Head of Human Resources

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Pharma & Life Sciences

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  • Salary:

    £75000 - £85000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Catherine Yapp

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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I am currently working with an exciting and high growth pharmaceutical and healthcare agency to hire a Head of HR to be based in their London office. The Head of HR will manage a small team covering generalist HR and talent acquisition and will be responsible for supporting managers and partnering leadership to drive HR strategy across the global group.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Support the HR Director and wider business leadership with strategic decision making, including company growth and acquisition activities.
  • Review HR and Talent processes and implement effective changes where necessary to impact performance and promote operational efficiencies.
  • Drive group wide recruitment strategy for ongoing recruitment and new initiatives.
  • Support the HR Manager in complex employee relations casework.
  • Lead the implementation of a new HR system and provide education to the HR team and wider business on new working processes.
  • Develop HR policies and procedures to drive performance.
  • Further develop the organisations wellbeing strategy.
  • Work with HR Director to implement change management processes when required.
  • Manage and utilise HR Reporting & analytics to drive performance and impact critical decision making processes.

Skills and experience:

  • Proven experience as an HR generalist operating at a management level.
  • Strong stakeholder management experience and ability to liaise and influence at all levels.
  • Excellent project management and organisational skills.
  • HR Systems implementation experience
  • Analytical and data-driven approach
  • Comfortable working with discretion, dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential situations
  • Commercially astute and experience in partnering non-HR stakeholders in making business decisions.

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