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HR Director, DACH, North Rhine-Westfalia (DE)

Status shortlisting
Tags Generalist HR Talent Management


Date posted

14 Sep 2020

The Company

With strong roots and history this fast-moving consumer goods organisation is in growth mode across key markets and particularly in Germany. The responsibility covers both commercial and manufacturing. Their mission is very clear, they are here to stay, and what makes them really stand out is their remarkable employees and passion for high quality and sustainability.

The Role

This role is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and reports directly to the Managing Director and functionally into global HR, so you will need to know how to work effectively within a matrix organisation. With a strong team of local and plant HR contributors the mandate is clear, support the organisational transformation to facilitate significant growth through innovative practice and thought leadership. You will have ultimate responsibility for the creation of a robust and innovative People Strategy and successful implementation through fit for purpose HR team.  

The Individual

Previous experience in FMCG is essential as is breadth and depth experience in the German market. Your experience must include a proven, positive track record of working successfully with Works Councils on transformational projects. You will be a talent enabler within your own team of HR specialists as well as with the business leadership and their teams. Your interest in employee engagement and innovative thought leadership will go beyond the regular ideas and projects. Fluent German and English is required, and a strong record of driving your personal development and learning is expected. Everything about you will demonstrate your commitment and passion for people, customer, and brands. You will enjoy working with senior stakeholders and influencing with facts and data.

At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR Talent Management
  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
  • Global revenue
    US$10-100 Billion
  • Solid Report To
    Managing Director
  • Potential upsides
    This is a unique opportunity to step-up and prove yourself where the stakes and expectations are high, and you can really demonstrate your subject matter leadership and natural and unquestionable credibility. You will be able to flex your creative and innovative thought leadership muscles in an environment that genuinely recognises the power of its people.
  • Potential challenges
    Not unexpectedly, the stakeholder expectations are high, you will be tested and stretched, which will be natural to you as you have high credibility and subject matter expertise and very little phases you. Your confidence in your ability to direct and drive your learning will drive your engagement and success.
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