Associate HR Business Partner, EMEA & APAC

Confluent, London

Real-Time Data at Massive Scale

Dubbed an "open-source unicorn" by Forbes, Confluent is the fastest-growing enterprise subscription company our investors have ever seen. And how are we growing so fast? By pioneering a new technology category with an event streaming platform, which enables companies to leverage their data as a continually updating stream of events, not as static snapshots. This innovation has led Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, and Index Ventures to recently invest a combined $125 million in our Series D financing. Our product has been adopted by Fortune 100 customers across all industries, and we’re being led by the best in the space—our founders were the original creators of Apache Kafka®. We’re looking for talented and amazing team players who want to accelerate our growth, while doing some of the best work of their careers. Join us as we build the next transformative technology platform!

About the Role

As an Associate People Solutions Business Partner (PSBP) to numerous business functions in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, you will be key in supporting these regions in the delivery of our People (HR) initiatives. These initiatives will align with the Company's overall business strategy, culture and values, and will help build and scale a global, results-oriented, high-performance working environment. We are looking for someone who has knowledge of HR policies and procedures gained through previous experience of working in a generalist HR role. This role will require an agile HR professional who adapts quickly to fluid environments.


  • Support full-scale People processes for client group, to include performance management, compensation program administration, talent management, workforce planning, talent & leadership development, employee engagement & retention, organisational culture, and diversity & inclusion
  • Provide advice and support on general HR matters to employees and managers
  • Support the execution of HR initiatives to enable seamless, scalable growth in assigned client teams
  • Work with the People Solutions Business Partner, EMEA to manage employee relations, complaints, and performance issues for client groups
  • Collaborate with People Solutions team and support People Solutions Business Partner, EMEA to execute Global HR initiatives
  • Act as a cultural steward to scale the Confluent culture as we grow our teams and locations

What we’re looking for

  • Strong generalist HR experience; including supporting senior leaders
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills and well-developed ability to build relationships as a trusted advisor
  • Understanding of relevant employment laws and regulations for countries within EMEA & Asia Pacific regions
  • Possesses impeccable judgement on when to escalate issues
  • Experience partnering with and providing HR support to teams in software companies
  • Effective problem solving approach, including innovation and creativity
  • Experience with following a standard HR legal protocol to conduct investigations
  • Ability to successfully resolve interpersonal issues in the workplace
  • Possesses strong organisational and project management skills; able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong communication, influencing, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Experience working within a multi-regional, fast-growing organisation with progressive HR practices
  • Sense of urgency and ability to deliver results quickly and proactively
  • Analytical ability to use data to craft and deliver high-impact, relevant solutions
  • Exceptional internal customer service and interpersonal skills with a positive attitude
  • Strong partnership and collaboration perspective when working across the G&A team including Finance, Legal, Operations, People & Talent teams

Additional highly desirable experience

  • Bi or multilingual capabilities preferred (especially to include German, French, Spanish, Italian language)
  • Experience in a software development company operating in a SaaS business model
  • Cross-functional business experience a plus
  • Combination of high-growth private and public company backgrounds desired

Here's what we can offer you

  • Unlimited Holiday
  • Delicious Food on us (twice a week)
  • Excellent office location: Centred near bustling Covent Garden- there is a plethora of places to eat and drink with your team!
  • Private Medical Insurance via a Premier provider which includes Dental (previous medical history disregarded) & discounts on gym membership
  • Life Insurance & Income Protection Insurance
  • Pension
Culture is a huge part of Confluent, we’re searching for the best people who not only excel at their role, but also contribute to the health, happiness and growth of the company. Inclusivity and openness are important traits, with regular company wide and team events. Here are some of the personal qualities we’re looking for: 

Smart, humble and empathetic
Hard working, you get things done
Hungry to learn in a field which is ever evolving
Adaptable to the myriad of challenges each day can present
Inquisitive and not afraid to ask all the questions, no matter how basic
Ready to roll up your sleeves and help others, getting involved in projects where you feel you can add value
Strive for excellence in your work, your team and the company 

Come and build with us. We are one of the fastest growing software companies in the market. A company built on the tenets of transparency, direct communication and inclusivity. Come meet the streams dream team and have a direct impact on how we shape Confluent.

About Confluent

Our Story Founded by the team that built Apache Kafka®, Confluent builds a streaming platform that enables companies to easily access data as real-time streams Background Every byte of data has a story to tell, something of significance that will inform the next thing to be done. In a data-driven enterprise, how we move our data becomes nearly as important as the data itself. With greater speed and agility, data’s value increases exponentially. From its very early days, we have open-sourced Apache Kafka™ and have led it to impressive industry-wide adoption across several thousand companies. Now we are focusing on building a streaming platform to help other companies get easy access to enterprise data as real-time streams.

Want to learn more about Confluent? Visit Confluent's website.