Global HR Director - USA - from USD 180,000 plus package

This newly created role will be within a global organisation, and based in San Diego, sunny California. 

This multinational employer will be seeking someone with 15+ years’ experience & well-rounded HR expertise, ideally with direct exposure to international workforces.  The organisation spans multiple companies within a much larger parent corporation, who continue to grow through acquisition and new product development.

Supporting an executive team and a specialised workforce of circa 1500 people, this person will be accountable to set and deliver on a tailored HR strategy with a global growth agenda.  Reporting into a VP of HR this person will be the most senior and experienced team member otherwise, and will be expected to provide support in mentoring, coaching and upskilling current HR team capability.  Additionally, this person will have access to all the HR resources within the parent corporation, including some well-established CoE's for deep technical expertise.

The workforce spans across highly technical B2B commercial sales specialists who are operating with a particularly large number of product lines, and with a multi- channel model; and have one of the more complex operating frameworks we’ve seen for a commercial group.

MBA’s and PhD’s abound, and I expect this workforce will provide many challenges to change given the level of expertise they have in their own core niches.  Certainly a key challenge will be fostering ongoing creativity and innovation and entrepreneurialism; tempered with more robust and sustainable frameworks in a regularly environment with heavy compliance needs.

To date, the business growth has been consistent, but HR frameworks haven’t kept up with that pace, so many aspects need to be revamped across areas like reward, talent, succession planning & more.  Additionally, with the resources of the parent corporation fully available, a more aggressive approach to growth could be easily undertaken, as could better operating efficiencies in order to maximise profits.

The global leadership team has undergone significant change through a period of intensive acquisitions, so a focus on executive coaching and reward for performance will be a priority in this role; along with advising on organizational design and culture harmonization.  Knowledge sharing and coaching leaders on enabling others (instead of being top down directors) would also be a focus for this person.  Overhaul of sales incentives to drive the right kinds of behaviours and more profitable results will also be high on the priority list.

This role will pay a minimum of USD 180,000 + exec bonus & benefits package + relocation support.   This is a high profile role, and success will certainly provide many ongoing development & progression opportunities within other divisions of the parent corporation around the world.  English is the company language, international country markets exposure will be a plus, and a strong track record for supporting commercial sales teams historically will be essential.  Preference will be given to US citizens and current US work visa holders.

Interested professionals can apply directly and in confidence via solutions@cartermorris.com