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Junior HR Manager

Date: Nov 12, 2021

Location: Warsaw, PL

Company: AkzoNobel

Key objectives of the job

  • Being responsible for the operational HR delivery aligned to the business or functional agenda and to the HR agenda.                               
  • Helping 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.
  • Working with other areas of the HR Operating Model (People Services and CoE) to ensure a comprehensive, high-quality HR service to our internal customers.

 

Responsibilities

Employee Lifecycle Management:

 

  • Coaching and supporting people managers so that they have the necessary capability to carry out activities in the annual employee calendar (My P&D and talent management processes, annual reward calendar etc.).  Where necessary, guiding managers to the other areas in the HR model that will support them (people services, CoEs).
  • Facilitating the My P&D and Talent calibration processes.
  • Facilitating Operational Workforce Planning at the relevant level working with the business/function.
  • Providing 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).
  • Supporting and coaching managers in dealing with day-to-day employee management, including individual performance issues and absence management.
  • Work with local business/functional teams to identify learning and development requirements and liaise with the regional CoE partners to deliver solutions.
  • Cooperating with the regional CoE partners to roll out AkzoNobel global learning initiatives in their area.
  • Working with managers to identify and manage talent locally. Leveraging 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.
  • Cooperating with managers to improve employee engagement. Working with site or other management teams to encourage employee communication and support local engagement or community events.
  • Being a role model for the company values and leadership behaviors and championing these locally.

 

Operational Excellence:               

  • Supporting and/or lead local plans for standardization and continuous improvement within the country.
  • Working with other HR colleagues in the country to ensure that AkzoNobel global HR processes are implemented within their area of responsibility.
  • Explaining and supporting the standard HR Operating model, directing managers and employees to the correct part of the model.
  • Taking ownership data inaccuracies are identified and addressing them with the appropriate part of the model/business.
  • Ensuring managers and employees are using the self-service tools available and addressing transactional HR topics with People Services.
  • Acting as CoE ‘Champions’ i.e. as a local extension of the CoE team to provide delivery of services such as training or rewards.
  • Assessing quality of service and providing customer feedback to the HR function to drive continuous improvement.

 

 

People Service:

  • Providing expertise to people managers and employees on cases in line with turn-around time SLA’s, quality standards and policies.
  • Consistently maintaining the integrity of employee data, handling complex requests that require policy interpretation and acting as a first point of contact for escalated cases.
  • Ensuring People Processes and Services processes are compliant with local/corporate internal control and audit requirement, as well as local labour law and related regulations.

 

Compliance:  

  • Safeguarding the company by ensuring compliance to local legal requirements in all aspects of HR policy, taking advice from outside legal advisors where required.
  • Helping promote awareness of the AkzoNobel Speak Up process and participating in investigations as required.
  • Counseling line managers and/or employees in employee relations procedures, including labor disputes.
  • Participating in local internal and external audits.
  • Providing the relevant level of HR input to the AkzoNobel internal compliance processes e.g. ‘In Control’.

Requirements

Competencies and Experiences

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • At least 3 years of HR generalist experience in HR.
  • Fluent English (both written and spoken).
  • Ability to work with a high level of ambiguity.
  • Service and solution focused mindset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced and complex environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to travel when needed.

 

Key behavioural competencies

  • Influencing and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Conceptual, analytical and result-oriented approach.
  • Interpersonal integrity and relationship skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Customer-oriented.
  • Decision-making and courage to challenge.