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EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President of Human Resources - Consumer Electronics

LOCATION: North America: California (Los Angeles)

COMPANY: US$1Billion+ Consumer Electronics/ Computer Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Ability to organize and manage a diverse work group to accomplish business goals. Ability to delegate, coach, develop and manage a diverse and geographically dispersed team. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Mandarin Chinese fluency could be very useful, as firm is expanding operations in Asia.

Recruiter seeks a Vice President of Human Resources on behalf of a fast growing and successful computer/ consumer electronics firm. Working closely with the Sr. Management team, the VP Human Resources will focus on recruitment and retention; organizational design and development; employee relations and training; benefits and compensation. Manages a US team of 14 HR professionals within all funtional specialties.

•   Experience in technology or an operational excellence oriented company. Working with a company that does business in greater China and/or Taiwan is a big plus.

•   15 years' HR experience, with an emphasis on: strategic planning, employee relations, compensation and employee development

•   Extensive knowledge of federal and state regs, with ability to interpret regulations and set policy accordingly

•   Strong business knowledge and capability to assess HR implications of business priorities.  Comprehensive understanding of HR principles, techniques and procedures

•   Strong partnering, facilitating, influencing, and negotiating skills.  Strong analytical and problem solving ability.



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Human Resources Director - Metals

LOCATION: US - Midwest (Chicago, IL)

COMPANY: Well-established Metals firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Experienced HR generalist who can build a Human Resources function from scratch. This person must be ready, willing and able to be the one and only HR person in the firm.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a $200 million division of a $1billion metals firm, a Human Resources Director. This division is a long-standing company that currently has 60 people, but due to an expected acquisition, the size is expected to soon double to about 120 people. Sales revenue is expected to be $300 million. Up until now, the firm has largely put the task of HR on the shoulders of the Controller, but the expansion of the firm at this point demands that a fully dedicated HR Manager or HR Director be hired. Most employees in this firm are given a great deal of authority to fulfull their mandates. Therefore, candidates who are both well experienced as HR generalists and most comfortable as sole contributors would be the best fits. People who are most comfortable in larger MNC's with a multiplicity of resources and assistants in HR probably would not find this model a good fit for them. There will be a lot of work to do in this role, as there exist few standardized HR processes. So much of the initial work will be creating HR systems from scratch. People who are experienced in such situations might find this a very rewarding opportunity. This role will initially be a single contributor role with the following responsibilties:

1.  Recruiting and staffing

2.  New employee orientation

3.  Employee training and development

4.  Updating company policies and employee handbook

5.  Compensation and benefits administration (including submitting payroll into Paycom)

6.  Company wide communication of organization values

7.  Develop employee assessment matrix

8.  Establish department and employee goals and review process

9.  Monitor employee performance improvement plans

10. Compliance with regulatory agencies

11. Employee safety, welfare, wellness and health

12. Employee relations and retention

13. Implement change as needed - team environment

14. Participate in special projects  - communicate expectations, evaluate results and milestones accomplished, implement change

15. Enhance customer-service strategies

16. Potential new office planning





EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China SVP Human Resources - Pharmaceuticals

LOCATION: China (Shanghai) or Hong Kong

COMPANY: Major pharmaceuticals firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: the firm is an operation competing in a very competitive global technology arena. The firm cannot be run like a mature business. It demands fast growth and it is reliant on attracting the highest quality talent, which the firm competes for against the top global biopharmaceutical companies. The firm needs a very sophisticated recruiting strategy. The firm needs to be able to understand what market rates are for compensation and long term incentives (share ownership is price of entry in this field) and it needs to communicate clearly to all stakeholders what is needed, why, in order to get everyone comfortable.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major pharmaceutical firm, a Senior VP Human Resources, who reports to the firm's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The SVP HR is responsible for developing organization strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analyses, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational objectives; leading the design, development and implementation of competitive and cost-effective compensation strategy, benefits programs and C&B practices for the firm in Hong Kong, the PRC, and internationally as the business expands. The incumbent will ensure the HR program and practices support the firm's business objectives resulting in the attraction and retention of highly engaged workforce.

1. Work closely with the CEO and the Business Unit Heads to provide a comprehensive HR service and professional people management approach across the business
2. Pro-actively collaborate with management to address and identify solutions to improve the business through strategic people processes and addressing employee concerns
3. Monitor the reward system, plan and implement reward activities, such as performance management, salary review, bonus scheme and incentive programs that support company reward strategy and business agenda
4. Keep abreast of emerging HR innovations, technology, laws, etc to lead the HR process review, ensuring legal compliance and good governance5.

