The Brief

US based business launching International HQ in Hampshire requiring an internationally facing HR Business Partner to provide support to that newly created client population and enable growth of the business across the EMEA region.

The Challenge

Start Up Regional Office base with no physical office during initial stages. Conceptual role with true ‘blank page’ remit.  First hire for new international HQ with the brief to recruit and build the leadership team across the EMEA region.  Tight timeframes and limited client availability to conduct the process. Strong brand and US presence, but little known within the UK or EMEA regions other than within medical circles.

The Solution

Retained Search methodology conducted with strict project plan with timescales that were established and met. Candidate briefing pack developed to enhance brand awareness.  Strategic deep dive talent mapping across medical devices / pharma industries to attract high calibre individuals. We explored both our passive and active networks quickly attracting several ideal candidates and placing them successfully, further strengthening our partnership with this great brand.



Client & Candidate Testimonials


"HR Heads was able to provide an excellent shortlist of great candidates. The demonstrated a deep understanding of the business and my requirements and all candidates were very well briefed. Finding the role new hire was a rapid and rewarding experience and the team were extremely communicative, constructive and responsive throughout the process"

[Client] Helen Dickens, International Human Resources Director, Vyaire Medical


"I have built a relationship with the team over a number of years from attending some of the many HR Heads breakfast and networking forums they host. In that period, the team took the time to get to know me as a professional, and never tried to push roles on me or canvas business from me. They have only ever approached me about two roles that they thought would help me take the next step in my career at times when I was receptive to this and both times it felt like they really understood where I was in my career and the type of role, company and environment I needed.

HR Heads managed the process brilliantly, and I trust them completely to represent me. I am delighted to say that I have started my new role that HR Heads introduced me to, and I am thrilled with this opportunity, and what it will do for my career."

[Candidate] Philip Nicholson, International HR Manager, Vyaire Medical