• Senior HR Advisor

    Location UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
    Job ID
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    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. Last 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.


    For further information, please visit www.pentland.com.


    Key Purpose of Job:

    • To act as a strategic partner to an Exec Member or Exec-1 within Functions/Brands/Regions.  This may be within several smaller functions or one defined area.
    • To provide advice to the Function/ Brands/ Regions leadership team (Exec-2/-3) in location, to enable the delivery of the business plans whilst creating consistency and the right people experience
    • To work closely with the senior (exec-2) team in location to create an open dialogue and ability to challenge
    • Support the delivery of the HR strategy within the Function/ Brands/ Region
    • Handle ER situations in a way that supports the Pentland values and commercial requirements 
    • To effectively identify trends/risks and escalate in a timely way
    • Support the delivery of ad hoc people projects for the Function/ Brands/ Regions
    • Support the delivery of annual HR processes 


    HR plan

    • Support the delivery of the people plan for the Function/Brands/Regions that includes development and resourcing plan and is aligned to the business plan
    • Works with the Senior Business Partner/ Business Partner to deliver the talent management approach for roles at Exec -2 and below, including involvement in selection processes and development conversations
    • Supports the implementation of a functional capability frameworks where relevant.
    • Provides support for restructuring projects if required 
    • Inputs in to and uses HR metrics to deliver the workforce plan

    Advisory support and guidance

    • Act as a coach/advisor and provide guidance to the Exec and Exec-1 leadership team
    • Participate in the teams strategic planning process for defined function/area, ensuring that people impacts are understood and integrated in to the plan
    • Lead HR contact for the Function/Brands/Regions operational HR issues.
    • Provides guidance to the Exec-2 and below on HR matters 
    • Works with the Senior Business Partner/ Business Partner to effectively implement HR initiatives, ensuring integration in the annual business plan
    • Support management in leading effectively through change.
    • Effectively identify and escalate risks in a timely manner
    • Encourage a culture of cross-functional and cross-brand knowledge sharing.
    • Create a shared culture that crosses functional and brand boundaries. 

    Delivery of HR processes

    • Works with the Senior Business Partner/ Business Partner to successfully deliver the annual HR processes, including:  PDR calibration, Annual salary review, Employee survey, Annual awards
    • Handle sensitive ER situations and policy/ process enquiries
    • Manages role redundancy situations, professionally and sensitively.
    • Ensure the business is compliant on core employment legislation and every manager is fully informed and consistent in their application of key people management practices

    Ad hoc projects

    • Works with the Senior Business Partner/ Business Partner to implement ad hoc projects as required by the Function/ Brands/ Regions or HR Function
    • Act as D & I champion within the Function/ Brands/ Regions, introducing and maintaining initiatives that create an environment that attracts and retains a varied talent pool 


    • Work with Exec-2 and below to provide HR advice 
    • Partner with central HR teams, including People Development, Talent Acquisition, Reward, Payroll and HRIS to provide the best HR solutions to a wide variety of situations
    • Working with Centres of Expertise and HR Systems, accountable for people insights reporting, proactively identifying themes and associated actions from data to inform the HR strategy
    • Works with the Business Partnering team to manage resources and implement initiatives in a consistent way



     What you need to have


    • CIPD qualified.
    • HR generalist experience in a commercial environment, with a focus on change projects and employee engagement. 
    • Involvement in complex transformational change.
    • Excellent stakeholder management experience in a complex matrix organisation.
    • Strong networking and relationship skills.
    • Excellent organisational skills, working to tight timescales and delivering quality outcomes.
    • Strong employment law expertise with the ability to apply this to a range of situations with a flexible, commercial and pragmatic approach.
    • A pragmatic approach to problem solving.
    • Behaviours that align to Pentland values.
    • A high level of integrity, applying discretion with sensitive/confidential information.
    • Can-do attitude, able to adapt to focus on multiple priorities. 


    • Experience in a matrix organisation.
    • Experience in a multi-brand environment. 
    • A background in taking action in response to employee feedback with successful results.
    • Excellent organisation, self and priority management skills. 
    • Personal integrity and a commitment to ethical practice, equity and diversity.

      What we need to see in you

    • Confident, professional and articulate.
    • Able to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels of the business.
    • Not afraid to challenge, ensuring the right decisions are made for our people and our business.
    • Flexible and adaptable to partner with different areas across the business as and when required.
    • Dedicated, determined and capable of multi-tasking.
    • A considered approach to managing issues, challenges and difficult conversation.
    • Quick to understand business models and processes. 
    • Passionate about building and maintaining an engaging culture.
    • Inquisitive about the external environment as a source of knowledge.
    • Comfortable with ambiguity and resilient through periods of change.
    • Accurate and attention to detail.
    • Excellent team player.
    • Ability to make good decisions based on strong problem solving skills.


    Measures of success

    • Positive stakeholder feedback.
    • HR initiatives are implemented successfully.
    • Continuous improvement of delivery to the business.
    • Effective management of risks.
    • Timeliness and accuracy of all information, reports and other activities.
    • Legal compliance of the operation in all respects.
    • Provides advice in a timely way that builds the people experience whilst recognising business requirements.
    • An established cross-brand and cross-functional network.
    • Retention of key talent.
    • Proactive in raising issues with management, anticipating issues and resolving issues.


     This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.


     www.pentland.com                                     https://careers-pentland.icims.com/                                    



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