o Suitable candidate should be a degree qualified HR expert with substantial experience in the Executive remuneration area, ideally from a multinational company with a regional/head office set up.
o A self-starter, assertive and proactive person, with the ability to deal with difficult and complex issues and work with people at different levels across the business environment.
o Pragmatic in approach, hands on, detailed oriented, fast in action, articulate, to the point in communication, and with good commercial sense.
o Fluent in English and Chinese
o Prior working knowledge in biotech industry, China operations or NASDAQ listed companies will be an added advantage


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Human Resources Manager - Chemicals

LOCATION: China (Guangdong)

COMPANY: Major American chemicals company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: China HR Manager with experience at a major foreign firm. Strong Chinese and English written and spoken skills.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of an American chemical company, a China Human Resources Manager. Under the direction of the China General Manager, the Human Resource Manager will execute the implementation and oversight of the human resources operations; activities and support services involved in the processing, recruitment, screening, selection, orientation, development, engagement, and evaluation of employees; coordinate and support communications, resources, programs, policies, benefit administration, projects, services, labor relations, and information to meet corporate human resources needs and assure smooth and efficient Department activities.

Primary role: help the people of the organization be successful in achieving high standards of performance and done with integrity.

This role will require building healthy, objective relationships with most levels in the company. This HR position must understand the various key business processes, production and related business plans. Roles can vary with need; advisory, facilitation, teach, coach, liaison, ombudsman, or recruiter.

The HR Manager provides human resources services involved in the processing, recruitment, screening, selection, and orientation of all employees (as assigned); working with hiring manager to establish and maintain related time lines and priorities; assure related activities comply with applicable standards, requirements, laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Implement Human Resources programs, projects, processes, services, labor relations, systems, strategies, goals and objectives; assure proper and timely resolution of related issues, conflicts and discrepancies.

Counsel managers and supervisors on common employee relations matters (attendance, performance) while maintaining confidentiality and consistency with established policies; assist supervisors with documentation and implementation of performance issues, including Performance Action Plans, corrective actions and performance appraisals in compliance with established standards, requirements and
procedures; assure employee understanding of established procedures and requirements.

Maintain frequent and succinct verbal and written communication with the General Manager regarding needs and issues. Maintain and collaborate in the implementation of HR plans, maintain benchmarks and trend data related to Key Performance Indicators; prepare related reports to assist with performance measurements.

Coordinate and implement the performance evaluation process for employees; assuring smooth and efficient activities related to the performance appraisal system; prepare and maintain related records and documents; provide appropriate response to salary increases and promotions, as approved.

Work with supervisors and managers to compose, develop and maintain job descriptions.

Prepare and maintain a variety of manual and human resource database records, reports and files related to employees, applicants, policies, evaluations, company functions and assigned activities in compliance with local, provincial and country laws.

Maintain current knowledge of laws, codes, regulations, and pending legislation related to Human Resources activities; recommend modifications to programs, functions and procedures to assure compliance with local, provincial and country requirements as appropriate.

Attend and participate at various meetings as assigned; serve as a member on various committees, and leader on others.

• The HR Manager takes a very active role in supporting supervisors assigned to plants or business centers in application of established human resource processes and procedures.
• The HR Generalist contributes to internal company standard setting. He or she promotes adoption of industry standards and best practices.
• Through action and behavior, drives a “consistency” mindset throughout the organization. The goal is to create uniformity in the application of policy and ensure fair and equal treatment for all employees.

Possesses an overall understanding of Human Resources and the role it plays in the business operations. Has a strong knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including employment and benefit laws. Possesses the ability to gather and analyze data and provide recommendations. Demonstrated experience and success in relationship management and building collaboration among employees and management while maintaining confidentiality and support for the organization. Must demonstrate highly efficient and effective communication skills, the ability to coach
and counsel employees and supervisors. Possesses a “continuous improvement” mindset.

This position requires an extremely perceptive person, who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels. Must have the ability to work as a team player and as unique situations present themselves, must be sensitive to the balance between corporate and employee needs. Must be able to work in a matrix organization with direct reporting the General Manager of China and dotted line reporting to the VP, Human Resources in the USA.

Bachelor’s degree in human resource management or four-year degree in business, communication, or related discipline preferred.

3+ years in HR with strong knowledge of policies, programs, methods, practices and procedures related to Employee Relations, Benefits and Payroll Administration, Staffing, country, province and local employment laws and other Human Resource


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Human Resources - Electronics

LOCATION: Asia: China (Shenzhen)

COMPANY: US Electronic Products Manufacturer

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a division of a multi-billion dollar US firm, a Shenzhen based VP Human Resources. Fluency in English and Chinese (ideally both Mandarin and Cantonese) required. Firm can consider leading local candidates, as well as candidates in Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and other countries. Position will include responsibility for several China operations totalling 3,000 employees and multiple HR Managers (6 direct, 20 indirect). This position will require a fast paced, seasoned MNC HR head who can be both strong and diplomatic. The goal here is to create a world class HR organization in an originally Chinese private corporation that was acquired by a foreign MNC.

