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Manager, Employee Experience and Belonging

  • DepartmentPeople Team
  • LocationIreland - Dublin
  • Location TypeHybrid
Manager, Employee Experience and Belonging

Are you a passionate and resourceful relationship-builder committed to making a measurable difference in the workplace and the world through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Culture? Do you have a love for building great company cultures and creating employee experiences that foster connection, inclusion, and belonging? If so, we want to meet you. Guidewire seeks an Employee Experience and Belonging Manager to join the DEI team to support the company’s purpose-driven strategy. We’re seeking a talented and thoughtful team player to strengthen and develop Culture, DEI and Employee Engagement programs for our workforce, workplace, community and customers. We keep Culture first of mind in everything we do, that’s why we’ve been named by Comparably as Best HR Team, Best Company for Global Culture, and Ireland Best Place to Work. 

What You’ll Get To Do In a nutshell, you’ll drive the execution on our strategy for cultivating and refining our Culture and Employee Experience. In true Guidewire fashion, we’ll have fun along the way! Reporting to the Global Head of DEI and Culture, this role will work closely with: The People Team, Employee Communications, Employee Resource Groups, the Ireland Leadership Team and most importantly, our Employees. This inaugural role will be tasked with leading the effort to design, build, and execute key programs surrounding the employee experience.

Culture and Engagement Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary Diversity, Inclusion, and Culture champion for the EMEA region, leading and executing strategic initiatives that promote a diverse and inclusive workplace. This includes establishing and nurturing strategic partnerships with local and regional organizations that align with our D&I goals. Establish and lead a cross-functional team of global culture ambassadors. Empower and support them to activate and embody our values within their respective teams and locations. Provide resources, training, and ongoing support to ensure the effectiveness and alignment of this program across the organization and oversee the annual employee feedback process, including the design and execution of culture surveys, focus groups, and other feedback mechanisms. Analyze the data to identify trends, insights, and areas for improvement. Identify and collaborate with key partners to enhance our continuous listening strategy, utilizing platforms for surveys, focus groups, and suggestion boxes. Execute these initiatives to gather actionable insights, ensuring diverse employee feedback drives organizational improvement and fosters an open, inclusive environment
  • Develop and implement targeted action plans in collaboration with the DEI Working Group and other key stakeholders to address feedback and enhance the employee experience.
  • Innovate and Implement Hybrid Workforce Experiences: Develop and execute a forward-thinking strategy for our hybrid workforce that strengthens our organizational culture and enhances employee connections across geographical and digital spaces.
  • Create and execute a series of EMEA regional events tailored to the unique cultures and interests of our global teams. These events, from local meetups to virtual cross-regional workshops, are designed to strengthen connections among remote employees and integrate them into the broader company community. 

  • What You’ll Bring
  • Experience effectively partnering with HR and business teams to build effective HR or talent programs and strategies

Minimum Qualifications

  • 6+ years of program management and/or project management experience, including projects requiring cross-functional team alignment
  • Ability to articulate vision, strategy, and complex ideas in a clear, concise manner, fostering credibility and confidence among executives and across all levels of the organization.
  • Established background in building and maintaining relationships with community organizations, stakeholders, and external partners. Should have a track record of successful community engagement initiatives that align with company values and enhance brand reputation.
  • Strong capability in analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to draw insights, make data-driven decisions, and measure the impact of DEI initiatives and employee engagement strategies. Proficiency in using analytics tools and presenting findings in an understandable format is essential
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and/or projects involving cross-functional/team alignmentExcellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex information in an approachable manner
  • Ability to develop quick turn-around, practical recommendations based on data and research to inform strategic decisions in a fast-moving environment
  • Ability to influence without authority, think proactively, and function independently
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required

  • Additional Skills That Could Set You Apart:
  • Storytelling: Ability to craft and convey compelling narratives that resonate with diverse audiences. Skilled in storytelling to highlight organizational values, celebrate diversity, and communicate the impact of DEI initiatives effectively
  • Experience within Organizational Culture, Employee Experience, Human Resources,  Diversity and Inclusion, or Employee Engagement
  • Background in working with cross-functional, global teams

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. We combine digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 540+ insurers in 40 countries, from new ventures to the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.


As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1600+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of applications that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com and follow us on Twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 

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FINANCIAL

FINANCIAL

Receive market-competitive pay and incentive programs—because you deserve it! To help future-proof your income, we offer generous support through retirement savings plans.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Keep your physical and emotional health in tip-top shape with health insurance for you and your family, an employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, and access to wellness resources.

FLEXIBLE WORKING

FLEXIBLE WORKING

Work in an environment where you’ll have the freedom and trust to make an impact, with time for your life outside of work.

DOWNTIME

DOWNTIME

Relax and kick back through our generous paid time-off programs. Make a difference in your community with three volunteer days each year. Take your own personal day of rest with My Day. We also offer ample paid leave for all new parents.

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

We encourage self-directed learning, giving you every chance to become a better version of yourself, both professionally and personally. At Guidewire, lifelong learning is here for the taking.

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CAREER MOBILITY

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