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IHG Cluster People & Culture Director - Kimpton Spain in Spain

We are looking for a Cluster People & Culture Director to join us and lead the 3 Kimpton Hotels in Spain: Kimpton Vividora Barcelona, Kimpton Aysla Mallorca and the new Kimpton Los Monteros Marbella.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants IHG’s luxury lifestyle brand. The Kimpton brand has gone global, leading the way in individually designed and positioned boutique hotels and restaurants that provide truly unique properties with truly unique guest experiences to match.

Working at Kimpton is not just about working. And it’s certainly not like working at other places. We value personality, individuality, creativity, doing right, continually improving, focus and passion.

In Kimpton you can:

  • Be yourself: Who you are is who we are. So, bring the real you. The best and ever-improving version of you. Bring your background, your personality, your individuality, your creativity. It’s those just-you qualities that make it more personal for you, and our guests.

  • Lead yourself: We support you, and you support we. We trust you to give it your all, take initiative, do right when no one’s watching, find creative new ways to delight guests and co-workers. We trust you to learn, grow and continually improve at whatever you do.

  • Make it count: As long as we’re here, why not make lives better? Yours and our guests. We care for both, and we pursue every chance we can to create a ridiculously personal experience (aka. A Kimpton Moment) every day. That focus and passion gives our work meaning. What you do matters. You matter.

What’s the job?

As the Cluster HR Director for the three Kimpton hotels in Spain you will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing human resources strategies that align with the overall business objectives of the organization. This role involves overseeing HR functions for three distinct hotels, ensuring the development and maintenance of a positive work culture, and fostering employee engagement and satisfaction.

Key responsabilities

Strategic HR Leadership:

  • Develop and execute HR strategies in alignment with the overall business goals and objectives of the three hotels.

  • Collaborate with executive leadership to identify and address key HR challenges and opportunities.

  • Partner with General Manager and Executive Committee members to continually improve organizational structure, programmes and activities.

Talent Acquisition and Management:

  • Oversee the recruitment process, ensuring the selection of high-caliber talent for various roles within the hotels.

  • Implement effective onboarding programs to facilitate seamless integration of new employees.

  • Develop and maintain talent management programs, including career development and succession planning.

Employee Relations:

  • Act as a mediator in employee relations matters, fostering a positive work environment.

  • Implement and enforce HR policies and procedures consistently across all three hotels.

  • Conduct investigations and resolve employee grievances in a fair and timely manner.

Training and Development:

  • Identify training needs and design programs to enhance employee skills and competencies.

  • Collaborate with department heads to ensure that employees receive relevant and impactful training.

Performance Management:

  • Oversee the performance management process, including goal-setting, performance reviews, and recognition programs.

  • Provide guidance to managers on addressing performance issues and promoting continuous improvement.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Collaborate with the corporate HR team to ensure competitive and equitable compensation and benefits packages.

  • Monitor industry trends and recommend adjustments to the compensation and benefits structure.

Compliance and Legal:

  • Stay informed about labor laws and regulations in Spain, ensuring the hotels' compliance.

  • Mitigate legal risks by providing guidance on HR-related legal matters.

  • Employee Engagement and Well-being:

  • Develop and implement initiatives to enhance employee engagement and well-being.

  • Conduct regular surveys to assess employee satisfaction and address concerns proactively.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

  • Promote a diverse and inclusive workplace, implementing initiatives that foster equality and equity.

  • Work towards creating an inclusive culture that values and respects differences.

HR Administration:

  • Oversee HR administration processes, including payroll, forecast, etc.

  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of HR metrics to senior management.

  • Prepare the HR department budget, manning planning and business plans as outlined in in the annual planning and budgeting process.

What we need from you

This role requires a dynamic and strategic HR professional with excellent communication skills, cultural sensitivity, and a passion for fostering a positive work environment. The ability to navigate and manage HR functions across multiple locations is crucial for success in this position.

  • Bachelor’s degree / higher education qualification / equivalent  

  • +4 years’ of related experience in HR  within the hospitality industry

  • Must speak local language and English.

  • Flexibility to travel between properties in Spain.

  • In-depth knowledge of Spanish labor laws and regulations.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Proven ability to develop and implement HR strategies aligned with business objectives.

  • Position is based in Marbella.

At IHG, we’ve made a promise. As one of the world’s leading hotel groups, we’re here to deliver True Hospitality for Good. Making our guests and colleagues feel welcome, cared for, recognised and respected – wherever they are in the world. Want to be part of the journey?

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants crafts unique destinations that kindle heartfelt human connections. Our bespoke spaces blend spirit, style and delight to create an addictive culture of refined irreverence where locals, visitors & colleagues seamlessly connect.

Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today.

At IHG Hotels & Resorts, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We firmly believe that all our colleagues deserve to be treated equally and have the same opportunities to develop and grow their skills within our business and provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and colleagues without regard to an individual's, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital or familial status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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