Interim HR Manager
A boutique, global Investment Bank are currently looking to hire a HR Manager on an initial interim basis with potential to convert to a permanent position. This is an exciting opportunity where you will be operating in a small HR function and providing hands on support to the HR Director. The role consists of providing proactive operational HR service to c. 300 employees across all non-US offices, currently UK, Germany, Italy, Holland, France, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong, PRC, Tokyo and Singapore. Provide advice and guidance to Business Heads on all aspects of the employee life cycle and manage specific projects as assigned by the VP, Human Resources Director. Specific Responsibilities Include: Build and maintain close relationships with business heads to ensure early consultation around and resolution of all HR issues.Assist in the Firm's international expansion through organic growth and acquisitions.Support VP in managing international secondments to both new and established locations.Manage work permit / visa issues for staff moving into / between international locations.Liaise with Recruiting and/or business heads in the hiring of financial and administrative staff.Supervise preparation of offer letters to SVP level, liaising with business heads and General Counsel for appropriate approvals.Assist in development of employment contracts, policies and employee communications suitable for each location.Manage administration of company benefits in all locations. Act as main contact point for vendors and assist in carrying out annual review of schemes and/or harmonization of benefits post acquisition.Liaise with Payroll team regarding HR input to international payrolls, seeking external advice where necessary.Manage performance reviews to ensure timetable is adhered to and all staff understand the process.Manage the disciplinary and grievance process for staff up to SVP level, including terminations. Liaise with the VP, General Counsel and outside employment lawyers as necessary.Keep abreast of employment law changes and taking appropriate action to ensure the business complies.Ensure all HR systems and procedures are kept up to date. Assist in the further development of in-house applications for international use.Supervise the day to day activities of the Human Resources Coordinator and Human Resources Assistant. The ideal candidate will hold a strong HR Generalist profile and have previous experience within financial services and/or a boutique environment preferred. Strong understanding of international employment benefits and previous experience having managed a European client group. Sound knowledge of UK and international employment law. Previous experience of working for a US company and Italian, French or German language skills would be advantageous.