· University degree holder. An MBA will be highly regarded. Capable in written and spoken English is required

· The candidate should have 12-15 years of progressive HR experience from multi-national companies with at least 5 years as head of the entire HR function.

· At least 3 years leading the Human Resources function in a company with major R&D, sales and Marketing and Supply Chain operations, as opposed to Manufacturing operations.

· Solid experience in managing on a hands-on basis, and very good people skills.

· The position requires the incumbent t--- operate at both an operational and strategic level.  As part of the core management team, the incumbent must demonstrate ability in organizational development, shaping strategy and culture, and strong communication skills.



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Human Resources - Medical Devices

LOCATION: Asia: Singapore

COMPANY: Global Medical Devices Manufacturer

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading medical devices firm, a Malaysia based Human Resources Director. Fluency in English required; other Asia-Pacific languages a strong plus. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director of Human Resources will supervise multi-plant, multi-country HR efforts in the Asia-Pacific region, in coordination with Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Americas management groups. This position requires a fast-paced, highly unbureaucratic HR Director who can play a leading role in building lean manufacturing and lean organizations at company operations in the Asian region.



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vietnam Director, Human Resources - Consumer Electronics


COMPANY: Major international Consumer Electronics firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Vietnamese-English fluent HR Director with strong greenfield business unit experiences. Preference to candidates with Bachelor's or Master's in Business, Legal, or Human Resources.

Recruiter seeks a Vietnam Human Resources Director for a top global consumer electronics firm. The Vietnam Human Resources Director will be the key person involved in the expansion of a very large startup plant in Vietnam.

- HRM (HR policy, C&B, Recruiting, etc.)
- HRD, Labor Management, Culture, Relationship etc.
More than 10 years working experience in HR field desired, with at least 5 years' experience as Team Leader or Director in multinational companies. Experience in handling governmental relationships at the city, province and national levels a strong plus.



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vietnam Director of Human Resources - Manufacturing

LOCATION: Vietnam (Danang)

COMPANY: Major international textiles firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Western-trained Vietnamese-English fluent HR Director.

Recruiter seeks a Vietnam Director of Human Resources for a major international firm. The Vietnam Director Human Resources reports to the General Director and supervises:Division HR Managers, Corporate HR Manager, Corporate Compliance Manager.  The Vietnam Director Human Resources provides overall strategic HR leadership to the JV. Oversees the development and implementation of human resources policies, programs and services including; healthandsafety, security, recruitment, selection, retention, legal compliance, employee benefits, employee relations, employment practices and procedures, employee communications and employee events. Requires 5-10 years of progressive Vietnam HR experience with a multinational company with exposures to all core functions of HR noted above.Good written and oral communication skills required – must be able to communicate effectively with Corporate HR resources in English.  



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vietnam Human Resources Manager -IT Services

LOCATION: Vietnam (Hochiminh City)

COMPANY: Major international IT Services firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Western-trained Vietnamese-English fluent HR Manager

Recruiter seeks a Vietnam Human Resources Manager for a major international firm in the IT Services sector. The Vietnam Human Resources Manager will implement the Vietnam resource strategy, in accordance with the firm's Global Strategy, so that the organization attracts, manages, develops and retains the employees it needs to achieve its current and future business objectives. Key activities:

-   Direct a variety of HR programmes to ensure that employees are recruited, managed, trained, evaluated and rewarded in accordance with the firm's Vietnam HR strategy. These programmes are grouped under 5 streams :

o   Recruitment

o   Compensation &Benefits

o   Learning & Culture

o   People care

o   Mobility

-   Liaise with functional and operational  area managers to develop strategies that are appropriate for their business needs

-   Ensure that firm's Vietnam HR strategy and practices comply with all Vietnamese regulations, laws and employment standards

-   Evaluate the organization's future workforce needs in order to recommend changes to the HR strategy or to adapt  existing current HR programmes to meet these needs

-   Lead, direct, evaluate and develop a team of HR professionals to ensure the HR strategy is implemented effectively and within established budgets


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Human Resources Manager - Plastic Products

LOCATION: China (Suzhou - Kunshan)

COMPANY: Major US Multinational Firm

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading American multinational, a Human Resources Manager. The main function will be HR Manager 人 事行政经理:

1,  Set up the human resouce strategy to comply with the company strategy, provide suggestion and data collection for key decision-making.
统 筹制定公司人力资源战略规划,为重大人事决策提供建议和信息支持;

2,  Design the Organization Chart,optimize the manpower
负 责建立公司组织架构、人力资源优化设计并实施配置方案;

3,  Set up and implement and supervise the lablor manual, HR policy, wellfare policy, performance appraisal, salary grade system etc.
制 定、执行、监督公司员工手册、人事管理制度、员工福利制度、员工绩效考核、岗 位薪酬等级制度等;

