Employee Engagement Manager


Employer: SGS & Co | UK & EMEA
Sector/Specialism: HR & Recruitment

SGS & Co is a global brand impact group delivering speed and quality through innovation and insights, to drive impact for our world class clients. We combine deep expertise in design, graphic services, production, technology, and process optimisation with unmatched marketplace understanding, dynamic ideas, and client first customer service. We bring the world’s best brands to life and set them up for success in a modern world.

We are currently seeking an Employee Engagement Manager to join our team. We are happy for the successful candidate to work remotely, therefore this role could be based anywhere in the UK.

In this role, you will partner with both the wider business and also HR leadership, to drive global Employee Engagement initiatives company-wide. In doing so, you will also support leadership development, talent management, rewards, recognition and more.

This role represents an exciting opportunity for an Employee Engagement specialist to take the lead on all aspects of EE across a global business of c5000 employees.

In this role you will:
• Develop a strong, long-term overall employee experience strategy and plan for the global organization across multiple areas including overall engagement, culture, talent management and rewards and recognition.
• Assess, advise-on and manage the implementation and usage of current and future software and tools, including the potential development of proprietary or integrated solutions in support of our employee experience needs.
• Deploy global employee surveys to attain regular organizational health assessments and work closely with HR leadership to identify, develop, and implement action plans to address key global themes.
• Create a plan for and manage the execution of a culture needs assessment and any resulting action items.
• Research options for rewards and recognition programs including any supporting software and systems.
• Support a metrics-driven approach to our employee experience initiatives though the identification of key indicators of success and engagement across the organization.
• Work closely with Diversity Equity and Inclusion Manager to ensure that all policies, practices, and procedures are in line with the organizations DEI&B objectives.
• Influence leaders across the organization to adopt and promote the talent management framework and practices, ensuring that the annual process yields output that drives highly effective succession plans to be reviewed by the highest organizational levels.
• Create robust talent assessment approaches that can be used by organizational leaders for effective hiring, succession, and career planning at scale across the enterprise.
• Support and contribute to the strategy and optimize New Hire Orientation/On-boarding for the global enterprise in conjunction with our Talent Acquisition COE.
• Develop strategies and programs to continuously drive brand, culture, build leadership capability and employee engagement.
• Reevaluate and enhance past performance development processes and tools and advise organization on new global strategy for effective performance management.

You will have:
• Undergraduate degree in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology or similar required
• At least 4 years’ direct experience managing employee experience in a corporate HR setting.
• Must have experience with talent management including but not limited to 9-box tools, talent calibrations and distributions, succession planning and training and development.
• Demonstrated impact and experience navigating challenging social topics within a corporate setting.
• A proactive, autonomous, but collaborative working style.
• Ability to work with confidential and sensitive materials, whilst establishing trust in others.
• A positive attitude, and the ability to form and maintain good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
• A high level of urgency, service-focus and follow through.
• Ability to communicate at the individual and group level, with employees at all levels (including C-Suite).

We offer:

You will enjoy an excellent base salary, along with the other benefits of working for SGS&co including:

• 25 days annual leave
• Pension
• Healthcare scheme
• Life Assurance