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.
Post the conclusion of the assignment, the client offered the following comment:
“I have been delighted to work with Jerome who has been a great support to look for a talented HR Manager for Urgo Medical UK. Despite a very challenging and unprecedented time, Jerome has perfectly understood our need, our culture, our values and our level of expectations. Jerome’s progress report was regular and very clear. The shortlist of candidates met the brief and we have been very efficient to identify the right candidate. He finally convinced the candidate to join us and I am sure Jerome will do on boarding follow up. Thanks a lot for your support Jerome!”