UK Head of HR – Medical

UK Head of HR – Medical

Part of an established international group, this rapidly growing and highly entrepreneurial organisation designs, develops and manufactures a range of innovative medical device products. The company, which invests heavily in R&D, has a broad product portfolio with several key differentiating brands, providing the basis for further profitable growth. The UK business was seeking a high calibre HR professional to lead the local HR function whilst collaborating as part of the Global HR team.

The brief was to search for successful generalist HR leaders with the ability to support the ongoing growth and evolution of the company with a bias towards OD, leadership development, change management and the promotion of a high performing culture. Therefore, the emphasis was on the identification of candidates combining high levels of strategic/business awareness with a strong delivery orientation, and the commercial acumen to contribute as a valued member of the local leadership team.

The search covered multiple sectors with a bias towards progressive customer-focused companies, and candidates with a balance of strategic and operational HR experience. The process, which yielded a high-quality shortlist, was all delivered remotely under Covid-19 ‘lock down’ conditions and required particularly careful client and candidate management. Specifically, it was important to give candidates exposure to multiple senior stakeholders, providing insight into the culture of the organisation, whilst ensuring transparency about the anticipated impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the business. The successful candidate offers a great fit with the requirement bringing relevant experience across the financial services, manufacturing and consultancy sectors along with significant onward potential.

Marie Shaw

Marie Shaw

T: +44 (0) 1625 508 100



Marie is a senior consultant with extensive Talent Management, HR & Leadership Development experience. She has worked extensively across Europe as an HRD for leading multinationals in the engineering, manufacturing and high tech sectors.

Marie has a track record of developing Talent Management strategies and architecture at all levels of organisations and in a global context. In addition Marie has designed and delivered leadership offerings to global clients at a senior level and in various sectors.

Marie’s experience makes her professional, approachable and culturally sensitive. In addition, her background in Lean methodology means that Marie’s consultancy solutions command sustainable processes and accountability for her clients.

Interests
Sailing, windsurfing, camping and the great outdoors.

Kelly Iriondo

Kelly Iriondo

T: +44 (0) 1625 508 100



Kelly is an OD consultant and specialist in talent and development. She has more than 20 years’ experience in assessment, organizational development, leadership development and coaching, covering a range of business sectors. She works with leaders to maximize their contribution to the business through systematic intervention at an organizational and individual level. She designs and delivers leadership programmes and is an experienced facilitator. Kelly also helps companies to ensure they have the right people with the right skills to fulfil their objectives using a range of assessment techniques including psychometric tests.

Previous roles include working with consultancies and within ‘client-side’ organizations, including within one of the businesses within the global AXA Group.

Kelly has an MSc in Organizational Psychology from London University and is a qualified coach. Her first degree is in modern languages from Oxford University and she is fluent in Spanish and French.

Interests
The arts, walking and all things European.