Head of HR (Fashion/Luxury)


Our client, a luxury fashion brand is looking for an experienced HR Director. The role will report into the Brand MD and Group HRD. This is a C-suite Business Partner role and will involve the implementation of complex change programmes. Some international travel required.



The Role


Summary:

  • Reporting to Brand MD and Group HRD

  • C-suite business partner role

  • Implementation of innovative change management people initiatives

  • Supporting delivery of brand strategy in a continually evolving market

  • Delivery of a proactive and responsive value-added generalist HR service


Responsibilities:

  • Consistently representing the HR Department with professionalism in the boardroom, at conferences and within the workplace

  • Translating key data into an effective and commercially focused HR and people strategy, working with and influencing senior management

  • Providing company-wide info by interpreting and analysing people data

  • Overseeing complex ER issues and managing stakeholders

  • Diversifying and overseeing the implementation of a new recruitment strategy

  • Driving a culture of wellbeing and development with limited funds

  • Managing the HR budget and reporting on current and future staffing costs and initiatives

  • Leading on special projects

  • Supporting delivery of the brand strategy in a continually evolving market

  • Challenging senior managers where appropriate and suggesting alternative paths


About You


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is a minimum

  • CIPD Chartered Fellow


Previous experience:

  • Able to establish credibility and build Department accountability

  • Able to problem solve and demonstrate operational and strategic skills

  • Experience leading teams and acting as a senior role model is essential

  • Demonstrable commercial acumen – experience partnering with the business to deliver commercially focused people strategies

  • A good understanding of company finances and workforce planning/budgeting is essential

  • Solid ER knowledge and proven experience of applying updated legislation to a variety of HR situations

  • Managed redundancy situations and experienced in coaching managers through this and leading where necessary

  • Familiarity of managing TUPE situations and able to counsel senior management on appropriate practice

  • Evidence of having a passion for working with people and working beyond the confines of the job description

  • Outstanding communication skills – able to deliver bad news and give it a positive outlook as well as ability to influence senior partners

  • Proven organisation skills and ability to prioritise

  • Thrives on constant change

If this sounds like you, get in touch