About Efficio :
Efficio is an award-winning management consulting firm focused on procurement and supply chain transformations. We support a variety of clients, including blue-
chip multinationals, Private Equity (PE) companies and SME clients around the world, helping them drive increased value from procurement.
We are very international in the profile of client and staff, with more than 40 languages spoken across the firm. We have offices in the UK (HQ), Denmark, Germany, Middle East and USA.
DescriptionEfficio is growing rapidly and expanding our German and Nordics teams. As an established consultancy with 18 years of operations across Europe, and 500 people globally, we opened our first office in Germany in 2016 and our Nordics office, in Denmark, in 2017.
We have since grown the team to 50 in Germany and 20 in the Nordics, with two or three new joiners to each office every month.
As a result, we are now looking to hire an experienced HR Business Partner to cover the German and Nordics offices.
The HR Business Partner will be responsible for translating German and Nordic business requirements into HR services, programmes and initiatives, whilst safeguarding global cohesion and integrity with Efficio’s approach to people.
You will work closely with the German management team, based in Düsseldorf, the Nordics team based in Copenhagen as well as the Global HR team, based in London.
An ideal candidate will have a background in a client-side role, is passionate about people operations and has experience in a key HR area, such as recruitment, rewards, and talent development.
This is a great opportunity to utilise your background in professional services to grow and develop like-minded professionals.
This role will report to the HR Director in London and will have accountability to the German team, in particular to the Vice President for HR in Germany.
There is an experienced Operations Manager in Düsseldorf who carries out the core HR activities in relation to payroll, benefits administration, recruitment logistics, issuing employment contracts, local inductions and staffing.
There is also a dedicated German-language recruiter, based in London, who will continue to lead on German recruitment activities for experienced hires.
In Copenhagen, there is an analyst who provides some logistical support for the team’s project and BD activities but most operational support, including payroll and recruitment, is delivered from London.
The ideal candidate will be expected to spend at least three days a week in the Düsseldorf office, one day a fortnight in Copenhagen and travel regularly to the London office.
Key Responsibilities : I.HR Advisor
Builds strong relationships with local team, enabling you to give trusted advice to management on a range of HR areas, including talent management, local application of global HR policies and processes and the leading on the development of local ones, employee relations and resource planning.
Mature and nuanced when dealing with difficult or sensitive situations.
Leads on graduate and inter recruitment activity, as well as working closely with the global recruitment team, including a dedicated German-
language recruiter based in London, to support local recruitment activity including development / implementation of local recruitment strategy and initiatives.
Responsible for ensuring the quality and integrity of hiring process, liaising with and reporting to the global team on results.
In relation to contractor hiring :
oIdentify contractors and sources
oManage selection and qualification process
oManage staffing and availability process
oManage process of onboarding / offboarding on projects
oManage feedback and performance process
Acts as a main point of contact for regional HR. Promotes a positive, professional, and productive environment, actively looking to understand employee dynamics and nuances.
Approachable and understanding when employees come with concerns or questions, while mature and management-centred in response.
IV.Talent Development & Training
Partners with global HR leadership and regional management team to support the development, growth, and assessment of German and Nordic team.
Using established resources, works closely with local team to advise on development needs, balancing global initiatives with regional capabilities and needs.
Liaise with the London-based L&D team to manage the roll-out of Efficio Academy syllabus for the German and Nordic teams.
Coordinate logistics for all trainings and on-the-job learning clinics. Responsible for the German and Nordic teams’ learning-
path and training logs to be captured in the Learning Management System (LMS). Manage relationship with local training providers.
Run inductions on Efficio Academy Syllabus and LMS for new joiners.
Partners with regional VPs and Principals to assess and communicate regional staffing needs and facilitate the global staffing process, working closely with the London-
based global staffing team. Works closely with project managers to understand staffing needs and project timelines on a regular basis, capturing and reporting on this.
oCollect staffing requirements and structure / clarify
oAssign resources for Germany and Nordics against the needs based on individual(s) needs
oEscalate staffing topics as needed
oManage communication process with regards to onboarding
VI.HR Process & Reporting
Implements and supports global HR processes, providing guidance on any local nuances and changes needed. Contributes to global HR reporting activities, monitoring key metrics and providing insights to regional management team.
VII.HR Operations (Contracts, Payroll, Benefits & Insurances)
Supported by the local operations teams, is responsible for German and Nordic payroll and benefits administration. Once offers are approved, issues contracts to employees and independent contractors.
Agrees contractual terms with recruitment agencies.
Compensation & Benefits Package