VP level HRBP, working with Global Business President on divisional turnaround, Chicago, USA

This multinational employer is seeking a HR leader with expertise in supporting a full product lifecycle and value chain business.

This will be the most senior person in HR supporting the Business President and executive team for a high profile business division, which is particularly complicated with many subsidiary units falling under its “umbrella”.  Additionally, this division faces the challenge of regaining its former number 1 ranking in global markets - a rebuild is needed after an unsuccessful effort to centralise global practices. 

This division continues to have strong market growth prospects, stemming from R&D innovation that is creating new product and market opportunities, plus significant M&A activity around the world.  With the resources of the parent corporation fully available, a more aggressive approach to growth could easily be undertaken, and certainly the application of more efficient organisational design and operating practices will also help leverage stronger profitability.

To date, whilst the business growth has been consistent,  HR frameworks haven’t kept up with that pace, so many more aspects need to be revamped across areas like reward, talent management, succession planning & more. 

This HR leader will need to inspire and develop a mid size team of HR professional scattered around the world to improve on pro active HR service delivery; and will be a key advisor & contributor the global HR executive team.   Additionally, this person will have access to all the HR resources within the parent corporation, including some well-established CoE's for deep technical expertise.

MBA’s and PhD’s abound, and I expect this workforce will provide many challenges to change given the level of expertise they have in their own core niches.  Certainly a key challenge will be fostering ongoing creativity and innovation and entrepreneurialism; tempered with more robust and sustainable frameworks in a regulatory environment with heavy compliance needs.  This is also the kind of workforce who are influenced by data and number and logical, factual reasoning, rather than emotion, so this leader will need to be up to date on tech and comfortable with analytics!

The global leadership team has undergone significant change through a period of intensive acquisitions, so a focus on executive coaching and reward for performance will be a priority in this role; along with advising on organizational design and culture harmonization.  Knowledge sharing and coaching leaders on enabling others (instead of being top down directors) would also be a focus for this person. 

Whilst this role is within a multinational company, this Divisional Business President is actually located in the Chicago area so ideally this person will be based there.  We have flex on salary with a minimum base of USD 220,000 + exec bonus & benefits package + LTIP + relocation support.   This is a high profile role, and success will certainly provide many ongoing development & progression opportunities within other divisions of the parent corporation around the world; and/or as the successor to the current CHRO. 

This person will offer well-rounded HR expertise and a track record for delivering sustainable results with Senior Director/VP level responsibilities. Company growth is expected to be predominantly from markets outside of the USA, so direct and extensive exposure to international workforces across multiple continents will also be ideal. 

English is the company language, and a stable, salaried career history that shows clear career progression and professional development will be well regarded. Unfortunately, career contractors will not be considered at this time. No work visa sponsorship is available so current US citizenship or a valid US green card is essential.

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 CMTS00222. Interviews are being scheduled currently with view to an employment offer being extended in the coming weeks.