HR Advisor

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Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Warsaw, IN, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. 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 a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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Job Purpose

Responsible for the operational HR delivery aligned to the business or functional agenda and to the HR agenda.  Help ensure that the regional business and/or site level functions 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coach and support people managers so that they have the necessary capability to carry out activities in the annual employee calendar (P&DD and talent management processes, annual Total Rewards calendar (compensation & benefits), etc). Where necessary guide managers to the other areas in the HR model that will support them (People Services, CoEs)
  • 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 dealing with day to day employee management, including individual performance issues and absence management 
  • Support and coach managers in discussions relating to job evaluation, pay and reward working with the Regional Total Rewards CoE as required. 
  • Work with local business/functional teams to identify learning and development requirements and liaise with the regional CoE partners to deliver solutions 
  • Work with managers to identify and manage talent locally.  Leverage the CoE's expertise and resources to define an actionable development plan and ensure follow-up to build a talent pipeline and ensure succession planning  
  • Work with managers to improve employee engagement. Work with site or other management teams to encourage employee communication and support local engagement or community events 
  • 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 
  • Counsel line managers and/or employees in employee relations procedures

Level of Autonomy

Sound judgement and discretion as to how to prioritize and perform the job’s responsibilities are required. The role provides expert HR advice and recommends changes and compliance actions. The incumbent must be able to apply professional judgement in independently managing HR generalist responsibilities.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or any combination of education and experience that aligns with the job expectations.
  • 2+ years HR generalist experience in Manufacturing environment.  
  • Fluent English (both written and spoken) 
  • 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  
  • Ability to travel when needed 



At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 35785 

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