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HR Project Manager

DS Smith
London, England
Closing date
4 Feb 2022

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About the role

We're looking for an HR Project Manager to join our Group HR team as we shape and deliver the talent, learning, recruitment, engagement, reward and inclusion priorities at the heart of our ambitious growth and people strategy.

Working across our portfolio you will bring your project management skillset, energy and creativity to help the team to prioritise, integrate and deliver effective initiatives that make a lasting positive impact to our business performance and our employee experience, making this the place where the most talented people want to be.

You will also undertake external research, spotting opportunities to apply the latest thinking to our people plans and building insights that drive well-informed decisions as we continue to evolve across the talent portfolio. In return we will support your professional development and growth. If you think this role is suitable for you, please apply to find out more!

About you

  • Experience working in matrixed international environments
  • Proven track record in delivering a portfolio of projects
  • Experience of HR project management desirable but not essential
  • Proven experience in change management and process improvement
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Adaptable and proactive
  • Well organised, pragmatic and calm in time-pressured situations
  • Effective stakeholder management skills
  • Experience working with MS suite
  • Experience working with Workday or a similar HRIS desirable


  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme, life assurance and income protection
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme

Location: London - Euston Road. We do offer a hybrid model that will allow you to balance your working days between home and the office.


About us

DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable fibre-based packaging worldwide, which is supported by recycling and papermaking operations. We play a central role in the value chain across sectors including e-commerce, fast moving consumer goods and industrials. 

Through our purpose of ‘Redefining Packaging for a Changing World’ and our Now and Next sustainability strategy, we are committed to leading the transition to the circular economy, while delivering more circular solutions for our customers and wider society – replacing problem plastics, taking carbon out of supply chains and providing innovative recycling solutions. Our bespoke box-to-box in 14 days model, design capabilities and innovation strategy sits at the heart of this response. 

Headquartered in London and a member of the FTSE 100, DS Smith operates in 34 countries employing around 30,000 people and we are a Strategic Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Our history can be traced back to the box-making businesses started in the 1940s by the Smith family.

Our people

At DS Smith we have a concept of Growing Together which describes the way we approach people development. Growing Together is a two-way commitment between employees and the business. It is a way of working, a mind-set and a commitment.

One of our strategic goals is to realise the potential of our people. This is only possible if we provide developmental opportunities to our people that allow them to grow, contribute more effectively and enjoy the rewards of a successful career.

People development is more than just changing jobs. It is about growing through experiences in both familiar and unfamiliar situations within a supportive environment.




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