Senior Talent Business Partner, EMEA


Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currency and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle platforms and products provide a suite of internet-native financial services for payments, treasury infrastructure and capital formation. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), which has become the fastest growing dollar digital currency in the world. USDC has grown to over 53+ billion in circulation and supported over $1.9+ trillion in transactions in the past year. Circle’s payments and treasury infrastructure services available through the Circle Account and APIs helps bridge the legacy financial system and digital currency and blockchain based finance.  Circle’s SeedInvest service brings internet-native fundraising and capital formation to startups and growth companies.  Combined, Circle’s suite of services helps companies to participate in a more open, global and inclusive financial system.

What you’ll be part of:

With the mission “To raise global economic prosperity through the frictionless exchange of financial value,” Circle was founded on the belief that the internet, blockchains and digital currency will rewire the global economic system, creating a fundamentally more open, inclusive, efficient and integrated world economy.  We envision a global economy where people and businesses everywhere can more freely connect and transact with each other with new technologies for digital money and internet-native finance. We believe such a system can raise prosperity for people and companies everywhere. Our mission is powered by the values we espouse and which we expect all Circlers to respect. We are Multistakeholder, serving the needs of our customers, our shareholders, our employees and families, our local communities and our world. Furthermore, we are also Mindful, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity.

What you’ll be responsible for:

We are looking for a driven, self-motivated Talent Business Partner to work closely across the EMEA region at Circle. In this role you will support the EMEA business leaders and the broader Talent Business Partnership team with both a people-forward and data driven approach as they build their organizations to scale. The range of partnership will cover how they lead and develop their teams, how they solve complex organizational challenges that arise as we scale, how to navigate employee relations issues in the region, and how we motivate and retain the top talent that we have attracted and developed in the region. 

What you'll work on:

  • Partner with business leaders and various functional teams on strategic and operational execution including onboarding, team effectiveness, change management, organizational design, performance management, retention, engagement, talent planning, professional growth and more.
  • Support managers in identifying and addressing organizational and people issues, removing barriers and increasing engagement and effectiveness across teams in the region.
  • Ensure that functional managers have the "pulse of the company" to make proactive and impactful organization decisions. This will include spending time with the employees as well as building scalable solutions so that all employees feel empowered and connected to the business as growth continues and as a remote-first culture.
  • Partner closely with business leaders to identify competency, knowledge, and talent gaps. This will include partnering with Talent Development on implementing succession planning programs for key contributor and leadership positions, training and development programs for preparing employees for increased responsibilities, and overall professional development programs to enhance employee knowledge and understanding of the business of the company and the fin-tech industry.
  • Influence, coach and provide feedback to employees at all levels to empower employee development and high performance.
  • Drive the support and engagement of the organizational Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plans through all levels of the business.
  • Facilitate onboarding and offboarding employees in the EMEA region.
  • Partner with global and functional business counterparts to drive clear communication and people process planning activities.Provide insights and recommendations on best practices that contribute to the Circle vision through effective business partnering, innovation, and execution.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.  
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals. 
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards.  You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you'll bring to Circle:

  • 8+ years of human resources experience including business partnering, organizational development and learning & development.
  • Proven experience developing trusted relationships at all levels of an organization including senior level talent to drive programs.
  • Comfort and experience with ambiguity.
  • Excellent decision making skills and a sense of urgency. You’re able to juggle competing priorities with a focus on timely execution and follow through.
  • Strong business acumen coupled with emotional intelligence: you understand the key drivers and dynamics of a high growth technology business.
  • Level-headed leadership under pressure along with creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Working knowledge of country laws in the EMEA region.
  • Proficiency in G-Suite, Slack and MacBook preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


We’re looking far and wide for the right people.

Circle is a remote-first company. We understand and value the work that can be done remotely. Through virtual-coffees, happy hours, trivia contests, and online meetups, we stay connected, learn from each other, and build lasting relationships with our colleagues. Post pandemic, we expect to meet one another in person for professional and social events; however, Circle will remain a remote-first company. As a global organization, we aim to find the best talent no matter where you are located, which is why we target a variety of cities across many time zones and continents. If you feel this job is right for you, select the city closest to you from the list below to apply.