HR Director

  • Location

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Manufacturing & Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £10000 - £80000 per annum + Car allowance, pension, bonus

  • Contact:

    Stephanie McCleery

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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HR Director, Manufacturing Global SME, £80,000 - £100,000 + Car, Bonus and benefits, Reading/Work from home

An exciting opportunity to be part of the Senior Leadership Team for this global multi-site Manufacturing business based in Reading,
Focusing on the strategy, with a UK remote team of HRBPs reporting into you, the role will be responsible for driving the people agenda forward.

Although some hands on operational duties will be needed, the role is mostly strategic and you will be part of driving the business forward from a people perspective, Hybrid working and a culture that is high performing, driven and in a transition phase to really make a difference to the people


  • Lead the strategy for the future of the business, working closely advising the Board
  • Managing a team of 8 HR business partners, who are all based in and oversee the sites across the UK,
  • Working on a number of strategic projects, implementing and getting the buy in and support from the wider business
  • Build strong and solid programs across a number of People areas in the business including:
  • Driving the talent management, succession planning, performance management and appraisals,
  • Creating salary structures, engagement surveys, build on the policy and processes.
  • Support the business with growth into the US, in the near future hire a team in NY and lead, develop and grow HR there.

Skills and Experience

  • Working currently at a Senior HR level is key, be that in a Head of HR or HR Director role previously, or operating at this level and ready to take the next step in your career.
  • You will have a strong focus on people and also able to create programs, lead projects and deliver on them
  • Team management skills essential, experience of managing a remote workforce is highly desirable
  • Experience in creating talent programs, succession, appraisal systems and salary bandings
  • The ability to advise the Board, push back and question the status quo, you will be able to work in a business that needs some structure and will have experience previously implementing something similar
  • Experience working in Manufacturing is desirable, as is working with a blue and white collar workforce
  • You will be CIPD qualified, ideally at level 7 or equivalent experience.

To be considered please apply online now!

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