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HR Business Partner

Job id:  15290
Job location: 

London, LND, GB, EC2A 3EH

Colt is the New Standard in high bandwidth network and voice services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs. With a global reach but a deep local presence, Colt is big enough to deliver and small enough to care.


Purpose of the role: To provide strategic and operational HR partnering to VPs, Directors and Managers, globally across the COO function, to develop an HR agenda that closely supports the overall aims of the organisation. To take the lead, and act as an employee champion and change agent, in the development and implementation of HR solutions and change programmes. Proactively assess and anticipate HR related needs of the business, and be a consultant, to management, on human resource-related issues.


Key Accountabilities: 

  • Provide business specific inputs, influences and executes the COO people strategy.
  • Partner with C level -1.  Provide coaching on leadership team effectiveness
  • Actively drives a High Performance Culture and is recognised as a true business change agent.
  • Translate HR strategy into practical and effective HR solutions, where required in conjunction with the Centres of Excellence.
  • Develop implementation plans to support change management initiatives.
  • Manage reorganisation projects (restructuring, outsourcing, etc.) working closely with business stakeholders, local HR and finance to ensure the plan is on track and appropriately accounted for in Total Labour Cost and Total Labour Resource reporting as well as the restructuring provisions
  • Co-own the VPs P&L/ financials.
  • Provide advice, guidance and direction, and consultative services to the VPs, Directors, Managers on people related matters. Proposes and develops recommendations on escalations.
  • Responsible for annual performance management cycle, talent management and succession planning initiatives, in conjunction with the HR Specialist. Designs and defines talent strategy / org design / succession planning.
  • Manage annual salary review and bonus process.
  • Implement jos specific competency matrix and training roadmaps.
  • Manage significant HR projects.
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Work with VPs and managers to analyse data resulting from the employee engagement survey and develop and implement action plans to address opportunities.


Skills & Experience

  • Substantial experience as a HR practitioner or Business Partner in an international HR environment, with a broad knowledge across a wide range of HR disciplines.
  • Experience within the Technology or a Service Industry preferred
  • Fluent in English, second language desirable
  • Proven record of strategic influencing, a credible activist
  • Displays solid judgement
  • Challenges the business - robust, resilient, approachable and diplomatic with the confidence to deal with challenging senior leaders
  • Strong business acumen
  • Deal efficiently with complexity
  • Ability to prioritise effectively – strong project management skills
  • Manage conflict
  • Define what should be done
  • Have personal gravitas
  • Agile approach to working 
  • Analytical and numerical ability on top of extraordinary people skills 
  • 7+ years HR experience


In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.

Some benefit examples are:

  • Flexible working and relaxed dress code
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible benefits scheme
  • Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
  • Business mentoring

Job Segment: Change Management, Project Manager, Technology, Management

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