General information

Agency: Mediabrands

Job Function: Human Resources

Location: London, United Kingdom

Job Ref#: 6831

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to experience the way HR works from a regional perspective. This role is a unique opportunity to gain exposure to all HR, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and Talent experience projects and gain an in-depth understanding of how projects are managed at a regional level and filtered down to a local level.

Reporting into the HR Business Partner, EMEA, you will be working across all of our 21 markets in the EMEA region. You will be coordinating and supporting all EMEA-wide HR initiatives working closely with the Senior HR Project Advisor and supporting the regional HR team including Head of DEI, Head of Talent Development, Talent Analytics Business Partner and Chief Talent Officer.

Some examples of the exciting projects we are currently working on are: diversity in recruitment; equity and transparency in compensation; global inclusion education programme; critical talent management and development; mental health and well-being; international mobility; management and leadership development; employee listening strategy; and launching and implementing new talent management systems (recruitment, onboarding, learning, performance).

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all HR and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, communications, events, programmes and projects in EMEA.
  • Coordinate Talent Development projects and support the team (survey analysis, providing lists of relevant people to add to programmes, support talent development events)
  • Create onboarding packs for new starters (org charts, presentations, organise intro calls etc.)
  • Organise presentations for relevant calls and meetings (HR Leadership Forum, EMEA HR calls)
  • Assist with coordination of post-meeting action items, manage and monitor projects, provide progress updates to key stakeholders
  • Create reports (i.e. headcount reports for pitch requests, HR Analytics Dashboard, measuring ROI of L&D/DEI activities, other ad-hoc reporting requests)
  • Manage EMEA HR team and project calendars (diarising HR Leadership forum sessions, all EMEA HR calls, team meetings) and keeping the EMEA HR Projects Calendar up to date with any key dates, milestones and updates.
Systems, Administration and Compliance

  • Maintain central resource for EMEA HR activities such as training, key contact lists, mailing lists, Microsoft Teams groups access
  • Maintain the EMEA HR Community Hub Sharepoint page and EMEA DEI Sharepoint page, ensuring that it is up to date with the latest project resources, deadlines, team and business updates
  • Provide system access and onboarding training to new HR team members
  • Talent Management System Regional Superuser. Support the Senior Talent Project Advisor on the management of the systems. This includes running reports, resolving user issues, maintaining the HR admin access list and providing general support
  • Ethics and Compliance Training Portal Superuser. Maintenance of user lists, access requests, and supporting the Senior Talent Project Advisor on communications to ensure all markets are fully compliant
  • Other ad-hoc requests and general support to the whole EMEA HR team

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Confident working knowledge of Microsoft Office especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Good coordination/administrative experience
  • Passionate about a career in HR and about a role that supports all elements of HR practice 
  • Can articulate the value of HR can add to business effectiveness 
  • Pro-active/Self-starter 
  • Capable of managing multiple projects and seeing them through to completion
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness 
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • Have a high regard for confidentiality 
  • Highly organised and efficient with the ability to balance priorities with multiple projects and stakeholders
  • Flexible and can adapt to manage new priorities as they arise 
  • Good relationship-building skills

About Us

IPG Mediabrands is the media and marketing solutions division of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). Mediabrands manages approximately $40 billion in marketing investment globally on behalf of its clients and provides strategic services and solutions across its award-winning, full-service agency networks UM and Initiative and through its innovative marketing specialist companies Reprise, Magna, Orion, Rapport, Healix, Mediabrands Content Studio and the IPG Media Lab. Mediabrands clients include many of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands from a broad portfolio of industry sectors. The company employs more than 13,000 marketing experts in more than 130 countries representing the full diversity of humanity. For more information, please visit our website: