The role of HR Manager at Canonical
Even though we are a small company with fewer than 1,000 colleagues, we work in more around 70 countries and require an HR function that thinks and acts globally. We’re looking for three regional leads that will all report into our Global Head of People. You will lead the Americas, EMEA or APAC team of HR professionals to provide precise compliant HR operations to the business, advise on HR issues across the whole employee life-cycle, and partner with senior leadership in your region. You will have an analytical approach, a keen eye for detail and the ability to interpret data trends and themes.
What your day will look like
Deliver precise, compliant, HR operations in a timely manner and with the highest degree of accuracy
Be accountable for talent planning, succession, assessments and HR processes that drive a high performing team
Work with senior managers across the business on performance management, organisational design, employee engagement and workforce planning
Coach and advise managers on the full spectrum of employee relations issues across multiple countries
Partner with managers to support the delivery of appropriate training and development programs
Use your HR expertise, energy and business acumen to establish a trusted partnership with the business in your region
Drive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
Deliver on business-critical HR related projects globally
Present at Canonical events to articulate Canonical’s HR practices
What we are looking for in you
Degree qualified, with a professional HR qualification (CIPD/SHRM etc)
HR experience leading initiatives that spanned a major region within a technology business (Americas, EMEA or APAC)
Experience of working in a remote first organisation
Demonstrated experience of international HR partnerships at a senior level
Able to use data to make informed decisions
Knowledge and practical application of HR practices and employment law in your region
Able to prioritise, manage time effectively and work under pressure
Self motivated, organised, confident, and results-orientated
A clear focus on accuracy
Fluent in business English (written and spoken)
What we offer you
Your base pay will depend on various factors including your geographical location, level of experience, knowledge and skills. In addition to the benefits above, certain roles are also eligible for additional benefits and rewards including annual bonuses and sales incentives based on revenue or utilization. Canonical’s compensation philosophy is to ensure equity right across our global workforce.
In addition to a competitive base pay, we provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. Please note that additional benefits may apply depending on the work location and, for more information on these, please ask your Talent Partner.
Fully remote working environment – we’ve been working remotely since 2004!
Personal learning and development budget of 2,000USD per annum
Annual compensation review
Recognition rewards
Annual holiday leave
Parental Leave
‍ Employee Assistance Programme
Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues at ‘sprints’
✈️ Priority Pass for travel and travel upgrades for long haul company events
Who is Canonical?
Canonical is a pioneering tech firm that is at the forefront of the global move to open source. As the company that publishes Ubuntu, one of the most important open source projects and the platform for AI, IoT and the cloud, we are changing the world on a daily basis. We recruit on a global basis and set a very high standard for people joining the company. We expect excellence – in order to succeed, we need to be the best at what we do.
Canonical has been a remote-first company since its inception in 2004. Work at Canonical is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game. Canonical provides a unique window into the world of 21st-century digital business.
Canonical is an equal opportunity employer
We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity we will give your application fair consideration.


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