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HR Business Partner Global Supply Chain (m/f/d) (fixed term contract for 12-15 months)

Hamburg, Germany

HR Business Partner Global Supply Chain (m/f/d) (fixed term contract for 12-15 months)

  • DE00673
  • 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. Our Sales and Marketing functions operate across eleven markets and our factory in Langenhagen, near Hannover, is an important production site, not just for the German market but for export too supporting the Imperial Group. 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 promote harm reduction, such as myblu and skruf.

As we embrace a new era of growth, 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.

For our HR Global Supply Chain team, we are looking for a HR Business Partner Global Supply Chain (m/f/d) (fixed term contract for 12-15 months).

What are your major duties?

  • Partner with the business to fully understand their key business performance focus areas, objectives and drivers, and associated people requirements for both the current and future business challenges
  • Support Managers and Employees with ad-hoc requests, questions and advice on day-to-day activities following a consistent approach in close collaboration with the HR Operations Team and the works council
  • Working closely with key stakeholders to ensure that the function Global Supply Chain has the right capabilities at the right time, including following a consistent approach to Performance Management, Talent & Succession, Recruitment and partnering with the Learning & Development team to build capabilities where needed
  • Support all disciplinary, absence, grievance or capability cases, taking a more active role in complex cases working closely with the business, works council seeking external lawyer advice if required
  • Contributing to the annual HR People Processes (Performance Management, Talent & Succession, Bonus & Salary Review) and on any Change or Organization Design Projects ensuring consistency and high standard
  • Collaboratively work with the wider HR Team to develop innovative, timely and cost effective best practice HR initiatives that can be implemented across Global Supply Chain as a whole
  • Involvement in or full ownership of projects such as employee engagement, grading reviews, Top Employer certification, wellbeing, continuous improvement. Ensure project process and completion of projects to deadline and cost.
  • Proactively researching and identifying best practice initiatives and delivering as appropriate – an awareness of external / Group initiatives and taking steps to introduce or tailor these for Global Supply Chain as required
  • Ensure compliance with HR processes, policies and internal templates as well as local legal requirements including data protection

Who are you?

  • You hold a relevant university degree
  • You have HR Business Partner experience
  • Experience in multinational FMCG enterprises
  • Additional qualifications (e.g. Coaching, conflict consulting, Training) desirable
  • Significant HR experience with a proven track record in operational activities; developing and implementing innovative people management solutions at an operational, tactical and strategic level
  • Excellent influencing, coaching and communication skills – at all levels
  • Comfortable and capable in managing emotional, sensitive or upsetting situations. Able to remain professional and calm during redundancy / dismissal and other similar situations with minimal disruption to others
  • Agile learner with the ability to embrace change and drive this in their business area
  • Ability to work on multi-projects to tight deadlines
  • Ability to use own judgment in decision making, recognizing the commercial risks vs benefits of their desired approach
  • Knowledge of Germany Employment Law & HR Best Practice
  • Commercial thinking combined with organizational awareness
  • High degree of confidentiality, integrity and empathy
  • Must have a pro-active approach to work and an open and enquiring mind
  • Fluency in German and English

What do 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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