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People Experience & Development Lead


Human Resources


Central London

Salary Range:

£100 000 + stock
Having only launched 2 years ago, this high-growth Technology business has already achieved a $2bn valuation and have received investment from some of the most prestigious VC’s in the world.
Led by Co-Founders with impressive pedigree and industry experience, our client are disrupting the retail sector and are on a mission to help independent brands and smaller businesses.
This pan-European business are open to the People Experience & Development Lead being based anywhere in Europe, but London is perhaps the preference given how the London team is likely to grow and evolve.
Reporting in to the Head of People Experience, you would rapidly grow a team and assume responsibility for optimising the employee experience and learning journey for this ambitious scale-up.
Having grown from 30 to 400 employees in the last 12 months, our client plan to reach 1 000 to 1 500 employees by the end of 2022. They offer a remote-first working style.

About the role:

People Experience

  • Design with your Manager the most innovative Employee Journey for their people, from the moment they hear about the brand until they become alumni and still ambassadors of the Company. Their People Journey and Experience does not suffer any boundaries and should not stop at the door of their office.
  • Define with your team, peers and partners the Experience programs and initiatives that embodies your strategy, and ensure their implementation and success
  • Define initiatives to give the maximum level of flexibility and agility to their people, supporting the success of hybrid ways of working, and pushing the traditional boundaries of the work environment, fostering personal fulfilment and growth.
  • Always look for innovations, inspirations, research and data sets to constantly test, imagine new ways, open new territories and provide the best People Experience
  • Define programs and plans to share their Experience and Development practices outside the business to nourish our communities.

People Development

  • Design with your Managers the global strategy to make this scale-up the best playground for development and ensure their people keep growing and learning
  • Define the development architecture and systems that will allow them to deliver their development strategy, and that will ensure the success and engagement of their People today, the most efficient and healthy collaboration among teams and will shape their organisation for tomorrow
  • Lead the close collaboration between your team and the People Partners to define specific plans and actions to answer and anticipate the needs, ambitions of the organisation and of the people
  • Lead the design, development and implementation of innovative programs, tools and technologies to deploy their plans, always looking for the most engaging, powerful and innovative formats, leveraging internal partners and external providers and solutions
  • Always look for innovations, inspirations, research and data sets to constantly test, imagine new ways, open new territories and provide the best Development Experience
  • You will help establish and maintain strong reporting and measurement practices across all Development initiatives to determine further investment

About you:

  • You will have deep experience in designing and implementing learning & talent development initiatives within a high-performing, innovative business
  • Your experience will be broader than pure L&D and will span across optimising the careers and employee experience; this could include talent management and employee engagement
  • You are a creator with a wild imagination, huge ambition and a willingness to experiment, test and rapidly iterate
  • You will have an international outlook, understanding different cultures and approaches
  • You will be an excellent relationship builder; capable of enrolling a diverse collection of people in your vision
  • You will be a leader who is capable of recruiting and developing a world class team to support you on your journey

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