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P&D (HR) Manager UK

Ralph Lauren
Watford, United Kingdom
Closing date
9 Apr 2024

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Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview
In this exciting partnership role you must be able to work across several corporate functions and influence various levels of the organisation. The ability to effectively manage multiple business partnerships & a team is therefore key. As the P&D Manager, you will understand respective functional groups e.g. Finance/ IT/ Legal and translate business needs into actionable results that support the business and drives a positive employee experience. A key element of this role is the management of a P&D team, to ensure the effective delivery of HR administration/ audit controls in line with UK employment law requirements & adherence to Company policies. Overall, you will collaborate closely with corporate teams to assess needs in areas such as performance management, employee relations, compensation, talent development & DE&I. As well as partner with all members of the People & Development Team UK & ROI & colleagues in the EMEA.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
oDrive compliance with UK employment law/ legal requirements e.g. Right to Work Legislation etc oOperate & manage a data driven environment, analysing KPI's to help inform people actions, to improve the employee experience to help identify subsequent initiatives oEnsure the team are continuously upskilled, drive team motivation & educate on new employment legislation/ best practices, to facilitate individual growth oTranslate strategic initiatives into day-to-day process delivery, manage deadlines for multiple projects, collaborating with cross functional teams oDrive continuous improvement across the team, enabling exposure to the wider business oPartner self/ team with line managers on succession/ talent planning, HRIS systems e.g., Workday as appropriate oReview and analyse data to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve performance, retention, and employee experience PProvide management coaching to address and resolve employee issues oWork with line managers and employees to address employee relations issues ensuring adherence to company & best practice in a timely manner oWhere identified, deliver appropriate employee development training e.g., performance & capability management to corporate functions oPartner with internal P&D colleagues e.g., Learning & Development & DE&I, to ensure effective implementation of our learning curriculum, designed to help develop talent & embed our DE&I initiatives that are consistent with our values oWorking with the Talent Acquisition team & function business partner, support the process for open to hire positions e.g. validated JD's & recruitment activity managed within budget & S&B controls oImplement/administer/interpret corporate People policies/programs/procedures across the business oPartner with managers to retain, develop and motivate teams to drive potential oUnderstand current & future business needs through the review, development, of workforce planning requirements to support revised organisational structures, partnering with the P&D Lead oAdvise managers on the implementation of appropriate pay ranges, working in conjunction with Total Rewards/ Compensation & Benefits oManage the annual performance management (inc. salary planning) & talent reviews within defined timelines oFoster a positive & productive working environment across P&D and our corporate partners

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Possess strong HR and business acumen, including problem solving skills, and self-initiative
* Proficient with utilising Microsoft & HRIS systems e.g. Workday
* Excellent written, verbal communication, interpersonal skills are required
* Possess in depth knowledge of employment law and able to apply appropriate guidance in a timely manner
* Ability to flex communication and work style across multiple business partners & functions Preferred Qualifications
* Hold an appropriate Human Resource qualification (e.g., CIPD) or related qualifications or experience.
* Proven applied HR generalist experience within a retail and / or corporate environment with a broad knowledge of HR practices and a demonstrable partnering with business leaders in highly fast paced and dynamic business settings.


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