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Head of HR Business Partner (m/w/d)

Hamburg, Germany

Head of HR Business Partner (m/w/d)

  • DE00839
  • Hamburg, Germany


Based in Hamburg, Reemtsma is the second largest tobacco company in Germany and an integral part of a truly international company, Imperial Brands. With an expansive portfolio that includes internationally known brands such as Gauloises, West, Davidoff and JPS, we also play a key part in driving products that have the potential to reduce harm, such as myblu e-vapour, ZoneX nicotine pouches, Pulze & iD heated tobacco and Skruf.

As we embrace a new era of growth as we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo with the motivation to drive forward to shape our future. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices.

The Role

For our team in Hamburg, we are looking for a Head of HR Business Partner (m/w/d).

In this role you will be an influential and pivotal member of the P&C DACH Cluster Leadership Teams, responsible for leading a team of 4 HR BP’s whilst delivering the Group, Functional and People & Culture strategy, the related strategic initiatives and ensure the operational delivery and implementation of Operational Models.

Additionally, you will provide leadership and expertise to drive the agenda in the areas of behaviours, Connections, DE&I, succession planning, talent management, change management, L&D and performance management across GSC.

Key accountabilities

  • Providing strong leadership on people related issues
  • Ensuring all global P&C processes are managed and communicated for effective execution
  • Providing strong support and guidance in performance management, driving an appropriate performance culture in DACH cluster
  • Ensuring high quality succession planning, talent processes and local talent initiatives are in place to ensure local talents are identified & nurtured and to feed the Group Talent Pipeline
  • Drive strategic agenda around Connections, behaviours, DE&I etc.
  • Strengthening capabilities by proactively identifying and addressing capability gaps and development needs and addressing with the L&D function through a strong and dynamic learning and leadership development offering
  • Being responsible for ensuring effective employee relations culture through regular and timely dialogue with Works Council
  • Ensuring effective leadership and delivery and guidance of change programmes as required
  • Driving a mind-set around engagement to improve business results by supporting People Leaders with analysis of data and continuous action planning
  • Role modelling the P&C Operating Model through use of Workday and by building and maintaining excellent working relationships with Group P&C CoEs and local P&C Operations team
  • Leading the P&C BP Team supporting their professional development and ensuring a strong business partner, specialist and operational support

Skills & Experience


  • Master’s Degree and/or relevant experience in P&C
  • 6 -10 years of experience in different P&C positions, particularly in strategic HRBP roles
  • Broad cross-functional commercial understanding
  • Proven strategic capability
  • Diversity of thinking
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills and assertiveness
  • Solid knowledge in Labour Law
  • Project Management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as Leadership / Leadership Expectation skills
  • Fluency in German and English
  • Collaboration with (G)WC
  • Knowledge of FMCG industry and matrix organisations is an asset


  • Coaching Certification
  • Certified Facilitator for 360 Feedbacks

What we offer

Reemtsma offers an independent full-time position with room for initiative within an international and dynamic organization. Our company culture is characterized by openness, drive and enthusiasm. We provide an attractive salary with various additional benefits.

About Imperial Brands

We’re a truly international company. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance.

Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.


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