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  • DE00679
  • Vienna, Austria

About Us

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 (next generation products) 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.

For our Human Resources team, we are looking for a People & Culture Manager AT & CH (m/f/d).

The Role

As People & Culture Manager for Austria & Switzerland you have an in-depth understanding of the business, enabling you to provide strategic advice and operational execution for the entire legal entity. A main focus of the role is to align the needs of the business with both global and local  priorities and plans. You will be responsible for the development of annual and multi-year HR and talent plans aligned with Group and Divisional/Cluster strategies. You will ensure compliance and monitor HR service delivery.

This role is also operationally responsible for Austria and Switzerland and is accountable for day-to-day service delivery (in cooperation with People and Culture Manager DACH) to ensure the business receives expected levels of service to drive business performance. You will deliver face-to-face HR services and support to employees and people managers in the markets.

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
  • Ensure the AT/CH businesses are compliant with Country HR requirements as well as Global Group Control Metrics
  • 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 Ops Team
  • Develop the right set of strategic HR initiatives
  • Identify improvement ideas to increase impact, effectiveness or employee experience in global or local HR processes/structures
  • Working closely with key stakeholders to ensure that Markets AT & CH has the right capabilities at the right time, including following a consistent approach to Performance Management, Talent & Succession, Recruitment
  • Working closely with the market personal to support cultural changes or adaptation when required helping to drive a community able to work with change
  • Support all disciplinary, absence, grievance or capability cases, taking a more active role in complex cases working closely with the business and 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 Sales & Marketing AT & CH 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
  • Ensure compliance with HR processes, policies and internal templates as well as local legal requirements including data protection
  • Drive a sustainable culture within the markets that is in-line with our global OSHE & CR strategies and our Corporate Values.

Who are you?

  • You hold a relevant university degree
  • You have HR Business Partner experience
  • 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
  • You possess excellent influencing, coaching and communication skills – at all levels
  • You are 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
  • You have the 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
  • You have knowledge of Austrian Employment Law & HR Best Practice
  • Commercial thinking combined with organizational awareness
  • High degree of confidentiality, integrity and empathy
  • You have a pro-active approach to work and an open and enquiring mind

You are fluent in German and English

What do we offer?

Imperial Brands 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.


If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your CV and motivation letter by clicking on the “apply” button on the page.

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