HR Director

  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: UK, Home based with travel
  • Reference: J10470

*Closed to further applications*

Our client is a market leader within the UK, primarily operating within the B2B market, offering integrated end to end services across the value chain through their unrivalled scale of operations and digital infrastructure. With a history for rich innovation and customer centricity, their financial performance has been robust, and they continue to grow their business both organically and through strategic acquisition.

This is an opportunity to create and embed a commercially aligned people strategy across the employee lifecycle; enabling them to attract, engage, develop and reward colleagues to fulfil their personal aspirations and actively contribute towards achieving organisational success. Their current employee base is c.2200 FTE and growing.

Partnering the senior leadership team and their respective management teams, you will relish the opportunity to spend time in the business to understand the commercial and corporate operations, before clearly articulating a people strategy and vision that will engage this cohort to help you drive transformative organisational change and development.

Priorities will include; strategic review of existing HR team and their realignment to customer focused and commercial business partnering model, development of systems and process infrastructure to deliver meaningful data and organisational efficiency, implementation of a centralised direct sourcing model, embedding a consistent performance management approach, creation of a talent management and development programme – from youth through to key succession, and full revision of their compensation and benefits. There’s plenty to do – and lots to go for – with a strong ambition to offer a best in class employee experience and become a ST Top 100 Employer.

With sites across the UK and two office hubs, the successful incumbent will manage their diary to spend time out in the business and visit their corporate offices as required, with flexibility to also work from home.

We’re looking for a strong HR generalist that could be an existing Head of HR/HRD or highly successful Senior HRBP ready for their first lead role. Experience may have been gained within a corporate organisation as HR lead for a BU/division and/or as HRD lead for a fast growth SME. Most certainly you will have worked for a business with multi-site operations, ideally incorporating both a white and blue collar employee group (non-unionised), and be able to demonstrate your HR and commercial successes touching both internal and external customers. B2B experience would be advantageous, but most importantly evidence of your ability work within a fast paced environment will be critical – Hospitality, FMCG, Retail, Logistics of particular interest. This role has the opportunity to broaden significantly through organisational transformation, organic growth, and future M&A activities.

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The VANA team are great at finding HR talent and always deliver! They supported us to build a new HR and Talent function in the UK, Ireland and Canada introducing a significant number of hires.

Jonathan Wright, Group HR Director