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Europe Head of HR, London (UK)

United Kingdom
Status interviewing
Tags Generalist HR


Date posted

13 Jan 2021

The Company

A multinational leader in consumer goods, our client is embarking on a transformation across the pivotal markets of Europe. Very much an icon in its product area, the business aims to harmonise culturally and optimise digitally. Significant strategic change is afoot which will require a robust, seasoned and very commercial HR Director who can build solid relationships with crucial stakeholders across continents.

The Role

An opportunity has opened for a Head of HR – Europe to support a significant and diverse employee population across Europe. Very much a turnaround style position, the role will require a blend of strong strategic and operational skills. An ability to work closely with the business leaders across the globe is important, as well as an ability to create followship with the existing HR team. You will be a highly visible member of the leadership team.  

The Individual

At least 15 years’ high-level pan-European business partnering or European HRD expertise is required, as well as an understanding of the changing nuances of B2B industries. An ability to build credibility with demanding stakeholders makes this a role for the commercially astute and business savvy. The individual needs to balance an understanding of the commercials of a business as well as the human element of keeping peers and colleagues highly motivated.

At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR
  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
  • Global revenue
    US$1 Billion and under
  • Solid Report To
    VP - Europe
  • Potential upsides
    Crucial directorship role for a business going through an important transformation. This will allow exposure to a highly reputed brand name with change plans and high-calibre internal talent.
  • Potential challenges
    The environment may be ambiguous and chaotic at times. Prior success in navigating a matrix organisation will be essential.
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