In this role you will be partnering with specific EMEA based business areas of approximately 200 employees, mainly based in London to deliver an end to end HR service at a strategic and operational level.
Your designated client groups will be made up of the regional Investments functions, which have global matrix structures and require close collaboration with the North American part of the business to ensure global strategies, processes and initiatives are rolled-out consistently whilst safeguarding regional requirements.
You will also support other designated client groups, specifically the EMEA Risk function and the group of Non-Exec Directors engaged with Columbia Threadneedle.
How you'll spend your time...
Act as first point of contact for leaders whilst building and maintaining strong relationships, attaining "trusted advisor" status; geared to deliver solutions which are commercial, pragmatic and risk managed.
Facilitate management of headcount, hiring approval process and hire-plan to agreed budgets working with Hiring Leaders and the Talent Acquisition Team.
Manage process for identifying talent/high potential employees and supporting Leaders in implementing solutions to develop, engage and retain talent. Facilitate identification of training and development needs, partnering with the Talent Development team.
Provide advice and support to leaders to resolve employee relations issues, engaging and educating leaders to ensure active management of all performance issues through informal and formal processes.
Support leaders through the annual performance management cycle; coaching on delivering feedback and ensuring the successful delivery of the Performance Appraisal process; including managing Consistency Meetings and following up on outcomes.
Collaborate with the Reward team to ensure integrity of compensation data, facilitate job matching and ensure general understanding by Leaders of the Total Reward philosophy and methodology.
Active management of HR information; maintaining approvals of changes in the leader self-service HRIS. Provide management information to Leaders to facilitate discussions on employment matters.
Ensure familiarity with SMCR implications working with the SMCR Manager and relevant Senior Manager, to identify and facilitate changes to SMF/ Certified Person designations, registrations in addition to changes to Management Responsibility Maps, Statements of Responsibility and Reasonable Steps.
Support Leaders through periods of transformation and organisation change and deliver and embed change across client group(s)
Act as HR lead on projects in support of wider HR agenda, collaborating across teams as required.
To be successful in this role you will have...
Advanced client facing HRBP experience and process quality standards
Experience from within the Financial Services Industry and of UK regulation and compliance concepts
Significant Employee Relations experience
Strong commercial acumen with a risk and controls mindset
Team-working and collaboration with experience working in a matrix organisation / regional and functional business operating model with the ability to build effective working relationships with global partners.