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HR Systems Project Manager - 2 year FTC

HR Systems Project Manager - 2 year FTC

Job ID 
Position Type 
Fixed Term Full-Time
UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
Human Resources
Pentland Brands

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Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation


Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.


We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.


We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. This year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.


We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.


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The purpose of the role as a HR Systems Project Manager:

Be responsible for the planning, implementation and embedding of the new Global HRIS into the Global HR Function and the organisation. This is a critical milestone in our journey towards simplifying and strengthening the foundations of HR and delivering a consistent people experience to people across all Pentland sites and the HR Project Manager will be required to work effectively across a number of functions including HR, IT and Finance.


  • Lead the ongoing phase zero programme of activity getting the HR Function fit for a new system implementation.
  • Collaborate with IT and Finance to scope new system implementation project plan including resource requirements, implementation costs, phasing of modules globally.
  • Set direction and ensure thorough communication and change management plans are developed in line with the overall project plan.
  • Manage the budget for the 2-year programme of activity with the support of the Reward and Operations Director.
  • Establish project implementation team ensuring balance between development of internal talent and acquisition of external skills to drive a successful and timely system implementation.
  • Leadership of HR system project team throughout project lifecycle.
  • Managing relationships with external systems partners / implementation consultants as required.
  • Project Management of other projects in support of the implementation



                         What you need to have

  • Robust experience in implementing cloud based HR systems throughout the project lifecycle, (experience of implementing SuccessFactors recently is required)
  • Experience in managing multiple external vendors
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • A strong track record in planning budgets and delivering projects in line with budget requirements
  • Experience of leading teams and delivering projects through networked teams
  • Excellent understanding of HR policies and processes and awareness of pending legislative requirements (including GDP Regs)
  • Proven track record in leading change management initiatives


                    What we need to see in you

  • Strong stakeholder management skills including multi-site experience
  • Passionate about data integrity and commitment to drive improvements throughout the function
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about systems and able to motivate individuals and teams behind a shared goal
  • A strong communicator with the ability to influence peers and at various levels within the organisation
  • Collaborative in approach




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