People Director

08 Nov 2019
06 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
People Director - rapid growth global manufacturing business
Location: Halifax with frequent international travel
Total Reward Package up to GBP120k depending on experience.
The Company
At A-Safe we believe in the problem solved and together we make it happen.
In 2001 we invented the first industrial strength polymer safety barrier, revolutionising workplace safety. We've been improving world standards ever since, introducing further advanced safety solutions. Protection, segregation, detection and prevention, with integrated engineering and technological innovation.
A-SAFE's products are used by the world's largest organisations. Airports like Heathrow and Singapore, the production facilities of BMW and Jaguar Land Rover, and warehouses and distribution centres for DHL and Amazon.
The Role
A-Safe is a rapidly growing and dynamic environment where open mindedness, curiosity and drive are important. As market leader, A-Safe is determined to hold its position and create many opportunities for continued growth and development.
This role presents a rare opportunity for a senior HR professional with strong OD capabilities to make a real difference. As the company grows it wants to hang on to its exceptional culture of pioneering, doing the right thing and teamwork. At A-Safe we put our values at the heart of the business and want to ensure this continues and we need some help with this. A-Safe are making large scale investments in product and people development and the successful candidate will have the chance to influence our continuing success.
Key Deliverables will be:
Embedding the global A-SAFE purpose, values & culture
A-SAFE People & Organisational Development strategy to achieve business goals
Complete employee experience development to deliver employer of choice status
HR/Talent/Learning & Development global structure to drive & deliver the people strategy
If you would like to work in a brilliant atmosphere of innovation, energy and growth then this role could be for you. This varied and challenging role encompasses the full spectrum of employee experience and we are looking for an exceptional individual who thinks in agile ways and has contemporary approaches to people practices.
This second-generation family business has managed to retain a strong family atmosphere and has a willingness to give individuals the opportunity to thrive. At A-Safe we encourage everyone to 'try things out', there is no such word as failure - just learning from our efforts, which creates exceptional levels of creativity and inventiveness.
The Candidate
10-years' experience in a senior HR/OD role in commercial business.
Has led the design and roll out of an employee brand including embedding Purpose and Values
Can create contemporary cultures to facilitate self-managing teams
Can create an atmosphere where pioneering and managed risk-taking leads to brilliant innovations
Can confidently lead a team of accomplished HR Talent and L&D professionals
Has enough strategic mindedness to lead rapid growth
Has enough empathy and warmth to represent and engage the employee voice
Is resilient enough to maintain focus and commitment to living the Values in the face of commercial and operational demands
Is a passionate people person with strong communication and influencing skills.
Has appropriate qualifications and accreditations to deliver HR/OD strategic alignment to meet business objectives. This is likely to be a degree and possibly post graduate level.
Has a positive can-do mindset, a strong innovative outlook and mental agility.
Is an influential role model of best people practice.
Commercially astute and a HR/OD strategist comfortable working at the most senior levels.
International experience including working in different cultures and legal environments.
Has full spectrum HR/OD expertise including Talent, Engagement, Succession, Employee Experience, Learning & Development, Reward, Recognition and Leave-Taking.
Happy to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in with operational challenges when the need arises.
Vitally, applicants must be able to show their personal values are aligned with our company values:
Pioneering Spirit
* Able to be creative at work
* Try out new ideas frequently
* Make mistakes without fear of repercussions
We do the Right Thing
* Feel respected by colleaguesOften share ideas and collaborate with others
* Get the support we need to do our jobs well
We are in it together
* Colleagues always behave in a fair and honest way
* Take full ownership for the work we do
* Seldom cut corners in fulfilling our work expectations
Experience of manufacturing / engineering.
Mergers and acquisitions HR/OD know-how.
Working in rapid growth environments.
Knowledge of evolutionary purpose, teal and self-managing teams as an OD approach.
This is a great opportunity to join at a time of rapid growth. We have huge global demand for our products due to our leading-edge safety innovation, with subsidiaries in fifteen countries on five continents. We offer a fast-paced, energetic and creative environment, working with the latest technologies.
We have a great track record of developing talent. Offering training, professional study support and career opportunities.
Our benefits package includes competitive salary, 25 days holiday, pension. A-Safe Advantage benefits include flexible start & finish times, flex long-weekend scheme, Childcare vouchers, cycle to work, discount schemes, free secure parking.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE. We do not accept speculative agency CVs. Any CV received by us will be treated as a gift and not eligible for an agency fee

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