Human Resource Manager

HR Manager at Quester. A well-known and highly regarded company in the Austrian market. We are the only distributor operating on a nation-wide scale with 21 sales outlets plus central tiles warehouse in lower Austria. We employ about 450 employees and have approximately 180 million turnover. We are unrivalled regional market leader for building materials and tiles. Quester markets its products to professional and private customers.

Location
Quester
Level
Manager
Industry
Building materials
Employment
Full-time
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Quester is a well-known and highly regarded company in the Austrian market. We are the only distributor operating on a nation-wide scale with 21 sales outlets plus central tiles warehouse in lower Austria. We employ about 450 employees and have approximately 180 million turnover. We are unrivalled regional market leader for building materials and tiles. Quester markets its products to professional and private customers.

PURPOSE:

  • As an HR Manager you own the employee experience by coaching leaders and managers on all processes of the Employee Life cycle: to attract, grow & develop, drive performance and reward the talent pool required to execute the business strategy, improve the business and achieve the financial goals in line with the business and HR strategy
  • Drive employee engagement improvement initiatives through providing employee development programs, team building opportunities, reward and recognition initiatives, talent management strategies and transparent communication channels
  • Lead the HR related integration activities of the current businesses to maximise synergies, efficiency, and productivity
  • Be a change leader able to inspire the organisation to adopt the necessary changes

CANDIDATE PROFILE:

  • Well-rounded and experienced HR leader with sound business acumen
  • Data and people driven advisor and decision maker
  • Potential to minimum go one level up
  • Strong change management and transformation leadership skills with a pragmatic and hands-on mentality
  • Proven experience with Organisation Design & productivity improvement initiatives
  • The role combines hands-on execution of operational HR tasks with a more strategic focus on developing the organisation into a professional, structured and streamlined organisation

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Member of the Quester Management Team (MT)
  • Represent the HR Function and drive the people and talent agenda
  • Act as a Business Partner to and support the Quester MT in all operational HR matters
  • Lead the HR function/resources, accountable for and providing leadership & guidance on all HR & Talent Management practices:
    • Acquisition & On-boarding
    • Performance Management, Talent Management, Development & Succession Planning (at functional & leadership level), apprentice program
    • Promote effective ways of goal setting, motivation, communication, and empowerment
    • Employee Engagement & KPI driven decision making
    • Organisational Design & Development: driving and executing organisational, talent and cultural transformations associated with building a high-performance culture
    • Change Management and Transformation
    • Total Reward Cycle (new incentive philosophy)
    • Close cooperation with the respective Group functional leads and with other HR functions in Europe
    • Drive employment branding & represent externally to attract future potential talent
    • Ensure consistent application and integration of policies, procedures, and practices at 100% compliance to promote an ethical and compliant work environment

SKILLS:

  • Energetic & results driven candidate with international corporate experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and business partnering capabilities, able to engage stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and apply good culture sensitivity
  • Act as a true HR Business leader proactively driving the business and HR agenda
  • Network and building coalitions to make things happen in a complex environment
  • Able to balance short term tactical priorities with long term strategic goals & objectives
  • Perform well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Challenge the status quo and define new initiatives, be a change leader & manager

EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in Employment Law (Austria or International), HR Management or (Business) Psychology
  • 5 – 7 plus years’ experience as HR Manager with a proven track record in change management and transformation
  • A stable career track with clear career progression within a limited number of employers
  • Experience with working in an international and matrix environment
  • Eager and ambitious with the ability to go at least one level up
  • Preferably experience in Total Rewards
  • Profound experience in Learning & Development and Talent Management
  • Fluent in German and English is a must
  • Willing to work internationally (e.g. cooperate with group HR, international projects, etc.)

PERSONALITY & MOTIVATORS:

  • Empathic, Discrete & cooperative
  • Honest, loyal & genuine
  • Values other people’s feelings, is supportive and encouraging
  • Enjoys undertaking new challenges
  • Strong communicator
  • Great negotiator
  • Excellent organisational skills, can run multiple projects seamlessly
  • Can do mentality, solution oriented, strong executor, connect/bridge/create synergy in between Operating Companies and Group
  • Building relationships internally, best practice. Exchange of talent. Open minded, divers, strong business acumen. Agile and eager

VALUES

  • Dare
  • Care
  • Do it
  • Be real
  • Win together

LOCATION

Based in Vienna with the willingness to travel 20% within Austria.

PROCEDURE

  • Interview by headhunter
  • Interviews with Quester
  • Assessment
  • Interviews with BME
  • Background and Reference check
SKILLS

Human Resources

Business Acumen

Change Management

FOR QUESTIONS

Raymond den Haan

Group Manager Talent Acquisition

Interested in this opening?


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