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Area Head HR Consulting and Operations North East/South East Europe & Local HRBP (m/f/d) Langenfeld

Area Head HR Consulting and Operations North East/South East Europe & Local HRBP (m/f/d) Langenfeld

The Area Head HR Consulting and Operations North East / South East & Local HRBP (m/f/d) located in Langenfeld, Germany will be primarily responsible for consulting the business in the execution of HR standards, tools & policies. Business is composed of 4 OSS business units: Metco, Balzers, Automotive and Additive Manufacturing. The activities are aligned with the Global HR policies & procedures and Centers of Expertise (CoE's).


  • Operational responsibility for the Coating Services site in Langenfeld and Salzgitter, partnering with the respective local Coating Services management teams, been the single point of contact for the Metco Germany, and a leadership responsibility for the HR community
  • Deliver HR services for dedicated population in scope along the employee life cycle & Partnering with dedicated Business management teams
  • Manage relationships and agreements with Works Councils and Unions and ensure alignment with the next level up within the HR Surface Solutions HR Organization
  • Lead the HR community within the geographical scope; Set direction, and objectives for the HR team in the respective area and track progress
  • Review and approve or modify budgets for the area, monitor key HR metrics Penetration & development of the tools and precision component markets and generation of growth
  • Guide and support Business Management in their Organizational Development Efforts

We expect

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business – or Human Resources Management;
  • 5-10 years of Human Resources supervisory/management experience, in multi-site/ multi countries operations; Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, performance management, and employment laws.
  • German native speaker, excellent English language skills, both in writing and verbally, are a must.
  • Thorough knowledge of German labor legislation
  • Strong proficiency working with HR databases and systems as well as analytics is a plus;
  • Must have senior HR generalist expertise with a strong ethical, customer service and collaborative work style

We offer

  • Accelerate your career in a growing business unit which enables a fast identification of disruptive material solutions
  • Be part of an innovative and passionate team
  • Join a global cross-cultural and collaborative workplace with modern technology

Carol Ann Miles

Recruitment Manager EMEA

phone: +49 6142-60 33 280

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy to become a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. Backed by the key ability to intelligently engineer and process surface solutions and advanced materials, the Group is committed to invest in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable, more efficient and environmentally sustainable products. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13 500 employees at more than 180 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2016. The company invested CHF 94 million in R&D in 2016 and has over 1 000 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.

The Surface Solutions Segment of the Oerlikon Group includes the two brands Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco. The Segment operates more than 145 facilities with over 140 coating centres in 37 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia, employing more than 6 000 people.
Oerlikon Balzers is one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface technologies that significantly improve the performance and durability of precision components as well as tools for the metal and plastics processing industries. Oerlikon Balzers operates a dynamically growing network of more than 100 coating centres in 35 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team.