KEY CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

* Delivering new organization of new Digital function within global Brands @adidas 2016

* Executed consolidation of North American region (Canada and USA), restructuring the teams in a phased and consistent manner @Diesel 2015

* Instrumental in building the Learning and Development platform and content to OTB HQ to support launch of global online training content (leadership to the future) @Diesel 2014

* Designed, created and delivered a European Retail Management Development program @Diesel 2014

* Executed European commercial restructure across all departments @Diesel 2013/2014

* Designed, built and deployed Employee Survey 2013 @Diesel with full follow up and action planning/execution ‘best companies to work for’

CAREER HISTORY

adidas Group                                                                                                                                         www.adidas.com

HR Director, HR Brands (global)                                                                                   Herzogenaurach, Germany

Iconic sports brand with monobrand stores, franchise and outlets worldwide with extensive wholesale presence globally. This position works closely as a strategic business partner for global Digital Brand Commerce function. Deploys, executes and drives strategic HR projects that align to the core group HR and business strategy. Works closely with key business partners such as Talent Acquisition, HR Talent, Mobility and Rewards in a true business partner approach to meet the growing needs of the growing digital community.

* Responsible for HR project delivery aligned to strategic business plan and people plan within DBC function

* Supports embedding of new ways of working, ‘creating the new’ and Brand Leadership accelerated

* Works closely with SVP & VPs of DBC Function as a thought partner for people strategy and departmental organizational design

* Drives EVP and recruitment activity working in partnership with TA partners

* Supports and drives core annual processes such as the Score/Target setting/Salary Round

* Builds and fosters strong professional relationships across the organization

Diesel USA Inc.                                                                                                                                       www.diesel.com

HR Director, Business Partners, North America                                                                                        NY, USA

Iconic denim brand with monogram stores, concessions and outlets worldwide with extensive wholesale presence globally. This position holds responsibility for all HR activity in North America (USA & Canada) both Retail and Corporate.  Being a highly innovative brand, there is a requirement for flexible approach, ability to work at speed and creative solution based thinking. This role also supports Staff International (Mayson Mariela & Marni) in the US for local matters and strategic deployment of HR activities.

* Responsible for department operation both all corporate and retail managing HR Team of 7, flow of HR team activity including HR project delivery aligned to 5 year business plan and people plan

* Works closely with Departmental VP’s as a thought partner for people strategy and organizational design

* Oversees all employment litigation matters for Diesel North America including Staff International

* Recommends and proposes direction of people strategic aligned to business goals

* Oversees all Learning and Development for North America with clear KPI measurable parameters to assess performance

* Oversees all Talent Acquisition strategy including new store openings

* Builds and manages departmental budget in-conjunction with financial planning team for region including all retail stores, L&D spend, Recruitment costs

* Negotiates vendor contracts to ensure efficiency of services and cost effectiveness

Dec 2010 – Dec 2014

Diesel (London) Ltd                                                                                                                                www.diesel.com

Head of HR, UK & Ireland (supports Nordic Countries)                                                                       London, UK

Iconic denim brand with monobrand stores, concessions and outlets worldwide with extensive wholesale presence globally. This position holds responsibility for all HR activity in UK and Ireland both Retail and Corporate, in addition supports Nordic countries for strategic deployment.  Being a highly innovative brand, there is a requirement for flexible approach, ability to work at speed and creative solution based thinking.

* Responsible for department operation, managing HR Team, team project delivery aligned to 5 year business plan

* Advises company on Employee Relations activity to tribunal level both Retail and Corporate Office

* Accountable for maintaining all HR policies, procedures and employee handbook to meet up to date legislation

* Responsible for implementation and execution of all L&D activity Retail & Corporate office

* Manages all Recruitment/Resourcing within headcount and FTE budget

* Delivers set annual budgets for salaries, benefits, training, development, recruitment, legal plus leads financial forecasts throughout the year

* Oversees payroll, compensation and benefits across multi currencies and countries

Arcadia Group | Topshop/Topman                                                                                                    www.arcadia.com

Regional HR Business Partner, South                                                                                             South region, UK

High Street Fashion Brand with over 187 within south region. This role acted as HR Business Partner to Regional Controller and 6 Regional Managers within the geographic area. 

* Ownership for 187 stores in region for ER matters (in conjunction with Legal Team)

* Actively out in the field visiting stores on a daily basis to support regional retail team and ensure HR practices being followed

* Acting as main link between Retail and HR including Regional Controller

* Preparation and formation of management HR KPI’s for the region

* Actively involved as key stakeholder for store refits/closings and openings working with Resourcing team to meet headcount budget

NCL (Bahamas) Ltd                                                                                                                                  www.ncl.co.uk

Head of HR, Europe                                                                                                            London UK & Miami USA

NCL is a privately owed US luxury Cruise Line with several global offices. This position held overall responsibility for Employee welfare, HR issues for and strategic projects for NCL UK and European offices.

* Developing strategic business and use cases to evaluate and identify a priority list and align business goals with HR strategy

* Responsible for Payroll, Compensation & Benefits processes and practices (including adherence to Sarbanes & Oxley legislation)

* Creation of annual budgeting and monthly/quarterly forecasts for all HR budget lines

* Responsible for Employer Relations/Legal matters including updated and current policies and procedures

* Responsible for all resourcing & recruitment

* Responsible for all Training & Development both internally and externally

* Responsibility to design, implement and maintain Talent Management Strategy including succession planning model

* Responsible for all implementation and delivery of Performance Management processes including annual appraisals

* Support work ethics of branding to align all internal processes including recruitment, induction and training to support marketing strategy

* Analyses HR data and present initiatives/recommendations to senior management

* Business Partner to global business for solutions on cost savings/efficiencies (shared services)

Carnival Corporation                                                                                                                          www.carnival.com

Senior HR Administrator, HR/Shipboard Division                                                                                  London, UK

Croupier, shipboard                                                                                                                              Global/worldwide

Working within the shipboard recruitment Department for all Corporation needs including Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, Windstar, Seabourn, Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Lines, Sun Cruises.