Bumble is looking for a flexible, culture-centric, curious, and proactive Associate People & Culture Business Partner (HRBP) to join our growing team, with a focus on partnering with our Finance and Legal  teams. Based in the US, you will work closely with a team of People & Culture Business Partners, and cross-functional People & Culture specialists, and will have a high level of autonomy for solving day-to-day people and organisational challenges with people-related solutions. You will work closely with employees and managers to advise, challenge and support them as our business continues to evolve.

Bumble is growing fast, so the ideal candidate will be flexible and open to an evolving scope of work, with experience in handling international employment across multiple territories. 

This role will report to the Director, People & Culture Business Partner based in New York. 


What you’ll be doing

  • Provide day-to day support to Finance and Legal teams that will include anything from answering questions around policy application on specific employee cases, compensation discussions, driving talent and people development plans, to ensuring that day-to-day performance management guidance is provided to leaders
  • Provide coaching and guidance to employees and managers
  • Working on a wide range of strategic people-related matters and projects including team structure and optimisation, employee engagement and retention, organisational culture and change management
  • Collaborate with the Compensation & Benefits team to develop our compensation philosophy and other reward mechanisms, as well as advising leaders on the best compensation decisions
  • Support performance management processes and initiatives; collaborating with the wider People & Culture team to design and implement new performance management workflows as part of our Workday rollout
  • Partner with the broader People & Culture team on the design, implementation, administration, and management of people processes and systems throughout the organisation to build and maintain culture across our global team
  • Advise and consulting on the staffing strategy and hiring decisions of leaders and other key strategic positions in partnership with the Talent Acquisition team; support and drive succession and talent planning efforts that ensure teams have the talent needed to deliver on their strategy
  • Manage a range of complex Employee Relations cases across multiple geographies including UK, US, Spain.

About you

  • You will have experience working closely with a Finance, Accounting and/or Legal function in startup or scale-up environments (additional experience in a larger organisation would be a bonus)
  • You have solid knowledge of employee relations processes and relevant employment legislation (additional experience or knowledge of other countries would be highly advantageous)
  • Experience managing and closing complex Employee Relations cases independently
  • You are accustomed to working closely with business leaders as a strategic thought partner, with the ability to influence and challenge when needed
  • You’re adept at working with data and spreadsheets including pivot tables, lookups, etc
  • Experience with Workday is a bonus
  • You have a strong understanding of and passion for Bumbles’s unique culture and mission
  • You are highly curious and collaborative; proactively seeks out a range of opinions and perspectives
  • You have personal gravitas: you articulate your thought processes with conviction, back up your ideas with data & evidence, and don’t shy away from debating the best course of action for the business
  • You are able to deal with ambiguity, tight timelines, and multiple competing priorities in a ‘start up’ type of environment
  • You have a global mindset and willingness to work across international time zones
  • You have strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • You ideally have a generalist background/ People Ops experience


$89,000 – $120,000 a year

Base Compensation Range: $89,000 – $120,000. For base compensation, we set standard ranges for all roles based on function, level, and geographic location. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) match, Unlimited Paid Time Off Policy.