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Human Resources Director EMEA - London, United Kingdom

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Do you thrive in a changing environment? Do you love the ability to help shape an evolving business, and to make a real difference in your HR role? If so then please take a look at this exciting role with McGraw-Hill Education.This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a senior HR Business Partner to take on HR generalist responsibilities for our EMEA regional business


The role requires partnership with the MD of the region and his senior management team through facilitation and deployment of HR programs and initiatives to achieve talent and organizational objectives. To be successful in this role you will manage the execution of a broad spectrum of HR responsibilities in a business undergoing transformational change, requiring an awareness of business objectives and challenges in order to facilitate a proactive HR approach. 

Successful candidates will have the following experience:


  • Ability to own and manage the relationships with managers in the region, including Directors and the Regional Managing Director.
  • Develop and own the delivery of the strategic HR plan for the business supported, ensuring consistency with MHE global HR goals. This includes partnering with HR colleagues globally and with our HR Centres of Expertise
  • Ensure the on-going delivery of all HR services (Employee Relations, Performance Management, Engagement/Retention initiatives, and oversight of regional payroll/benefits etc), and day to day team management of the EMEA HR Team
  • Partnering and coaching business leaders through change
Key competencies for this role include:


  • Will be an enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive and inclusive work environment
  • Fantastic communication skills both verbal and written
  • Comfortable with high volume workload and not afraid to "roll up your sleeves", but able to maintain a solutions focus
  • Strong internal and external customer service focus
  • Bias for action, strong work ethic, and desire to achieve excellence
  • Demonstrate leadership and an ability to develop others in the HR team
As the EMEA HR Director you will play a key role in advising and guiding decisions made by our business leaders, and will lead the people agenda across our EMEA business - personally helping to drive and facilitate change across the region. This is a great HR role for the right person - presenting a varied mix of key HR strategic work, the ability to drive projects, whilst also maintaining the day to day HR services are delivered across the EMEA business. This an organisation where HR is a valued function, and whose contribution is key to over all success of the business.  

McGraw-Hill Education is a learning science company that delivers personalised learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. As we continue to grow, we need top HR talent to help shape the future of our business. 

Why work for McGraw-Hill Education? You’ll have the opportunity to unlock your potential, both professional and personally. Click here to learn more!

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