People Director

  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: UK,
  • Reference: J10592

Our client is a global fashion brand with a strong UK heritage continually reinventing an iconic and desirable product range. Delivering promising financial results despite a challenging year for their sector, their ambitious strategy for global growth is set to continue.

The best creative team combined with supreme assembly merges with cutting edge marketing and brand teams to launch seasonal collections to customers that provide an instantly real-time experience in multiple languages. Their retail experience combined with digital and integrated omni-channel offer is exceptional, and this together with their agile and effective supply chain operations and nonpareil customer care; delivers a best in class aftercare and lifetime service experience. Sustainability remains at the heart of their strategy and they remain committed to their compelling philosophy.

As People Director, you’ll be accountable for shaping and delivering the global people strategy, leading a team of generalists and specialists to embed all aspects across their employee lifecycle. Continuing to mature the function and associated technologies to attract, engage, develop and retain the very best talent in all functional areas across the organisation and across the globe. Organisational design and development capability will certainly feature here, as the business evolves and moves into new markets. Partnering the CEO, and working as a member of the leadership team, you’ll be a seasoned trusted coach and subject matter advisor who can also demonstrate valued contribution to a broader commercial agenda. This role offers a true generalist agenda demanding strategic thought leadership capability combined with know-how to operationalise and embed consistent activities across disparate global geographies, and colleague group of c.1600 FTE (and growing).

High energy and humility work well here, and building strong relationships will be key to your success. The business operates at pace so you’ll be comfortable with a level of ambiguity and how to navigate others through change. You’ll naturally connect to the brand and feel the compelling passion and pride that connects all colleagues, and feeling welcomed to the team, you’ll relish the opportunity to play an integral part in their continued story.
We’re looking for a HR leader with experience of operating as a Director in a dynamic, fast-paced, brand-led organisation with international / global operations. Ideally this experience will have been gained in the ultimate People leadership role within a small to medium sized global enterprise, or perhaps from operating within a significant business unit of a larger organisation that is closely aligned. Retail/Fashion/Consumer led businesses will be of most interest to our client.
Hybrid working will see you mixing up your time between London, the South, and home. International travel is sporadic.

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Jo is highly professional, knowledgeable and proactive. It’s not often that a recruitment consultant really interviews you in the same way a prospective employer would.

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