Manager People Strategy in England - London, United Kingdom

at Sapient

Human Resources
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

The People Strategist is a key member of the London People Success team and will work with and partner with the wider HR teams in London as well as the business to conceive, create, implement and execute localized people solutions that drive business results and people development in a high growth environment. There is never a dull day. 

The People Strategist will use their years of HR experience and their understanding of Sapient business to provide strategic input and lead solutions in areas such as Talent Development, Performance Management, and Employee Relations among others. The People Strategist will be a visible advocate of Sapient culture and will help our people to understand and align with Sapient’s Core Values. 

The People Strategist will possess and exercise exceptional skills in: problem solving, strategic thinking, project/process management, coaching and fostering collaboration. 


  • Performance Management including leading formal annual performance review process for an identified client group and identifying and addressing performance issues
  • Advising Compensation and Benefits team on related issues and needs and participating in programme design as well as managing programme implementation and execution
  • Working with Sapient’s Internal Communications & recognition team on communication needs and be an integral part of programme design and implementation
  • Assist in the execution of local operational people-related issues (e.g. relocations, on-boarding of new hires etc)
  • Counseling management in Employee Relations issues and responding to inquiries regarding people policies, procedures and programs
  • Partners with Learning and Development team on local training needs and participates in programme delivery
  • Protecting our company culture at every opportunity.


  • Ideally 5 - 7 years of HR experience in a high-growth company.
  • Experience in professional services environment required (i.e. advertising firm, consulting firm focused on business strategy, technology and/or marketing services solutions)
  • Clear examples of working in matrix organisations, cross-borders.
  • Superior Programme/Project/Process Management skills & experience
  • Very strong MS Office skills
  • Demonstrated experience in fostering a collaborative working environment between individuals and teams through coaching & personal example
  • Exceptional time and priority management skills
  • Strong business orientation and demonstrated success at driving business results through human resource based solutions
  • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills coupled with strategic thinking
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn and a high level sense of self-awareness.
  • Fluency in another European Language, ideally German, is beneficial.
  • A Bachelor's degree is required and relevant advanced experience and/or degree (HR or business) preferred.
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