For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.
Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!
Purpose of the role
The HR Services team is the single point of delivery for all HR operational matters. This position manages the regional HR services team and hub, partners with the HR community and internal stakeholders, manages projects to centralize, streamline processes in order to expand the scope of services throughout the region. This includes also new/current technology, enhancement of employee programs, support of HR initiatives, audits, implementation and support of policies and procedures. In addition, the HR Services Manager should be able to identify trends, process improvements and system needs by engaging all stakeholders and the Digital Solutions team to troubleshoot, orchestrate and implement improvements
As an HR Services Manager - Central & Eastern Europe and HRS Hub you will have the following key accountabilities:
Manages the regional HR Services team of HR Specialists and HR Generalists across multiple locations, ensuring the delivery of services while meeting SLA’s and measuring KPI’s
Establish and develop the Hub structure in line with the HR strategy
Manage the handover of activities to the Hub by countries in scope. Document processes E2E
Establish the service portfolio for each country depending on scope, size and needs
Ensure the delivery of HR-related services while meeting SLAs and measuring KPIs, manage country requests and escalations
Establish business continuity plan and coverage for each country in scope. Implement back-up strategy
Lead a results driven team, responsible for team readiness and manages performance
Management of knowledge base and training to ensure HR Services readiness in responding to broad HR subject matter, consistently and accurately in case management, resolution and responses
Leads projects to implement digital solutions as well as to centralize, streamline and expand HR Services scope throughout the Region to implement and manage the Regional HR Services support model
Partners internally and externally to drive HR initiatives such as; system implementations/upgrades, annual pay and review cycles, employee programs, audits, policies and procedures, etc.
Ensuring ongoing regional operational communication to management and employees regarding HR matters, policies and programs
Identifying and raising issues to local HR Business Partners and/or wider HR Services & Digital Solutions team to achieve better efficiency for HR tasks in the countries
Now that you know what an HR Services Manager - Central & Eastern Europe and HRS Hub does, what skills, qualifications and experience do you need?
University degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or other related area
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
Experience in leading a multicultural team and business process roll out
Broad HR background
Self-driven and responsible person with ability to adhere to deadlines
Customer oriented, able to build productive relationships
Outstanding people management skills - motivates and inspires others
Excellent communicator and influencer
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with hands on approach
Proactive and positive attitude
Fluent English language skills – both written and spoken
Excellent MS Office skills
Workday Experience is a plus
Join our team and benefit from the following advantages:
Exciting work environment that brings people together
Use one of the latest digital technologies in the HR
Initial and ongoing trainings to support your development
Opportunities for personal and professional growth
Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme linked to individual performance and company results
3 additional non-working days annually
Discount program with external vendors
Eco friendly travelers are welcome to the office – parking places for bikers and free card for public transportation are available to all employees
Variety of sport activities such as football and traditional Bulgarian dances
Last but not least – GfK Sofia office is located close to the city center and easily accessible from any point by public transportation – 47A Tsarisgradsko Shose Blvd
We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.
Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!