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Director, International HR (12-month contract)

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  • People, HR & Administration
  • London
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AI generated summary

  • You need significant global HR advisory experience, a history of standardizing processes, transformation expertise, and Workday knowledge to lead International HR at Shutterstock. Fast-paced environments excite you.
  • You will lead a high performing team, develop people strategy, enhance employee experience, manage ER cases, engage stakeholders, embed global standards, support transformation, and collaborate with cross functional partners.


  • Significant global HR advisory or HR operations experience from a multinational organisation.
  • Significant experience in standardising global HR processes.
  • Experience of transformation and change within HR services.
  • Experience in overseeing International HR policy and services.
  • Workday experience is advantageous.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


  • Lead and develop a high performing International People operations team.
  • Creating and leading the People strategy for International aligned with our global people team and company objectives.
  • Enhance and improve the end-to-end employee experience and function.
  • Accountable for the International People operations delivery across EMEA & APAC including BAU and all project work.
  • Management/oversight of all Employee Relations cases across International in partnership with the HRBPs and legal.
  • Stakeholder engagement and management.
  • Employee escalation resolution.
  • Set and embed global people operations best practice and global standards.
  • Support a global transformation and modernisation programme across people, technology and processes.
  • To upskill and support people leaders across International on initiatives including performance management to assist with driving a high performance culture.
  • Liaise regularly with senior leaders and manage the relationship with any managed service providers.
  • International leadership and collaboration with cross functional partners e.g. Workplace, Payroll, Benefit, TA, TD and IT etc.


What is the reporting structure for this role?

The Director, International HR will report to the Global Head of People Operations.

How many team members will the Director, International HR be managing?

The Director, International HR will manage 3 Regional People Partners and a People Coordinator.

What regions will the Director, International HR be responsible for in terms of People Operations?

The Director, International HR will be responsible for People Operations in EMEA and APAC.

What are some key responsibilities of the Director, International HR?

Some key responsibilities include leading and developing a high performing International People operations team, creating and leading the People strategy for International, and enhancing the end-to-end employee experience.

What experience is required for this role?

Significant global HR advisory or HR operations experience from a multinational organisation, experience in standardizing global HR processes, and experience in overseeing International HR policy and services are required for this role.

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Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK) is a premier partner for transformative brands and digital media and marketing companies, empowering the world to create with confidence. Fueled by millions of creators around the world, a growing data engine and a fearless approach to product innovation, Shutterstock is the leading global platform for licensing from the most extensive and diverse collection of high-quality 3D models, videos, music, photographs, vectors and illustrations. From the world's largest content marketplace, to breaking news and A-list entertainment editorial access, to all-in-one content editing platform and studio production service—all using the latest in innovative technology—Shutterstock offers the most comprehensive selection of resources to bring storytelling to life. At Shutterstock we understand that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion makes us more effective and is essential to innovation. We are deeply focused on equality and are committed to diversity across areas including race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ethnicity and national origin. Guided by our Seek Diversity principle, our goal is to build a workforce, contributor network, and content library that is representative of the diverse global community.