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AniCura AniCura Market P&O Head [Norway/Denmark] in Oslo, Norway

Are you a strategic HR leader with a passion for driving business success? Elevate your career as the P&O Head at AniCura. Drive talent initiatives, shape culture, and make a significant impact in the dynamic field of veterinary care. Your next career move starts here – apply now!

About AniCura

AniCura is a family of well-known animal hospitals and clinics specialized in veterinary care for companion animals. AniCura provides modern, high-quality veterinary care for pets at over 500 practices in 15 European countries and creates peace of mind for pet owners through excellent access and patient safety. AniCura has a turnover of around $1B with the aspiration to expand business through a combination of organic growth and new hospital acquisitions. Every year, AniCura’s 12.000 passionate veterinary professionals attend to three million companion animal patients. Since 2018, AniCura has been a part of Mars Veterinary Health, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.


  • Job Title : AniCura Market P&O Head

  • Experience : Minimum 5 years of progressive P&O and/or leadership experience

  • Reports To : General Manager, dotted line to P&O Head of Business Partnering

  • Direct Team Members : 3 to 9 FTE – market size dependent (TA, L&D, Administration Team, and P&O Partners)

  • Location : Norway

  • Education : HR degree or equivalent education, training, and experience

  • Language : English

    Scope of the position

  • Partners with GM and Market Leadership team and senior leaders to develop and deploy effective people agenda aligned with the AniCura/Mars Veterinary Health strategic framework.

  • Focuses on business and associate challenges and serves as a valued advisor by anticipating needs and trends and identifying effective fit-for-purpose P&O solutions that best support the Market needs and position Associates for success in partnership with P&O COEs.

  • Act as the voice of the market into P&O COEs and pro-actively engages in shaping new products and services with AniCura group P&O.

  • Secures the success of the Market through establishing and maintaining solid foundations within P&O systems, talent, workforce planning, wellbeing, leadership, and culture in close collaboration with P&O CoEs.

  • Champions talent management processes to ensure the health of the Market leadership pipeline; identifies and addresses capability gaps and key talent needs with a focus on representation within leadership roles.

  • Coaches senior leaders in building business and leadership capabilities.

  • Acts as role model Leader and Line Manager, ensuring high engagement and performance. Lives the Great Line Management (GLM) concept within self and team and consistently demonstrates the 5 principles.

  • Builds a strong and highly efficient operational P&O organization within the market in order to enable business results through leaders.

  • Ensures proper management of any employee representation within the country.

  • Participates as a member of the board of directors for all relevant entities in the respective market.

  • Manage P&O budget and investments, and in collaboration with Market CFO co-lead the budgeting process for people related market costs.

    Who you are

  • Demonstrated experience creating and executing strategies at enterprise level.

  • Worked at senior levels across different segments and/or industries.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills.

  • Strong consulting and coaching skills, ability to influence decisions to a positive business outcome.

  • Ability to effectively manage ambiguity and prioritize business needs and resources.

  • Strong people leader (experienced in building high achieving teams & developing them).

  • Excellent command in verbal and written English language.

    Other words that come to mind

    Business Insight, Balances Stakeholders, Manages Complexity, Builds Effective Teams, Develops Talent, Ensures Accountability, Drives Vision & Purpose, Customer Focus

    Our offer

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to shape the future of veterinary care, together.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package

  • A stimulating work environment with good opportunities for personal development

  • Freedom to take responsibility and the opportunity to influence.

  • Flexible working hours, hybrid working, international, digital work environment.

  • Learning and development opportunities

  • The opportunity to cuddle our beloved 4-legged friends in our offices.

    We are always open for a conversation to discuss your individual needs.

    If this sounds like you

    Please contact Lekya Kanamarlapudi, Group Corporate Recruiter who is happy to tell you more about this opportunity and the recruitment process. Or apply by submitting your resume through clicking the apply button below.