About Watershed

Watershed is a software platform for running a world-class climate program. We measure our success in the carbon reduction achievements of our customers. We are looking for team members who love product-building, want to work hard at a mission-oriented startup, and will collaborate with us in shaping the culture of a growing team.

We have offices in San Francisco, New York and London and remote team members across the US and Europe. We hope that you'll be interested in joining us!

The role

Watershed is on a fast-paced growth trajectory, expanding across Europe and APAC. As our first People Business Partner in London, you have a unique opportunity to shape how our People function operates from the ground up. You'll define best practices, develop a regional strategy, and establish the core principles that will guide our approach to talent and culture in the UK, Europe and Australia (to start!).

One of Watershed’s core principles is to operate at the intersection of intensity and care. You'll go beyond traditional responsibilities to create innovative programs, practices, and policies that foster a high-performing, inclusive environment. You'll be a trusted advisor to leadership, shaping our People philosophy and driving business success. As the first international Partner, you’ll also act as a trusted resource for our global employee base. 

Here's what you'll do (and more!):

  • Lead the development and implementation of international HR practices as we expand across Europe and APAC. This includes navigating cultural and legal nuances in each new market.
  • Build and instill the expectation of exceptional leadership across our regional teams. Coach and advise managers on creating and developing high-performing teams and fostering a culture of continuous learning.
  • Until we establish a dedicated L&D function, you'll spearhead the creation of L&D opportunities specifically tailored to develop our managers' capabilities.
  • Cultivate a positive, inclusive environment where everyone thrives, building trust and connection with our global employees. Promote a culture of belonging and empower diverse talent.
  • Coach leaders on critical areas like talent planning, organizational design, retention strategies, total rewards and compensation, and successful change management.
  • Determine competitive benefits, perks, and best practices for each new country or market we enter.
  • Partner closely with the global People Partner Team, People Operations, Recruiting, and Workplace teams on company-wide initiatives.

You are an experienced HR leader with a proven track record (8+ years):

  • Experience successfully opening offices/entities in European and APAC countries
  • Knowledge of employment law and people practices in the UK, European, and APAC countries
  • Thriving in fast-paced environments and comfortable navigating ambiguity.
  • Proven ability to advise and coach leaders at all levels.
  • A solutions-oriented approach to tackling challenges and finding creative solutions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey complex information clearly and concisely.
  • You're a doer who leads by example and inspires others to do the same.
  • A collaborative working style with a strong focus on building positive and productive relationships.
  • Strong judgment and discretion to handle sensitive information with care.
  • Leading with empathy while maintaining agility to adapt to changing needs.



Where does Watershed work?

We have hub offices in San Francisco, New York and London, and some remote team members in the US and EU. Most of our jobs need to be in San Francisco / New York / London, but certain jobs are open to being remote and will be specifically noted on the jobs page and in the job description.

What’s the interview process like?

It starts the same for every candidate: getting to know the team members through 1 to 2 conversations about Watershed, your experience, and your interests. Next steps can vary by role, but usual next steps are a skill or experience screen (e.g. a coding interview for an engineer, a portfolio review for a designer, deeper experience call for other roles) which leads to a virtual or in person interview panel after that if the screens go well. We prioritize transparency and lack of surprise throughout the process.

Apply now