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The Hertz Corporation Director Human Resources in Uxbridge, United Kingdom

General Responsibilities

The primary mission of the Human Resources Business Partner is to provide a quality ‘Hire to Retire’ HR Experience to candidates and employees by leveraging personalized attention, technology, and processes that support the strategic needs of the business. The incumbent will work closely with the business leadership and the other HR COEs to deliver interventions that are aligned with the overall business objectives. This role requires a relentless pursuit in implementing best in class processes.

In fulfilment of the primary mission, the key results areas are:

What you'll do

Workforce Planning and Recruitment

  • Consult and partner with leaders on succession planning, developing diversity and staffing plans, and integrating overall workforce plan in alignment with the Global Talent Management COE.

  • Develop needs forecast (future requirements for managerial and leadership)

  • Recruit and retain top employee talent.

Leadership Development

  • Provide coaching to business leaders

  • Facilitate feedback for programs such as the 360 program

  • Organizational Effectiveness including effective succession planning and employee engagement

  • Coach, consult, and recommend interventions on broad employee issues, using Pulse surveys, and other inputs

  • Coach and support business leaders on organizational design and restructuring efforts, including strategy for consultations.

  • Develop and implement change management programs with business leaders

  • Develop communications programs for the business

  • Focus the mindset for creating positive employee experiences

Performance Management

  • Provide leadership in the implementation of performance management assuring goals and targets are aligned to planned business outcomes.

  • Coach managers where needs arise (e.g. Setting goals, giving feedback to employees, discerning performance levels)

  • Facilitate the understanding of performance outcomes and compensation

  • Lead the program to implement the Project Alpha recommendations for Europe (pensions, etc.)


  • Lead the migration of the business to a pay-for-performance culture linked to the Performance Management initiative mentioned above

  • Work with the Total Rewards COE to implement variable pay programs in all of the businesses and all of the geographies

  • Work with the Total Rewards COE to institute common practices in the administration of compensation programs, consistent with geographical differences and regulatory environments

HR Administration Service

  • Partner with the Shared Services Centre to ensure all employees within the geography receive a high level of service relating to all HR administration.

  • Ensure to play an active role in feedback and support to ensure the success of COE deliverables within geography

  • Coach & advise managers as needed on management and local execution of industrial relations (e.g. disciplinary, grievances, redundancy). Participate / Lead meeting related to this as appropriate.

  • Review and manage relevant KPI’s for geography and recommend actions / strategies ensuring focus on continuous improvement

What's in it for you

  • Pension scheme

  • Career Development and Progression

  • Wide range of training and development courses available to all employees

  • Free Parking

  • Onsite Gym

  • Cafeteria

  • Childcare voucher scheme

  • Car Rental discount including friends & family members

  • Cycle to work scheme

What you'll need

  • Third level qualification mandatory – in Human Resources Management incorporating business management and Industrial Relations

  • Beneficial but not necessary – MBA or other business degree

  • Proven track record of experience at a senior level in Human Resources in a medium to large sized organization. Needs to have a good understanding of how matrix organizations work and have a demonstrated ability to work with senior business leaders. Needs also to demonstrate a track record of success and have the ability to manage, grow and develop a team.

  • Can take complex concepts and convey them to all levels of the business using language that is clear and precise.

  • Knows how to analyze organizational issues and to build strong and effective relationships with business leaders

  • Must possess the ability to influence and to push back in situations without a heavy reliance on formal authority

  • Needs to have a passion for being an integral part of the business

  • Have the experience and ability to work efficiently in a dynamic global business culture and in an international matrix organization

About Us

The Hertz Corporation has an exciting portfolio of car rental brands – including Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly - as well as the fleet management company Donlen. We are one of the largest worldwide airport vehicle rental companies and the Hertz brand is one of the most recognized in the world.

We want our employees to feel inspired and empowered. Everyone is encouraged to contribute to building an atmosphere where people feel proud of where they work, what they do and how they contribute. Every employee has the chance to spearhead ground-breaking work in a fully collaborative environment, providing them a stimulating and enriching career experience.

Our mission is to be the preferred rental car company and you have the opportunity to help steer this mission. Get in touch today and APPLY NOW

Job ID 169700

# Positions 1

Category Human Resources

Division RAC

Position Type Regular Full Time