We have 2 roles pending within a newly created global HR team. This is a half billion-dollar revenue company, seeking to double in size in a short space of time – they’re cash rich and ready to invest in measures for organic growth, and ongoing M&A activity.
We’re seeking professionals with strong HR generalist histories in additional to business partner expertise, given this is an HR function in development with no shortage of projects to be effected.
Partnering with the head of a US business unit, these roles will directly contribute to building frameworks for regional and global consistency, fairness and efficiency; without stifling innovation and creativity. Working in this high-tech sector, it is imperative that the workforce be encouraged and rewarded for ideas, to enable the company to continue their expansion within newly established and many, as yet, untapped markets. This person will need to have a focus on solutions rather than policy hurdles!
Increasing headcount for globally niche skilled talent (STEM), in a highly competitive market will be key on the agenda, and this person will have the energy and drive to provide the support needed for a rapidly expanding workforce. Talent engagement, retention and development will be critical, as will talent pipelining, be it through graduate programs or branding as an employer of choice. A significant challenge for the foreseeable future, will be the need to juggle between tactical delivery of operational necessities vs bigger picture strategy development and thought leadership.
This organisation has worked hard to keep their ‘entrepreneurial roots’ and they still have the agility of decision making (often around water coolers!) that is typical of a fast track company – collaboration remains in their DNA. They also have the maturity to recognise that robust frameworks will be key to enable significant and sustainable growth and it’s exciting to see they have the cash and executive support to invest in quality resources.
Our ideal professional will have a history of working successfully across the complicated matrix of multinational companies, for the first hand understanding of what “good” HR can comprise. But this professional will have also had first-hand experience of the “getting stuck in” element that is part of any young, dynamically growing organisation. A person who prefers purely strategic business partnering roles won’t enjoy this quasi-start-up type environment. This really is about “rolling up your sleeves” and helping with whatever is needed to get the job done!
Advanced commercial acumen will be critical, along with credible leadership presence, and the ability to deal with “now” as the constant deadline expectation! Exposure to M&A either from due diligence and/or integration & harmonisation perspectives will be useful. Direct experience in working within the “can do” culture of a growing, agile and successful organisation will be highly regarded.
Relocation support is available and some (planned) domestic and long haul travel should be expected.
Base salary starting from EUR 100,000 plus bonus, benefits are on offer as part of a highly competitive package.
Interested professionals can apply directly and in confidence via firstname.lastname@example.org and quoting reference CMTS00164