SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER HR STRATEGY -TEMP 6 MONTHS- (M/F/D)

Manage, deliver or coordinate projects for Group HR and act as strategic advisor for People elements of cross-functional initiatives. Support the development and execution of the HR strategy and People Strategy with a specific focus on managing the global portfolio of major projects within Group HR.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Lead or participate in assigned global, HR functional and x-functional projects to successful delivery. Projects may include: People Strategy 2020 work streams, HR Strategy projects, Business and people related large-scale projects, Employee Engagement Survey.
  • Ensure full understanding of project scope to be able to design detailed project plans.
  • Manage the execution and completion of the defined project plan through effectively coordinating people, resources and budget.
  • Monitor the project variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against the project plan in order to implement corrective or preventative actions.
  • Manage the change management approach for respective project and ensure changes are smoothly and successfully implemented to achieve lasting benefits.
  • Think globally and x-functionally in order to identify project dependencies and their impact, raise dependency issues with the project sponsor and co-create solutions; drive transparency creation across key initiatives within HR and the People Strategy (i.e., about project goals, benefits, status quo vs. initial roadmap, resource bottlenecks etc.)
  • Ensure alignment of initiatives with overall HR & People strategy; drive regular status reporting & follow-up
  • Receive demand for & drive assessment of need for new initiatives, support proposals
  • Ensure compliance to project management standards, e.g. HR PM methodology

HR STRATEGY OFFICE

  • Collect and coordinate HR reporting requirements (e.g. Environmental Strategy, Sustainability, Risk Assessment, Annual Report, etc.)
  • Support the Strategic Business Plan process and any related processes (budget, x-functional demand management, milestone achievement and defined KPIs)
  • Drive implementation of the ‘management agenda’ through preparing relevant HR Leadership Team meeting/calls, ensuring structured follow-up on key topics / action items
  • Manage Senior Leadership meetings and key events (e.g. HR Town Halls).
  • In partnership with Corporate Communication & HR Communication, develop communication strategies, tools and content relating to HR strategy
  • Provide ad-hoc support for the Senior Director HR Strategy & Diversity

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong project management skills & ability to coordinate cross-functional project teams from concept to implementation, ideally on an international scale
  • Ability to excel in both strategic and tactical thinking & executing
  • Customer/Consumer focus, end-to-end thinker
  • Service-minded and global thinking, networker
  • Fluent in English, ideally in other languages
  • International, cross-functional and intercultural experience
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills

REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A degree from an accredited college or university
  • Project management skills or certification
  • Minimum 4 years progressive working experience in fast moving goods industry and/or consulting background

Track record in project management and change management, preferably on a global scale