Group People & Performance Director to Academic Work

Group People & Performance Director to Academic Work

Since the early beginning, Academic Work has strived to build a culture in which people feel energized, where curiosity is encouraged, and where support and care come naturally. If you are an experienced HR leader who wants to join an ambitious journey towards creating the best place to work, then this is an opportunity you should not miss!

Information om uppdraget

We are now looking for an experienced leader within HR to become part of the Academic Work Group Management team. You will be responsible for leading our talented People & Performance organization, consisting of three functions: Talent Acquisition, Organization & Reward, and People Development.

As Group People & Performance Director, you have the privilege to be a crucial part of the business strategy. We are striving to become the Best place to work, and our ambition is to make decisions with our co-worker's engagement and growth in mind. Our HR strategy is a vital part of the business strategy, meaning that your tasks are always on the management team's agenda. Talent acquisition, engagement, and top-class leadership are key, and you will have a real opportunity to make a difference. We operate in a fast-changing business where we constantly challenge our ways of creating value for our co-workers. If that's not enough, we are reinventing Academic Work from a digital and more flexible perspective to secure we stay relevant as an employer in the future. And that makes this job even more important and fun.
- Per Wennberg, current Group Director People & Performance


You will work closely with the Managing Directors and the Head of People & Performance position within our six countries. You will also have a close collaboration with the Directors within Sales, Operations, and Marketing, who are also part of the Academic Work Group Management team.

Over the years, Academic Work has grown into becoming a family of brands, all united under the AW Group umbrella. As Group People & Performance Director for Academic Work, you and your organization also support the other AW Group companies - to ensure process alignment and compliance throughout the Group.

Vi söker dig som

To succeed in this position, we believe that you are a person who will thrive in a global and fast-changing environment with previous experience from complex international company-structures. You probably come from the consultancy or service industry, understanding factors like co-worker engagement and top-class leadership being key drivers for profitability.

In addition to this, you have:
  • Extensive experience within HR management from international service or consultancy company
  • Excellent track record from previous managerial position(s) with experience of being part of a management team.
  • Fluency in Swedish and English, written and spoken alike
  • Academic degree
Experience from working with Learning & Development or implementation of HR Core/Talent management systems is meriting for this role.

As a person, you radiate confidence and establish credibility, taking an active role in communication and decision making. You naturally provide direction on projects and gain cooperation and action from others by setting high-performance standards.

We expect you to contribute with solid leadership skills and a result-oriented mindset. You identify challenging goals for yourself and the team, implement activities and roadmaps that align with the goals, and establishes both clarity and energy by creating milestones along the way. You are a person who focuses on the goals, even when difficulties arise along the way, and you communicate appropriately to strengthen your team's engagement.

In conclusion, you are a team player and probably known as a people-person. We believe that you have achieved excellent results in your previous roles and have done so by developing good relationships and close cooperation with others.

In this process Academic Work is working together with AW Executive Search, if you have any questions please contact Recruitment Responsible: Emeli Bergenhag.

Our selection process is continuous and the advert may close before the recruitment process is completed if we have moved forward to the screening or interview phase.
Mer info
Område Stockholms stad
Yrkesroll Organisation & ledning, Chefsbefattningar, HR & Personal
Typ av anställning Heltid
Rekrytering hanteras av Academic Work
Sista ansökningsdag Löpande (57 dagar kvar)

Om arbetsgivaren

Academic Work was founded in 1998 by three Swedish students and good friends who began connecting their classmates with companies looking for staff. Today, we've helped more than 150,000 young professionals find a job and start to grow in their careers - while also fulfilling our clients' recruitment needs and helping them to grow their business.

We are approximately 1.000 internal employees in six countries, with revenue of 3,5 MSEK and ambitious plans for the future. In Sweden, we have had the most satisfied customers in the industry for the last ten years according to SKI. We have also won the Employee experience award by Brilliant future four years in a row 2017-2020. We are proud of what we have achieved so far, but we are still only in the early beginning of our journey!

Do you want to know more about working at AW Group? Read more here