Head of HR - Retail Job In London

Head of HR - Retail

  • £70000 - £100000 per annum
  • Posted: 12/08/2019
  • London
  • Job Ref: 480104599
  • Permanent

Job Details

Network HR have been retained by one of UK's household consumer brands to appoint a Head of HR during an exciting period of business transformation and change. You will be working with some of the industry's most impressive & talent HR leaders who are on a mission to drive commerciality, talent & a robust operations across the country's largest providers.

Due to the fast paced nature of the business unit, the successful candidate will be required to work both operationally and strategically, with a true complete-finisher mentality.

Role: Head of HR - Retail

Location: London

Salary: £70,000 – 90,000 plus bonus & benefits

Key Responsibilities

· Stakeholder engagement with CEO for Retail & leadership team to enable business success (across the UK)

· Including all People metrics within Retail e.g., turnover, absence, engagement and diversity. .

· Accountable for agile workforce planning and Senior Leadership talent, succession and recruitment for the relevant business unit.

· Working with the Talent Acquisition Team to ensure recruitment needs are met in a timely manner while promoting an inclusive and diverse environment.

· Maintaining a high performing workforce by ensuring more honest conversations, effective bi-annual Performance Development Reviews (PDRs) with SMART objectives and personal / team development plans.

· Working collaboratively across the HR function and with the Centers of Excellence and the HRSC to drive the People and business Strategy.

· Manage complex and sensitive employee relations cases as well as ensuring compliance with any specific legislative, regulatory, or contractual requirements.

· Ensure Tiered HR support model is utilised effectively by employees.

· Act as the People Lead for Projects and Change initiatives within client group.


Previous experience of working in the Retail Sector - large, complex, multi-site
Union experience will be essential
Experience of managing a lean & high performing team
Stakeholder engagement up to ExCo level - gravitas, credibility, high-humility, solid relationship building expertise.
CIPD Qualification would be desirable
A high degree of emotional intelligence and the ability to build rapport and influence key stakeholders across the business is critical.
In-depth experience of change management, TUPE, M&A and business transformation

If you would like to express your interest or find out more, please apply or contact Avneet Uppal at Network HR on 0121 450 5030 or avneet.uppal@networkhr.co.uk

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