Global Head of People at Canonical

Global Head of People at Canonical… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Canonical.


We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely and more cost effectively than any other company. If you’re interested in a career at Canonical, we are a remote-first company so please apply to any suitable role as skills are valued more than location, despite some having a preferred geographic preference.


  • Work with Canonical’s CEO & COO to define our long term global People strategy
  • Lead innovation and execution in talent planning, succession, assessments and HR processes
  • Shape performance management, organisational design and workforce planning
  • Drive employee engagement, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Lead research to understand the trends shaping the ways our employees work
  • Use data to increase productivity across a global, remote first, organisation
  • Deliver compliant HR operations in a timely manner and with the highest degree of accuracy
  • Oversee our HR technology landscape, driving automation and process improvements
  • Ensure our employee value proposition remains relevant, attractive and meaningful

Required Skills And Experience

  • Experience of leading a Global People function in the Technology sector is essential, with demonstrable experience of implementing people initiatives that have taken an organisation through a significant period of growth (500 to 1,000+ for example, or even much larger scale)
  • Proven experience of operating at C-Suite level
  • Deep knowledge and practical application of HR practices and employment law
  • HR policy exposure across our three major regions: EMEA, APAC and Americas
  • Strong proficiency in data and analytics with evidence that these delivered effective and positive business results
  • Professional qualification in Human Resources (CIPD/SHRM etc)
  • Fluent in business English

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