Human Resources

Human Resources Manager - Australia

Sydney, Australia

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Human Resources Manager - Australia

At Polestar we don't just drive innovation in our cars – our entire business model is different from our competitors. We’re looking for a experienced, and hands-on professional passionate about people and sustainability to support Polestar employees in Australia.


Let us describe the challenge we offer

You will be part of a global team of HR professionals who believe in working together both within our team and with our dedicated People Managers. We take honor in what we do and have great passion for the people of Polestar - We understand that it’s the people who is behind the success. And of course, we have fun doing it!

As our company grow, we grow. We are therefore now looking for a committed and collaborative HR Manager who wants to be an important part of driving this company to success within HR field in Australia.

This position is located at our office in Sydney, Australia and will report to Senior HR Business Partner of APEC region.

What you'll do

This is a varied role and tasks will include, but are not limited to:

HR Management

  • Act as a Polestar culture ambassador and promote company culture and core behavior
  • Bringing people expertise and developing solutions to support business to deliver its strategy
  • Coaching and providing feedback to key stakeholders to help improve business efficiency
  • Provide guidance on best people practices such as building engaged and successful teams, people development, reorganizations, succession planning, Employee Relations etc.
  • Be responsible for recruitment activities incl. job posting, screening, interviewing, reference check, offering and employment documentation etc.
  • Be responsible for employment lifecycle for all employees in Australia like onboarding, offboarding, transfer etc.
  • Be responsible for overall performance management
  • As required, be responsible for Compensation& Benefits and payroll compliance incl. payroll processing and timely submission of regulatory filings and reports etc.
  • Drive the roll out of new initiatives and programs when required

    Office Management

    • Be responsible for overall office administration support to ensure smooth daily operation, incl. but not limited to maintain office supplies, office utilities, facility security and cleaning, postage and courier, organizing meetings, functions and catering, meeting scheduling, travel bookings, company car admin (eg: toll, fine) and other related requirements
    • Other tasks assigned from time to time


      Who you are

      In order to succeed in this role, you will need to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as the ability to build effective working relationships across multiple disciplines. Attitude is everything at Polestar, we are always pushing boundaries and in order to achieve the unimaginable you must have a can-do approach and an open mind. Given the nature of the role a confidential, discreet and diplomatic approach is paramount. Organized and methodical approach to work and ability to identify and fix issues, prioritize workload and meet strict deadlines is of high importance.

      To be successful in this role, we believe you have:

      • University degree
      • 8+ years of relevant HR and administration experience ideally within both automotive and retail environment
      • Thorough knowledge of Australian labor law and best practices
      • Strong and solid talent identification and attraction skills
      • Experience with Payroll solutions & processes
      • Full understanding of all HR functions
      • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy with good numeracy skills and a confidence to work with numbers and data
      • Excellent English written, verbal communication and IT skills (MS Office)


        People at Polestar

        We know that a change is needed. We also know that each one of us can help bring about that change. Our commitment to becoming climate-neutral by 2040 is just as important to us as being inclusive, diverse, and innovative. Together, we are creating, collaborating and experimenting to usher in a new era of sustainable mobility.

        We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in.


        Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process, and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

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