Human Resources Manager

Kiel, Germany

Posted: 16-Jan-2019

Ref#: DE-FER-001/R0008573

Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, speciality 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

For our German manufacturing site based in Kiel, we are looking for a:

Human Resources Manager

Your Mission

Reporting to the HR Director for Germany, you are responsible for the employee life-cycle for over 300 employees, acting as a single point of contact for the designated populations while leading a team of local HR specialists.  

Main Responsibilities

  • Recruitment 
  • Employee relations and employee engagement
  • Ensure competent administration and documentation of all HR processes in line with global practices and systems
  • Support all work council negotiations
  • Proactively supports the delivery of HR Processes/policies/guidelines and global HR projects 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 & Competencies

  • 3-5  years’ experience in an HR Manager role, in an international business environment
  • People management experience
  • Must have: Manufacturing experience
  • Sound experience of German labour law, social system and employment practices 
  • Good experience with payroll and HR administration
  • Expertise in HR Management processes and systems (workday preferred)
  • Good communication skills
  • Hands-on, Energetic, Assertive, Pro-active, Driving for results and solution-oriented personality
  • Fluent English/German

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