Director Human Resources

Kiel, Germany

Posted: 11-Jan-2018

Ref#: FER-0027

Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. To learn more about Ferring or its products please visit

In our Manufacturing Site in Kiel (Germany) we are looking for an:

Director Human Resources

Your mission

As a key member of the Manufacturing Management Team and the local HR team management, you are responsible for a population of over 300 employees, acting as a single point of contact for the designated population while leading a team of local HR’s.  While building a strong and trustful business relationship, you will advise and coach the business in all strategic HR matters, such as organizational design, change management, talent and performance management and training & development

Your responsibilities

  • Recruitment of key job positions
  • Talent Management
  • Performance Management
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee relations
  • Manage social relations (work council)
  • Challenge the organizational structure and propose changes leading to improved performance
  • Launch and lead change initiatives
  • Ensure competent administration and documentation of all HR processes
  • Proactively supports the delivery of HR Processes/policies/guidelines and global HR projects at the client’s side to contribute to the development of the local HR function 
  • Engage with the Local HR community to ensure alignment between local HR practice and business needs

Required Experience & Competences

  • 7-10 years’ experience in an HR Business Partner role, in a complex, matrix (multiple reporting lines)  and international environment
  • Good understanding of the business, pharmaceutical and manufacturing knowledge is a plus
  • Sound experience of German labor law, social system and employment practices 
  • Experience with payroll and HR administration
  • Expertise in HR Management processes and systems
  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills
  • Good project management and change management skills
  • Energetic, Assertive, Pro-active and solution-oriented personality
  • Fluent English/German a must

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