4,  Assist departmental manager to design and update the JD and competency requirement according to the company development, ensure the JD in line with the actual impletment, evaluate the competency regularly
协 助直线经理编制职位说明书及员工能力要求,并根据公司发展调整需要进行相应的 变更,保证职位说明书与实际相符及定期进行员工能力评审;

5,  Set up and implement recrutment plan
制 定员工招聘计划,并实施员工招聘;

6,  Set up the communication channel between employees and senior management, strengthen employees relationship, handle labor disputes
建 立与员工沟通渠道,协调公司各层员工关系,处理劳动纠纷;

7,  Organize the salary review and promotion evaluation
组 织提薪评审和晋升评审。

8,  Set up and implement annual training plan and employee career path, achieve training objective
制 定年度培训计划及员工发展计划,组织员工岗前培训,达成公司培训合格率及达成 率目标。

9,  Implement BEP and do realted investigation for breach of BEP
负 责公司商业道德规范的有效执行及违规事件调查。

10,Communicate and cooperate with cross functional department for Human Resource affairs
与 各部门进行沟通与协调员工事宜



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: HR Manager - Electronics

LOCATION: China (Hong Kong)

COMPANY: US Electronics Manufacturer

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a multi-billion dollar US electronics firm, a Hong Kong based Human Resources Manager. Fluency in English required; other Asia-Pac languages a strong plus. Candidates would potentially be eligible to assume a promotion to VP Human Resources - Asia Pacific Region. This position would have responsibility for HR at company divisions in 10 Asia-Pac countries, from India to Australia. Candidates should have had multi-country HR responsibilities at leading multinationals. Frequent travel internationally might be expected.


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Country HR Manager - Logistics Services


COMPANY: Multinational Services Sector Company

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of leading international service sector company, a Human Resources Manager, reporting to the Country Manager. The person will manage all HR activities within Country and provide world-class HR competencies and support to the Country management team in recruiting, coaching, developing and retaining management talent.





EXECUTIVE SEARCH: German Legal Manager/Director - Financial Services

LOCATION: Germany (Frankfurt-am-Main)

COMPANY: Major European financial services company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A German Legal Director with strong leadership skills, a good mentoring ability, and a good project management mindset. Yes, you know the routine: busy, busy, busy, with constantly changing priorities. So the Legal Manager or Legal Director needs to be very good at managing people.

Recruiter seeks a German Legal Manager or Legal Director, on behalf of a leading European financial services firm, based outside of Germany.

The position involves supervision of about 10 legal staff. The majority of work involves contracts and data protection issues.

This resource shall be included in the Legal & Corporate Department with headquarters offices based at HQ in order to provide legal assistance and support in favor of a group of companies operating in the territory of Germany (the “Companies”).

The Legal Manager reports to and is managed by the General Counsel based at Headquarters.

Responsibilities include (not an exhaustive list):

    • Line manage members of the legal department in Germany, supervising their casework to ensure that it is of the highest standard and that they meet the targets and objectives that have been set for them;
    • Assist regional managers providing a wide range of legal advice and counsel on business, IT, IPR, compliance and data protection;
    • Provide legal advice on corporate and legal affairs matters including drafting, reviewing, commenting and advice on Companies secretarial documents, including board minutes and board resolutions;
    • Organize corporate records, liaising with the headquarters offices;
    • Assist in management of external legal counsels;
    • Provide legal advice on contract related matters with existing and potential partners, customers and suppliers as well as draft, review and negotiate various commercial contracts and other company documents with customers, suppliers and third parties;
    • Anticipate and address potential legal risks facing the Companies;
    • Participate in the development and recommendation of Companies policies and position on legal issues in conjunction with headquarters offices and local management.

The ideal candidate will posses the following qualifications:

    • Master Degree in Law;
    • 10 years PQE as a legal counsel in an international law firm and/or in a legal department of a multinational company based in Germany;
    • 5 years of professional experience in a managerial role in a legal department;
    • German mother tongue, fluency  in spoken/written English as pre-requisite condition for employment
    • Ability to work in an international environment and in multi-disciplinary teams;
    • Awareness of current legal standard in the data protection law field
    • Ability to manage a team, monitor performance and to inspire and support other members of the legal department;
    • Self-motivation and ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work under pressure;
    • Excellent communication, drafting and negotiating skills, and ability to work independently;
    • Significant and comprehensive IT skills under Windows environment, with particular reference to Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Outlook;
    • The position shall be based in Germany but is requested flexibility to engage in regular domestic, and occasionally international, travel for the Companies business.


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Legal Compliance Communication Manager - E-Mobility


COMPANY: Major EV Battery firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A very hands-on, experienced legal specialist, ideally with e-mobility familiarity

Recruiter seeks a Legal Compliance Communication Manager, on behalf of a leading EV battery firm.

--Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (health and safety in the workplace law, environmental law, labor law, partnerships, international ventures, M&A, press releases and communication with Media)
--Collaborate with management to devise efficient communication and legal strategies
Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance (Create organizational models to avoid the administrative responsibility of the company)
--Research and evaluate different legal and compliance risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
--Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues
--Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, national and international public authority EU and International Authorities, mass media and press), creating relations of trust
--Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
--Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization
--Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation as relevant for battery and automotive business at EU level
--Collaborate with external legal auditors and HR when needed
--Educate and train employees on regulations and industry communication practices
--Provide legal advisory services to the EHS in order to be in compliance with the safe work practice, and give supporting to the EHS in the implementation of environmental legislation
--Supports the business management in the implementation of the EU Directive and develop environmental sustainability projects in the context of corporate social responsibility actions
--Providing stakeholder with information about new efficiency and monitoring of controls methods, regulations compliance, voluntary enhancement of regulations, sustainable development and circular economy strategies of the enterprise
--Give legal assistance to the management in relations with political decision-makers on the legislative and regulatory proposals of interest to the company
--Attending and supporting promotional events, such as press conferences, open days, exhibitions, tours and visits
--Communicate with Press Media for legal release and in charge of legal review of official communication

--Proven experience as a legal counsel in business environment
--Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures
--Full comprehension of the influences of the external public environment of a corporation
--Demonstrated ability to create legal and communication defensive or proactive strategies
--Proven experience in the field of institutional relations in the EU, with public authorities and international context.
--High degree of professional ethics and integrity
--Outstanding communication skills at international and EU level


--Fluent in English language ( other EU language of advantage)
--Master degree in Law
--five (5) years’ experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience in Public Sector/ Automotive / Sustainability / Energy or similar environments as Head of Legal, Head of Communication or International Affairs or similar positions
Professional qualification as Attorney at Law in Europe
--Intercultural and international experience preferred.



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director of Human Resources - Automotive Products

LOCATION: Europe: (Paris, France preferred)

COMPANY:  US Automotive parts supplier

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of an American automotive parts manufacturer, a Europe based Human Resources Director. Fluency in English required. Fluency in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Czech, German or Turkish desired. Reports to the Chief Operating Officer. It is essential that the job holder be prepared to do significant international travel - not just Europe, but elsewhere, esp. to the United States.


Key Relationships: VP Human Resources; Member of the Automotive Operations Executive Team; Liaise with the VP HR; Professional HR Advisor to all Operations Executive Team


Purpose: to initiate and deliveer a Human Resources strategy to the automotive business and to ensure that those strategies are closely aligned to the operational and commercial requirements


Key objectives:

--develop an HR strategy with clearly defined goals and objectives and achieve buy-in from the Operations Executive Team and VP of Human Resources

--work closely wiht the COO to ensure that the initiatives satisfy the commercial and operational requirements of the European automotive business

--support the COO on the development of the European executive management team on both an individual and team basis

--deliver key HR strategies and initiatives for the following: executive and senior management recruitment; leadership and management development; career and succession planning; performance review and appraisals; remuneration and benefits strategy; management by objectives; employee and industrial relations; terms and conditions of employment; internal and external communications


Key Attributes: manufacturing based experience in mid sized company; multilingual; experience in areas other than HR useful; international experience required with preference for working experience in multiple countries; systems thinking, a detailed process orientation; flexibilty



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Sweden Human Resources Manager - Chemicals

LOCATION: Sweden (Stockholm area)

COMPANY: Medium sized European chemicals firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A results-oriented, unbureaucratic generalist HR Manager

Recruiter seeks a Human Resources Manager, who reports to the Managing Director of business unit, with a dotted-line report to Global HR Director. Responsible for monitoring, interpretation, implementation and monitoring of labor laws and regulations. Monitoring new labor laws and implement HR procedures into the HR management system. Educate and give advice.

Responsible for Sweden business unit's wage payments system as well as the reports to the Finance Department.
--Approve wage sheets.
--Attest wage payments.

Responsible for development of the HR management system and implementing Global HR procedures.
--Administrate the collecting and input of information into relevant systems.
--Approve procedures for the HR management system.

Responsible for purchases/procurement on behalf of the HR organization.
--Negotiate and procure goods and services.
--Sign contracts according to grandfather principle.

Coordinate recruitments according to Global HR Procedures.
--Provide support in recruitment processes.
--Approve recruitments and sign contracts according to grandfather principle and Global HR procedures.

Responsible for implementing mandatory training.
--Function as educator within own area of expertise.
--Make decisions on implementing required training according to grandfather principle.

Member of Operations Management Team.
--The Operations Team's task assignments:
Develop the company's business plan; participate in making decisions on overall company goals, policies and action plans. Prepare items for Management Team's meetings, inform on status of own area of responsibility, partake in major decisions regarding the business unit in Sweden.
--Implement the decisions taken in the Operations Team.

