International Mobility Leader - chance to build function from scratch in this well resourced company

We’re seeking a Global Mobility leader for one of our "hyper -growth" employers. This is a well-resourced company that has grown from 1 to many thousands of employees in just 6 years!  With continued and aggressive growth plans, the company requires ongoing transfer of existing staff into long term postings and short term secondments within multiple geographies. Additionally, there is a need for external hires to be moved to jurisdictions outside of their home countries.

As a result, this new leadership role has been created, for an expert to own mobility strategies across all continents. This is a high profile role that will directly contribute to company growth success. If you've ever wanted to work in the chaos and ambiguity of a quasi-startup, and own the creation of a world-class mobility function then this could be the role for you.

This person will need to build all process, policy and frameworks that will scale with the company’s ongoing expansion. Additionally, this person will also need to hire, develop and inspire a team of mobility experts across multiple geographies. 

Despite the success of this multi-million revenues company, the culture remains highly entrepreneurial , so a focus on "can do" solutions and a "yesterday" level of speed will be essential. This role will suit a professional who has the courage and expertise to build a world class function that enables, rather than hampering mobility with unnecessary bureaucracy.

We are really seeking a thought leader - someone with a track record for technical knowledge across all aspects of mobility, but who has a flair for creating new frameworks to enable a higher standard of international assignments policy and process and experience. Someone who has mobility expertise beyond simply taxation advice and relocation support. A professional who has a flair for applying benefits that are non-traditional, but valuable to the modern employee. Who can create mobility programs that are appealing to a variety of generations, ethnicity and family structures. A leader who embraces technology and social media to support in efficient communications and mobility practices.

We have additional hiring criteria to share, but at a minimum our successful leader will offer:

  • Expert knowledge of cross border employment law and work visa requirements

  • A track record of enabling business actions, with a minimum of fuss and disruption

  • Proven consistency in achieving accuracy and compliance

  • At least 15 years of leading a team of global mobility experts and a history of successfully presenting mobility strategies to Board level stakeholders

  • Natural comfort for achieving data quality and consistency - this company has grown rapidly over a short span of time so you can expect to inherit a variety of processes, legacy systems and Excel spreadsheets!

  • Ability to harness virtual resources - whilst you’ll be managing a supporting team of mobility experts, there will be an ongoing requirement to work with HR peers, Business Leaders, and expats themselves; and you will need to engage and direct a variety of stakeholders to achieve results

  • Exceptional project management skills, with a need to identify both current and future trends for mobility and working practices around the world

  • Ideally, a history of working successfully across the complicated matrix of global, international companies, but also first-hand experience of the “getting stuck in” element that is part of any dynamic, rapid growth, constantly changing organisation.

  • Fluent English for written and verbal communication and presentation skills - with a need to influence and impress the C-Suite and peer HR leaders right from the outset. You will also need to successfully convey technical requirements to non-technical people on a daily basis!

We have good flex on salary & package, and will likely base this role from Delhi or possibly Dallas - our CHRO travels extensively between these 2 hub sites and would love to secure a leader who has a personal history of having lived and worked abroad extensively.  A professional who continues to offer ongoing personal mobility will be highly regarded.

This is a salaried, career role that will require regular international travel so a current passport will be essential. Unfortunately, career contractors will not be considered at this time.

If this sounds like the challenge you've been seeking for your next career move, please do make contact directly and in confidence via solutions@cartermorris.com; quoting CMTS00208. Interviews are being scheduled currently with view to an employment offer being extended in the coming weeks.