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VP, Human Resources

Eastern Standard Time, United States
Date Posted April 18, 2022
Category Human Resources
Job Type Direct Hire


Our client, a top 5 global agency, recognized by Cannes & many others for ground-breaking Marketing, Creative, & Media programs is experiencing tremendous growth within their HR department and is seeking a talented VP, Human Resources. You will be a strategic business partner that will guide our organization through the complex issues of attracting top talent and re-imagining the People strategy, structures, processes, and programs to cultivate and optimize this growth.

You should be comfortable and highly competent across the entire employee journey: company culture, attracting the very best talent, DEI, onboarding, talent management, performance management, learning & development, employee engagement, retention, total rewards and people operations.

Success in this role requires strong business acumen, strong leadership and management skills, progressive thinking, passion for building an inclusive and high-performance culture and a people first approach. This position will be responsible for the core HR areas including recruitment, employee onboarding, performance management, employee engagement, employee relations and talent attraction. The right candidate must be highly adaptable, motivated, a natural relationship builder and ready and willing to roll up their sleeves and get the job done.

This is a position for a self-motivated, strategic thinker, who understands organization development and efficiency, and is a stickler for details.


  • In collaboration with others assist with creating impactful talent programs to drive attraction and retention of employees
  • As a member of the HR team, you will provide generalist HR support across multiple business units in areas including, performance management, leadership development, succession planning, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, HR operations (including compensation, HRIS and benefits), and employee relations
  • Responsible for sourcing, interviewing and hiring of top talent at all levels
  • Partner closely with management to thoroughly understand the needs of the business, be close to current and future hiring needs, and develop the best search strategy to identify and attract exceptional candidates in a fast growing, competitive market
  • Work closely with all levels of employees to build relationships, provide HR support and drive the business strategy
  • Monitor Performance Management Program compliance to ensure timely and valuable performance processes; help identify competency, knowledge, and talent gaps; develop specific recommendations to fill gaps
  • Execute the day-to-day responsibilities of the HR function, including salary and new hire administration, reporting and tracking. Drive continuous improvement in all processes and systems
  • Critically analyze current HR programs and, partnering with the HR leaders, design, develop and implement changes to drive continuous improvement
  • Connect and build relationships with other HR professionals across the agency network to ensure alignment and use of best practices


  • 8 plus years of generalist HR experience as well as recruiting experience
  • Proven track record in successfully implementing HR programs
  • Proven project management skills and project leadership capabilities
  • Demonstrated strategic and creative thinking, with strong influencing, problem solving, mediation and decision-making skills
  • Ability to build relationships with all levels of employees
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, matrixed environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation skills
  • Agency (Digital, PR, Advertising), billable environment or service industry experience helpful
  • Bachelor’s preferred, PHR or SHRM certification a plus
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