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Organisational Effectiveness Lead and HR Director

About the role

XP Power designs and manufactures power converters for mission critical equipment. Listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange since 2000, XP Power is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index, with a market capitalisation of £800m and revenues of c.£200m. XP Power serves a global blue-chip customer base from 29 locations in Europe, North America and Asia. XP’s head office is in Singapore, but the leadership team are based in the UK and across North America and Asia. XP Power has doubled in size in the last 5 years and wants to double again in the next 3-5 years.

The Head of Organisational Effectiveness / HRD – Europe is a new role reflecting the significant investment XP has made in HR over the last 18 months. The organisation currently has little HR infrastructure but what it does have is serious ambitions, a leadership team with a learning mindset and desire to grow and develop our people. The Head of OE / HRD – Europe will be instrumental in accelerating growth both globally and within Europe.

The European region contributes around £60m turnover annually and growing with teams based in UK, Germany, Italy, France, Scandinavia. The role will support managers and employees across the region with the full range of people practices – recruitment, development, retention and support for organisational change. The role will work alongside global peers to deliver strategic business goals, further develop our management population and provide expert advice and support on all HR matters.

The HR team are a small team, globally diverse, which make things happen through collaboration and data insights. This role is highly visible at the most senior levels of the organisation but also geographically. The incumbent must enjoy building and maintaining relationships.

The current HR infrastructure is light. The challenge and the joy is working in an environment where you are going to leave a legacy. To be at your best in this role you will need to be able to deal with ambiguity and be able to go from strategy to ‘hands on, doing the work’ every day.

For more information please download the full candidate brochure.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Alix Meekison at or contact her on 0131 539 7087 for a confidential discussion.