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Chief People Officer (3 month contract), London (UK)

United Kingdom
Status shortlisting
Tags Generalist HR


Date posted

21 Jun 2022

The Company

Our client is a fast growth business in the marketing, digital and technology space. They have over 1,000 people across multiple geographies. The organisation is an amalgamation of two businesses and they are in the process of integrating. The culture is vibrant, creative, innovative and they move at significant pace.

The Role

We are looking for a CPO to be based South of London to build and shape an HR function. The business has grown to a level where foundations need to be put in place for a more progressive and sophisticated HR function. The role will cover strategic initiatives working closely with the CEO – across talent, leadership, culture, D&I, executive reward, change and transformation and integration. But there will also be a highly hands-on dimension to ensure the right fundamentals are in place. The CPO will need to design and build a team and elevate the quality of the function quickly. There is significant growth planned ahead but they need to create a sustainable structure.  

The Individual

The person must come with significant change and transformation experience, ideally with some M&A expertise. They will be a hands-on operator, with a high engine but they must have the gravitas to make an impact at the executive level. Ideally, they will be internationally minded and have exposure to the US market. Technology and digital experience will be highly advantageous. They should bring energy, passion, resilience and a sense of humour.

At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR
  • Industry
    IT & Telecommunications
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
  • Global revenue
    US$1 Billion and under
  • Solid Report To
  • Potential upsides
    Opportunity to join at a pivotal point in the journey, shape and grow the business and leave a lasting legacy on the people side.
  • Potential challenges
    Highly hands-on environment whilst they play ‘catch up’ in HR. Disjointed and fragmented, there is a significant build element.
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