HR Director UK & Ireland

(International Engineering and Controls Business)

c. £100K plus benefits

This is an excellent opportunity for a commercially minded, inspirational HR business leader to provide leadership to all Emerson - Automation Solutions activities in the UK & I.  This is not a business ‘maintenance’ role, but one that will support the further growth and development of this highly successful business requiring strategic experience to secure full involvement with the UK Statutory Board.  This c. £250m, c. 1,200 people organisation, helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers to maximise production, protect personnel and the environment while optimising energy and operating costs.  Combining superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services, Emerson brings technology and engineering together in practical, innovative solutions for the benefit of customers to secure broader societal and sustainable goals.

Reporting to the European VP HR, the appointee will have previous experience of working within a “matrix structure” and be accountable for the setting, implementation and coordination of HR objectives, policies, and practices across the UK & I to support business objectives and to attract, retain and develop appropriately skilled and dedicated employees.  With strong understanding of local employment and data protection matters, a passion for employee and company wellbeing/engagement and the communication of business plans at all levels, along with overall management of the compensation and benefit programmes, the incumbent will be a proactive, hands-on, influential, and entrepreneurial leader, delivering exemplary services to underpin company success and growth.  Cultural fit, professionalism, and proactivity will all be of paramount importance to this appointment as will an understanding and acknowledgement of the issues affecting large scale business.  This is a senior and influential role, and the right individual will enjoy contributing to the overall long-term development of this organisation and the wider Group.

Candidates, ideally qualified to degree level or higher or qualification by experience, will demonstrate a record of inspirational team leadership, strategic thinking, strong teamwork, a high level of integrity and a desire to build strong relationships across the organisation to deliver exemplary service.  Experienced in leading commercially minded teams, and with a record of successful organisational development, the appointee will demonstrate drive, tenacity, ‘presence’ and strong financial awareness coupled with exemplary communication, data management & presentation skills.  Listening, influencing and negotiation will all be key competencies along with effective analysis and decision-making skills, and a positive, enthusiastic outlook which will engage others to deliver exceptional results.


Interested applicants should send a detailed CV and covering letter quoting current salary and reference 2204/web to or for an initial confidential discussion, please call Steve Bennett at Tel: +44 (0) 1270 875710. 

Job Details

Full Time
Central England
Degree Level or Equivalent
May 9, 2022