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Senior People Partner

Job Summary:

As an experienced People Partner, you will be responsible for helping attract, develop, and support an exceptional group of people. You will be working closely with the brand/functional management team to provide: operational HR support, strategic advice, guidance, and best practice solutions. You will do so in line with Group HR policies and principles, whilst also creating bespoke initiatives to enhance the employee experience and support the achievement of business strategies and culture change.

This is a role that combines operational and strategic responsibilities, requiring a solid HR background in addition to sound commercial exposure and mindset to successfully partner with and influence all areas of the business.

Job Responsibilities:

Strategic:

•    Define, develop and implement our people vision to support our ambitious business strategy
•    Review the brand/function’s operating model and workforce planning approaches to ensure optimal organizational structures are in place to support future focus, growth, scalability and employee satisfaction
•    Work with the team to consider competitor and industry approaches and translate these insights into roadmaps that define the employee experience, reveal gaps and pain points, and identify key opportunities for business enhancements and innovation
Operational:
•    Continually assess our existing policies, procedures, and programs and put forward recommendations to improve efficiencies and employee satisfaction.
•    Lead the on-going design and execution of brand/function specific employee onboarding, training and development programs to improve the depth and breadth of the team’s skills set and to raise awareness around behavioural, technical and leadership competencies
•    Work with the Group’s Talent Acquisition team to ensure internal and external recruiting strategies result in relevant, high calibre candidates being identified

 

Your Profile:
  • Excellent knowledge of HR best practices and industry standards
  • Proven experience of acting as a change agent to bring about change
  • Able to influence without authority and to be regarded as a credible trusted advisor to the business
  • Employee centric with the ability to build trust and act as a coach and mentor for employees
  • Self-aware, with the appropriate leadership skills to inspire, manage and develop high performing teams
  • Comfortable with healthy challenge and able to operate at a strategic level 
  • Experience in working in fast-paced, matrixed environments 
  • Commercially minded with the ability to manage budgets, and interpret complex data & analytics to support decision making
  • Resilient and able to effectively balance multiple priorities in line with deadlines
  • Exceptional communication, relationship-building, and project management skills
  • Future focussed with the ability to use creative and inspiring approaches to enhance employee experience programs, concepts, and techniques
  • University Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or Psychology/ MBA and Coaching Certificates are a plus
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience with at least 4 years in a similar role
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