HR Business Partner Germany & Austria

  • Location

    Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

  • Sector:

    Funds/Asset Management

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  • Salary:

    €70000 - €90000 per annum

  • Contact:

    James Casey

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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HR Business Partner - Germany/Austria

We're working with a modern, digitally evolved and culture-centric Financial Services business in Duisburg, who are currently searching for a new HR Business Partner to provide full spectrum HR support to their German and Austrian offices.

The HR Business Partner role is integral to the European HR team and this role requires a credible HR professional who is able to operate in both on a strategic and operational capacity to deliver the HR operations and People Plan to support the business area . This role is also responsible for working on a variety of activities, projects and HR products and services in line with the full employee lifecycle. One of the main aims of the HR Business Partner role is to ensure the company achieves its vision, goals and purpose by establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with stakeholders at all levels across the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for development and execution of HR strategy and People Plans in order to support the business goals and strategic priorities
  • Translate key data into an effective and commercially focused HR and people strategy
  • Develops strong relationships across the business and is able to interact at all levels
  • Challenge senior stakeholders/colleagues where appropriate and suggest alternative paths
  • Responsible for supporting organisational design reviews and implementation in order to meet needs of the business
  • Partners with and coaches' the business leadership to facilitate organisation and culture change, acting as a catalyst for building organisational effectiveness
  • Employee Relations - provision of guidance and oversight of all ER issues (grievance, disciplinary, restructuring etc). Ensuring issues are handled fairly and consistently within scope of established legislation, guidelines and practices. Understands trends and recommends strategic actions.
  • Recruitment - delivery against recruitment plans ensuring robust selection and attraction processes.
  • Compensation - co-ordinate ongoing and annual compensation process, guiding stakeholders on employees compensation via internal and external benchmarks and within budgetary guidelines
  • Performance Management Process - delivery of annual and ongoing PM
  • Talent Management, Learning & Development - delivery of annual and ongoing
  • Responsible for employee data and documentation during employee life cycle, including terms and conditions of employment, right to work, background checking, staff files and HR system processes

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree - HR, Business, Organisational Psychology or similar
  • HRBP experience at a senior level
  • HR Operations experience, including understanding of HR Risk and Governance with respect to operations (contracts, benefits, employee data, background screening etc)
  • Strong understanding of HR Technical expertise balanced by practical, pragmatic and solution orientated approach to queries and problem solving.
  • Experience of working in partnership and collaboration; building relationships and able to work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders and partners
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and HR information systems, Workday desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and German
  • Resilient, ability to navigate ambiguity and problem solve
  • Proactive, and a motivated self-starter who can thrive in an ambiguous environment and navigate through change

The SR Group (Germany) GmbH is acting as an external recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.

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