HR Business Partner

Dentsu Aegis Network London a month ago

Job Title:

HR Business Partner

Job Description:

Role title: HR BP and Talent Partner, Functions (HR, Legal, Finance and Social Impact )
Function: HR
Reports to: HR Director, Global Functions

Role overview:

This role reports into the HR Director for Global Functions. This team is responsible for all strategic and generalist HR activity for the Global roles in the Finance, HR, Legal and Corporate Social Responsibility teams. The purpose of this role is to orchestrate the implementation of the Global HR strategy and people programmes including transformation programs for Finance and HR to achieve the functional goals and create a culture where the best, brightest and the most engaged people are excited by being a part of Global Functions and Dentsu. The role will be responsible for circa 250 people spread over London (majority) and other locations in USA and Singapore. It will also have the oversight of the Finance Centre of Excellence in Bangalore. The role will also be a key contact for the global functions team into the Global Talent function and will responsible for planning and executing on the talent agenda for the client group it supports, especially for high potential population.

Main Responsibilities:

The HR Business Partner is a varied and busy role that will span all aspects of the HR function including talent, diversity equality and inclusion and engagement.

As a true HR Generalist, they will partner with the HR Director in managing:

  • HR strategy – Support the development and delivery of HR strategy and key people priorities for the client groups, lead the communication, implementation and measurement of key people initiatives for this team in order to support a vibrant, fast-paced and high-performance culture in the group.

  • Business Management – Support the change and transformation program including location strategy. Integrate into the operating mechanism of the functions to have a clear understanding of the organisational capabilities specific to the functional change and transformation agenda. Engage with key stakeholders in the Finance, Legal and HR function to make sure the change and transformation has the required support and clear direction from the leaders.

  • Talent – Work with the Global talent team to leverage the planning framework for all the employees in the function and succession planning for the senior roles. Design and pilot a selective rotational program for Finance, HR and Technology high potentials and focus on their career development. Act as the Talent Champion and drive a culture of goal setting and high performance through constant feedback and broader experience across all functional pillars. Implement the annual Talent Planning calendar

  • Employee Engagement - Mobilize commitment and accountability for employee engagement for the finance, legal, HR and Social Impact functions from our leaders and senior managers and act as a proactive partner and advisor for Department Heads and managers in Employee engagement.

  • Data Management and Analytics –Utilise the people data insight to share KPIs for the function, primarily cost, turnover, leavers, absence and recruitment

  • Employee Relations – Advising and working with senior managers on complex ER matters while proactively improving communications to enable conflict prevention and resolution. Support the HR advisor in handling the simpler disciplinary, performance management and grievances, as well as support the HR Director with more complex scenarios.

  • Recruitment - Actively manage the recruitment process working with the managers and the talent acquisition teams to ensure briefs are filled quickly and with the strongest candidates.

  • Performance Management – make sure the managers are working with the new performance development approach and non-performance is being dealt with decisively

  • Reward - Run an end to end process for Annual Reward processing including Bonus and Salary Review exercises.

  • Diversity - Champion a more diverse workplace by acting on HR initiatives that will drive change

  • Support the HR Director with ad hoc projects and initiatives as needed.

  • Support the upskilling and development of the HR Advisor.

Essential Experience:

A strong HR professional with a generalist and talent experience, specifically partnering with senior stakeholders.

  • Experience leading on change initiatives and organisation design

  • Strong talent focus, preferably experience of running talent development and planning

  • Driven with the desire to have full accountability for HR activities.

  • Commercially minded with an eye for detail.

  • Someone who leads with data and insight.

  • Have the ability to engage with multiple stakeholders at various levels.

  • Experience working with stakeholders in different locations (EMEA, APAC, AMER)- desired

  • Sound employment law knowledge.

  • Resilient and able to work and navigate through ambiguity.

  • A true multitasker who doesn’t get phased under pressure.

  • Ability to challenge and influence leaders.

About dentsu international

Part of dentsu, dentsu international headquartered in London operates in over 145 markets worldwide with more than 48,000 dedicated specialists. We help clients to win, keep and grow their best customers and achieve meaningful progress for their businesses. With best-in-class services and solutions in media, CXM, and creative.

Working with us

Joining dentsu international, you’ll join a team of 48,000 people. It’s an opportunity to produce career-defining work. Along the way, you’ll team up with inspiring colleagues and encounter a richness of clients, cultures and experiences. We offer exciting challenges, memorable experiences and opportunities to shape your future.

Inclusion and Diversity

We’re proud to be different and that starts with our people. We believe in equal opportunities for everyone. We won’t define people by their race, gender, sexual-orientation, age or disability. Individuality is what makes us great, we want everyone to bring their full self to work and create something amazing. That’s what we care about. So, whether you’re joining us, or looking to move to a different part of the business, we work hard to make sure we create equal opportunities for everyone.

We are happy to discuss flexible and agile approaches to working for all our roles – we can’t promise we will be able to offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly. If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with our recruitment teams.




Global Functions

Time Type:

Full time

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