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People Manager

€100,000-105,000 + 20% bonus

Job Description

EMEA Recruitment is working exclusively with an international manufacturing business - with significant growth plans in the coming years – in its search for an HR Manager.

As the HR Manager, you will assist employees across two manufacturing sites in Germany, as well as a small number of field-based employees in Switzerland and Austria. 

Your primary base will be the site in Twist, but you’ll also need to travel to Westeregeln a couple of times a month.

The business also offers hybrid working.

The HQ for the organisation is in the Netherlands. Due to the proximity from Twist, there are good opportunities to move into a group role in the future.

Responsibilities of the HR Manager include:

  • Develop the strategic direction of the HR function
  • Lead a team of 4 ensuring the day-to-day implementation of all HR initiatives and policies
  • Work closely with stakeholders to understand the business needs and translate these into HR solutions
  • Lead talent acquisition and development activities
  • Manage employee relations, working with the works councils
  • Ensure annual performance and salary review process is executed
  • Manage overall HR budget process (support annual budget process)
  • Drive operational excellence across HR and Payroll
  • Act as a change agent for employee engagement and continuous improvement programs

Experience required:

  • HR management experience gained in an industrial environment (manufacturing/logistics)
  • Strong knowledge of German labor law and payroll
  • Experience working with unions/works councils
  • Strong analytical and data handling skills
  • Resilience and strong leadership skills
  • Able to balance strategic planning and hands-on tasks
  • Fluent in English and German

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.