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Corporate HR Manager

Overview

Baringa Partners is a fast growing independent business and technology consultancy. We help businesses run more effectively, reach new markets and navigate industry shifts. We use our industry insights, pragmatism and original thought to help each client improve their business. We are based in London, but have offices in Germany, New York and UAE, supporting over 500 consultants working around the globe.

We have a small team of dedicated and talented HR professionals, taking on responsibility for all “people” aspects of the business. This includes the whole employee life cycle, from attracting new joiners, on-boarding, development throughout their career, ensuring they work in a balanced and healthy way, supporting them when needed, enabling efficient and effective processes throughout, every day, for their entire journey at Baringa.

We are now looking for an experienced HR Manager to join us to work with the HR team and the wider business.

This HR Manager would be, at a high level, accountable for four distinct HR areas: Reward, Policies, Global Mobility and HR Operations (specifically HRIS, payroll & benefits) at Baringa. As we continue to grow organically with attrition at less than 10% in any typical year, we need to ensure our HR and people processes are set up to enable the future size and shape of the business to operate effectively and efficiently, using the appropriate tools. Supporting the ever evolving business needs and being a key player in the change management of the firm, is a core part of this role. With a balance of projects and operational HR initiatives the HR Manager will be responsible for contributing to the full employee life cycle as well as the development and growth of other members of the HR team.

The HR Manager would of course be part of the wider HR team and would manage part of the team.

What will you be doing?

Activities would include:

  • Reward
    • Drive overall company reward strategy
    • Conduct annual salary and benefits benchmarking in collaboration with external vendors across all geographies
    • Regular review of policies, processes & benefits to ensure they support our Reward strategy
    • Manage our UK and international payroll processes and relationships with external payroll provider
    • Lead on annual benefit renewals, manage relationships with benefits providers and related processes across all geographies
  • Policies
    • Compliance
      • Identify & consult PPI Exec on forthcoming changes/new legislation & trends across all geographies
      • New company policy & process development & implementation across all geographies
    • Regular review of all Employee Handbooks & existing Policies
    • Drive innovation in our policies and practices to ensure we remain a Great Place to Work
    • Regularly review staff Terms & Conditions of employment and contracts
    • Communication – raise awareness & ensure that policies & procedures are accessible to all staff
  • Global Mobility
    • Develop and implement a Global Mobility policy and associates processes including “blue print” processes to set up offices in new countries/locations
    • Lead and oversee immigration and right to work compliance for the UK
    • Lead and oversee international secondment management
  • HR-Operations:
    • Lead the delivery of top quality HR operations, specifically payroll & benefits, supported by effective and efficient processes and tools
    • Actively drive continuous improvement of our payroll by identifying areas for improvement and then manage or provide input to improvement initiatives
    • Support the roll-out of a new HRIS
    • Contribute to the development of budgets and monitor performance against the agreed budget
  • HR function and team:
    • Contribute to the development of HR functional strategy and objectives
    • Build a strong relationship and dialogue with the relevant sponsors within the People Strategy Exec as well as the People Process Implementation Exec (PPI)
    • Lead, coach and manage two to three people within the HR team (Advisor and/or Assistant level)
    • Plan and manage the team’s activities to achieve stated/agreed objectives
    • Lead and/or support recruitment of new team members as required
    • Develop and implement appropriate knowledge management systems to support own professional areas and contribute and share knowledge within the HR function
  • HR Projects – Participate in, or lead broader HR or cross-company projects/initiatives as required
  • Contribute as an active member within internal committees; including People Champions, Culture Club, Balance Baringa, etc.

Characteristics & Experience Desired:

  • Strong experience in the Global Mobility, Policy and Reward space, preferably within a professional services environment 
  • Experience of successfully running HR operations and payroll in previous roles, as well as managing a team
  • An excellent communicator who can help develop good HR practice with a strong  stakeholder management capability, to interact effectively with the executive management team as well as the wider business at Baringa
  • Good team player, works collaboratively to achieve goals and objectives 
  • A self-motivated individual who can work on their own initiative, with a “can do” attitude, willing to roll-up their sleeves and “get stuck in”
  • Professional, personable and people-focused individual
  • Experience in professional services would be ideal

Technical Skills & Qualifications Desired:

  • CIPD qualification would be desirable
  • Proficient knowledge of Human Resource Management best practice
  • Proficient in MS Office applications – in particular MS Excel to an advanced level (essential)
What’s in it for both of us?

What's in it for you?

Well, it’s up to you. Baringa is what you make it.

  • We invest in you, to ensure you remain the best in the business, through formal training, coaching and mentoring
  • You can talk to anyone in the business. There are no barriers and everyone is accessible, from our Analysts to our Partners
  • We know one size doesn’t fit all and go to great lengths to ensure that people are treated as individuals. We aim to provide the level of support that will meet your personal needs
  • We believe we are a great place to work – but it’s not just us that says that. We have won a spot in the top places to work by the Great Place to Work Institute for the last ten years

What’s in it for Baringa?

We are always glad to have another great person on board to:

  • Grow our operational capabilities to better support Baringa’s future needs and growth, and deliver the user focused support which we are known for
  • Have a new colleague who brings their own views and perspective based on their experience to date
  • See another friendly face in the office, and another person to join our fantastic company events!

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