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Senior HR Business Partnerat CDW Careers (UK)

Job ID: 
R24_00001064
Team: 
Human Resources
Post Date: 
05 Jul 2024
Location: 
London, United Kingdom
Eligible For Remote Work: 
Security Clearance Required: 
No

Description

Bring your IT career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your career and future. A Fortune 200 leader, we’re the driven professionals and technology experts companies turn to most to solve their IT challenges.

About CDW

CDW is a leading multi-brand provider of information technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare customers around the Globe. A Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Index, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs over 15,000 coworkers, with headquarters across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

CDW prides itself on “making amazing happen”. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and are grounded in the CDW Way.  Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same.  From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together.

Job Summary

The CWS (HR) Sr. Business Partner is an integral part of the Coworker Success (HR) organization as well as an indispensable resource to the business organization it supports. As a Sr. Business Partner, you are the face of Coworker Success to the organization as well as the Leadership team you support. Business Leaders in your dedicated business function call on you to help think through their most difficult and strategic talent challenges. People leaders seek out your advice on how to assess, motivate and reward their teams. CDW coworkers come to you as a trusted and neutral sounding board and coach.

In this role, you oversee and guide the implementation of strategic initiatives, corporate policy and practices at the business unit level with the responsibility of advising the business unit VP. This role might lead and/or coach a few Business Partner Generalists to assist leadership in developing and implementing solutions to their talent challenges.

You collaborate with in country CDW’s Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Organizational Capability, Benefits, HRIS and other CoE teams, bringing together the best team to deliver seamless service and holistic solutions to the business. This role’s success depends on the ability to build trusting and collaborative relationships with all areas of CWS and the business units it supports. The ability to influence leaders and act courageously when facing resistance to change is critical along with the ability to balance day-to-day tasks with executing a long-term roadmap for the business. This role is seen as a trusted advisor and problem-solver and your team values your counsel and your ability to frame up issues and identify possible solutions on a variety of talent-related topics.

Key Areas of Responsibility

• Drive and provide leadership of our reoccurring CDW-wide strategic talent processes and programs for your assigned teams (Performance Management Process, Merit Review, and TRP/Succession Planning) as well as acting as a Project Manager to the Business Partner team as required

• Provide the business recommendations to assist the business leaders in your business unit, starting with the VP in solving for their talent challenges leveraging available CWS resources and subject matter experts within in country CoEs

• Serve as a coach and advisor to the business leaders in your business unit

• Take ownership and manage and execute all CWS day-to-day activities with a solutions and outcome oriented mindset.

• Build processes and procedures to ensure compliance with country law.

• Oversee team analysis on advanced employee relations issues to make decisions and recommendations

• Run complex investigations in cooperation with ER

• Negotiates and manages labor law disputes in required settings

• Acts as the primary interface with senior leadership on HR issues within business unit

Education and/or Experience Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

• 10+ years business facing human resources experience in various disciplines, but generalist experience preferred in a population of 500+ employees

• 3+ years management experience

Required Qualifications

• Advanced knowledge of human resource legislation and employment laws

• History of working in a matrix environment

• Proven matrix management skills with the ability to lead cross functionally “without authority”

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders at all levels in a constructive, balanced and professional manner

• Executive presence and strong presentation ability

• Strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills

• History of managing change

• Track record in performance and succession management

• Proven track record of strong interpersonal skills and good judgment to manage sensitive and confidential matters

• Demonstrated ability to balance competing priorities/projects with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines and providing high quality work and service levels

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s Degree

• Proven leadership skills with the ability to lead a high-performance team

More about CDW and your career with us:

At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes whom you will learn and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self — and your best ideas — to CDW.  Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving — and better solutions for our customers in a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

CDW is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a policy of non-discrimination towards all coworkers and applicants for employment in all aspects of employment. CDW does not discriminate against any applicant because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/belief, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis that is prohibited by local employment law, including those protected by the UK Equality Act 2010. 

We encourage candidates from all walks of life to apply and join us in our mission of cultivating a culture of belonging, diversity and inclusion for better collaboration, innovation, and business results.

Together, we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels like they belong and is empowered to bring their full energy, capabilities and authenticity for coworker and business benefits. Will you be a part of it?

What we offer:

  • Life Assurance
  • Competitive Contributory Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Option to buy additional holiday
  • Dental Insurance
  • Season Ticket Loan + additional perks

Who we are:
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations across the globe. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced start-ups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small. 

What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers. 
CDW is not only the People Who Get IT but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.
 

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