Universum is a trusted partner to over 2,000 clients, including many Fortune 500 companies. We work with universities, alumni groups, and professional organisations to gather insights from students and professionals in order to advise employers on how to attract and retain talent that fit their culture and purpose. The results of our surveys and trend reports are continually published in prominent media outlets around the world including Forbes, Le Monde, CNNMoney, Harvard Business Review and El Pais.

Chief HR Officer

Operating in 60 markets across the world, our diverse workforce of just over 200 people is physically present in 22 countries. Reporting to our CEO and sitting on our Senior Management Team, our CHRO is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of Universum. 

Specifically, this will involve work in the areas of:

• Succession planning
• Talent Management
• Change Management
• Organisational Design and Development 
• Performance Management
• Training and Development
• Compensation and Benefits

Universum has a large Sales organisation so candidates for this role should be used to working with international Sales teams, in addition to more Delivery and Support focussed departments. This role requires a true generalist with deep project experience and the drive to roll their sleeves up and deliver themselves.

You should be an empathetic leader with a commercial mind-set who is able to create effective teams and strong cooperation, which will enable you to deliver against all of this whilst adapting HR processes to create increased results on all levels.

We are a global organisation and our business language is English. So full fluency in written and spoken English is required. Swedish is an advantage, but not essential.


Please apply to this exciting role through our partner in this recruitment Mercuri Urval via www.mercuriurval.se (ref.no. SE-14041) by the latest the 10th of April. For more information please contact responsible consultant at Mercuri Urval, Mats Wärnling at tel. +46709 85 63 63 or see more about Universum at www.universumglobal.com