Head of HR Operations

Alicante, Spain
Bonus, Car Allowance
15 Feb 2019
15 Mar 2019
Nick Allwood
Job Type
HR Director
Contract Type
Full Time

Macmillan Davies is currently recruiting for an experienced Head of HR Operations (Europe) for a fast-paced, commercial organisation based out of Alicante with regular travel throughout Europe.

Responsible for managing a team of HR professionals and providing support to head office functions based in the UK, this is a great opportunity to be part of an ever-growing organisation.

The role is designed to improve overall business performance in line with the Overseas HR Operation and Strategy (including recruitment, payroll & administration and HR operations) of the business by enhancing the customer service, capability confidence and competence of all colleagues. Specific focus on designing and developing proven methods and systems of sustaining the above as the business grows and increases in size.

You will be required to:
*Lead and develop HR Business Partners to ensure they deliver accurate support, guidance and coaching at the appropriate level to Managers and relevant Stakeholders within all business areas.
*Develop and ensure the People plans for the business are in line with HR Strategy.
*Accountable for all HR projects in line with People plans and business improvements
*Advise on employment matters ensuring they are managed and resolved at the relevant and appropriate levels, with full engagement and commitment.
*Mitigate all potential complex case law claims that could compromise the future commercial position of the business.
*Develop and manage relationships with the key stakeholders within the whole business (UK and Overseas) to ensure that all stakeholders are equipped and confident to deliver improved business performance.
*Facilitate and support all employment matters associated with operating in new countries.
*Ensure Overseas Recruitment (volume, ad hoc and internal) is in line with UK strategy
*Liaise with Payroll and admin effectively to facilitate and ensure we are consistently delivering accurate and on-time processes that are fit for purpose.
*Communicate the People plans so all stakeholders are aligned and committed to deliver an improved performance for all customers.
*Lead OD changes in the function in an efficient and engaging manner (which is compliant with audit processes).
*Ensure all contracts, policies and associated documentation comply with any changes to the law in each country Overseas and demonstrate HR best practice
*Ensure there is a robust talent and succession planning process that is facilitated for all senior leaders and their teams.
*Coach all senior leaders and managers to then embed within their teams an exceptional Performance Management culture (using Leadership Framework) to get the best out of all colleagues in the business.

About you

We require a suitably qualified Senior HR Leader who is fluent in Spanish and English ideally with experience working with a UK based Company. Your experience working with Works Councils will be vast and you be able to commit to regular UK and European travel. You will be a change agent who thrives in a growing, fast paced, demanding environment. Leadership and Influencing skills will be as important as your ability to offer resilience and pragmatic advice. Having operated in a Head of HR or HR Director capacity for a minimum of 5 years will have prepared you very well for this excellent challenge with a rapidly expanding Organisation who operate within the logistics and transport sector.

Please be aware that The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 require us to hold work seeker records for a year in most circumstances. Macmillan Davies is a specialist HR recruiter. Established in 1979 we have offices in London, Manchester and Birmingham with dedicated teams focusing on Permanent, Contract and Interim assignments across the UK and Europe