Member of the Global HR team
--Prepare HR reports and implement Global HR procedures and policies

Representing the company in and responsible for negotiations regarding the Codetermination Act or other negotiations with the trade unions.
--Act as Chairman as well as take minutes at Codetermination Act negotiations.
--Conclude agreements according to established approval procedures/grand-father principle.

Chairman of the Safety Committee.
--Ensure Safety Committee meetings are performed regularly.
--Raising queries and concerns from the Safety Committe to Sweden's Operations Team as well as raising queries and concerns from Sweden's Operations Team to the Safety Committee.

Project leader.
--Project leader or participate in projects.
--Run projects according to approved budget.

--Internal information on the local Notes bulletin board.
--Approve items for publication.

Responsible for HR activities in Emergency Organisation
--See HR activities in case of emergency in Management System

B.Sc. Human Resource Management or equivalent

Work experience 5-10 years

Special requirements
Local wage payment system. Global HR system

Specific requirements
--- English and Swedish proficiency
--- Local Wage system and Global HR system

Personal qualities and characteristics
--- Leadership skills (see job description Manager)
--- High integrity
--- Service-minded
--- Problem solver
--- Proficient negotiator


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director Human Resources - Central Europe - Quick Serve Restaurants


COMPANY: Major QSR Franchisee

Recruiter seeks a Central Europe HR Director, on behalf of the largest independent restaurant operator in Central and Eastern Europe. The firm, employs 15,000 people and builds on a portfolio of well recognized power brands such as KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King and Starbucks. Based on solid franchise and joint venture partnerships, it owns franchised stores in Spain, Germany, France, the USA and China. .


Job Purpose:

Ensures Firm as an employer of choice, attracts and retains top talents. Leads all HR activities as a partner for all departments in Central Europe (Poland, Czech Rep., Hungary) as regards to developing HR capability. Is a critical player in keeping Firm's culture, values and spirit alive and thriving.  


Your Challenges:

•   Develops Central Europe division HR strategy and goals

•   Ensures that Firm is a leader in Central Europe with regard to total compensation schemes for all employees

•   Builds the team ahead of the curve ensuring achievement of Divisions’ 3-year goals

•   Builds organizational capability to support rapid and profitable expansion

•   Develops and maintains an appropriate organization structure, employee motivation and management  succession and progression plan to enable Firm to be a growth company

•   Maintains quality in company operations through the development and application of company policies, procedures and standards consistent with Firm's Core Values and Operating Principles

•   Ensures best in class HR processes, training systems, supportive HR tools into all brands in Central Europe

•   Represents Firm to outside world as required. Establishes the necessary external contacts with suppliers, governments, customers and key constituents

•   Ensures compliance with labor legislations and regulations in Central Europe



•   BA degree in HR or other related specialization

•   min 10 years of diverse and progressive Human Resources experience in a generalist capacity dealing with complex business and Human Resources issues

•   min 7 years of managerial experience in service-based organization

•   Excellent knowledge of labor law and regulations

•   Strong leadership skills

•   Ability to build successful relationships within all departments and levels within organization

•   Demonstrated presentation skills

•   Ability to maintain a critical balance between employee advocacy and the company's interests for desired outcomes

•   Strong business acumen and goal orientation

•   Flexibility in adapting to changing business requirements

•   Proven ability to coach, mentor, and consult with a wide range of management and employees

•   Fluent English is a must

•   Strong computer proficiency

•   Experience in international, acting on Central Europe markets company will be an asset



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: European Director of Human Resources - Semiconductor Industry

LOCATION: Europe: France

COMPANY: Leading Multinational Semiconductor Products Firm

A world leading  company in the semiconductor industry seeks a highly international European Director of Human Resources (Directeur des Ressources Humaines), who would be based in France but who would be responsible for leading a pan-European HR infrastructure and recruitment effort. Candidates must possess exceptionally good English communications skills, as well as being natively fluent in French. Other languages, such as German, would be a plus. Candidates should have worked at leading multinational companies, with a particular plus being US company experiences or work experiences in the US or Canada. Education in the US would be of interest, and Semiconductor or other high tech product familiarity would be most helpful. Experiences at major European multinationals where the language of daily corporate business could also be acceptable. This person of a certain special mind, however, is needed today at this world leading company: a person who doesn't "think like a French manager" or "think like an American manager," but rather someone who can conceptualize an effective Human Resources structure on a pan-European level, because s/he naturally thinks internationally, like a person at a world leading company needs to think. This position reports to a Senior Vice President of Human Resources.



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Germany HR Manager - Aviation Sector

LOCATION: Germany (Frankfurt)

COMPANY: International Ground Handling Services Company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A solid generalist Human Resources Manager, ideally with experence in the the air cargo or related sector. Fluent in German and English.

