Head of HR (Retail)

£70k - 75k per year
05 Mar 2021
02 Apr 2021
Amanda Underhill
Job Type
HR Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have a strong HR background working in Retail?

Are you used to leading teams of 3-5 people? 

We are excited to work with our retail client in their search for a full time permanent Head of HR. 

They are actively recruiting for an experienced HR leader from the retail industry, therefore you will have a strong working HR background work in retail businesses of at least 1000 employees, managing a team of at least 5 people, including senior HRBP level. You will have the ability to work in a lean team and comfortable with 'hands on' work. 

About the role

  • You will support the day to day management of the HR team
  • Collaborate with managers within the business, including the international teams
  • Work with Global Head to establish and roll-out the superior people related strategy.
  • You will provide and build detailed HR reports to the Senior Leadership team that articulates the people experience through data and storytelling
  • You will manage talent pools and drive succession plans to foster career development within the UK
  • Coach people-managers at various levels to be effective leaders
  • Utilises ER trends to solve any underlying HR issues
  • Ensure that all HR projects are delivered in line with the overall people plan.
  • Support on ER matters relating to absence management, performance, conduct, flexible working, risk assessments, occupational health and on any commercial exits.

About you - essential experience

  • Strong retail experience, where the employee is responsible for delivering individual KPIs
  • Strong commercial experience 
  • You have supported a headcount of 1000+ employees as a minimum
  • Proven record of building and implementing new people processes
  • Ability to flex between tactics and the finer detail
  • Proven record of collaborating with HR Ops, L&D and the Talent/Recruitment team
  • Proven record of inspiring field based leaders and championing a high performance culture 
  • Ability to work in a lean team and comfortable with 'hands on' work