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HR Business Partner - Interim for up to 6 months

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Job Introduction

As a HR Business Partner for Dentsu Aegis Network specifically for Media planning agencies Vizeum and Carat, you’ll be part of a centralised HR team of about 45 colleagues, across both centres of excellence and BP roles. The structure we have in place for the HRBP’s is perfect for someone looking to have a mixture of autonomy (you’ll be responsible for your own brands) whilst having the ability to collaborate across both the wider HR BP population and also with colleagues across the wider People function to help ensure consistency across the network.


You’ll be someone with a proven track record of influencing senior leaders and delivering projects in a fast paced and creative environment to help us achieve our ambitious commercial goals, whilst making a real contribution to creating a culture where the best, brightest and most engaged people can benefit from the fantastic career opportunities across the network.


We need someone who is able to balance the demands of our senior leaders, being a commercially aware partner, but also having the gravitas and credibility to challenge and innovate, and someone who can champion change, rather than someone who prefers the status quo, and is a blocker to change.  


What will you do?

As a HR Business Partner, you’ll have to use your experience of both operational and strategic HR to deliver the communication, implementation and then measurement of key people initiatives and projects to help create a high-performance culture. You will enjoy coaching, influencing and constructively challenge your key stakeholders at the relevant time which will help you build trusting and credible business relationships. These stakeholders will also be your HR colleagues in the centres of excellence as well as in brand from first time line managers right up to MD’s and CEO’s.


We’ve accepted a high attrition rate for too long now and we’d like to do something about it, after all the commercial impact of making even a 1% or 2% reduction in it can be huge. Engagement, retention and mobility projects will all be key drivers for our business over the next couple of years. You will be comfortable with ambiguity, complex business models, and using metrics to demonstrate value and to inform decisions.


You’ll work alongside a strong HR Advisor team, you will get the support you’ll need to balance complex employee relations casework such as redundancy, organisational change etc with the pro activity to find out what’s happening in our brands and look for synergies across other areas to identify the most pressing issues that need addressing that are going to really ‘turn the dial’. We’ll also want you to help mentor and guide the Advisors on any relevant matters that come up.


You’ll have a wider BP population of around 10-15 to work closely with and help each other out when needed but you’ll also be in a position to help the wider People function understand what’s happening out in the business too so collaboration is very important to us.


What skills do you need?

You will need to use the extensive knowledge you’ll have acquired around the local labour laws and the ability to advise on how best to apply these to your brands on a case by case basis while working with the managers and key stakeholders to influence and engage them in those decisions that need making.


You will have experience working in a large regional or international matrixed organisation. You thrive from working in a fast-paced environment and can handle ambiguity. We want someone who wants to naturally grow your influence and reputation and get pulled into plenty more things across the network rather than wait to be told what to do.


If you have worked across the full HR spectrum (recruitment, talent and development, TUPEs (winning or losing clients), reward, benefits and performance management) this will stand you in good stead as you’ll need to work with all centres of excellence to help deliver relevant projects/ messages.


About DAN

Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) DAN is the 4th largest advertising network globally, headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with more than 45,000 dedicated specialists. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. DAN consists of a number of market leading brands including; Carat, Dentsu Media, Isobar, iProspect, Posterscope, Vizeum, Amplifi, D2D and PSLive each covering different capabilities such as digital creative execution, media planning and buying, mobile applications, SEO, content creation, brand tracking and marketing analytics. 


Our values and behaviours:

Agile – Anticipate business needs, continuous process improvement, be flexible whilst maintain high standards

Pioneering – Being constantly curious, be bold in challenging the status quo, support a culture of openness

Ambitious – Strive for excellence, drive hard to achieve, learn from experiences

Responsible – Uphold the highest levels of integrity, lead by example, be courageous in raining concerns

Collaborative – Operate as one finance team locally and globally by sharing best practice and following standard practices and processes


So, how do you apply?

If you feel this role could be what you are looking for – please send a copy of your C.V or your LinkedIn profile.


Inclusion & Diversity

We value the strength diversity brings to our business and are working hard to build a more inclusive workplace through partnerships with Stonewall, Business Disability Forum and Business in the Community’s race and gender equality campaigns. We are happy to discuss all flexible and agile approaches to working for all our roles – we can’t promise we will be able to offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly.


If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

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Dentsu Aegis Network

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