Director, Culture and Experience
Christchurch, New Zealand
4d ago

The Role

What often separates the highest-performing companies from the rest is culture. We see culture as the cumulative effect of what our teams do and how they do it and it determines our performance.

This simple aspect of Seequent’s life has huge implications for executing strategy, driving engagement, and providing a guiding force that ensures we can work together toward common goals.

The world of work will, undoubtedly, look very different in a post-pandemic world and in fact, it is already evolving. As Seequent continues to significantly expand, through a combination of organic growth, partnering and acquisitions, ensuring our employees are engaged, innovative, and productive becomes more acutely important.

In volatile times, organisations that focus on culture and organisational health are quicker to move past a crisis.

As Director, Culture & Experience your focus is on enhancing workplace culture and behaviours to make the greatest impact on attracting, retaining, and engaging the people we need to remain relevant and competitive.

Since we are a highly dispersed team, not face to face every day, your focus on growing a performance culture that can be anywhere and take actions that can apply in any type of environment.

In short you help create a cohesive employee experience and facilitate employee engagement turning our organisational culture into a competitive advantage! Seequent will be THE place to work a world-class community to become a part of.

The Director, Culture & Experience also champions high-quality, targeted, timely, and effective internal organisational communications through the development and delivery of related strategies, programs, and materials.

The individual in this role will collaborate with subject-matter experts in the organisation to ensure communications align with overall organisational strategies, goals, and values.

At Seequent we are intentional about our culture. We are on a mission to create our Culture Code and embed it in the day to day lives of our global employees.

We think deeply about culture and draw upon psychology, learning and development, data science and communications to understand employee experience and build culture engagements that are both transformative and sustainable.

As a critical member of the People team, you will help drive culture strategy, build programs, and execute on global initiatives.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to :

  • Work with the Chief People Officer to successfully develop our Culture Code to enhance employee engagement and create a strong sense of community across Seequent.
  • Analyse culture data collected through employee surveys and feedback and play a critical role in developing strategies to enhance employee engagement, address culture hot spots , and capitalize on our virtual workforce as our transient advantage.
  • Partner and collaborate with our People Team partners to create learning paths directly tied to living and further developing our Culture Code.
  • Develop and direct a comprehensive internal communication strategy that drives employee engagement and meaningful connection to the company's vision, values, and future growth strategy and the role that they play in the future of the company.
  • Develop a robust executive, management, and organizational communication practice to support senior-level executives and leaders throughout the company to share timely, relevant business information to ensure alignment and strong employee engagement.
  • Direct and execute a regular cadence of monthly, quarterly and annual organizational communications by CEO across written, digital, and interactive communications.
  • Use existing internal channels such as intranet, email, events, and collaboration tools to communicate to employees in ways that advance the company's mission, culture, and brand.
  • Manage culture initiatives to ensure that our Culture Code transformation maintains momentum, engages diverse stakeholders and helps achieve our commitment to excellence.
  • Engage in planning for a variety of internal and external events to bring visibility and learning to our employees, our community partners, and our customers.
  • Facilitate culture related off-sites to further develop leader's mindset and behaviour around employee engagement.
  • Actively promote and assist HR in supporting external recruitment and internal retention strategies as we aim to win the race for talent acquisition.
  • In order to be successful in this role, you should have :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or related field; master’s degree is a definite asset.
  • A minimum of 15 years of HR experience with at least 5 years in a significant senior leadership position in culture, employee engagement, or organizational development.
  • Experience managing large global programs such as internal communications, employee engagement, marketing and employer branding.
  • Experience developing diversity and inclusion programs and facilitating organizational wide change management initiatives.
  • Project management, planning, and reporting experience with a creative, balanced, and informed approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to analyse quantitative and qualitative data and make summary recommendations.
  • Innovative, open, and able to work in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.
  • Sound business acumen and well-developed assessment, judgment, and critical thinking abilities to generate new ideas.
  • Take initiative and be able to propose creative and entrepreneurial strategies to advance company goals and objectives.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, attention to detail and large group facilitation skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and relationship building abilities across a large, multi-functional team.
  • Ability to from time-to-time travel, as required.
  • Why you will enjoy working with us..

    You will be joining a highly skilled, highly productive team of technical experts who are passionate about what we do. We are a friendly, intelligent, and supportive bunch and are looking forward to you bringing your expertise to the team.

    Our wider team is geographically diverse and from multi-disciplines, so even though you will be Christchurch based you will have opportunity to work with colleagues from across the globe.

    If you join the Seequent family you will enjoy a fast paced and dynamic environment, exciting challenges, and a variety of tasks.

    You will have access to ongoing professional development opportunities, and we offer market competitive salaries. So, if you want to help us continue our growth and success while having the opportunity to exercise your passion and expertise, then we would love to hear from you.

    Inclusion + Diversity

    In addition to being dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diverse talent, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible experience.

    If you require an accommodation for any part of the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms, etc.

    please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs. Please provide details in your cover letter of any accommodations needed.

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