HR Business Manager EMEA

Place of work
Mlynské Nivy 12, Bratislava
Contract type

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The HR Business Manager EMEA role is a key role on the EMEA HR Leadership team. This role has a broad remit with visible impact, combining the provision of strategic and change-oriented advice and consultancy, driving operational and customer service excellence, coordinating pan-regional projects, running a commercial and compliant HR function, maximising the Group's resources and systems, and facilitating the internal planning, management and control of the EMEA HR function.

In summary the role is to:
•Provide strategic support and advice to the EMEA leadership team, facilitating and embedding the evolution of the EMEA HR function;
•Champion HR quality and customer focus, driving operational excellence, productivity and simplification and impact;
•Be a "Change Champion" by supporting employee engagement activities and internal communications within HR EMEA;
•Lead the planning of the function, including demand/capacity planning and monitoring of performance against agreed metrics;
•Enable and oversee strategic investments and delivery of key projects through a robust PMO approach;
•Lead internal financial reporting with full accountability to deliver the HR EMEA budget, acting as a counselor for the Head of HR EMEA and the team;
•Be responsible for internal governance (e.g. related to functional operational risks, policy framework) within the HR function;
•Represent HR on EMEA-wide group projects or initiatives and liaise with key stakeholders inside and outside the function.

Strategic Consultancy, Operational Excellence & Inspiring Customer Service
•Partner with the Country Heads of HR to facilitate and execute the HR EMEA functional strategy;
•Support the Regional Head HR EMEA to develop the business case for key projects and benefits tracking;
•Drive productivity and simplification across HR EMEA, partnering with the Leadership Team to identify and systematically improve bottleneck processes;
•Champion change and respond to customer experience feedback.

Financial Planning, Operational Risk Management & HR Governance:
•Overall responsible and accountable for region-wide budgeting, financial planning, cost tracking and controlling. Partnering with the Country Heads of HR, the Head HR EMEA, and relevant external stakeholders (e.g. HR DOO, HR Controlling);
•Consolidate and supervise the country budget submissions and enable the region and country level reporting;
•Report against the HR function balanced scorecard for all HR EMEA – proper monitoring and control of HR EMEA performance according to any Division KPIs framework;
•Promote effective quality assurance and continuous improvement practices;
•Act as focal point for risk and governance and reporting related topics in HR EMEA;
•Coordinate and drive specific global regulatory or policy reporting requirements for HR EMEA;
•Support both Regional and Country HR related audits.

Project Management:
•Support EMEA-wide projects (PMO) or HR process improvement initiatives as required

Communications and Engagement:
•Support the internal communication with HR EMEA and communication in HR EMEA – act as a Communications Champion;
•Define and own the aggregate communication plan for HR EMEA;
•Enable change and drive engagement across HR EMEA by supporting the Leadership Team to design appropriate change management programs (i.e. cultural mindset shift to a "can do it", empowering and experimental mentality that shows greater pace, flexibility and agility).

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

Business Mastery
•Experience of Business Administration, Strategy, Change Management, Consultancy, HR, Finance or similar discipline
•Multiple years of business experience in similarly demanding positions, ideally working with a regional/global team in matrix organisation
•Significant experience of project management, process optimisation and driving operational excellence
•Experience of enhancing client experience, with a track record of root cause resolution and implementing high impact solutions
•Experience with significant change and engagement programmes
•Experience of within a Shared Service Centre or 6 Sigma environment advantageous

Personal Mastery
•Commercial awareness, highly numerate
•A well-developed strategic perspective with ability to create and drive a compelling agenda
•Personal gravitas, credibility, commanding respect with
•Excellent stakeholder management skills, ability to bridge HR and the business functions
•Able to work independently, welcomes challenge and accountability,
•Highly collaborative, strong relationship builder and strategic partner / advisor, motivates and inspires others
•Strong problem solving skills with an execution orientation
•Able to build a story line based on data, strong quantitative and analytic skills
•Can work in and adapt to a fast-paced environment where change, resilience and flexibility is crucial
•Proficient in written and spoken business English, other European languages advantageous;
•Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills, savvy learner of new applications/software


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, we specialize in covering concepts in capital and risk management.
We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Opportunities for you. Opportunities for us.

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynské Nivy 12
81109 Bratislava

ID: 2787626   Dátum zverejnenia: 30.6.2017