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Senior HR Business Partner STM Journals

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Human Resources
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Elsevier
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HUM00092 Requisition #
This is a great opportunity for an experienced Human Resources Business Partner! Throughout this role you will provide HR leadership in supporting the global Science Technical and Medical Journals (STMJ) department, a large, global business unit (>800 FTE globally, 200 FTE locally), focusing on the transformation of skills, capabilities and culture.
 
 
You will ensure smooth and effective HR leadership in coordination with relevant countries to the global STMJ business unit across all areas of people management including strategic workforce planning, talent acquisition, training and development, compensation & benefits, leadership development and succession planning.  The position provides a leadership role in defining and developing a culture that enables employees to perform in achieving the business objectives.
 
As Senior HR Business Partner you will be a key member of the STMJ Management Team and co-develop and own the business unit strategy and the leadership of human resource-related initiatives that support these goals. Also, you will provide local support to the STMJ groups in the Netherlands in close collaboration with the HR Director.
Your main stakeholders will be: MD STMJ, STMJ Management team, NL & Global HR teams; NL HR Shared Service Centre; Talent Acquisition team and Third Party Service Providers.
 
You will be based in our HQ in Amsterdam and will be reporting to HR Director Netherlands with dotted reporting line to Managing Director STMJ.
 
On this exciting global role, you will be responsible for:
Organisational Development
  • Supporting management on change management initiatives and lead HR work streams as required, in particular fast and extensive global recruitment (>200 FTE growth in 3 years) and onboarding, a data-driven approach, and strong focus on revenue realization.
  • Providing guidance and expertize in organization structure and design to ensure support of the short and long term goals of the organization.
  • Supporting management on change management initiatives and lead HR work streams as required.
  • Identifying and managing key metrics and analytics to support decisions driving the people agenda for the business
  • Accountable for ensuring country legal and legislative compliance at all times (applicable in some regions)
Business Strategy
  • Partnering with Business Leaders to execute on existing Operating Plans and develop plans to further improve profitability  and  revenue growth (support change initiatives,  M&A activity and other key initiatives, like supporting the Open Access Strategy)
  • Working with overall Head of HR to provide strategic direction to the business in the development and execution of the HR strategy plan in line with the overall business strategy
  • Functioning as the HR lead for business management teams / client group(s). Functioning as partner and confidante in all areas of Human Resources and work to address issues identified.
  • Leading workforce planning for assigned client group(s), ensuring short term and long term talent requirements are identified and action plans developed in partnership with talent acquisition organization
 
Talent Management
  • Leading the deployment of all relevant Talent Management processes in assigned client group(s) to ensure identification, assessment and development of talent required to deliver business objectives.
  • Champion talent management in the organization to ensure improved attraction, retention and development of staff in a way which improves performance of the business and builds the bench strength of the management team.
  • Coaching and developing the leadership team to work cohesively and effectively, building on their management capabilities and ensuring that they improve the performance and output of their own people resources.
  • Working with the business management team and the Talent development CoE to identify and develop appropriate business and customer focused development programs.
  • Driving effective implementation of the performance management processes to accomplish strategic initiatives and build a culture of effective coaching between managers and employees.
     
Engagement & Culture
  • Communicating and reinforcing the company's values, beliefs and philosophies about people to enable us to develop a high performing organization.
  • Enhancing company culture change by diagnosing current and desired states, gaps between them and actions necessary to move from one to the other.
  • Supporting and/or lead business projects e.g. Employee Opinion Survey, as required
  • Ensuring equitable and consistent management of the company's compensation programs working with Compensation and senior management in reviewing business needs and attracting and retaining key talent to ensure competitiveness within market. Including supporting the compensation plan nominations and proposals.
     
Employee Relations & Performance Management
  • Working with line managers, provide personal performance coaching and feedback to key individuals in business area and identify solutions for coaching and development needs. 
  • Managing employee relation matters as appropriate.
 
 
In order to be successful on this role, your background will be mix of following:
  • Broad experience as Senior HR Business Partner to a global Business Unit
  • Strong understanding of Comp & Ben, Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Organization Design
  • Business oriented HR professional who is keenly interested in the customer and commercial aspects of the business
  • Excellent analytical skills including experience of workforce planning, business reporting and a fact based decision making style
  • Passion for performance coaching and management at all levels, particularly executive levels
  • Strong communications and influence skills
  • Project management and coordination skills with the ability to deliver complex change projects
  • Experience providing visible site leadership
 
You poses:
  • Masters degree in a relevant area with focus on Organization and HR
  • Experience gained working across multiple industries sectors & supporting a fully global P&L business unit
  • Experience of working in the high-tech industry and managing transformation of technology capability
  • Experience of leading a large, global business unit through a business transformation (>700 FTE)
 
What we offer
 
We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Elsevier’s benefits are very competitive and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect when joining Elsevier in the Netherlands.
 
An assessment or business case could be part of our selection procedure. A pre-employment screening will be part of our recruitment procedure.
 
  • Competitive salary and a 13th month
  • 27 days of leave
  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates
  • Solid Pension Plan, with a choice between a collective pension plan an individual pension plan
  • Profit share or bonus plan subject to the company annual results
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Travel allowance for commuting
  • Reductions to several personal insurance packages due to our collective agreements
  • Free in-house sport facilities
  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development
  • Several local and global networking communities to share best practices and knowledge
  • Various social responsibility programs, channelling knowledge and strengths to help communities around the world improve education, science, health care and protect the environment.
 

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