Senior People Success Business Partner

Location:London, UK


Navan is looking for a Senior People Business Partner to support its employees across EMEA with the focus on London, Dublin, France  in partnership with the greater EMEA People team. In this role, you’ll work closely with many HR experts all over Europe and the US.

As a Senior People Success Business Partner, you'll join forces with our People Team, L&D, Talent Acquisition, and Total Reward departments to ensure exceptional support for our global workforce in this fast-paced, rapidly expanding company.

You will provide tactical and strategic expert guidance and data-driven insights to help people leaders achieve growth objectives and drive a high performance, engaged culture.

By building strong connections and effective relationships throughout the company, you'll drive the implementation of new initiatives, resolve blockers to success and promote enhancements on both a local and international scale.

What You’ll Do:

  • As a key player in global people initiatives and projects, you'll play a vital role in the planning, alignment, communication, implementation, progress measurement, and continual improvement of our business areas. With a focus on both business objectives and company values, you'll help drive positive change and make a real impact in close partnership with our EMEA People team  to ensure active People support to the organization and 
  • Provide coaching on matters including leadership development, workforce planning, employee engagement, performance management, career development.
  • Support managers in work environment topics, as well as activities, aimed to improve the workplace.
  • Reduce risk and ensure regulatory compliance by maintaining knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day employee management and understand when to escalate issues
  • Support the People Development team with your regional expertise and innovative ideas.

What We’re Looking For:

  • You have extensive experience as a People Business Partner / HR  on a senior level, working in a fast-paced and changing environment, 
  • You are a strategic HR thinker, have business acumen and you are able to demonstrate a people's agenda that’ll drive positive change.
  • You are bringing Strong knowledge of employment law, policies, and procedures, including in-depth understanding of UK labor and employment law
  • Experience working with French labor law (a plus)
  • You are an effective communicator who is able to understand and adapt your style based on who they are communicating with.
  • You have a curious and open growth mindset with the ability to adapt quickly depending on the circumstances.
  • Experience of working with speed, pragmatism and professionalism, ideally in a commercial environment.

Navan About Us

Navan is the all-in-one solution that makes travel easy so you can focus on being there, not getting there. Say goodbye to spending hours on the phone trying to change your flight or saving stacks of receipts to manually input expenses. From EAs and finance teams to travel managers and employees, Navan empowers people to focus on the things that matter most to them — all while providing companies with real-time visibility, savings, and control.

Navan’s investors include such visionaries as Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Ventures, Greenoaks, Zeev Ventures, and entrepreneurs Lee Fixel, Adam Bain, and Elad Gil. In Oct 2022, Navan announced its Series G upround at a post-money valuation of $9.2B to help accelerate future growth plans. In February 2022, Navan announced its acquisition of Berlin-based travel management company, Comtravo, which was closely followed by the addition of leading Scandinavian travel agency Resia AB, the group’s third acquisition in nine months following the acquisition of Reed & Mackay in May of 2021.

At Navan, we’re never satisfied with the status quo, and we know breakthrough ideas come from diverse perspectives. We are committed to cultivating a workplace that reflects the diversity of the customers we serve while fostering leadership and innovation. All voices are valued here and you’ll have the resources, tools, and training you’ll need to do the best work of your life.

Our Benefits

We realize benefits are important as they support keeping you at your best at all times. Our benefits are here for you if you get sick or hurt, help you save for now and later, encourage you to take time off work and travel, and provide perks specific to being a Navan employee both in and out of the office.

Workplace Policy

Navan believes in the value of in-person connections, whether that is sitting down to have lunch with one another, taking a walking 1:1, or collaborating in a room together. The connections forged through face-to-face interactions improves company culture and drives business results. Navan invests in office spaces that feel welcoming and offers perks such as lunches and happy hours to create a strong team environment to help you do your best work. We operate on a hybrid working model, which we define as three days a week or 12 days a month in-office. Please expect this policy for all roles that are tied to an office.

Equal Opportunity

Navan is an equal opportunity employer. We make all employment decisions based solely on merit. We provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We prohibit any such discrimination or harassment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring.


Navan complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law. Navan will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability in connection with applications for employment as required by law.

If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, you are welcome to email us at [email protected].

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