Organisational Development Partner

Auckland, NZ / Wellington, NZ
Business Services – People Experience /
Permanent /
Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

How you’ll make an impact

Put simply, when it comes down to it Xero is and has always been a culture-first business. Our Organisational Development (OD) team work to amplify the voice and talent of employees by developing great leaders and teams who perform their best work.

You will be a key player in helping us to create and deliver on our Organisational Development strategy and key priorities. Specifically you will be responsible for helping us operationalise and manage our OD initiatives, processes and ongoing cadences across a wide range of OD areas including Talent, Wellbeing, Leadership, Capability and DEI. You will drive and support the design and implementation of globally consistent OD processes at scale and deliver beautiful experiences for Xeros, and enable integrated programs of work across the People Experience (PX) function. 
What you’ll do

• Working closely with the OD leadership team, you will deliver on a range of global initiatives and priorities across Wellbeing, Talent, Leadership, Capability and DIB.  
• Co-design and deliver OD programs of work aligned to the PX strategy and priorities.
• Partner with the OD Leadership team to lead cyclical activity for talent and succession management processes, including identification, assessment, development and mobility
• Partner and build excellent relationships within the business and across PX to understand business priorities, needs and use OD programs and initiatives to support business objectives
• Designing and building OD frameworks to support building capability of our people
• Partner with our Learning Experience team to deliver impactful in-person and online OD  content and training for our people where required
• Content creation for Learning Hub, Internal Communications and Xpresso (internal comms channel) across the OD, Wellbeing and DIB portfolios
• Use a data-driven approach to inform internal audiences, measure success of existing programs and initiatives and identify additional opportunities for continued improvement
• Partner with the Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Wellbeing champions to facilitate and support them to deliver against their annual operating plans, create internal events and initiatives to support wellbeing, inclusion and belonging for our people 

What you’ll bring with you

Critical capabilities
Business insight - ability to apply knowledge of business and market to identify opportunities and solutions
Plans and aligns - skillful in planning and prioritizing commitments in alignment with strategy
Collaborates - ability to build partnerships and lead and/or contribute to global projects and processes 
Ensures accountability - ability to define and track clear success measures, and work through challenges to deliver
Cultural competence - Ability to work with diverse groups to ensure that OD interventions are inclusive and respectful.
Systems Thinking & Integration - Skillful at designing holistic approaches and integrated solutions
Capability Development - ability to diagnose, design and implement capability frameworks and programs
Data Literacy and Insights - ability to interpret data and trends to derive insights and  make informed decisions

• Experience in generalist OD role including delivery of prioritized programs of work
• Experience in delivery in situations requiring self direction 
• Proven ability to apply OD best practice, working across Leadership, Talent, Wellbeing, DIB, Capability  aligned to business needs 
• Track record of managing confidential information with discretion
• Experience in coaching leaders and a passion for developing people and helping them reach their potential
• Track record of co-designing and delivering programs of work aligned to the OD agenda 
• A HR qualification,  or relevant functional experience 
• Experience in integrating technology as part of system solutions
• Demonstrated experience in utilising data-driven insights to inform and drive OD initiatives
Why Xero? 
Offering very generous paid leave to use however you’d like (plus statutory holidays!), dedicated paid leave to care for your physical and mental wellbeing as well as an Employee Assistance Program to access mental health care for you and your family, free medical insurance, wellbeing and sports programmes, employee resource groups, 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, an Employee Share Plan, beautiful offices, flexible working, career development, and many other benefits that reflect our human value, you’ll do the best work of your life at Xero.