Head of HR for HQ with global exposure

Zug Permanent Home Office

added 02/05/2024

  • Fast-paced and multicultural environment
  • Agile mindset with experience in projects

About Our Client

For our client, a leading and fast-growing company in its industry, we are currently looking for a Head of HR based at their global Headquarters in the Zug area.

Job Description

You will report directly to the HR Director/Head of function and will have the following operational and strategic HR responsibilities:

At local level in global HQ:

  • Manage and develop the HR team ensuring high quality of HR performance
  • Define and ensure efficient HR structures/practices/processes/documents and make sure these are in alignment with global HR strategy, company culture, HR policies and Swiss legislation
  • Act as a trusted advisor by providing guidance to leaders on HR policies, procedures, and best practices, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Collaborate with Recruiters to attract, recruit and onboard top talents. Own recruiting activities for Senior positions
  • Support the local implementation of performance management processes, including goal setting, performance evaluations, and feedback mechanisms
  • Provide coaching and guidance to managers on performance improvement plans and employee development initiatives
  • Partner with business/functional leadership during times of organizational change, providing change management expertise and support
  • Support the local implementation of global talent development initiatives, career pathing and succession planning

At global level:

  • Co-define, establish and maintain best practice discipline around compensation approaches to annual salary review process, job evaluations, promotions, etc. OR around Talent Management processes
  • Be coach and advisor to the global HR team on best practices

The Successful Applicant

  • University degree or further education in Human Resources, Psychology, Business Administration, or any relevant field
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience as a Senior HR Manager and/or HR Business Partner
  • Extensive knowledge of HR practices, policies, and Swiss employment law
  • Broad experience in different HR functional areas such as Talent Acquisition & Talent Management, Performance & Change Management, Employee Relations AND/OR Compensation & Benefits
  • Excellent command of both German and English, a fair level of French would be an asset
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel
  • Ability to build structure and processes in a pragmatic way
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with a talent to build strong relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels
  • Solution-orientated leader with good decision-making skills who knows how to foster a positive work environment and to drive organizational effectiveness

What's on Offer

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy working within a flat organization structure? Do you enjoy the mix of local and global as well as operations and strategy? Would you like to be part of building up best practices in HR? Then, apply online now!

Caroline Bourgouin
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Job summary

Job Function
Human Resources
Head of HR
Energy & Natural Resources
Contract Type
Consultant name
Caroline Bourgouin
Job Reference
Job Nature
Home Office

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