We are searching for a Head of HR Switzerland and HQ, responsible to act as an expert and lead for HR Operations and employee relations for our Sites in Switzerland and have the ownership for HR Operations of the HQ .
This role is based at our Operational HQ in Zurich and will report to an HR Business Partner. In addition to the responsibility for HR Operations, you will also be the key point of contact for HR Compliance topics.
Your tasks and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following :
Lead a team of HR professionals dedicated to delivering HR services on each Site
Ensure effective management of all HR administrative tasks during the whole employee life cycle and be a key point of contact for any administrative topics
Ensuring a positive employee and manager experience in their interactions with people and organisation function
Establish and maintain an effective collaboration with official authorities
Review and benchmark the internal and external environment to improve the HR policies and initiatives to enhance business performance
Manage individual and collective employee relations issues in collaboration with HR Business Partners
Manage absenteeism including case management in collaboration with external provider
Manage specific projects and directly contribute to functional and cross-functional initiatives
Provide guidance and support to local managers for the administration and support of all annual corporate HR processes
Support activities related to Talent Acquisition and Talent Management with the Centres of Excellence
Ensure correct handling of workplace policies, procedures and practices in line with Employment legislation and regulations and standards requirements
Receive employee complaints and act to resolve them following established policies
The ideal candidate has a degree in Human Resources and Swiss HR training in addition to the following skills and experience :
Minimum of 10 years related experience in managing HR Operations for Switzerland, preferably in an international environment (pharmaceutical industry is an asset)
Strong Swiss labour law knowledge and employment principles
Proven Management experience of HR Professionals
Ability to work in a matrix structure and proven experience to delivering results through influencing and collaboration
Fluent in German and in English; French would be an asset
Experience working in a dynamic, international environment (fast growing organization)
Excellent user of Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and advanced user of HR database and tools
You are an effective team worker with customer and quality orientation. You are organised, reliable and work well under pressure.
You are able to make decisions and work in an autonomous way. You are accountable for delivering results and demonstrate a proactive approach.
You act as a role model for the Vifor Pharma values.