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HR Director UK&I

Location North East | Salary Highly competitive salary plus benefits including car allowance and bonus


We are working exclusively with a globally renowned business who is seeking an experienced HR Director.  Reporting to the Managing Director with a dotted line to the International HR Lead, the role will be accountable for all strategically focussed and operational People related activity across multiple sites in the UK&I.

The main base will be at the North East operations and will work alongside the UK and International leadership teams.  The post holder will lead, coach and steer the UK&I People team allowing the delivery of a high-class HR service to support the business achieve its strategic objectives.

Job Description

Key accountabilities:

  • Be the owner of the UK&I People plan providing strategies short, medium and long term.
  • Act as a strategic Business Partner to the Senior Management Teams in relation to all people and organisational development needs.
  • Take the strategic lead on the improvement, implementation and evaluation of the following HR disciplines: Reward, Compensation and Benefits; Talent; Resourcing; Learning & Development; Employee Relations; and Culture and Engagement.
  • Lead in people change programmes and business improvement strategies for the UK&I.
  • Be a key contributor to cultural transformation processes.
  • Develop organisational capability ensuring this is fit for purpose across the business.
  • Drive automation of the HR function to maximise organisational efficiency.
  • Enhance management and leadership capabilities through the design and delivery of effective leadership development programmes.
  • Improve commercial outputs through developing and improving performance management processes promoting an empowered performance management culture.
  • Accountable for coaching and developing the UK&I HR team across multiple sites.
  • Be the strategic UK lead on HR related projects.
  • Collaborate with the wider global HR teams.

Person Specification

Successful applicants will:

  • Have a demonstrable track record of operating at a strategic HR Director level and have the ability to translate strategic thinking into pragmatic delivery.
  • Be a credible HR leader and be able to influence across all stakeholder levels.
  • Have recent significant HR and development experience gained from within a commercial and fast-moving environment.
  • Be a collaborative leader, experienced in managing a team.
  • Hold a business orientated degree and be professionally qualified, CIPD or equivalent.
  • Be able to occasionally travel across the UK and internationally.
  • Reside in the North East.

The role offers:

  • Highly competitive basic salary along with car allowance, discretionary bonus incentive, generous pension scheme and other benefits.

Upon making an application, please provide your current CV along with remuneration details; location; availability and salary expectation.

Contact Consultant

Katie Nevin

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