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"HR Change and transformation specialist required for manufacturing company in Southern Germany"
Baden Württemberg (HQ within commuting distance of Stuttgart and Munich)
€Very Attractive Company Car, Bonus & Benefits including Relocation Assistance
It's a small word with big implications that often make people nervous. But, as an experienced Human Resources Professional, you know that it's an inevitable part of business life.
Companies can't stand still. They have to evolve continually, and HR plays a critical role in helping staff through these periods.
Our client is an established manufacturing company in the South of Germany and has ambitious plans they need your skills to implement.
Working closely with the Managing Directors in Germany and Group HR Director in the UK, you'll be implementing the group strategy at the local level. As such, you'll need to be fluent in English and German and have the gravitas and strong character to constructively challenge, coach, engage and influence the leadership team. You will also assist the operations in Poland and the Netherlands. In total our client employs c450 people across Germany, Poland, and the Netherlands. Your initial and primary focus will be Germany.
As an experienced HR transformation specialist, you'll have the knowledge and background to lead the changes required, working closely with the Works Council in a unionised company.
Visibility will be critical to building the strong relationships you will need to succeed in this role, as our client wants you to implement HR best practices throughout its German, Polish and Dutch operations. This will involve working alongside the directors, senior managers, line managers and staff to educate, coach and support the correct application and continuous development of company policies.
As for your background, our client anticipates that you will have a degree in a HR discipline and be a member of a recognised professional HR body. In addition, you'll have led transformation projects in your previous roles and can demonstrate resilience, strength of character, and a results-oriented mindset to your work. You will be a HR generalist and business partner. This experience will have been gained, ideally within a multinational, matrix, and unionised environment within the engineering or other heavy industry.
Overall, this will be a high profile, challenging but rewarding position and the opportunity to really shape our client's strategy and direction.
Our client's HQ are located between Stuttgart and Munich. Our client is open to discuss relocation expense options as part of the recruitment process.
There are many more details to discuss on this role, so please indicate your interest by emailing your CV in both English and German, quoting reference LX 876669 or call us on 44 1905 381 320.