People & Culture Business Partner- Australia

Australia - Canberra, Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Sydney Ref #9896 17-Aug-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in the pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities
Partner with managers, leaders, and employees to execute people and culture strategies that foster organizational and people effectiveness. 
Provide day-to-day people and culture support for employees and managers across Australia.
Provide input on practical solutions to employees and managers on employee-relations concerns, performance issues, and investigations to ensure we are living up to Viasat values and creating a culture that fosters innovation and productivity.
Oversee the recruitment and onboarding of new employees.
Partner with the L&D teams to ensure employee development plans are adequately supported.
Partner with US-based P&C functional team members as required for items such as benefits, L&D programs, TA, Diversity & Inclusion, compensation, and Viasat policies and procedures.
Manage local benefits administration in partnership with the Global Benefits team.
Partner with payroll in the US to ensure employees are paid accurately and timely. 
Assist with ad hoc people and culture projects, representing the Australian employees, leaders, and culture.
Understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity, and development of people and the culture within the company.
Successfully monitor the "pulse" of the employees to ensure a high level of employee engagement and retention of critical talent.
Analyze annual employee engagement surveys and other forms of employee feedback data to identify and prioritize opportunities.
Maintain knowledge of all applicable leave and accommodation laws.
Provide insight and advice on local matters, such as inclement weather, return to the office, etc.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
5+ years’ experience in a Business Partner role
Business acumen with experience supporting cross-functional and virtual teams.
Experience/Knowledge of Australian labor laws
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills in a collaborative team environment.
Demonstrates personal initiative in problem-solving.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability and desire to learn quickly.
Proficient in MS Office applications.
Potential travel up to 25% to include supporting HR needs in remote offices.

Experience in a mid-large size high tech company
Experience working for a US-headquartered company

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 25%


Australian Citizenship Required



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