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Job Description

Our client is a rapidly growing maritime shipping and logistics company with a global footprint. They are at a key stage of growth as they continue to expand operations worldwide and seeking an experienced and strategic Global Head of Human Resources to lead the HR function and contribute to the overall success of their organization.

Location: Stamford, Connecticut 

  1. Standardization of Policies and Procedures:
    • Develop and implement standardized HR policies and procedures across all global offices, ensuring compliance with local regulations and industry standards.
    • Work collaboratively with regional HR teams to streamline processes and foster a consistent organizational culture.
  2. Recruitment and Talent Management:
    • Oversee the global recruitment strategy, ensuring the acquisition of top talent to meet the company's evolving needs.
    • Implement effective talent management practices, including succession planning, career development, and performance management.
  3. International Operations Expertise:
    • Leverage extensive experience working with international operations outside of North America to address HR challenges unique to different regions.
    • Stay abreast of global HR trends and best practices to drive continuous improvement in HR strategies.
  4. Start-up HR Implementation:
    • Take a leadership role in establishing HR functions in new startup locations globally, ensuring alignment with company values and objectives.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to facilitate smooth onboarding processes in new locations.
  5. Employee Relations:
    • Foster positive employee relations globally, promoting a healthy and inclusive work environment.
    • Address and resolve employee concerns, disputes, and grievances, maintaining a focus on employee satisfaction and engagement.
  6. Strategic Planning and Collaboration:
    • Work closely with the executive leadership team to align HR strategies with overall business objectives.
    • Collaborate with other departments to enhance cross-functional communication and teamwork.
  • Proven experience as a Global Head of HR or in a similar senior HR leadership role, ideally within the maritime shipping and logistics industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of international HR regulations, labor laws, and cultural nuances.
  • Strong track record of successfully standardizing HR processes across diverse global locations.
  • Demonstrated expertise in recruitment, talent management, and HR strategy development.
  • Experience in setting up HR functions in new startup locations globally.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across different cultures and time zones.
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to align HR initiatives with organizational goals.
  • Willingness to travel internationally as required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field. Master’s degree or relevant HR certifications are a plus.
You will need to have the existing right to work in the US as sponsorship isn't available for this position. 

If you are a seasoned HR professional with a global mindset and a passion for driving organizational success through effective HR strategies, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.