Alternative Footwear. Rebellious Self Expression.

At Dr. Martens we have one simple ambition. To be the leading and most respected alternative footwear company in the world.
Our heritage is firmly rooted in our courage to empower self-expression, to embrace and celebrate our differences. We have proudly evolved from being a workers boot to creating iconic design statements in music, gig, festival and youth cultures (to name but a few). The stage is now set for us to grow our business and we have big plans. The next chapter will see our presence in EMEA significantly increase and our retail operations expanded to showcase our brand and product range.
With over 1600 team members globally (and growing) our people create the essence of our brand and purpose. We are serious about building environments where people can express themselves and perform to their highest potential. The HR Team are the champions and guardians of this culture and are passionate about driving change that really makes a difference to our business.


You will provide a first class generalist HR service to our London based Group population; delivering commercial, proactive and timely support. The population includes Global Marketing, Product & Creative, Finance, Legal and Reboot. You will take the lead on the people element of key projects. You will take the lead on People Analytics


To be successful in this role you will have experience of operating at a senior business partner level in a fast paced global multi-channel organisation.  You will understand the people challenges within a retail setting (or similar) and know how to steer management teams through change.
You will be a natural influencer and a trusted advisor and you must be able to show that you can build relationships across operations and work with a range of senior stakeholders.
Your communication skills will be second to none. You have the ability to translate strategies into working solutions and make change happen.  Not only are you able to support on the full range of HR issues such as dispute resolution, talent management, organisation design and transformation, you will also be able to work with other subject matter experts to drive improvement whilst keeping your eye on the bigger picture.
As part of this role you will also spearhead our people analytics work and confidently scrutinise and evaluate the results in order to offer meaningful insights for change. This isn’t about number crunching. This is about but being able to see the story behind the metrics.
Our success depends on our people. You will be passionate about delivering people strategies that generate change.  That are delivered through excellent teams and that support our global ambitions. 


It’s never just a job at Dr. Martens.  It’s a way of life. We live and breathe our Fundamentals - INTEGRITY. PROFESSIONAL. PASSIONATE. TEAM PLAYERS.  They define who we are and how we get the job done. We believe each role is as unique as the person who does it. To be our HR Lead, Group you will also possess these qualities:
  • Similar experience within a generalist HR role, supporting a head office population. Know what good looks like.
  • Great coaching skills, with the ability to support managers through any ER issues
  • Be a confident communicator, resilient and adaptable, and ready to embrace and support regular and ongoing change
  • Have the confidence and credibility to take the lead and challenge or influence when necessary
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel & PowerPoint. Working knowledge of HR Management Systems (HRMS)/data bases
  • Well organised with strong time management and prioritisation
  • Occasional travel required
If we have hit the nail on the head and this is you then we look forward to welcoming you to learn, explore and discover what we are about.

To apply please send your CV along with details of your salary expectations, current remuneration package and your notice period or availability.

Applications Close: 6th June 2018
Interviews: From Week Commencing 11th June 2018

Find out more about working for Dr Martens in our Candidate Pack.



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