Chief People Officer

We are working with an international digital consumer business based in the South West of England. Commutable from areas such as Bristol, Swindon, Reading, Oxford, or London.

With a newly appointed CEO, they expect to drive significant growth over the course of the next five years, alongside a business transformation programme and acquisition ambitions. They are looking to appoint a dynamic, modern, technology-savvy Chief People Officer to facilitate the next phase of their growth story and to build a world-class digital culture.

Reporting to the CEO, the Chief People Officer will be a key member of the Exec Committee. The role is a unique opportunity for a dynamic HR professional to lead the people agenda of high-growth e-commerce businesses in the UK. S/he will be responsible for attracting talent, being an employer of choice, and anticipating future trends. S/he will focus on performance management, career development, training and leadership development, succession planning, M&A due diligence, employee engagement, and compensation & benefits to support the company’s strategic vision.

There are a number of people challenges on the horizon, including a business transformation programme and relocation to new office premises. They are investing in re-platforming their technology stack and in turn driving the rejuvenation of their fast-moving, tech-savvy culture.

The Chief People Officer will act as the key partner to the CEO on this journey and will be responsible for driving the people agenda, for defining the overarching organisational strategy and desired company culture. At the same time, it is worth noting that the day-to-day machinations of employing a young colleague base, including hourly-paid colleagues.

The ideal candidate will have worked in a high-growth, progressive environment. Having an entrepreneurial but operational and hands-on mindset will be crucial.

Contact Jordan at jordan@talentlab.uk.


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