When most people think of Fender® guitars and amplifiers, they think of our rich history and legacy, after all the Spirit of Rock & Roll is our company motto. For us at Fender® it’s all about the future. We need to work hard today to MAKE HISTORY tomorrow.
As the world's leading guitar manufacturer, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation "FMIC" has become synonymous with all things rock 'n' roll. Our iconic instruments such as the Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass & Jazz Bass guitars are known worldwide as the instruments that started the rock revolution and they continue to be highly prized by today.
It is our vision to continue championing THE SPIRIT OF ROCK-N-ROLL® throughout the world and our mission is to exceed the expectations of music enthusiasts worldwide.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME PART OF OUR FUTURE LEGACY?
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly talented individual to join one of the world’s greatest music brands as a HR Director based at our EMEA HQ in East Grinstead, UK.
In the role of HR Director, you will champion legal and compliance processes across the EMEA territory taking the lead on compensation and reward across the region. You will also be responsible for developing and delivering HR plans across the region, whilst maintaining effective delivery of excellent customer focused HR Support.
To be successful in this role you will be an HR Director with a deep understanding of employment law across the EMEA region with experience in working in a regional capacity within a matrix organisation. You will have extensive compensation and reward knowledge including sales and commission structures and will demonstrate the ability to motivate and influence others.
The primary responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
- Liaise with internal and external legal counsel on all EMEA legal matters including creating a legal framework for the EMEA region
- Partner with US-based Recruiting, Compensation & Benefits, and L&D to ensure the EMEA region has the necessary support infrastructure to thrive through scale.
- Supporting the executive team to help drive strategic growth plans and objectives across the organization
- Partner with the EMEA Senior Leadership Team to assess their team capabilities: identify competencies and talent gaps, to recommend employee development resources; support talent assessment and succession planning.
- Be a trusted advisor to both managers and employees and provide leadership on all aspects of organizational effectiveness, including performance management, employee relations, compliance, coaching, employee culture, etc.
- Continue to refine roles and responsibilities of all functions to ensure optimal business growth and collaboration as well as performance expectations.
- Ensure and maintain the alignment of all corporate HR initiatives and programs that drive employee engagement and productivity, as well as implement and deliver HR programs for the business leaders.
- Lead on strategic initiatives/projects ensuring the appropriate shape, readiness, and implementation is undertaken
- This role will require some travel throughout EMEA and occasional travel to the USA.
This is an indication of the main responsibilities of the role and the Company reserve the right to amend the content of the role at its discretion.
- Have significant progressive HR experience, ideally within a multisite environment
- Have up to date employment law knowledge in the UK
- Have up to date knowledge of the legal environment in EMEA and experience working with internal and external legal teams on a variety of matters.
- Proven People Leadership and success in partnering with teams locally, regionally and internationally
- Possess problem solving and analytical capability; experience of managing ambiguity and analysing HR metrics to find root causes and develop short, medium and long-term plans
- Have the ability to develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels
- Have a proven hands-on attitude, be flexible and adaptable.
- Demonstrate the ability to motivate and influence others
- Possess strong change management, negotiation and influencing skills
- Have intellectual curiosity; bring valuable insight into the team / business
- Have led complex change management and/or led key HR project implementations
- Strong awareness of Employee/ Industrial relations
- CIPD Qualification