HR Director

Job Ref: 150519
Sector: Human Resources
Date Added: 10 November 2017
  • Reading, Berkshire, England
  • £70,000 - £80,000 per Annum
  • Tate
  • 01189 586040

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Director, Human Resources, EMEA I'm currently working with a innovative fast growing, global cyber Security Company looking for strong and experienced candidate to lead Human Resources team for EMEA countries. My client is experiencing growth and expansion in EMEA. This role will have adjunct responsibilities for overseeing Facilities operations and management for all the offices located throughout EMEA. The Director will report to the Chief Human Resources Officer who is based in the US, and will collaborate with senior leadership to establish and execute the strategic direction for delivering overall HR operational excellence and business-rooted employee growth, satisfaction and engagement strategies, and Talent Acquisition strategies. This role leads the development and continuous improvement of the HR, Talent Acquisition, Facilities, and Administration functions in collaboration with senior leadership and other functional leaders to continue to build a world-class HR organisation. Thus, the ideal candidate must demonstrate a combination of strong business acumen and significant Human Resources functional knowledge to guide the policies and strategies that provide partnership to the business and the employees. This role is located in Reading. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for providing professional HR advice and practical support to managers and employees in 17 countries located in Europe, Middle East, and Africa Support managers in the implementation of strategies and policies regarding Intellectual Capital which includes talent development, performance management, and talent acquisition as well as compensation and benefits, employee relations and HR related communication Responsible for executing and managing voluntary and involuntary terminations Bring about effective diagnosis of business issues and strategies turning them into HR action plans, with integrated interventions and solutions that will deliver against key business priorities Work closely with the Chief Human Resources Officer in reviewing, evaluating and managing the HR, Facilities, and Administration functions as well as overseeing all EMEA offices from a day-to-day perspective Create an effective Talent Acquisition strategy and execute the strategies working with agencies and hiring managers to ensure the hiring of high-quality talent at all levels occur to support the growth objectives, opportunities, and initiatives of the company Provide ongoing analysis of organisational health by analysing trends in employee engagement, retention, etc. Ensure statutory compliance is managed and adhered to accordingly as per local regulations Having sound knowledge about HR laws, should be able to lead, implement, and uphold all relevant statutory laws and regulations Effectively coach line and senior management in matters related to people and HR processes Responsible for the oversight and management of the French and UK office administrators, providing support, assigning tasks and duties to them as necessary Create and foster an environment of best practice and drive the organisation towards being an employer of choice Oversee benefits administration as well as manage the operations of pension schemes Establish new countries in the EMEA regions, which includes the setting up of onboarding, working cross functionally with the Senior Manager, Global Payroll to ensure payrolling occurs in the new country, and create policies and procedures that will govern the new country Experience, Skills and Qualifications Needed: Prior Director level experience managing Human Resources for various EU countries and the Middle East with the deepest experience being with the UK, France, and Germany Must have new country set up experience Must be bilingual in English with either French or German, preferably both Bachelors degree in Business or other related discipline Excellent communication skills Proven track record of recruiting and developing top talent along with a proven track record of bringing about operational excellence Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and employees Ability to multi task and prioritise in order to undertake multifaceted projects in conjunction with normal day-to-day activities Results and people oriented, with sound judgement-ability to balance other business considerations; service oriented, but assertive/persuasive Demonstrated skills in influencing others, interpersonal skills, analytical and problem-solving skills Advanced knowledge of HR laws, policies, programs, and procedures Experience within a high-growth US-based technology company strongly preferred Occasional US headquarters travel will be required

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