Position title
HR Business Partner - Central London

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.


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.


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.


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Employment Type
Technology / Marketing
Job Location
10 Triton St, Camden, London, England, NW1 3BF, UK
Base Salary
£15.00-£20.00 Per hour
Working Hours
08:00 to 05:00
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