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Human Resources Business Partner



People & HR, Sales & Business Development
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

About Wayflyer

Our mission is to give the world access to the best products by empowering great brands to reach their growth potential. Join us!

Wayflyer is revolutionising eCommerce by levelling the playing field for founders across the world. Our first product, the Merchant Cash Advance, solves a major pain point for brands: access to short-term finance to fund inventory and marketing spend. Since launching in April 2020, we’ve deployed over $3.3bn in funding to over 4,000 eCommerce founders across 11 countries.

We’ve helped companies like Wild, Dock & Bay and Branch take their businesses to the next level. Check out this video from Davie Fogherty, another one of our brilliant customers, giving a great explanation of what we do and how we helped The Oodie go from strength to strength.

We’re a fast-growing, venture-backed startup that serves a critical need for eCommerce entrepreneurs. You'll be joining an ambitious, collaborative team that's working on a huge opportunity.

We announced our Series B in February 2022 raising $150m in funding at $1.6bn valuation; backed by world-leading VCs including QED and DST Global.

Teams at Wayflyer are truly cross-functional. Regardless of your role at Wayflyer, you'll work with a variety of different disciplines and teams from around the world on a multitude of challenging projects and game-changing products to revolutionise the eCommerce landscape.

About Us

We believe our greatest asset is our people, and we are committed to creating a dynamic, inclusive, and engaging workplace where everyone can thrive.

Role Overview:

The HR Business Partner (HRBP) plays a pivotal role in our high-growth environment, acting as a key driver of company culture and employee engagement. The HRBP partners with leadership to align HR strategies with business goals, fostering a collaborative and thriving work environment. This role requires a proactive, strategic thinker who is passionate about people and culture, and who can navigate the challenges of a scaling company.

This is a hybrid role, requiring at least 3 days onsite each week.


Strategic Partnership:

  • Collaborate and build partnerships with managers in your business areas.

  • Work closely with them to build high-performing teams and align HR strategies with current and future business objectives.

Coach and Advisor:

  • Be a trusted advisor and provide advice and coaching that is commercial and pragmatic.

Performance Management:

  • Support the performance management process, including goal setting, performance reviews, and providing coaching and feedback to managers and employees.

Talent Management:

  • Lead initiatives related to talent acquisition, development, retention, and succession planning.

Training and Development:

  • Identify training needs and partner with internal and external resources to deliver relevant training programs.

Employee Engagement:

  • Develop and implement programs and initiatives to enhance employee engagement, satisfaction, and overall workplace culture.

Employee Relations:

  • Provide guidance and support to employees and managers on employee relations issues.

  • Ensure fair and consistent application of policies and procedures, focusing on high employee engagement and aligning with our culture and values.

HR Projects:

  • Lead or participate in various people projects and initiatives including talent projects, employee engagement projects, and DEIB projects.

  • Act as a culture carrier for our values and ensure our culture is retained within all of our people practices to help elevate the work of all of our employees.

  • Analyze data to drive insights and meaningful discussions to improve business outcomes.

Experience and Background:

  • A credible and confident HR professional with at least 4-5 years of experience operating as a people partner with multiple and diverse client groups in high growth, scaling, or late-stage tech companies.

  • Ideally supported by CIPD Level 7 certification.

  • Dublin-based with a specific background primarily supporting our technology and underwriting teams.

  • Experience in building and embedding processes from scratch.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Problem-solving mindset with the ability to develop creative approaches and solutions.

  • Ability to build trusted and collaborative relationships with stakeholders.

  • Proven ability to quickly develop a good understanding of business issues, commercial outcomes, and identify and deliver HR interventions and solutions to meet business needs.

  • Strong analytical and project management skills, with a proven ability to design clear processes and a very detail-oriented yet flexible approach to problem solving.

  • Confidence in using data and insights to make decisions and influence.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to distill and simplify complex matters.

  • Strong influencing skills, truly owning and championing your responsibilities.

  • A track record of delivering business impact.