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HR Manager - Decorative Paints

Date: 10-Jan-2022

Location: Slough, GB

Company: AkzoNobel

Senior HR Manager

Competitive + Benefits including car allowance, pension and private health schemes, life assurance and more. 

Slough, Berks


Are you ready for your next challenge? 


Do you want to work for a global pioneer that makes buildings greener, industries more sustainable and life more colourful?


Having gained significant experience of managing a team to deliver on people and business priorities for a fast paced customer facing organisation, you are looking for a rewarding role within a business that offers careers with breadth, depth of scope and impact. Look no further than this Senior HR Manager role with AkzoNobel’s UK&I Decorative Paints division, home of Dulux paints. 


Here, we are focused on using the power of colour to help transform lives by uplifting communities and making spaces more fun, liveable and enjoyable. We are home to world class products, including the Dulux super brand, have been awarded Top Employer status and are recognised globally for being first with ideas, driving innovation and delivering innovative products. We are now looking for a senior HR professional to take responsibility for delivering the people plan supporting the business to get to the next level.


As Senior HR Manager, you will be responsible for leading your team to deliver a high quality commercially focused HR service to the business. As a member of the senior UK&I HR leadership team, you will also help shape people priorities across the UK&I and drive key transformational projects. 


In addition, in partnership with key stakeholders, you will use data driven insights to identify current and future business needs, leveraging people practices to build functional and people capabilities as well as creating talent pipelines with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion to support the sustained success of a renowned company.. Youwill also be accountable for employee relations matters, mitigating business risk whilst providing commercially based outcomes. 


You must have extensive experience of partnering, coaching and influencing senior stakeholders. You will possess a good working knowledge of UK employment legislation and best practice HR within a complex business environment too.


Comfortable operating in a matrix organisation, you will excel at delivering innovative, creative and tailored HR solutions. You will also possess an excellent track record for building strong professional relationships and credibility across all levels of a business. Skilled at delivering transformational change projects, you will be effective at encouraging stakeholder engagement around a range of HR initiatives. 


Who are AkzoNobel?                                                                                                                              

Customers around the world use our trusted brands and products. Some of them are household names, others are more specialist products, but everything we make is likely to play an essential role in your daily routine. We are experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe.  Our products transform homes and interiors, make buildings better, keep transport moving, and the wheels of industry turning.


We have four clear and simple values: Customer Focused, Deliver on Commitments, Passion for Excellence and Winning Together. These values provide the ‘how’ for successful strategy implementation.


If you want to be part of an organisation that is truly passionate about what they do and how they do it then we would love to hear from you. 


Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.


We may consider flexible working for this role.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 18413