People Director - Manchester City Centre - Competitive Salary

Do you have the ambition to become the first People Director of one of the UK's online success stories?

Our North West based client is a leader in its sector. A hugely admired and respected online business which is currently experiencing unrivalled growth, it was founded in the early 2000's and is still run by the founder and an excellent senior management team.

Already listed on the London Stock Exchange, it is a hugely successful business and has ambitious plans for further expansion in the UK and internationally.

It's now looking for a first-class People Director to play a key role within the Senior Leadership Team and develop the people strategy, lead change and partner with the board. The role combines strategy with hands on implementation and will suit someone who is adept at developing high performing teams and balancing that with a values-based organisational culture.

Key areas of focus will include partnering the board and leadership teams to drive strategy and change, implementing a highly scalable, agile organisational structure, developing a first-class approach to attraction, recruitment, talent development, engagement and devising a reward strategy that acutely reflects the dynamics of this competitive market.

They're a fast-moving, people centric organisation employing some of the brightest and most creative minds in their specialist sector and have won numerous awards for innovation and digital technology.

Why are we so excited about helping them recruit their first People Director? What's so different about this business and this senior opportunity?

The leaders of this business are driven, dedicated and highly commercial; their goal to take what is already an extremely successful and profitable business to the next level of UK and international expansion.

Who will this role suit? Whatever your background, we're looking for a commercially focused and technically strong HR professional, someone with the experience, gravitas, entrepreneurial flair and intellect to drive the business forward. You must have experience of growing similar sized businesses or divisions, ideally on an international scale and at pace. Digital/Consumer experience is ideal although not vital.

Strong candidates are likely to currently be in a number one role, having already operated as part of a leadership team in an entrepreneurial fast-growth organisation, possibly with an international footprint.

"Rolling up your sleeves" will be important, and we're looking for candidates to demonstrate they can deliver operational excellence and work at pace in a fast moving highly competitive business.

The role is based in Central Manchester and relocation assistance may be offered to attract candidates from outside the North West.

What will the business offer you in return? Quite simply, the opportunity to be the People Director and key leadership team member of one of the UK's major online success stories. The opportunity to be part of an amazing business with an ambitious and positive future.

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