Leader, LIXIL Global Design and EA to CDO (9 Month Maternity Cover)

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A fantatic opportunity to join our company on a 9 month FTC for maternity cover, starting in January 2023 up until September 2023. This role extensively supports the Cheif Design Officer on both the enterprise level and as the Leader of LGD and LGBI. Combined with responsibilities across LIXIL Global Design (LGD) and LIXIL Global Brand Identity (LGBI) business units in 5 regions, this is an innovative role, with a high level of visibility, providing valuable insight and in turn ensuring that time, information, and decision-making processes are managed efficiently and effectively.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES - include but are not limited to the following; 

Provide day to day support to CDO

       Inbox management

       Extensive diary and travel management

       Support efficient time management

       Ensure deadline compliance

       Act as gatekeeper and point of contact for CDO

       Facilitate internal communications

       Maintain transparent communication

       Prepare pre reads and other vital information

       Provide support as needed

Provide support to LGD and LGBI

       Project manage global design intitatives and projects

       Project manage and deliver bi-yearly design leadership conferences, including minute taking and action follow up

       Project manage and deliver regular global design events such as townhalls, design day, and workshops

       Partner and manage relationships with key stakeholders globally

       Manage external partnership relationships

Provide financial administration support to the LGD and LGBI business units

       Oversee, track and manage budgets across London, EMENA, ASIA, AMERICAS for example, AOP preparation, approval processing, cross charging reconciliation, expense reports, BAB reconciliation and monthly evaluation reporting

       Partner with global Finance BP to ensure transparent communication and effective management of the budgets as a central function

       Coordination and approval processing of CDO direct reports expenses

       Manage and process CDO expenses

       Oversee, track and process four corporate credit cards

Provide human resources support to LGD and LGBI business units

       Act as point of contact between teams and enterprise level HR

       Coordinate performance reviews and action follow up for CDO’s direct reports

       Project manage and support preparation of the annual People and Organizational development strategy

       Coordinate and support the placement of employees through the LIXIL Global Design centre for excellence, end to end

       Project manage the implementation of special HR projects and initiatives

       Project manage, track and implement training and development requirements and opportunities across all regions

       Support in the recruitment process, including reveiwing job descriptions, interviewing, contract support and onboarding

Provide support to the CDO at enterprise level and as Leader of LGD & LGBI

       Ensure time, information and decision-making processes are efficient and effective, facilitating the CDO to be successful and productive in their role

       Assist in effective decision making through regular calls with CDO

       Attend regular and adhoc, internal and external meetings with the CDO, provide support and action follow up

       Prepare and draft content & analysis’ and provide support for internal meetings such as, Board meetings

       Prepare and draft content & analysis and provide meeting support for external meetings such as, investor meetings and design consultancies

       Coordinate the execution of strategic initiatives across the 6 major global in-house design studios

       Craft and deliver effective communication with other disciplines and functions, supporting cross functional collaboration and interaction

       Assess inquiries directed to CDO, determine proper course of action, and prioritize

       Identify, partner, and manage relationships with key internal stakeholders on the global design and enterprise level

       Support CDO in relation to enterprise councils and committees

Attributes and Skills

       Project management

       Logical and meticulous attention to detail

       Efficient and organised

       Discrete, trustworthy, and able to handle confidential information



       Be able to act without guidance

       Diplomatic and professional

       Ambassador for LIXIL – live the behaviours

       Excellent communicator with ability to respect other cultures

       Build and maintain relationships with relevant departments and external suppliers

       Ensure smooth flow of information

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