SVP People

London, England, United Kingdom


We are looking for an exceptional SVP People to lead our People Team at Lyst. This is an opportunity to define how one of Europe’s fastest growing startups attracts, hires and retains its top-tier talent, which is central to our ongoing success.

As our SVP People, you are an owner and driver of our culture, so you will take the lead in generating new ideas to foster an environment where our teams are proud and excited to be working at Lyst.

Reporting directly to the C-Suite, you are a key member of our Leadership team. You will be responsible for both our HR and Talent Acquisition teams, with a Director of HR and Director of Talent Acquisition to support you implement your vision.

About Lyst

Lyst is a global fashion search platform that helps customers find and buy the fashion they’re looking for, whatever their style. Our website and app are used by over 70 million people around the world, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in sales for the brands and stores we partner with. We’re also backed by leading investors including Accel, Balderton, Draper Esprit and LVMH.

As a team, we are driven and excited by building something unique that truly helps our customers - we are committed to continually improving the experience for them. We love challenges, problem-solving, dedication, and above all delivering impact that makes our customers lives better.


As the owner of our People function, you will develop and implement plans to nurture an environment where world-class talent wants to work, and where our people can grow and fulfil their potential. You will also act as a key advisor to the Leadership team on all matters related to their teams’ growth, development, reward and recognition.

You will be responsible for:


About You

You will have an extensive background as an People leader with a solid understanding of Talent Acquisition and People Operations, in a fast-growing business with a strong technology component.

To succeed in this role you will need the following skills:

And to thrive in our culture you have to have the following traits:


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