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People Partner | THG Beauty


People Partner | THG Beauty

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THG Beauty


Manchester, United Kingdom

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THG is a fast-moving, global technology business that specialises in taking brands direct to consumers. Our world-class proprietary tech and infrastructure powers our extensive portfolio of beauty, nutrition and lifestyle brands and is now helping drive exponential growth of our clients’ brands globally.  

We’re powered by a global team of over 7,000 ambitious people around the world. Our culture is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, it’s this DNA that has supported our incredible growth.

We’re always looking for individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG, and play a part in driving the group forward on its exciting journey. So, if you’re ready to take the next big step in your career, challenge yourself every day and evolve with the world around you, THG is ready for you. 

About THG Beauty

THG is Europe’s No1 Online Destination for Premium Beauty. Our mission is to empower people globally to look and feel fantastic every day. To enable us to do this we have offices across the UK, Europe, America and Australia filled with passionate beauty fanatics who are committed to delivering rapid growth in this exciting industry. We work with over 800 of the world’s greatest beauty brands such as MAC, Kerastase, GHD, Tom Ford and YSL to bring our customers the widest offering of beauty products from around the globe. Passion, innovation and commitment are key characteristics in this ever-expanding team as we strive to become the World’s No1 Online.

About The Role

Working closely with the Senior People Partner and Divisional People Team, the People Partner will provide partnership and leadership on all aspects of HR across THG Beauty. You will develop and maintain influential relationships with relevant stakeholders including senior leadership teams within THG Beauty, ensuring an excellent standard of HR partnering is given at all times. This post requires a dynamic, adaptable and resilient HR professional who can operate in a fast paced, high change environment, working with senior stakeholders to drive forward people initiatives across the division.

Main Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Partnering with and influencing senior leadership teams.
  • Designing and delivering strategic people initiatives as part of the people strategy.
  • Identify people issues and autonomously implement effective solutions.
  • Identify and tackle challenges with a people first approach and problem solving mindset.
  • Manipulate, interpret and utilise people data to identify issues within business area and drive forward effective solutions
  • Passionate about continuous improvement, striving for everything we do to be the best it can be.
  • Strong understanding of remuneration activity across your business area and ability to meet all required business needs in relation to pay review and bonus submissions, including any other relative activity.

Employee Relations

  • Overarching ownership for the successful end to end conclusion on ER cases across designated business areas including absence, family leave, flexible working, performance management, grievance and disciplinary processes. These will, for the majority, be led by People Advisor’s but you must ensure you have visibility and are providing support to the advisory team on cases where required.
  • Escalate all high-risk cases to Head of People / Senior People Partner.
  • Support senior leadership team with advice and guidance throughout the employee lifecycle.
  • Champion the development of people management skills through coaching leaders.
  • Continuously strive for making improvements to drive forward best practice HR


  • Drive forward engagement activity across your business area, including presence at any engagement events & Community meetings, and work with relevant stakeholders to drive forward initiatives and activity throughout the year.
  • Suggest & implement people initiatives across the division to drive engagement.
  • Review New Starter Surveys, Exit interviews, Engagement Surveys etc to identify where we need to make improvements and make recommendations to SLT and ensure they drive forward.

People Data

  • Provide Senior Team and your SLT with accurate analysed and requested reports using the HR system where required. These requests can often be at short notice and need to be done quickly and prioritised.
  • Spot areas of improvement in internal processes and drive change.

Senior Stakeholder Management & People Strategy

  • Provide accurate data and insights to senior leads and support on people updates to SLT.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and drive forward people team credibility.
  • Partner with the HRD/Senior People Partner on the creation and delivery of the people strategy in line with divisional and subdivisional objectives​.

Performance & Talent Management

  • A thorough understanding of your talent base across designated business area including top talent & underperformance
  • Understanding of roles and responsibilities and implementation of Talent plans across business area, helping to support continuous development.
  • Foster a learning culture, partnering with leaders and L&D to understand and implement development programmes.

Change Management

  • Lead on process improvement projects in line with business requirements and strategy
  • Support & lead on change management and organisational design projects. Partner with the leaders and senior managers in your area to continue to future-proof your functional areas, anticipating and managing any change elements.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Discretionary Bi-annual Bonus Structure (Performance Related)
  • Hybrid Working: 3 days in the office, 2 days WFH
  • Company Pension Scheme – Matching up to 4%
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Policy
  • Access to On-Site Doctor, Physio, Gym and Shop
  • Commitment to Continued Learning and Development Through our Bespoke L&D Offering
  • Exclusive Discounts off THG Brands
  • Many More...

Because of the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application we receive within 14 days. If you haven't heard from us within that time frame or should you have any specific questions about this or other applications for positions at THG please contact one of our Talent team to discuss further. 

THG is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment and hence welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

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