver on a mission that matters by Tier 1 investors including Bessemer Venture PartnersDCVCBlackbirdPromus Ventures, Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck and Icehouse ventures.
About the role
In the space of two years, the Halter team has grown from ~40 to ~180 people across three NZ offices and 2023 only promises further growth and expansion. To date, the majority of the focus of the People Team has been on Talent Attraction. However, with an ever-growing workforce, we are looking for our first People Business Partner to come on board and contribute to growing and retaining our diverse workforce. 
Reporting to the Director of People and Performance, this is an opportunity to really help shape the People function within New Zealand’s fastest-growing company. We are looking for someone who can build trust across all levels of the organisation and contribute commercial insight and empathy through business challenges.
We are looking for someone who can support and promote our culture of innovation and excellence, who enjoys autonomy and ownership, and who can thrive in an ever changing, high-growth environment. You will have the ability to create meaningful relationships throughout the business to influence and achieve positive outcomes through coaching and supporting managers.
What your day could look like
    • Working closely with managers as a trusted advisor to provide strategic and operational HR advice
    • Analysing trends and metrics in partnership with the Director of People and Performance to develop solutions, programs, and policies in line with the company's needs
    • Driving strategic initiatives to improve work relationships, increase productivity and performance
    • Providing day-to-day performance management guidance to managers
    • Providing guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning
    • Managing and resolving complex employee relations issues
    • Working on organisational development projects such as wellbeing and DE&I
    • Continuous improvement projects focused on processes and systems
What we are looking for
    • Extensive experience as an HR Generalist or Business Partner in a fast-growing organisation
    • Strong solution orientation, ability to develop pragmatic solutions with a focus on the impact
    • Willingness to take on full ownership and drive new initiatives from the start to finish, thinking strategically while also being hands-on 
    • Proven track record in stakeholder management at all levels, high influencing and negotiating skills
    • Solid employment relations and change management experience
    • An appetite for constant change, someone who is comfortable with ambiguity, problem-solving, collaboration, and multitasking.
    • In-depth, working knowledge of NZ Employment Legislation is preferred
Why our team loves working at Halter
    • A genuine and shared connection to our mission to make a difference in the world.
    • The excitement, risk, and reward of a high-growth technology scale-up.
    • The pride of joining an iconic New Zealand technology company growing successfully on the global stage.
    • The opportunity to work with and grow together with an enthusiastic, and highly gifted team with diverse backgrounds.
    • The opportunity to supercharge your career in a supportive and caring environment.
    • Our ideas are truly valued, we are able to move fast, and our impact is real.
    • State-of-the-art, dog-friendly office that’s been thoughtfully designed right in the heart of Auckland city
    • Delicious snacks and drinks are available for your daily flow.
    • Healthy body, healthy mind. We’re partnered with Southern Cross Health Insurance to support your well-being.
    • We offer 6 months of fully paid parental leave for primary caregivers, 4 weeks of fully paid secondary caregiver leave and many other parental benefits that support you and your family.
    • Our personal growth is important. Halter offers an annual $1000 self-development budget to be used for anything that fuels personal growth.
    • Our time to recharge is valued, we’re offered wellness leave and unlimited paid annual leave.
    • We offer an inclusive and attractive remuneration package made up of salary, benefits and an employee stock ownership plan.
Our Office First Approach
We do have flexible working hours and you can work from home when you need to but we encourage our team to be in the office as much as you can.
We have an office-first approach because we would like to keep the opportunity for teams to have spontaneous interactions which in turn has allowed our team at Halter to foster strong relationships. Stronger relationships make it easier to disagree, give feedback, do meaningful work and as a result be higher performing as a team.
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