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HR Manager - Maternity cover (minimum 14 months)

HR Manager - Maternity cover (minimum 14 months)

  • Location

    West London, London

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £62000 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits

  • Contact:

    Sheila Harris

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    14 months

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HR Manager - Maternity cover (minimum 14 months)

Our client is a Major Global FMCG Organisation who are currently seeking and experienced HR Manager to cover maternity leave.

The successful candidate will lead delivery in the areas of employee services, data management, recruitment, reporting, and local employment legislation (Germany).

Key responsibilities:

Apart from supporting employees in Germany you will also support London, Paris, Madrid and Moscow.

Build employee engagement and broaden employee capabilities in line with business strategy, supporting resource of permanent employees and off-shore contractors

Advise employees on day to day HR questions, contractual entitlements, and HRIS use

Support line managers through cases to resolve issues cost-effectively, and as per local legislation, and in a timely manner

Ensure contractual changes are implemented as required

Lead talent assessment process for employees

Champion business-specific initiatives and translate to building employee capability.

Assist with implementation of global programs and lead local change management initiatives where required.

Manage local entry level and professional recruiting, and on a wider European basis where possible

Actively participate in search and selection activities

Conduct in-house interviews for above positions and advise management on candidate selection

Coordinate all associated contractual documentation and local onboarding

HRIS management

Manage administration of individual, service, and global awards for Europe employees.

Prepare and issue HR communications to the wider team (e.g. new starters, company change, etc.)

Work closely with Finance team to align employee data (e.g. cost centres, exceptional payments, etc.)

Along with HRBP, champion existing and new company benefits

Support team building events

Person Specification:

Graduate or equivalent

5 years' minimum HR experience that encompass areas above

Language skills in German and ideally another European language

Experience of working in a multinational and corporate environment

Ability to travel to the site in Germany

Understanding employment legislation in Germany and ideally France

Experience with managing both PC (Word / Excel) and HRIS software applications

Confident, and have the ability to manage a multitude of tasks