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HR Director - Czech Republic Job

Job Description

Requisition ID: 240022
Work Area: Human Resources
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Management
Employment Type: Regular Full Time

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Role description:

The HR Director for Czech Republic is a key strategic partner to the respective executive and management team members in the country, and the primary face to the business “customer”. The primary role is development, orchestration and alignment of the HR Strategy to enable and support the business strategy; having the “know-how” to bring these services/programs to customers to solve business problems and ensuring managers are aligned with region, people and business strategies so as to develop the organization to its optimal level.  The Human Resources Director for Czech Republic works closely with all Board Areas and Regional HRBPs to execute the global HR strategy by delivering services and project support locally.  Another key aspect of the role is managing the relationship with the Social Partners in Czech Republic.

• Leads the development of HR strategies for Czech Republic by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information & analysis, and ultimately, providing recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction, establishing human resources objectives that are in line with organizational objectives.
• Supporting the MD's of the different entities in the country in the co-creation and execution of the regional strategy for all human capital initiatives.   

• Responsible for all HR topics across all board areas in the Market Unit including managing and reporting on all statutory obligations from a global and local perspective.  

• Leading effective labor relationships, including negotiating and administering labor agreements with the trade unions and representative of the European Works Council

• Providing change management and operational expertise to the business (all Board Areas within the Hub)

• Leading strategic employee initiatives (Diversity & Inclusion, Employee engagement, Employer of Choice etc.) 

• Ensuring flawless execution of HR strategy and related processes for all Board Areas.

• Driving the roll-out of Market Unit specific HR initiatives - when and if required (e.g. managing attrition, investment recruitment)

• Coordinating the Czech extended HR team ensuring process excellence and collaboration spirit.  Education & Experience:

• At least 10 years’ overall working experience, 10 years’ management experience in HR position (ideally in HRBP role) 

• Experience working in a unionized environment and experience with negotiating labour agreements is a must

• Experience in different areas of HR preferred such as a COE or HR Shared Services

• Relevant degree: Law/Psychology/Behavioural Studies/Management/Labour studies etc. 

• English: Fluent 

• Czech: would be an advantage  Required Competencies:

• Leadership – ideally in a large, complex, matrixed organization

• Customer Focus  

• Business Acumen 

• Negotiation skills

• Innovative Thinking

• Challenge Complexity

• Change Agility 

• Communication 

• Quality Focus 

• Results-Driven 

• Self-Development 

• Teamwork & Collaboration  


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Information about the vacancy

Job location

Bucharova 2817/11, 158 00  Praha-Stodůlky, Czech Republic

Employment type

Full-time work

Required education


Required languages

English (proficient)

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