Are you our next HR partner?

Job Description

  • Provide HR support during Closures, Acquisitions
  • Use professional insight to identify people related opportunities, priorities and potential risks with managers; provide meaningful people related KPI’s (or metrics) to managers;
  • Proactively work in partnership with managers to ensure that the business is professionally resourced with the correct numbers, quality, competencies and types of workers needed to achieve current and future business objectives;
  • Train, coach and guide managers in the development of working practices, working environment and culture
  • Support expatriations, repatriations and long-term business travellers in/out of Norway, in partnership with C&B and Global Mobility
  • Manage the roll out and follow up of regular employee engagement initiatives for own area of the business;
  • Assist managers in effectively identifying and developing talent, motivating and encouraging high performers, medium performers and where appropriate, removing poor performers;
  • In partnership with OD: Plan and facilitate required training activities, perform evaluations and engage with managers to conduct training and learning needs analysis
  • Give accurate and appropriate advice (seeking appropriate specialist advice where necessary), training and support to managers to resolve issues such as grievances and disciplines
  • Monitor absenteeism and in conjunction with managers take pro-active action to ensure absence levels remain within company standards.
  • Performance Management; support the annual activities such as appraisals and talent management focusing at adding value to the business
  • Work with OD to support a change ready culture by anticipating barriers and obstacles to change and working to remove them; take the lead in planning and implementing simple OD interventions and change programmes
  • Train, support and coach managers in adopting effective exit processes (e.g. redundancy)
  • With support from C&B, train and coach managers in the performance management process and in overall reward. Build manager capability in the areas of establishing measurable objectives, taking appropriate reward decisions and communicating the elements of the reward package clearly and simply;
  • Promote feedback mechanisms for employees and managers to influence the continuous improvement of HR services and processes;
  • Actively support a culture of continuous improvement within the HR department;
  • Network with colleagues internally and communities of practice externally to understand current trends an innovations in HR good practice

Qualification Requirements

  • Able to understand, evaluate and apply technical information (Functional/Technical Learning)
  • Able to understand the business needs and drivers and align with the strategic initiative (Business Acumen)
  • Anticipates the impact of change and rises to the challenge, with the ability to accept risk and uncertainty (dealing with ambiguity)
  • Adept at exercising good judgement (sometimes with incomplete information) whilst being constrained by tight deadlines (Timely Decision Making)
  • Be willing to provide colleagues with the information they need to complete their tasks and eliminate roadblocks (Informing)
  • Be quick to identify critical information and respond appropriately (Priority Setting)
  • Able to apportion time effectively to complete tasks (Time Management)
  • Able to define, work within and improve business processes based on immediate and future business needs (process management)
  • A strong sense of customer focus (internal/external) (Customer Focus)
  • Ability to work and relate effectively with both executives and operators on the floor to drive a teamwork mentality and communicate goals and progress towards them (Interpersonal Savvy)
  • A candid team player who collaborates with peers to solve problems (Understanding Others)
  • Committed to self-improvement and development through the role in order to achieve career goals (Self Development)
  • Firm and diplomatic when negotiating (Negotiating)
  • Bachelor/Master HR/Business Degree 
  • Working knowledge of a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Working knowledge of Trade Unions
  • Working experience of HR BP no less than 3 years
  • Matrix organization with COE/Shared services HR Model
  • Working with Acquisitions/Closures • Training and Development
  • Operational Management
  • Team Management
  • Management Development
  • Continuous improvement / Lean / Six Sigma
  • Working knowledge of HCM
  • Norwegian – fluent
  • English – upper intermediate
  • Strong HR Norway legislation

Duration: 15.05.2023-16.07.2023

About MDE

When the right people connect, we create value.

MDE Group is a global recruitment company, specializing in finding and placing the greatest talents worldwide. MDE currently consists of 12 companies that offer consulting, staffing, recruitment services as well as offshore personnel. With our unique knowledge of both the local and the international market, we will connect employees and companies, so they both find exactly what they are looking for. MDE aims to contribute to people developing and to ensure that our customers achieve great value from our services. We first succeed when both clients and our candidates reach their goals, together.

Our mission is to deliver relevant expertise. The right person with the right competence, at the right place and time. So simple, yet so difficult!

Business Partner Human Resources


MDE Stavanger

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Workplace: Kristiansand
Accession: 15.05.2023
Salary: Etter avtale
Application deadline: Snarest
Title: Business Partner Human Resources
Sector: Private
Scope: Project
Number of positions: 1

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Silje Knutsen