HR Manager


Job ID: 11723
Salary: Competitive Package

HR Manager


Our Client is a leader in navigation, mapping and location experiences. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.

Position Overview:

The HR Manager is responsible for leading a team for the support and execution of a defined sub unit(s) global people agenda, end-to-end leadership of all HR activities, they are the primary point of contact for regional leadership team & regionally based mid to senior level leaders. This role will provide expertise and guidance in the areas of organizational performance and performance management, culture and change management, leadership coaching, competence and capability analysis and how that translates into talent assessment and development, succession planning. Additionally, this role will have accountability for driving positive employee & labour relations and employee engagement across a defined geography and may also support the organizational and workforce planning activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with business leaders to drive business results by defining the necessary people actions to successfully execute the business strategy. This includes resourcing planning/hiring plans, and defining the necessary competence requirements and organizational capabilities to increase success.
  • Lead a small HR team based Europe responsible for all end-to-end HR support (excluding HR operations/ administrative) for subunit employees/ managers based within the region, including but not limited to employee relations, labour relations, employee grievances, performance management, support of organizational planning & implementation, implementation of annual HR programs, manager training & local legislative compliance
  • Assess organizational performance systemically, defining talent gaps and proposing HR solutions that support client business objectives
  • Assess organizational health & drive activities to improve morale and engagement across the defined region
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to regional leadership team and other key regionally based leaders (some of which may have global teams) for subunit on key organizational and management issues
  • Plan and execute a lifecycle approach to talent management focused on forecasting, staffing, on-boarding, development, performance management, career / succession planning, talent movement and retention, leveraging rigorous workforce analytics and insights
  • Support organization design and reorganization activities to streamline and implement new organization structures, roles and/or processes that create speed and efficiency and support rapidly shifting business demands
  • Support and implement change management strategies to support critical evolution of the business and achieve desired business results that are sustainable over time
  • Coach business leaders on leadership behaviours and practices, employee communication, development and performance management strategies and tactics to promote engagement and a culture of continuous growth and development.
  • Develop partnerships with HR functional teams (e.g., Total Rewards, L&D, Talent Acquisition) and other staff groups (e.g., Finance, Communications) to deliver integrated solutions to HR-related needs
  • Lead HR programs and initiatives for a defined geography and management population
  • In partnership with BHR & COE teams, identify management competency gaps and partner to implement solutions to address gaps within a specified geography or subunit. This may include trainings, hosting manager forums, “brown bag” learning sessions, and other vehicles
  • Where applicable, actively lead and support positive labour relations activities; including building trust and strong relationships with employee representatives, Workers Councils, etc to support change within the organization; actively support/lead negotiations with the employees, Employee Representatives and Unions representatives


  • 7-10 years’ experience as a HR Business Partner or senior level HR Generalist, or equivalent, with broad experience covering performance and talent management, employee relations, development of engagement strategies & leadership coaching
  • Broad and deep HR experience across multiple countries within the EMEA (WEU, MEA, EEU) & deep understanding of how to navigate the complexities within the region when implementing business changes, transformations and complex employee & grievance cases
  • Experience at a multinational company working within a highly matrixed global environment
  • Track record of success in building positive working relationships and working with employees, trade unions, Workers Councils and employee representatives
  • Experience in leading & navigating complex investigations, grievances and performance management cases in the defined geography
  • Proven success in assessing organizational health, implementing improvement strategies & maintaining a positive employee relations environment
  • Strong business acumen
  • Proven ability to proactively translate changing business objectives to effective HR strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to independently develop, drive and contribute to overall strategy and business plans in a rapidly developing/changing environment
  • Strong client relationship management skills and demonstrated experience in developing consultative relationships with executive leaders, including the ability to influence decision makers to think strategically and critically
  • Broad business and financial understanding and the ability to apply to human capital implications
  • Keen eye for talent and talent attractors/retainers
  • Demonstrated ability to take a broad view of the business and deliver HR solutions that balance client and overall needs
  • Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex business/financial data and develop innovative and holistic HR solutions
  • Models excellent judgment and demonstrates the courage to take smart risks that improve business performance
  • Team player who quickly builds trust and collaborative working relationships with business leaders and partners
  • Ability to work effectively in a global network and build the necessary rapport and relationships to be successful
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively embrace and drive positive, transformational change

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required , Master’s Degree with emphasis Human Resource Management, Organization Development or Business preferred

Location: Netherlands

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