HR Director


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Date published: 10-Jun-2019

HR Director


Are you an experienced HR professional looking for an opportunity to shape and develop a new HR function? Can you help to develop a clear vision and organisational culture for a newly formed business? Are you resilient with strong commercial acumen?

The Opportunity

We’re looking for an experienced senior HR professional to join the newly formed Senior Management Team of a fast paced B2B customer facing business. As the new HR Director, you will be supported by two HR Business Partners and will report to the Managing Director.

The company has been recently created as the result of a business merger and brings together years of expertise and knowledge in their specialist market sector. The new company employs c.800 people across 5 UK regions and is dedicated to providing exceptional levels of customer service through their well-trained and qualified team. The new business has not previously had a HR function and so this needs building from the ground up.

The Role

Based from the head office in Hampshire, just north of Southampton, this role is about building an effective HR service and people strategy that is fully aligned to the business and drives high performance in order to deliver results. This is a broad, generalist HR role that will require you to be both strategic and operational.  You will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and will partner the new Managing Director to ensure that managers have the right skills, tools and behaviours to drive the business forward.

 Who You’ll Be

  • An experienced, commercial HR professional who is used to working in a fast-paced service-based business
  • Willing and able to roll your sleeves up and get fully stuck into operational HR across the full generalist spectrum
  • Able to lead and develop a commercial HR team who are fully aligned to the business
  • Broad generalist experience and able to create a people strategy
  • Experience of managing the HR function either as a number one or strong number two
  • Strong skills in employee relations, change management, engagement and culture development
  • Willing and able to travel nationally and occasionally within Europe
  • Educated to degree level and ideally CIPD qualified (or equivalent)
  • Resilient, a strong influencer, takes ownership, focused and positive

This is a great opportunity to shape and build an effective HR function.  If you feel the above sounds like you then we would love to hear from you!

To apply for this position, please submit your CV to Lisa Wormald including details of your current remuneration package. Deadline for applications is Friday 21st June 2019.

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