HR Manager

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Date: 09-Mar-2023

Location: Vallirana, ES

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

HR Manager - Job Purpose


We are looking for a HR Manager for our site located in Vallirana (Barcelona). 

In their area of responsibility they help the business or function to achieve objectives by giving good quality HR advice and guidance based on sound HR knowledge, professionalism and an understanding of the AkzoNobel HR Strategy and practices.

Work with other areas of the HR Operating Model (People Services and Center of Excellence) to ensure a comprehensive high quality HR service to our internal customers 

Lead in managing employee and industrial relations at the relevant level working with employee or works councils and local Union representatives.

Responsible of providing HR advice and implementing any restructuring or organizational project in scope.


HR Manager - Key Accountabilities


Employee Lifecycle Management:

  • Coach and support people managers so that they have the necessary capability to carry out activities in the annual employee calendar. 
  • Facilitate Operational Workforce Planning at the relevant level working with the business/function
  • Provide day to day coaching and advice to managers to facilitate planning and decision making in areas such as recruitment, development and local restructuring requirements (subject to the standard business/function approval processes)
  • Support and coach managers in discussions relating to job evaluation, pay and reward working with the Regional Rewards CoE as required.
  • Work with the regional CoE partners to roll out AkzoNobel global learning initiatives in their area.


Operational Excellence.

  • Support and/or lead local plans for standardization and continuous improvement within the country
  • Work with other HR colleagues in the country to ensure that AkzoNobel global HR processes are implemented within their area of responsibility
  • Take ownership where they identify data inaccuracies and address them with the appropriate part of the model/busines



  • Safeguard the company by ensuring compliance to local legal requirements in all aspects of HR policy, taking advice from outside legal advisors where required -
  • Help to promote awareness of the AkzoNobel Speak Up process and participate in investigations as required -
  • Manage local labor relations (unions, work councils
  • Counsel line managers and/or employees in employee relations procedures, including labor disputes.
  • Participate in local internal and external audit

HR Manager - About you


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • At least 10 years of HR generalist experience in an industry environment. .
  • Native Spanish and fluent English (both written and spoken)
  • SAP knowledge will be a plus.
  • Service and solution focused mindset
  •  Ability to work with some level of ambiguity 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, highly developed interpersonal skills – individual, group
  • Ability to excel in a fast paced, complex environment and meet tight deadlines


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 28557