Director, Human Resources, Kiel in Schönkirchen at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 6/9/2020

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Job Description

HR Director – Kiel.

Are you a passionate HR Leader? Are people one of your core values?

Do you enjoy being a trusted strategic HR partner to your business?

Do you create strong performing, highly engaged teams?

Do you love change!

What you get to do:

  • Act as a trusted strategic partner and advisor to senior level leadership and management in areas of change management, organization effectiveness, talent management, culture and leadership. 
  • Collaborate closely with Leaders to understand business needs and strategic priorities in order to build the HR strategic plan.
  • You will drive change strategies that align with a performance culture; improve performance, business outcomes and employee engagement.
  • Provide leadership, direction & coaching to your team of HR Business Partners as we develop our business partner model.
  • Use your business acumen to align HR strategy to the overall business strategy and objectives; develop HR business strategies to drive key business results; provide guidance on talent management, workforce relations, organization design and compensation.
  • Through your HR Expertise you will integrate HR services with organizational initiatives; develop and implement HR operational strategy for your businesses.
  • Network with other HR professionals across Stryker to determine best practices in support of organizational direction and ensure the delivery and development of high quality HR processes and policies.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with the senior business leaders, HR Operations and HR Centers of Expertise throughout the organization to identify and contribute toward initiatives that address organizational strategic goals and needs.
  • Continue the strong partnership with our Workers Council & Unions in our Kiel Site.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree is required and an MBA/Business Masters is desirable. HR or Legal qualification is beneficial.
  • Fluency in German in essential.
  • Proven track record in a HR Leadership role; with demonstrated experience interacting with COE's and senior business leaders.
  • Ideally 10+ years of work experience required.  Previous HR experience, including the support of multiple functional areas required. 
  • Ideally 4+ years of direct supervision of others
  • Demonstrated success in building a proactive, business focused, strategic human resources team that is seen as a trusted advisor, credible activist, provides strategic and operational business thinking.
  • Skilled with change processes in complex systems, conflict resolution and group dynamics.
  • Strong track record in building partnerships with unions/works councils.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills; strong cross-functional influencing skills; plus the ability to relate well to colleagues.
  • Strategic – A strong strategy based thinker looks at the short and long term impact of decisions made
  • High achiever – Is creative & seeks at all times to deliver the best in an agreed timeframe
  • Develops Talent – Builds the best teams and maximizes their development and impact. He/she values different backgrounds and thought to reach one’s potential, seeks feedback and accepts accountability to develop and grow
  • Embody trust, integrity and ethics inside and outside the company at all levels.
  • Delivers results – A driven player/coach who sets high goals for personal achievement and organizational success. He/she measures success against the best internal and external benchmarks.

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 20%


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