Hr Director (ftc)

London, United Kingdom

Job Description

We Are Black Swan Data
Black Swan Data is revolutionising consumer research through Social Prediction(TM). Using the most sophisticated data science and AI techniques, we unlock the full potential of social data to understand and predict consumer behaviour more accurately and further ahead than anyone else. It's how we turn game-changing insights into a competitive advantage for global giants like PepsiCo, McDonald's, Unilever, Mondelez and Danone.
We're fast movers. Since 2011, we've spread our wings across the UK, Hungary, USA and South Africa. Today our team of 260 Swans (and counting) includes data scientists, developers, insights consultants, analysts, designers, engineers and marketeers.
But first, we're entrepreneurs and champions of change who thrive on moving fast and breaking new ground. And our work is getting us noticed. In 2015 we were awarded the Sunday Times #1 Fastest Growing Start-Up. In 2016 we were named the UK's Fastest Growing Exporter. And in both 2017 and 2018 we ranked high in the Financial Times 1000 Europe's Fastest Growing Companies.
About the Role:
We are looking for an experienced HR Business Partner to join Black Swan's innovative Trends business unit, where our mission is to ensure that our customers never miss a trend again. We are in hyper growth, looking for an experienced HR leader who can build relationships, bring structure to move us forward, but also pivot and change with the business demands. This role will be based in London (working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic) and sit within the global People team, reporting into the Chief People Officer and taking the lead on running the People agenda for Trends. It is a maternity contract with an initial 12 month term. The role is demanding, but extremely rewarding - building the people agenda and culture from the ground up. The team operates in a flexible way, and we are very open to flexible working patterns.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Acting as strategic business partner for the Trends business:
  • Building relationships with leaders and employees; coaching, advising and challenging on all employment related issues
  • Reinforcing the credibility of the HR function within Trends
  • Responsibility for embedding solutions across recruitment, performance management, compensation, employee relations, leavers and engagement across the Trends business
  • Providing insights and support for the specialist functions (recruitment, L&D and people operations)
  • Delivery of people initiatives (communicating, advising, embedding, encouraging HR solutions)
  • Prioritising the Employee Experience for Trends, ensuring initiatives are in line with our culture and are delivered with positive impact for our employees at front of mind
  • Leadership of the Trends People Team (1x Tech Recruiter, 1x Culture & Engagement Manager):
  • Leading by example
  • Developing team (coaching, feedback, reviews, objectives)
  • Engagement scores of team
  • Day to day running of the people function
  • Support CPO with external meetings, setting culture, and aligning the team with the People Plan
  • Commensurate experience in an HRBP leadership role, preferably in a tech environment
  • Experience understanding organisational issues and effecting change
  • A proven collaborator, who enjoys working as part of a global team and jumping into issues as they come up
  • Someone who drives continuous improvement
  • Strong business acumen and ability to work well across different functions in order to integrate HR and business strategies
  • Motivated by building and finding solutions
  • Experience using data to identify insights that drive action
  • Consulting, coaching and facilitation experience
  • Listening skills and ability to relate to, and coach employees of all levels in the organisation
  • Ability to travel internationally as needed, and flexibility to work across multiple time zones.
  • Experience working with internal recruitment functions.
What makes a Swan?
We want people fanatical about creating innovative solutions inspired by data. We know Black Swan's DNA is different, it's what helps us find new perspectives on our clients' problems. Working in a fast paced, energized environment, our bar is set high, and an ability to build long lasting partnerships both internally and externally is vital.
We have made a difference at our core and that is embedded in our values.
  • We believe in long-term partnerships through transparency and honesty
  • We believe in leaving the world in a better place than we found it
  • We believe anyone can achieve great things. We do not put people in boxes
  • We listen more than we talk
  • We think 10% crazy is just about right!
  • Most importantly, and because you spend 60% of your waking time at work, we believe you should enjoy it
What We Offer?
Exciting Clients and Projects - Working with Black Swan we promise to provide an exciting and ever-changing industry within Data Science and Predictive Analysis innovative and challenging projects with some of the leading Brands using the industries latest
Talented Teams - We hire highly skilled and multi-disciplined teams over the world. We have 8 offices across 4 countries!
Career Development - Regardless of which area of the business you work in you can expect to collaborate on all aspects of Black Swan's projects gaining the exposure you need to develop your expertise. No matter what stage you are in your career your development is our priority.
Working environment - Because you spend 60% of your time at work, we try to make it enjoyable: Daily supply of the all the snacks you can eat in our all- day kitchens, Fridays Wobbly trolley - (check them out on our Instagram page!) , Monthly Breakfast courtesy of Black Swan.

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