Human Resources Business Partner

Not specified, Full Time

About the Job

We are seeking a skilled and strategic Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to join our global People Business Partner organization, focusing on the India, Middle East, and Africa regions. This is a vital role that offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the business. The ideal HRBP will contribute both at hands-on and strategic levels to create an exceptional experience for all employees and leaders at Meltwater.
The focus will be on developing a People Strategy that centers on scalability, proactive and advisory services, and aligns with the business objectives of the regions. The person in this role should be an exceptional HR Business Partner with robust interpersonal skills, keen business acumen, and a deep understanding of various HR functions. These include employee relations, employment law, organizational development, change management, training, and talent and performance management. Experience in areas such as benefits, compensation, staffing, and recruiting is also beneficial.
Based in Cape Town, the HRBP will report directly to the Senior HR Director of the Global People Business Partners, located in Washington DC. The key to success in this position is quickly establishing credibility by delivering excellent HR services, building strong partnerships, and maintaining alignment with the company culture and values of Moro, Enere, Respect, and MER.


Represent Meltwater with professionalism and integrity, both internally and externally.
Collaborate with business leaders across India, the Middle East, and Africa to drive an effective people strategy and ensure the implementation of innovative HR solutions.
Work as an active colleague and partner ensuring smooth handling of employee matters and projects as well as the rollout of new employee programs.
Drive regional talent process and frameworks on a local level, coach managers to improve their understanding and adoption of the talent frameworks, proactively identify improvement areas and consult management on this front
Implement regional strategies and drive a range of people related local initiatives such as Wellness, DEI, CSR, Engagement, Hybrid Work, etc.
Consult closely with Legal, Accounting, and other internal teams to uphold high standards of professional and ethical conduct throughout the company.
Support employee relations matters by collaborating with managers to handle employee disputes, performance improvement plans, disciplinary actions, and terminations.
Facilitate effective communication on all HR matters and coordinate the flow of information and feedback as appropriate.

Required Skills/Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Minimum of 5 years of HR experience, ideally in high-tech sectors and focusing on the India, Middle East, and Africa regions.
Hands-on experience with HRIS, preferably Workday.
Genuine interest in the Meltwater business, able to articulate its value proposition to various stakeholders.
Passion for working closely with sales organizations, with an understanding of sales language, compensation plans, techniques, and methodologies.
Ability to operate effectively in a global company, demonstrate agility in a fast-moving environment, and build strong relationships with key stakeholders.
Proven problem-solving skills with the ability to multi-task and thrive in a dynamic environment.
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English; additional languages are a plus.
Ability to travel to offices throughout the India, Middle East, and Africa regions when needed.
A passion for being part of a dynamic global company.

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