When companies reach the upper echelons of size, status and reach, their human resources becomes more than a department; it is almost a community, a population. It is at this stage that a president and vice-president of human resources is appointed. They are overseeing directors, managers and HR teams to ensure the company is getting the most out of this important asset and that all regulatory procedures are being followed to the letter.
The VP of HR immediately manages directors and senior managers in HR specialisms, ensuring they are fulfilling their roles of guiding the company in the direction set by the board. In multinational companies, this means overseeing the HR teams in multiple political and legal jurisdictions, with all the challenges and opportunities that that represents. He or she is a significant presence on the board, and needs to be able to identify internal and external experts who have brought global or national benefits to their HR teams and win them over to the cause.
In a large company the VP of human resources works alongside the president of HR and the top company executives to initiate, oversee and deliver the corporation’s goals with regard to all staffing matters. Practically speaking, this means overseeing a chain of command right down to HR staff in various locations, so a strategic mindset and an ability to communicate company policy to the senior HR team unambiguously will be a key skill.
VPs are often promoted internally, but it’s not unusual for talented and highly experienced HR professionals to land such roles from outside the company. You will need many years of experience in HR, having worked your way up the ladder through management and directorship before you can attain vice-presidency. Experience in the relevant sector is invaluable, as all industries have their own requirements and expectations.
Cast UK is the chosen partner of hundreds of companies up and down the country looking to fill executive and senior management level HR positions. We’ve built such a reputation for sourcing the very best people that we are the only recruitment consultancy they contact when they plan to bring in some top talent.
So if you are in senior level HR, get in touch with us on 0161 825 0825 and leave your details in complete confidence. We might have the perfect next step in your human resources career, and it could be right at the top of the tree.
Comprising seven metropolitan boroughs - the city of Birmingham, the City of Coventry, Dudley, Solihull, Sandwell, Walsall and the City of Wolverhampton, the West Midlands is an English county with plenty of opportunities for those seeking VP of Human Resources vacancies.
Throughout history, the region has been known for its commerce and industry. During the Middle Ages, wool and cloth manufacture brought a significant amount of wealth to the West Midlands, particularly in Coventry.
By the 1700s, metalworking, small arms manufacture and mining were all important for the local economy, and this expanded to include bicycle building during the Industrial Revolution and beyond. In addition, two large banks - Lloyds and Midlands Bank (which later became HSBC) were both founded in the region during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Fast forward to today and the West Midlands is thriving. Birmingham, which vies with Manchester for the title of Britain's second city, has been called one of the best places in the country to have a business and it seems that big companies agree.
From finance and media, to manufacturing, engineering, tourism, retail and the service sector, there are many well-known organisations with headquarters or other large facilities in the region - including Cooks the Bakery, Marston's, Chubb Locks and Carillion.
Jaguar, Land Rover and MG cars are also manufactured in the West Midlands, along with London's iconic black taxis.
To find out more about the VP of Human Resources opportunities available in the West Midlands, get in touch with the recruitment consultants at Cast UK.
Our team works with clients and candidates to find the best talent for every vacancy. We have extensive knowledge of the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors and regional experts are on-hand to provide location-specific advice.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the West Midlands or source a new job in the West Midlands then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£35000.00 - £40000 per annum
Cast UK are partnered with a leading retail business to recruit an E-commerce Trading Merchandiser to join their head office team based in Greater Manchester.
£30000.00 - £35000 per annum + + various benefits
Our client, a market leading retail business based in the North West, is looking to appoint an International Branch Merchandiser due to growth in 2019.
Up to £34000.00 per annum
Cast UK are supporting our client, who is a leading logistics business, in their recruitment process of a Warehouse Development Department Manager , based in Northampton.
£35000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Cast UK are working with one of the UK's fastest growing retailers to appoint several Merchandisers and Senior Merchandisers due to business growth.
Bunzl Catering Supplies, part of the Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division, is the leading distributor of disposables, packaging and hygiene solutions to the hospitality and catering sectors in the UK.
Our client is leading the way in their field, they are a large national organisation who are looking to add a Distribution Shift Manager to their nights operation 21:00 - 07:00.
Up to £17500.00 per annum + benefits including staff discount
Our client, a leading fashion retailer based in Greater Manchester, is looking to appoint a Merchandising Assistant to join their close-knit and lively head office team.
£30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client, who is a growing Manufacturer, are looking to recruit an experienced Logistics Manager to join the team in Yorkshire.
Up to £100000.00 per annum
Our client, who is a leading FTSE 100 business, is looking to recruit an experienced Board Level Operations Director.