Global Head of HR Operations

I am supporting a private equity backed learning and technology business and their recently appointed CPO in hiring two critical roles. The organisation is the result of an ambitious buy and build strategy and having assembled a group of 6 specialist brands the organisations is now looking to build an HR function to reflect their global footprint and growth plans. Headcount is not a key factor, they currently employ circa 300 staff based in 8 countries, however the nature of their business means they deploy both staff and technology to remote and at times challenging locations. Off the back of appointing a number of new senior leadership roles (including the CPO) the organisation is now looking to invest in these key hires.

The Global Head of HR Operations will be responsible for creating and delivering the HR services team, this will include the identification and deployment of a new HRIS. Whilst all of the brands have operated in their respective markets for quite some time, none have established HR functions, as such this is an opportunity to build from the ground up. The CPO is particularly keen to utilise technology to automate and standardise HR processes, whilst ensuring employee experience is at the centre of what they do. This role will manage a team of 2, as well as all third party HR providers, currently the strategy is to outsource some of these aspects such as payroll. You will focus on the continuous improvements of global HR processes, ensuring local legal and market requirements are adhered to, look to establish an efficient and effective employee relations program and advise on all aspects of the employee lifecycle.

Prior experience of operating as a senior HR generalist in a tech related field is highly desirable. Experience of working in a start up and/or private equity backed businesses would also be beneficial. You will have worked in a complex multisite environment however experience in Northern Europe would be particularly of interest. You may have worked in an established business however be attracted to working in a more agile/build role, you will need to be able to demonstrate a hands on approach and an eagerness to drive innovation. The use of HR tech forms a key part of this role, as such a track record of trialling and utilizing new tools as well as deploying HR platforms is key. The HR function will consist of circa 5 colleagues and therefore a collaborative approach to work and excellent communication skills will be essential.

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