Group HR Director

ICS COOL ENERGY

SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE

£65,000 - £80,000 plus car and benefits

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My client, ICS Cool Energy Limited, is the market leader in temperature control solutions.  The business is multi-site and international with seven sites in the UK and operations in seven European countries.   The broad customer base ranges from small local companies to international brands and the group’s success has been built on an excellent reputation for understanding and delivering each client’s specific needs.

The business has enjoyed particularly strong growth in the past few years as it has broadened its range of solutions based services and continued its successful expansion into European markets.

The group is profitable with an annual turnover in excess of £45m and employees 250 people.

Future plans for growth involve doubling the workforce over the next five years and a significant shift in culture and management styles as the business continues to evolve from a manufacturing based operation to an international, solutions-led group.

Key to this is the recruitment of a Director of Group Human Resources whose main objective will be to develop the HR strategy to support the next phase of growth development.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for ensuring the group achieves its HR objectives:   recruiting and retaining the best available talent; training and developing people so they stay with the business long term; and communicating with staff on a regular basis so that everyone knows how they fit into the group.

This is a new role in a well-managed and highly successful privately owned company.  We are looking for a CIPD qualified senior HR professional with a proven track record of leading change and delivering HR strategy in an industrial or commercial group with operations in the UK and overseas.

The successful candidate will need to be robust, capable of driving through new policies and procedures, self-motivated, highly organised and be able to cope with the challenges of working within a multi-site business which operates across many different countries.  Over and above this, the role requires someone who is commercially focussed and thrives as part of a forward looking business.  There will be a requirement to travel in the UK and overseas.

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