Cloudflare is hiring a

Senior People Team Business Partner - Japan

About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. 

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us! 

What You Would Do Here

Cloudflare is growing our People team. Our focus is getting the best people to work at Cloudflare and then empowering them to do their best work. As we continue to grow our Business Partner team in APAC, we are looking for a trusted advisor who is naturally curious about what we do and driven to help our people thrive.

In this role, you will report to the Head of Business Partners - APAC and support our strategic initiatives, partnering closely with the team and managers to develop and implement proactive solutions for a broad scope of activities, ensuring alignment on initiatives and priorities, maintaining open and transparent lines of communication and keeping our teams thriving and well supported. You will serve as a strategic partner on a broad range of issues that help support the inevitable changes that our rate of growth entails including talent planning, coaching, development and implementation of HR policies and programs, employee experience, engagement and development, performance, compensation and more.

We passionately believe in leadership at all levels and our fast growth has created a special opportunity to really stretch our team members to acquire new skills and grow on the job. You will help us get better at this by spending time with our people and developing and implementing programs that are responsive to our people’s needs, echo our values and will scale as we continue to grow globally.

Who You Are

  • Motivated by cultivating company culture, building great businesses and helping people do their best work, you have served on a People/ HR team for 10+ years of experience, 5+ of which have been as a business partner.
  • You have the gravitas to serve as the HR site leader for our growing Japan office, as well as support several teams across APAC.
  • You have a successful history of developing strong relationships and operating effectively through virtual support of other offices outside of APAC.
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit, are always looking for ways to innovate, improve and operate independently
  • You think of and present solutions to problems and don’t get bogged down by problems.
  • You have participated in large-scale change initiatives and have a few stories about leading a few.
  • You have a keen business acumen and a track record of partnering closely with business leaders. You can articulate how People teams bring value to an organization and are able to quickly develop the business case for People Team initiatives.
  • You have built at least one program from the ground up and have a demonstrated history of building relationships and credibility across all levels of an organization.
  • Others have described you as a skilled generalist: while you do not need to be an expert in all disciplines, you can speak fluently about and have a passion for topics such as employee engagement, coaching, org planning, compensation, diversity and inclusion and learning. Maybe you are even an expert in one of these areas!
  • You are a skilful communicator, verbally in small and large groups, as well as written through emails or on wikis. Yet your favourite way to communicate, especially when the message may be difficult to receive, is face-to-face.
  • You are generous with your time with all of our people and earn and maintain the trust that people place with you.
  • Uncompromising when it comes to your integrity, you speak truth, act with respect and lead with dignity.
  • You love working with people - you maybe secretly love working with spreadsheets too!

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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