Regional HRBP to help business leaders double workforce & production - reputable global company

Carter Morris
Sweden (SE)
local package SEK 840,000 base salary + bonus + relocation support if required
10 May 2018
07 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This global health sector corporation in high growth mode, are seeking an HR Leader to join their executive team in driving growth across their Nordics operations. 

Based from a small city west of Stockholm, this person will be responsible for a mid sized HR team, who are supporting a variety of workforces, inclusive of those at a large, well established manufacturing operation that is key to global product supply. 

That manufacturing site is set to double its workforce and production capacity in a short span of time.  Despite this growth agenda, the company executives are keen to maintain the high quality delivery standards, employee engagement, and positive labor council relationships that exist today. 

As the most senior HR person spanning the Nordics, this role will have dual responsibilities for both the strategic direction and operational excellence of all HR services that will enable the company growth plans; and development of HR team members will certainly aid in achieving a more efficient function!

Amongst the many priorities for this regional HR team, is the in-house delivery of payroll services - so this HR leader will need advanced understanding of payroll and HRIS applications.   Given the company's aggressive growth plans, immediate experience in achieving high volume hiring will also be well regarded.  Any experience with successful retention initiatives will be useful as the workforce includes niche skills and globally scarce talent.  This HR leader will additionally have opportunities for creating frameworks for talent learning and development (right to leadership level) plus enabling career progression pathways for high performers. 

The leadership team is driving the need for this hire – they’re keen to add a high calibre HR executive to their team, to help drive the company’s extensive and demanding growth plans; and are seeking a professional who can offer the following:

  • Extensive experience of Swedish labour law and blue-collar unions (essential) and advanced knowledge of other Nordic country employment laws
  • Fluent English and Swedish language skills (essential) 
  • High personal integrity and resourcefulness   
  • Direct experience with LEAN methodologies or continuous improvement manufacturing environments
  • A track record for successfully collaborating, coaching, and influencing business leaders
  • A flair for change management and organisational design, and post merger integration

The corporation has many subsidiaries worldwide and are known for being reputable, and well resourced.  It is operating within a heavily regulated industry, with regular audits on production standards, so the desire for the highest quality of output must be in the DNA of whoever is appointed to this challenging post.  

Experience of working in a complex matrix culture, both domestically and internationally would be an advantage and a history of influencing through US headquartered companies will be useful.

The culture for the HR team globally is interesting – more about having a solutions focus rather than being “policy police”.  The HR functions globally are staffed by some bright, commercially astute and very impressive HR professionals, so there are plenty of opportunities to learn and to secure strong peer support for this multi priority role. 

The company rewards on merit rather than tenure – which is fantastic for ambitious, smart, relationship savvy, HR specialists.  The company also has a track record of promoting people cross functionally which is impressive.

Annual base salary for this role will be circa 840,000 SEK, plus benefits package and relocation support if required.  This company is open to hiring EU citizens only, with the right to work from a Sweden base.   

We have more extensive details on the hiring criteria to this role over those noted here; and interested professionals can apply directly and in confidence quoting reference CMTS00180.

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