• HR Business Partner

    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 Karen Millen and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Endura, 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.


    Purpose of the Role:

    An experienced HR Business Partner working in the generalist HR team accountable for the success of the talented people working across our Group Functions with a focus on our Footwear and Finance. As a strategic partner to the business, your passion for contributing to organisation success, commercial knowledge and ability to build great relationships means you make things happen.


    Reporting to the HR Director Group Functions, the HR Business Partner will work closely with functional leadership teams, as well as the Pentland HR Centres of Expertise, to identify key people and organisation levers that build capability, developing and embedding people strategies and plans that enhance performance and support business goals and initiatives.


    Key aspects of the role include, but are not limited to:


    • As a functional leadership team member, design and deliver the global functional HR people plan aligned with the strategic business goals
    • Use insights and metrics to forecast and report to the leadership team regularly to drive the people plan and agenda

    Talent and Capability

    • Accountable for the development of the global talent bench for the function, within and outside of brands, working with Centres of Expertise
    • Work with functional leads to develop and deliver an end to end approach for building functional capability beyond training
    • Review key business performance targets and their related talent implications

    Organisation Development

    • Define clear roles and accountabilities for functional and brand operating models globally, and manage the change proactively working with function, division and Centres of Expertise
    • Support the business through rapid transformational change
    • Lead the organisation’s employee engagement approach by using insights to develop solutions
    • Working with the head of function, deliver an approach to building the effectiveness of the leadership teams and enhancing performance across the wider functional area 


    • Lead the senior level decision-making for day-to-day people management matters, as well as the strategic direction of the business
    • Act as a liaison between the line and HR Centres of Expertise, to ensure alignment with internal client needs
    • Proactively support the delivery of HR processes across the functional areas

    Reporting and Insights

    • Working with Centres of Expertise and HRIS team, accountable for people insights reporting, proactively identifying themes and associated actions from data to inform the HR strategy

    Pentland HR Leadership

    • Contribute with other senior HR team members in setting the overall direction for Pentland HR
    • Support specific projects as determined in the annual Pentland HR OGSM and contribute to functional and cross-functional initiatives as required

    Role Dimensions

    • Working in the group functions HR team, reporting to the HR Director
    • Direct line management of an HR Advisor to support on delivery of people plan



                             What you need to have

    • Significant experience of senior broad-based HR partnering, working in commercial, fast-paced and complex organisations
    • Strategic mind-set with a demonstrated ability to interpret business goals into robust people strategies
    • Commercial focus with demonstrated ability to  identify and deliver commercial outcomes
    • Experience of working in a matrix environment
    • Business orientated with strong HR analytical skills
      Experience of designing organisations
    • Experience of building leadership teams
    • Experience of supporting the business through rapid transformational change
    • Experience of delivering multiple change projects at the same time
      Evidence of strong execution against a clear plan

                        What we need to see in you

    • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships across all levels of the business
    • Ability to manage a large number of stakeholders with a wide-range of needs
    • Confident, professional and articulate  
    • Flexible and adaptable to partner with different areas across the business as and when required
    • A supportive and inspiring people manager who is a true team player
    • Able to bring external ideas to ensure market leading HR activity takes place
    • Proactive and pragmatic in your ability to implement business focussed people solutions
    • Comfortable with ambiguity and resilient through periods of change
    • Not afraid to challenge; ensuring the right decisions are made for our people and our business


     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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