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Global Head of People & Culture, Finance & IT, London (UK)

United Kingdom
Status shortlisting
Tags Generalist HR


Date posted

25 May 2023

The Company

ChapmanCG are once again partnering this multinational consumer retail organisation with a truly international footprint across all global markets. The company is in deep transformation mode, driving change through a challenger approach, and carving out its own distinctive role in a fast-changing and dynamic sector. Crucial to its future success is to identify a Global Head of People & Culture (P&C) to support the global Finance & IT functions, ideally based in London, UK.

The Role

This newly created and highly visible role as Global Head of P&C for Finance & IT will provide HR strategic thought partnering, advice and coaching to the CFO and broader leadership team. Key priorities for the finance function will include all global processes, systems, and IT, operating model change and transformation and focus on future talent and succession planning, workforce planning, cultural development and continuous innovation to support the growth of the business. This a senior level position at significant scale, requiring someone with a high level of intellectual capability.  

The Individual

This individual will have significant HR/P&C leadership and best practice experience at a senior level, ideally in complex consumer environments and across international markets. A deep understanding of systems and technology will be essential in addition to a successful track record supporting CFOs/Finance function. They must have the ability to understand the organisation, commercials, strategy and business aims. They should also bring strong leadership capabilities, be able to partner and engage with a broad range of business stakeholders, along with a proven ability to coach and motivate teams in all aspects of performance. In addition, they will need strong change management expertise and strategic thinking capabilities. High E/IQ, resilience and empathy will be essential as will a high tolerance to ambiguity.


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At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR
  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
  • Global revenue
    US$10-100 Billion
  • Solid Report To
    Chief People & Culture Officer
  • Potential upsides
    An excellent opportunity to make a significant impact in a high profile, newly created, global role at an exciting time of real transformation, change and growth for the organisation.
  • Potential challenges
    Highly matrixed organisation that will demand strong stakeholder management and navigation.
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