Associate People Business Partner - FARFETCH

US New York
26 May 2022
25 Jun 2022
Human Resources
Full Time
FARFETCH exists for the love of fashion. Our mission is to be the global platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.

We're a positive platform for good, bringing together an incredible creative community made up by our people, our partners and our customers. This community is at the heart of our business success. We welcome differences, empower individuality and celebrate diverse skills and perspectives, creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We are FARFETCH for All.


We're a global and collaborative team with the mission to create a "Happy People Revolution", by building a world-class company and inspiring Farfetchers to live our values and grow with us. We foster our consciously inclusive culture by empowering individuality and building a diverse brand people dream to be a part of.


Our New York office is located in Midtown near the iconic Bryant Park and the historic Grand Central Terminal, New York's best connected office neighborhood. The beautifully designed office has 360 views and tall windows to bring the outside in. We have a communal kitchen that brings the team together for Family Lunch and Happy Hours. The office is open plan with plenty of rooms and booths to take a private call, have time to relax and work in private or have a large collaborative meeting.


In this true generalist role, you'll create a world-class experience for our Farfetchers at all stages of the employee journey. Following our values, you'll have an 'amaze customer' approach and will provide credible advice and counsel. With care for specific client groups, reporting to the People Business Partner, you will work with the People Partners to achieve the People agenda. You will also contribute to and lead local projects which help us to create a culture where our people succeed.


    • You will support the People Partner to guide and facilitate strategic people plans, activities, and cyclical processes across the employee journey e.g. talent mapping, development programs, department reviews, compensation, and performance review processes, and employee engagement action planning
    • You will be the first contact for employees by providing guidance on employee relations, people policies, procedures, and legislation following our values, spanning the employee journey, and escalating to the People Partner as needed
    • You will play an important role in the joiner, and mover processes, ensuring a world-class onboarding experience, delivering engaging new joiner onboarding sessions, and providing seamless integration into the business
    • You will conduct exit interviews and collaborate with People Coordinators to guarantee a smooth offboarding experience, aiming to understand the reasons behind attrition to improve employee retention
    • You will support and guide managers in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations
    • You will collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to provide insights to the People Partner, Head of People Partnering, and senior leaders, so we can continue to improve our People experiences, employee happiness, and retention (e.g. analyze leaver trends). You will support larger-scale projects and lead on small-medium, medium impact projects within the People Team and business
    • You will keep up-to-date with employment legislation changes and industry trends in the HR world, to bring new ideas to the team


    • You have generalist HR experience, in a thriving or developing environment
    • You have a knowledge of employment law and practices, have managed varied and complex casework, and can considerately and discreetly deal with varied and sensitive situations
    • You have a professional etiquette and are confident communicating with stakeholder management at all levels and departments
    • You can coach managers to engage and motivate their teams, deploying an empathetic approach, always living by our 'Be Human' value of authenticity, respect, and doing the right thing.
    • You can ensure a positive overall customer experience, with a focus on the employee experience and lead to review and improve what we give.
    • You are a creative, proactive problem-solver who deals with change and ambiguity.
    • You have a growth mindset and excel in a creative environment
    • You enjoy getting into the detail and have an eye for spotting errors
    • You have experience in HR data systems and processes. Full working knowledge of Workday would be an advantage.


    • FARFETCH Equity plan and annual discretionary bonus
    • Medical, dental, vision, with flexible spending account
    • 401K plus company match, PTO and volunteer days
    • Wellness, and cell phone reimbursements
    • Family Lunch, catered weekly when in office


    • FARFETCH is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our Positively FARFETCH strategy throughout our business, partnerships and communities.

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