Recruiter seeks a Human Resources Manager on behalf of a well established international aviation services firm offering cargo and warehouse services.




EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Human Resources Manager - Transportation Sector

LOCATION: Latin America: Puerto Rico

COMPANY: Major Transportation Sector Firm

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading transport sector firm, a Human Resources Manager. The main function will be to develop policy and direct and coordinate human resources activities, including employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits, training, and employee services by performing the following duties personally or through staff. Full fluency in English and Spanish is required.


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico Human Resources Manager - Industrial Components
LOCATION: Latin America: Mexico (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon)
COMPANY: Multinational Metal Products Firm

A division of a diversified US multinational company seeks a Plant Human Resources Manager for their facility in in Monterrey. The plant currently employs 60 persons and will be expanding. Strong English language skills. Looking for someone with 5 years experience as a generalist Human Resources Manager in a manufacturing environment.



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: South America Regional Director of Human Resources - Heavy Industry

LOCATION: Latin America: Brazil (São Paulo)

COMPANY: Major North American manufacturing firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Key overall objective of the role is to have the right people, in the place at the right time in a way that is consistent with 1) the company strategy, values & culture and policies & procedures, 2) with all statutory obligations and 3) with all other aspects of employment law. Move HR from being a completely transactional function to re-position it to deal with people matters at a more strategic level, intimately linked with the human capital elements of the business, transformation and change agendas

Recruiter seeks a Latin America Regional Director of Human Resources for a leading global corporation. Major duties:


---Contribute to the development of the HR strategy for Brazil and  Latin America to support the business goals and objectives in terms of order intake, sales, EBIT and free cash-flow.

---Devise and lead the development and implementation of a people plan that is directly linked to the local business strategy and plan.

---Contribute to the development of appropriate HR structure to deliver business objectives.

---Implement all necessary actions to drive higher levels of employee engagement as a result of the employee opinion survey; drive communication activities to ensure employees fully involved and recognize actions taken based on employee feedback.

---Complete HR due diligence in line with the --- framework and ensure completion of HR integration plans.



---Define, start and drive to completion, in close collaboration with the line managers and through the use of ---, the resourcing plan of white and blue collars, and related new hires induction programmes, according to the projects needs.  

---Ensure effective Performance Management Process in place.

---Define the training plans for white and blue collars from the analysis of the learning needs reported in the PMP or in other sources of information (line managers, Talentv, personal interviews, local legislation, …, …); prioritize spent in liaison with line managers and business country leaders; identify key suppliers for the provision of training in local language where these are not provided through ---.

---Coordinate and support bi-annual white collars Talent Review process and ensure all development activity is evaluated and relevant actions taken.

---Support annual Succession Planning process for key critical roles

---Drive the replacement planning for blue collars

---Promote and support --- Mentoring Programme; advise, support and coach local executives and managers.

---Work closely with the wider

---  HR community  to ensure integration with

---  programmes and utilize project resource to support business initiatives    



---Drive the outsourcing of the payroll activities.

---Supervise the correct and timely flow of information toward the external payroll provider.

---Promote and drive a regular and smooth two-way flow of information toward/from Comp&Ben at ---.

---Responsible for the correct and on-time payment of employees and for the compliance with collective agreements.  5% (after completion of payroll outsourcing)



---Responsible for the proactive regular review and audit of all HR processes.

---Work in close collaboration with --- to support and drive locally --- annual global processes (salary review, bonus payment, ....) or ad-hoc projects (grading system, benchmarks, …,


---Raise awareness of implications of proposed new policies and processes with the Group HR and propose local alternatives to achieve overall objective.

---Work with and advise country management team on the implementation of HR policies & processes and on any issue arising from them, ensuring appropriate works council (or other body) communication.

---Coordinate the implementation and communication of HR policies and procedures including Group policies.



---Provide direct guidance to direct reports on work prioritization

---Provide appropriate structure and clear accountabilities for the HR team; coordinate HR presence c/o sites

---Recruit, manage, develop and review all direct reports

---Assist direct reports to achieve their goals through coaching and mentoring

---Ensures effective performance management of  team members

---Ensure that own succession and emergency cover plan is in place

---Set clear behavioral standards in line with company values on a continuous basis


Geographical locations of staff managed by the position: •   Brazil  •   Peru


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Country HR Manager - Hospitality

LOCATION: Latin America: Costa Rica

COMPANY: Major International Hospitality Company

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of leading international hospitality firm, a Human Resources Manager. The HR Manager will oversee daily activities of human resources for a Hospitality firm with 900 employees. 5+ years HR Management experience, very strong English/ Spanish bilingual skills.



