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People Analytics Lead – London or Tallinn

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace.

To empower TransferWise and move us closer to achieving that mission, we are looking for a  talented People Analytics Lead to join our growing People Team in either London or Tallinn.

You’ll report to the Chief People Officer and in turn, lead a small, talented team of analysts. They have done an amazing job to provide data both inside and outside the People team, but there is a significant amount of uncharted territory. Defining the vision, leading growth, and being an advocate for People Analytics are all pillars of the role, but we are just at the beginning of the journey - getting hands on analysing data, building models, and upskilling your team will be key to creating impact.

What you’ll be doing

  • Grow and develop a small team of People Analysts.
  • Create a team vision and strategy. Plan how we scale TransferWise from 1500 to 5000 people.
  • Lead by example, own, and evolve our current practices - hiring forecasting, engagement, people/candidate feedback surveys, etc.
  • Automate reporting and make sure that all Leads across TransferWise are making data-driven people decisions.
  • Define and own metrics and KPI’s for the People Team. Ensure that we are using data to proactively identify problems and opportunities.
  • Collaborate closely with our People Technology Team to ensure that HR systems — soon to be Workday — are working seamlessly within our infrastructure.  

Experience that you’ll need

  • Built and owned HR or People Analytics, insights, and automation in a high-growth, high-speed business.
  • Built, scaled, and developed a team of Analysts.
  • Impressive Excel, SQL, and Python skills. You have the ability to not only execute but coach and lead your team with best practices.
  • Experience applying ML or automating complex workflows. It’s not a must, but it would be awesome.
  • Managed large-scale integrations with HR systems and other tools i.e Workday, Looker, Visier, etc.
  • Built and shipped products/projects in a product-led, lean, and constantly iterating environment.
  • Partnered closely with other People Team functions and enabled them to work collaboratively around KPI’s and projects - this could be HR Operations, Recruitment, People Experience, etc.

How this will actually happen

How the People Analytics leads will actually create an impact is well.. completely up to you.

This is a huge opportunity and TransferWise we believe in trust and autonomy.

So while we can outline what we want to achieve, and what skills we think we’ll need to get there, we know this can change and that the narrative is up to you. Also, we know that someone doesn’t have to be the perfect fit to truly make a difference.

If you feel like you’ve got the skills & experience, the need to grow, and most importantly, the desire to create a meaningful impact in the lives of millions, we’d love to hear from you.


Some important stuff we would like you to know

To meet our regulatory obligations as a licensed financial services company, TransferWise needs to take background checks on all new hires, which may include Criminal and Credit checks. Please discuss with the Recruiter if you have any concerns regarding this process.

At TransferWise we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we want to make sure that our recruitment process is accessible to everyone. So if you need any reasonable adjustments – at any point in the process – we’ll do our best to help. Just let us know what you need on your application form or reply with your request to the email we send you after you have applied. You might need a reasonable adjustment if you’ve got a disability. Or maybe you live overseas, and you’d prefer to meet us over Skype.

Please don’t send anything to the adjustments address if you’re a recruiter, or if you’re making a speculative application. We do work with recruiters from time to time – but only through LinkedIn. And we only accept job applications when a position is actually open. So you’re better off just checking the recruitment pages regularly.