Baxter HR Partner region EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) in Zurich, Switzerland

HR Partner region EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)

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We are currently looking for HR Partner region EMEA – Europe, Middle East and Africa . This role advises people managers and employees within their area of responsibility on all people management topics. This is a very diverse, dynamic role with an international focus, combining both day to day execution and support, as well as project management. The role requires good analytical skills. This is a full-time role based in Zurich.

Overview of responsibilities

  • Contact person for HR topics related to the Functions under their responsibility. Support regional leaders on their people management needs, working very closely with country and corporate HR teams on execution

  • Recruitment: work with regional leaders on identifying and defining recruitment needs; support hiring managers and recruitment team on the assessment of internal and external talent and create offers, working with country HR team and Compensation & Benefits as appropriate

  • HR tools / systems and processes: promote internal tools and processes, support and guide regional leaders and employees on appropriate use of self-service tools related to data management, hiring, talent management, compensation reviews etc.

  • Support HR and Functional leaders by providing data and analysis for decision-making and re-organisations such as cost analysis across various countries, headcount information etc.

  • Talent Management: guide leaders on the review of talent on an on-going basis as well as for key processes in the Talent Management calendar. Be an advocate of Inclusion & Diversity and support leaders appropriately. Work with leaders and Talent Management team on the identification and delivery of development programs

  • Compensation & Benefits: work with leaders, country HR and the Compensation & Benefits team to review and make compensation decisions as required, with a strong awareness of different market and population group needs

  • Project management, internal initiatives and restructurings: support on a regularly basis by representing specific Functions at global or regional level. Provide meaningful data, brief HR teams and leaders as appropriate and ensure execution. Be a change champion.

  • Ad hoc support: support HR and Functional Leaders on internal communication needs, reporting, process improvement etc. as required. Do you want to learn more about our business? Go to ?

    Who you are

  • Minimum 5 years HR experience of which minimum 3 as HR generalist in a complex, fast moving and international environment

  • Previous experience in restructuring / re-organisation projects such as downsizing, mergers, acquisitions, spin offs, divestitures etc.

  • Strong awareness of different employment legal requirements

  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills; ability to manage large amounts of data, analyse & summarise, make recommendations, at ease with tools and systems

  • Fluent English (written & spoken) is a must. Additional fluency in German or French a clear advantage

  • Very good communication skills, verbal and written, at all levels and with international stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to manage ambiguity and to successfully adapt to regular change

  • Pro-active, good problem solving skills and ability to influence leaders

  • University degree preferred

    • Candidates presented by agencies will be not considered for the role,only direct applications *

    What we offer It is a chance to work in a diverse team with a great mix of people. Joining Baxter means joining a team that you can truly learn from! We encourage our employees to develop their skills to meet the demands of an ever-changing work environment, providing them with opportunities to achieve personal and professional goals that will make them valued contributors throughout their careers. If you have an interest in this great opportunity and think you can make a difference, then this could well be the role for you.

    Who we are Baxter touches millions of lives every day. Our products and services are essential building blocks of healthcare. You’ll find Baxter’s products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide. You’ll find us in clinics and in the home. Patients and providers rely on Baxter for lifesaving renal and medical products. Our mission to save and sustain lives inspires our work and our commitment to expanding access to care, providing cost-effective healthcare solutions, delivering quality products and advancing innovations for the world. Our 50,000 employees serve patients and clinicians in more than 100 countries and are dedicated to ensuring Baxter is there when patients need care. Our inclusive culture and a diverse workforce drives innovation, creates trusted partnerships with customers, suppliers, and community partners, and contributes to the success and sustainability of our business.

    Every day at Baxter is a chance to save and sustain people's lives.

    Equal Opportunity Employer Discrimination: Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Job: *Human Resources

Organization: *Global Human Resources - EMEA Support

Title: HR Partner region EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)

Location: Switzerland-Zurich-Zurich

Requisition ID: 18000LJ5