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Dominican Republic Manager of Human Resources - Consumer Products

LOCATION: Latin America: Dominican Republic

COMPANY: Major international CPG firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: internationally-trained Spanish-English fluent HR Manager - ideally an HR Manager who has worked at a Fortune 500 firm. Mix of HR generalist and organization development and similar experience (succession planning, development, performance management, etc.). Work in head office and factory settings. Minimum 10 years post university experience. Person will need significant experience of leading change, business improvement and performance management initiatives. Should have good appreciation of corporate governance/code of conduct systems.

Recruiter seeks a Dominican Republic Manager of Human Resources for a major international firm in the consumer goods manufacturing sector. The HR Manager will report to the Factory Manager with the functional link through

Central Manufacturing to Group HR. This is a key Management position within the Management team. The HR Manager will be responsible for: 

-   Managing the HR Department and ensuring the efficient operation of the site human resources function.

-   Development of fit for purpose (need) mid and long term resource planning.

-   Development and improvement of existing HR procedures for healthcare, absenteeism, job grading, training and development etc in line with Group policies ensuring the effectiveness of people related investments made by the Company.

-   Ensure implementation of all HR plans and activities within the approved budget.

-   Initiating and facilitating organization development projects and initiatives designed to reduce cost and improve the performance of the factory

-   Ensuring compliance with both Dominican legislation and Group Policies regarding labour related conditions and issues.

-   Ensuring compliance with Corporate Governance and providing information to Head Office, other corporate sites and external bodies. In addition to his or her role the HR Manager will actively support the Factory Manager in managing relations with Trade Unions, employee's representatives as well as in Collective Labour Agreement negotiations. The successful candidate should have a University degree, or similar professional qualifications, in HR and have substantial relevant experience in a production environment within an international organization.  S/he should be able to communicate effectively at different levels in- and outside the organization. The candidate for this role needs to demonstrate ambition and a strong drive for results. The preferred candidate is capable to manage change, because s/he sees development of the organization and its people as an ongoing activity. An excellent command of both Spanish & English is essential.



EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Mexico HR Director - Automotive

LOCATION: Latin America: Mexico (Monterrey)

COMPANY: US Manufacturing Company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: The ideal candidate will have built a Mexico HR infrastructure from the ground up many times, and will have the ability to work well with all levels of employees.

Recruiter seeks a Mexico Human Resources Director, on behalf of US firm serving the industrial, automotive and electronic sectors and employing over 1500 people. The HR Director will oversee daily activities of human resources for a Hospitality firm with 900 employees. 5+ years HR Management experience, very strong English/ Spanish bilingual skills. This is a Mexico-wide HR role for the firm's growing operations in Mexico, which includes manufacturing plants in nine Mexican cities. This role coordinates Mexico HR policies. The ideal candidate has at least ten year experience as HR Director in Mexico, is fully bilingual in Spanish and English, and has experience working within a multi-country company. The role in Mexico will act as a business partner to directly guide line managers.


EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Human Resources Director - Logistic Services

LOCATION: Latin America: Costa Rica

COMPANY: International Logistics Services Firm

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a logistics services firm, an HR Director who would handle a multitude of projects and duties within human resources. The HR Director would be responsible for managing talent acquisition and other HR Operations activities, making recommendations to management and implementing company policy procedures in the office in Costa Rica with about 200 employees. The HR Director's scope of work includes the following:


Recruitment and Selection - is responsible for recruiting, sourcing and interviewing prospective candidates for open positions.


Employee Relations - supports and mediates employee issues and complaints and facilitates human resources-related company management meetings.


Performance Management - is responsible for maintaining and managing performance records of employees and supports departmental employee retention throughout an organization.


Training and Development - will facilitate and develop training classes/seminars for new and current employees.



•   holds an advanced degree in human resources or related course/s and have at least three years of direct human resources experience in one or more disciplines;

•   is proficient in both Spanish and English languages (written and oral);

•   is proficient with Microsoft Office applications;

•   maintains professional appearance and provides a positive company image to the public;

•   has knowledge of:

o   human resource functions in the areas of recruitment, employment, training, classification, compensation, employee relations, benefits and / or organizational development, and human resource policies and procedures

•   has ability to:

o   communicate effectively,

o   deal tactfully with employees and the public

o   establish and maintain effective working relationships

o   interpret, explain, and apply rules and procedures

o   multi-task and prioritize, and

o   organize and maintain a variety of human resource functions.






EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Human Resources Manager - Consumer Products

LOCATION: Central Asia: Azerbaijan (Baku)

COMPANY: Turkish Consumer Products Firm (FMCG)

Recruiter seeks a HR Manager for leading regional food and beverage firm's Azerbaijan office. Reporting to the General Manager, the HR Manager will organise and manage the work of the HR Department by providing all departments with well-qualified employees according to the recruitment demands; organising high-quality training, compensation and benefits management, keeping accurate and up-to-date personnel recording, HR reporting, maintaining healthy and safe working environment in the most cost effective manner. Fluency in English and Azeri or Turkish required




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