Senior Global Diversity and Belonging Specialist (Remote, EMEA)
London, England, GB
19h ago

Company Description

Shopifys mission is to make commerce better for everyone. From building a new product feature for our commerce platform, to helping a merchant troubleshoot an issue over the phone, we want to empower our ecosystem through our work.

Having a unified vision, a north star, is vitally important to ensure that we are all headed in the same direction. No matter the size or experience, we want to power every merchants experience.

This is why were all here.

Shopify is now permanently remote, and were working towards a future that is digital by design. That location you see above?

Consider it merely an example of hundreds of potential locations across EMEA where Shopify is hiring. Learn more here : https : / / www. / careers / work-anywhere

Job Description

The Senior Global Diversity and Belonging Specialist (EMEA) will work closely with the Senior Lead of Diversity and Belonging and the Diversity and Belonging Technical Lead (Systems and Strategy) to implement the Global Diversity and Belonging Strategy in EMEA.

The Senior Global Diversity and Belonging Specialist (EMEA) will also work closely with EMEA leads, individual contributors, and EMEA Talent officials to support all employee and merchant initiatives and programming in the region.

Shopify exists to make commerce better for everyone and in order to bring this mission to life, we must include everyone across all dimensions of diversity worldwide.

Our commitment is clear : diversity is an organizational imperative and belonging is at the core of what we do. We continuously strive for merchants, employees and our ecosystem to experience this fundamental human need throughout their entire journey with Shopify.

Our vision is that everyone at Shopify and in our ecosystem feels included, valued and heard and that we bring more voices to entrepreneurship in our mission to make commerce better for everyone.

The Senior Global Diversity and Belonging Specialist (EMEA) will be responsible for leading the implementation of Shopifys Global Diversity and Belonging Strategy in EMEA with the primary goal of threading diversity and belonging topics and best practices into existing frameworks, events, and touch points while also designing new, bespoke programs and initiatives.

  • The Diversity and Belonging team works in a range of areas including research and learning; Talent programs; community-building initiatives;
  • and storytelling, including Shopifys recently launched series Born for Business.

    The Specialist will support EMEA-based teams in the design of their diversity and belonging work plans, provide subject matter expertise to the EMEA teams, partner with Talent on regional initiatives and processes, and establish external partnerships with organizations representing underrepresented communities.

    Responsibilities include :

    Lead the implementation of Shopifys Global Diversity and Belonging Strategy in EMEA.

    Manage and support the annual work planning process under the strategy with leadership teams in EMEA as a way to bring diversity and belonging goals to life through tangible initiatives and actions.

    Support EMEA-based teams in the implementation of their annual work plans through the provision of subject-matter expertise, training, facilitation, and implementation support.

    Partner with Talent teams in EMEA on diversity and belonging issues related to hiring, performance, impact, compensation, Talent development, attrition and culture.

    Partner with Product and Commercial teams to offer D&B insights and expertise into the development of their general plans and programs.

    Liaise and establish partnerships with other tech companies in the region and organizations supporting underrepresented communities in the region.

    Develop a regional working group of tech companies and diversity and belonging experts.

    Support the internationalization of our ERG program to ensure that its impact is realized.

    Work with People Analytics and Talent research teams to identify underrepresented groups in the region and work with Talent teams and leadership teams to develop bespoke programming and initiatives to reach these groups.


    Experience in or in-depth knowledge of the global diversity and belonging space.

    Excellent writing, editing, presentation and communication skills.

    Experience consulting with and getting buy-in from different communities and populations.

    Experience working with people around the world and with different cultures.

    Local knowledge and expertise about diversity and belonging in EMEA.

    Connections to underrepresented communities outside of Shopify in the region.

    Experience designing and conducting surveys and evaluating the results of surveys and translating those results into plans.

    A track record of creativity and innovation.

    Experience building a partnerships strategy and developing partnerships.

    Experience teaching others about diversity and belonging.

    Experience facilitating a variety of conversations with diverse perspectives present.

    Self-motivated and self-directed, with the ability to work independently.

    Strong cross-functional / collaboration skills, relationship building skills and the ability to achieve results without direct reporting relationships.

    Ability to develop a big picture and long-term vision as well as maintain a strong attention to detail in individual projects and tasks.

    Extensive understanding of and experience in program and project management.

    It'd be great if you have :

    Experience, qualifications and / or training in representing underrepresented communities in the context of a global brand.

    Experience working in the tech space or another high-paced industry - it's important to understand our platform and the products we deliver.

    A ruthless attention to detail.

    Additional Information

    Closing date : Friday, September 24th at 06 : 00PM EDT .

    At Shopify, we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard.

    Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone.

    We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and / or people with intersectional identities.

    Please take a look at our 2020 Sustainability Report to learn more about Shopify's commitments.

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