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People Operations Director (EMEA)

at Wunderman Thompson
London, England, United Kingdom

Who we are:

Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency built to inspire growth for its clients and its people. Using end-to-end solutions at a global scale, our entrepreneurial spirit infuses creativity with emerging technology to deliver revolutionary results. Headquartered in New York, we are a worldwide agency bringing together over 20,000 people in 90 markets across the globe.

In the face of rapid change in digital marketing, clients are looking for simpler solutions spanning the full range of digital marketing. So, during 2017/18, to address this, we invested and brought together our entire network of growing businesses across the region (Wunderman, POSSIBLE, Salmon, 2Sales, Acceleration, Cognifide, Marketplace Ignition, and Fuse Pump), and have now integrated world class agency J. Walter Thompson, creating a truly integrated creativity, data and technology offering underpinned by some of the best specialist resources available in the market. The subsequent result is giving clients seamless access to a range of services which span advertising, digital strategy, experience design, ecommerce, CRM, content, marketing technology and digital transformation consulting. 

As a recognized pioneer of our industry, Wunderman Thompson focuses on Inspiration as our ‘north star’ and as a catalyst to success; moving people from apathy to possibility.  We believe strongly that inspiration takes specialized expertise, diverse perspectives, and the application of creativity to all problem solving.

Reporting to the Chief People Officer, EMEA, this role will be responsible for leading the creation of our exceptional people operations service and be custodian of the heart of what makes our employee experience exceptional. The brilliant thing about this role is we need to build many of the core elements from scratch following the merger, so you will have a unique opportunity working with the broader Global People Operations and EMEA People teams to shape and develop the core pillars of our experience.  This is an opportunity for someone with experience, ideas, passion and the necessary gravitas to become a trusted partner across Wunderman Thompson EMEA to deliver a best in class experience.

How you’ll be spending your time:

As the People Operations lead for EMEA, you will be focused primarily on five key pillars:

  • Inspiring best in class work and solutions (Product)
  • Inspiring world class talent to join us, stay with us and grow themselves (People)
  • Inspire the world to think of us as a leader of our industry (Profile)
  • Inspire our entire business to reach its potential (Performance)
  • Inspire and guide people to great with an inclusive and proven approach (Process)

 More specifically:

  • Drive and embed the HR transformation, proactively identifying ways for our people teams to work smarter.
  • Own the EMEA HR Operations strategy for HR, driving process simplification, standardisation, self-service and tech optimisation.
  • Oversee the successful delivery of our EMEA HR Analytics strategy as part of the wider global team working on the global implementation of Workday.
  • Driving great touchpoints at all points of our employee experience – map, oversee and improve operational processes in resourcing, reward, administration and throughout the employee experience lifecycle, using the thinking and techniques with our CX teams to build something brilliant.
  • HR Systems – Responsible for working across EMEA to understand our systems map, partnering with IT and Finance to understand the scope and landscape, ensuring we are Workday ready ahead of our implementation.
  • HR process optimisation – oversee potential automation and process efficiencies as part of the employee experience project with one eye on our Workday ready strategy and our medium- term plan to be prepared.
  • Work in partnership with finance to review our payroll and benefits landscape following the mergers and alignment of businesses within our family, specifically around optimization, oversight and governance.
  • Risks and Controls – You’ll own and drive diligence in our departmental areas of risk and provide confidence in the controls across EMEA
  • Responsible for creating a people operations community across EMEA, working in partnership with the local business partner leads and to champion community- based working across a highly matrixed organization.
  • Owning the HR employee experience road map and driving delivery of the project plans across the HR team – making sure the heart of all we do beats well.

Our personality and behaviours 

We believe we are what we do, not just what we say. Our behaviours show how to bring the Wunderman Thompson culture to life through the actions we take every day.

  • Listening – We see conversation as a chance to discover and understand, not get a point across.
  • In It Together – We’re at our best when we work together: with our clients, with our colleagues and with our partners.
  • Creative Bravery – We challenge convention in every aspect of our work. Creative describes how we act, not the department we sit in.
  • Positivity – We seek solutions to problems and always find a way forward. We bring passion and energy to every situation we encounter.

We don’t settle for people who can just do the job, we look for people that go beyond and always push our thinking to be better. We believe this is what makes Wunderman Thompson a great place to be - we have no egos, just talented people who want to do the best work of their career.

  • You’ll be curious about new trends, promoting an environment where ideas flow and expertise are shared.
  • You’ll be energetic, roll your sleeves up and get involved – there’s loads of great stuff to build!
  • You’ll be collaborative, working with people across our region departments to get the very best outcome.
  • You’ll own it, taking responsibility for the work you deliver.
  • You’ll be generous with your time, support the wider business and get involved in initiatives outside of the day-to-day.  
  • You’ll just know what’s needed in this role, and you get stuck in. Your experience will speak for itself
  • You’ll have demonstrable experience maximising operating efficiencies and experience leading and large change projects
  • You’ll have an excellent understanding of UK and EMEA legislation and experience working across an international remit.
  • Building the core elements of employee experience will excite you and you will get a kick out of building brilliant touchpoints which set the perfect conditions to allow our people to do their best work.
  • Partnering with HR Business Partners/Advisors, Recruiters and IT to deliver people orientated solutions regardless of reporting lines, and experience working in a community- based set up or matrix environment will be essential, and you’ll be comfortable working this way
  • Solution Orientated – You’ll rise to the challenge when faced with challenges, consider the risks and motivate the team to deliver in the face of adversity

What you’ll get from working with us 

You’ll be joining a super, talented team based at Greater London House (Mornington Crescent). You’ll establish yourself as a trusted partner and work closely with our wider People team throughout EMEA.  

The health and wellbeing of our employees is high on our agenda, so you’ll be able to join activities in our Wellness centre, enjoy weekly yoga and take advantage of our benefits including cycle-to work scheme and fresh fruit. 

We’ll support you in a culture where you can bring your whole self to work. We don’t want you to just fit into our culture, we want your differences and diversity of background to add to it, which is why we have a range of initiatives driven by our employees from the Inclusion Board who focus on education, awareness and events, the Green Team who help us to be better to the environment and the Culture Club who organise our social events; meaning everyone can bring into the agency what’s important to them. 

You’ll be working with around 10,000 brilliant minds across the region. Our learning culture with regular lunchtime lessons, training programmes and our employee development approach puts you on career path with clear objectives and empowers you to talk about your longer-term ambitions.  

Our aim is to help you do your best work at Wunderman Thompson, and know if you ever choose to leave us, you’ll leave better than when you joined. 

 

There really is no shortage of opportunities here for the right person that is prepared to roll their sleeves up, get involved and collaborate with those around them to deliver the best work for our clients and our agency.  london

Wunderman Thompson is proud to be a WPP agency. Headquartered in New York, we have a truly global reach with over 20,000 people in 90 markets. For more information, please visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

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Careers

Established in 2019, Wunderman Thompson has a combined history of 150 years, setting the standard for marketing, communications and business innovation. We bring together over 20,000 creatives, analysts, strategists, customer experience designers and business consultants across 90 markets.

We’re always looking for the best talent to add to our diverse and talented mix that is Wunderman Thompson.

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