Completed United Kingdom

The Company

Our client is an innovative, complex and fast-growing organisation with a strong digital offering. Headquartered in the UK the business has 30,000 employees worldwide and are renowned for creativity, energy and a strong client orientation. The organisation continue to be acquisitive and one of the key challenges is to balance the needs of the group with the different operating businesses.

The Role

This position reports into the Group HR Director in London and will be tasked with augmenting a ‘brown-fields’ talent and learning function towards best in class. There will be scope to shape and build an innovative talent and learning agenda whilst remaining pragmatic to the business needs and their current appetite for change. The digital learning agenda is a key priority and this person can really make an impact here, particularly around mobile tablet and gamification innovations. There is the need to blend talent and learning theory with a practical approach to ensure business objectives are met. Resources will be lean so this person will need to operationalise some of their own strategy and deliver. There will also be the opportunity to build, grow and galvanise a team.  

The Individual

This individual will need to be able to deal with high degrees of ambiguity and a lack of structure. They should be a natural influencer and come with a can-do, high-energy attitude. We are looking for a track record in talent management and learning & development positions. Ideally, you will have some exposure to marketing-led environments where creativity underpins business strategy. This will help you really connect with the business – commercial acumen is a ‘must have’. Global experience is not essential but advantageous, however experience of working in more than one region is critical.

Unless the advertisement specifies otherwise, only HR Professionals who are legally able to work in this country can be considered.

Posted on 13 Sep 2017

ChapmanCG Pte Ltd

EA Licence No. 08S3543

At a glance

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Job function
Talent Management
Advertising & Media
International Coverage
Global HQ
Global revenue
US$1-10 Billion
Solid report to
Group HRD
Potential upsides
Genuine opportunity to innovate and demonstrate ROI from a talent and learning function. Progressive environment and digitally articulate culture.
Potential downsides
There are still a number of improvements needed in the HR function and resources are tight. Requires a hands-on attitude.